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New York Times, Tuesday, September 18, 1956

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Helen Fasulo has 94 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,639
Across
1. Headlight. : LAMP
5. Dam site. : ASWAN
10. Having finesse. : DEFT
14. Prove, in law. : AVER
15. Recurrent song of a musical. : THEME
16. Genus of olive trees. : OLEA
17. Where the Corso Umberto is. : ROME
18. Indian fetish. : TOTEM
19. F. B. I. agent. : GMAN
20. Practical skill. : KNOWHOW
22. TV term. : NETWORK
24. Ethereal: Poet. : AERY
25. Face boldly. : DARE
26. Noted legist. : WARREN
29. Ruler outrivaling Pooh-Bah. : OMNIARCH
33. Carplike fish. : IDE
34. Shelf. : LEDGE
36. Czech capital. : PRAHA
37. Wealth. : GOLD
39. Tall tales. : YARNS
41. Giant of Norse myth. : YMIR
42. Silas Marner's sin. : GREED
44. Juniper, in the Old Testament. : RETEM
46. Anger. : IRE
47. Checks in progress. : SETBACKS
49. King of the cowboys. : ROGERS
51. Bryce Canyon state. : UTAH
52. Plateau. : MESA
53. Windstorm. : TORNADO
56. Repartee on some quiz programs. : INSULTS
60. Star in Perseus. : ATIK
61. Texas buffalo grass. : GRAMA
63. Water bird. : COOT
64. A few. : SOME
65. Ancient two-wheeled chariot. : ESSED
66. Expressive dance. : HULA
67. Bird food. : SEED
68. Dodger ss. : REESE
69. Mr. Duchin. : EDDY
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1. Wagtail. : LARK
2. River of London. : AVON
3. Notation. : MEMO
4. Before 1939. : PREWAR
5. Role of Javits or Williams. : ATTORNEY
6. Flamboyant. : SHOWY
7. Rainy. : WET
8. Fifth ___. : AMENDMENT
9. Lion slain by Hercules. : NEMEAN
10. Extremely tired. : DOGWEARY
11. Sailors' saint. : ELMO
12. Cape of North Carolina. : FEAR
13. Modern war machine. : TANK
21. Follow closely. : HEEL
23. Jaunt. : TRIP
26. Fictional Mrs. : WIGGS
27. Idolize. : ADORE
28. Sublease. : RELET
29. Folklore villains. : OGRES
30. Fiber plant of Asia. : RAMIE
31. Sound of grasshoppers, cicadas, etc. : CHIRR
32. Rodents. : HARES
35. Political phenomenon. : DARKHORSE
38. Exposed the false claims of: Colloq. : DEBUNKED
40. Mario Lanza's latest movie. : SERENADE
43. Granted facts. : DATA
45. Playwright Hart. : MOSS
48. Beggar: Colloq. : CADGER
50. Awkward. : GAUCHE
52. Buffoons. : MIMES
53. Russian news agency. : TASS
54. Oklahoma Indian. : OTOE
55. Congealed dew. : RIME
57. Emphatic. : LOUD
58. Revealed. : TOLD
59. Nautical rope. : STAY
62. Peer's mother. : ASE

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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