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New York Times, Monday, September 3, 1956

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,624
Across Down
1. Golf stroke. : PUTT
5. Composer Blitzstein. : MARC
9. Welcome. : HAIL
13. Moslem title. : AGHA
14. Truant from camp. : AWOL
15. Before now. : SINCE
16. Garment. : SLIP
17. Lays waste. : DEVASTATES
19. Semitic language. : SYRIAC
21. Commissions. : EMPOWERS
22. "Perchance to ___." : DREAM
24. State of northern Brazil. : PARA
25. Horse and carriage. : RIG
27. Mrs., in Germany. : FRAU
29. Trabert, Seixas, etc. : NETMEN
33. Lord Boyd ___. : ORR
34. Men of the book world. : PUBLISHERS
36. Gazelles of Tibet. : GOAS
38. Bacchanal cries. : EVOES
39. Dismounted. : ALIT
40. At a lower level. : UNDERNEATH
42. Beverage. : TEA
43. Loophole. : EYELET
44. Large saxhorn. : TUBA
46. Where Haifa is: Abbr. : ISR
47. Shield. : EGIS
49. Author of "A Certain Smile." : SAGAN
51. Separate, and distinct. : DISCRETE
55. Roomer. : LODGER
58. Like Cicero's speeches. : ORATORICAL
60. South Sea capital. : APIA
61. Downstairs. : BELOW
62. Able, Baker, etc. : CODE
63. City of Belgium. : MONS
64. River near Dunkirk. : YSER
65. Granny ___. : KNOT
66. Dance. : STEP
1. Bridge player's decision. : PASS
2. Ominous. : UGLY
3. Part of elementary school. : THIRDGRADE
4. Large hoglike animal. : TAPIR
5. Name of a pair of Parisian designers. : MADCARPENTIER
6. Reverence, fear and wonder. : AWE
7. Straggle. : ROVE
8. Carpenter's device. : CLAMP
9. Uniter of Five nations. : HIAWATHA
10. Before: Prefix. : ANTE
11. Pastry chef. : ICER
12. Not so much. : LESS
15. Supplies. : STORES
18. José Greco's forte. : SPANISHBALLET
20. Pershing's command. : AEF
23. Delicate purple. : MAUVE
25. Fun-loving person. : ROGUE
26. Feature of Orwell's style. : IRONY
28. Enemy in 1916. : UBOAT
30. Zangwill's term for the U. S. : MELTINGPOT
31. Indian tribe. : ERIES
32. Type of heavenly body. : NSTAR
35. "___ have peace."—U. S. Grant. : LETUS
37. Part of a radio set. : SELECTOR
41. Cultivate a new crop. : REGROW
45. Have ___ at (try). : AGO
48. Lever on an airplane. : STICK
50. White House aide. : ADAMS
51. White Sox slugger. : DOBY
52. Angers. : IRES
53. Store window sign. : SALE
54. College course: Abbr. : ECON
56. One: Ger. : EINE
57. Irritate. : RASP
59. Pother. : ADO

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

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