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New York Times, Thursday, September 20, 1956

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { G J Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,641
Across Down
1. French-speaking republic in the Americas. : HAITI
6. Rotational speed: Abbr. : RPM
9. Talk big. : BOAST
14. Band leader and TV star. : ARNAZ
15. Highest note. : ELA
16. Tanks. : ARMOR
17. "May the ___ win." : BETTERMAN
19. Climbing plant. : LIANA
20. Desserts. : ICES
21. Dispossess. : OUST
22. Admit. : LETIN
23. Waterproofing material. : TAR
24. Automatic regulator of timepieces. : MASTERCLOCK
26. Former S. African legislature. : RAAD
28. Director Kazan. : ELIA
29. Tennis error. : FAULT
31. Goes back over. : RETRACES
36. Appearances. : ASPECTS
39. French sauce. : TARTARE
40. Safety devices on lifts. : RATCHETS
42. City in Michigan. : IONIA
43. Loveliest of the Pleiades. : MAIA
44. Half: Prefix. : DEMI
45. Modern train. : STREAMLINER
50. Sometime musical instrument. : SAW
53. Harsh sound. : CROAK
54. Original site of Olympics. : ELIS
55. Budge. : STIR
56. Wash out. : RINSE
57. Native of Vietnam. : TONKINESE
59. Tree. : ALDER
60. Three: Ital. : TRE
61. Lochs of Scotland. : TARNS
62. Trudges. : PLODS
63. Wartime agency. : OSS
64. Unexpected defeat. : UPSET
1. Practice. : HABIT
2. Betel palm. : ARECA
3. Break in upon. : INTERRUPT
4. Forms knotted lace edging. : TATS
5. Verbal contraction in folk songs. : IZE
6. "Uncle ___." : REMUS
7. Stucco. : PLASTER
8. Short cloak or cape. : MANTELET
9. Gridiron's center of attraction. : BALLCARRIER
10. Bay window. : ORIEL
11. Former Italian baritone. : AMATO
12. Pertaining to sound waves. : SONIC
13. Piece of skin cut to form a glove. : TRANK
18. Parkway. : ROAD
24. Mothers and others. : MATCHMAKERS
25. Name akin to Margaret. : RITA
27. Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
29. Go ___ (last long). : FAR
30. Cool ___ cucumber. : ASA
32. Source of power. : ATOM
33. Tea holders. : CANISTERS
34. Joseph C. Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
35. Billow. : SEA
37. Giants. : TEAM
38. Slender dagger. : STILETTO
41. Hats. : SAILORS
44. Schoolroom equipment. : DESK
45. Type of metal. : SCRAP
46. Warble. : TRILL
47. Part of a sonata. : RONDO
48. Soothed. : EASED
49. Groups of players. : NINES
51. Soissons' river. : AISNE
52. Take by force. : WREST
55. Spell of cold weather. : SNAP
58. Typographer's union. : ITU

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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