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New York Times, Friday, September 21, 1956

Author: Roberta Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q U W Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,642
Across Down
1. Gulf of Greece. : ARTA
5. Turkey's president. : BAYAR
10. Equal: French. : EGAL
14. What the planet Pluto may be. : MOON
15. Source of pulque and mescal. : AGAVE
16. Sec. Bruckner's concern. : ARMY
17. Omniscient robot. : ELECTRONICBRAIN
20. Very excited. : REDHOT
21. One of the Smiths. : KATE
22. Pester. : VEX
23. Architectural fillet. : ORLE
25. Refrain word. : NONNY
27. English statesman. : DISRAELI
31. Scorch verbally. : SCATHE
34. State: Abbr. : IDA
35. Job. : STINT
37. Employer. : HIRER
38. Staff member. : AIDE
40. Food plants of Pacific islands. : TAROS
42. Carnival. : FAIR
43. Mrs. Helmer's namesakes. : NORAS
45. Former French Assembly. : SENAT
47. Adjective suffix. : INE
48. Fine. : AMERCE
50. What Robinson Crusoe was. : MAROONED
52. Plants. : FLORA
54. Parts of relay races. : LAPS
55. For: French. : CAR
57. Pro ___. : RATA
59. Top of a masonry wall. : COPING
63. Contrary to one's feelings. : AGAINSTTHEGRAIN
66. Bone. : SHIN
67. De Valera. : EAMON
68. Sicilian city. : ENNA
69. Length of yarn. : HANK
70. Pieces of candy. : DROPS
71. River to the North Sea. : YSER
1. Relative of 7 Down: Abbr. : AMER
2. Function. : ROLE
3. ___ the line. : TOED
4. Marine insignia. : ANCHOR
5. Compiler of a reference book. : BARTLETT
6. Make ___ of it. : AGO
7. G. I. : YANK
8. Of the birds. : AVIAN
9. Right-hand pages. : RECTOS
10. Attention. : EAR
11. Place to get easy money. : GRAVYTRAIN
12. Cherie. : AMIE
13. Big cat. : LYNX
18. East African hartebeests. : TORAS
19. Substitute's place. : BENCH
24. Variant of a prophet's name. : ELIAS
26. Ingenuous: Var. : NAIF
27. Goddess. : DIANA
28. Characteristic speech. : IDIOM
29. Burden of a mournful song. : SADREFRAIN
30. Legal phrase. : INREM
32. Great German poet. : HEINE
33. Made a fluff. : ERRED
36. Of sound. : TONAL
39. Attlee. : EARL
41. Crusaders' foes. : SARACENS
44. Derision. : SCORN
46. Science of mapping surface features: Abbr. : TOPOG
49. Eliminated. : ERASED
51. Bird of prey. : OSPREY
53. Concentrated perfume. : ATTAR
55. Change. : CASH
56. Turkish commander. : AGHA
58. Steam: Comb. form. : ATMO
60. Many Scotsmen. : IANS
61. Shoe size. : NINE
62. Snarl. : GNAR
64. Squid's camouflage. : INK
65. Informal dance. : HOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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