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New York Times, Wednesday, September 5, 1956

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 324 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,626
Across
1. ___ globulin. : GAMMA
6. Tuscany city. : PISA
10. Island between Midway and Guam. : WAKE
14. Second-hand report. : RUMOR
15. Obligation. : ONUS
16. Quod ___ demonstrandum. : ERAT
17. One who is proficient. : ADEPT
18. Peninsula between Okhotsk and Bering seas. : KAMCHATKA
20. Invitation: Colloq. : BID
21. Short, highly wrought poem. : IDYL
23. Show. : REVEAL
24. Overlay with fine plaster. : STUCCO
26. The Indre flows into it. : LOIRE
28. Political maneuvers. : BOLTS
30. First coeducational college in U.S. : OBERLIN
34. Phantom. : SHAPE
36. Guests at 29 Down. : MALES
38. Common suffix. : ISE
39. Reactionary. : TORY
40. Pacific island group. : COCOS
41. Fencing weapon. : FOIL
42. County in Scotland. : AYR
43. Passenger fare. : TOKEN
44. Baseball maneuvers. : BUNTS
45. In good spirits. : GAYSOME
47. Superficial show. : GLOSS
49. Not together. : APART
51. Man from Adelaide. : AUSSIE
54. Cause of horse lameness. : SPAVIN
57. After that. : WHEN
59. Old Testament book: Abbr. : HOS
60. Carlo Collodi's hero. : PINOCCHIO
62. Relative of a plain song. : CHANT
64. Copycat. : APER
65. Pitch: Slang. : HURL
66. Giving the creeps. : EERIE
67. Moist. : DEWY
68. Wriggling. : EELY
69. Large birds. : RHEAS
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1. Snatches. : GRABS
2. Examine into accounts. : AUDIT
3. One-time resident of Versailles. : MMEDUBARRY
4. Household article. : MOP
5. Section of a document. : ARTICLE
6. Lacking spirit or interest. : POKY
7. Altogether. : INALL
8. Arithmetic problem. : SUM
9. Imputes. : ASCRIBES
10. Maker of cloth. : WEAVER
11. "Vissi d'___." : ARTE
12. New Zealand parrot. : KAKA
13. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
19. Start of a toast. : HERES
22. Small point. : DOT
25. Reporter's work. : COPY
27. Chinese black tea. : OOLONG
29. Kind of social event. : SMOKER
31. Biggest or best portion. : LIONSSHARE
32. What-___ (thingumbob). : ISIT
33. "Mama's" boy. : NELS
34. "The ___ at Bay." : STAG
35. Honey plant. : HOYA
37. King topper. : ACE
40. North American Indian. : COMANCHE
41. Unnecessary bother. : FUSS
43. Conversation piece. : TOPIC
44. Ouster of the disorderly. : BOUNCER
46. Appetizing. : SAVORY
48. New Guinea port. : LAE
50. Spin. : TWIRL
52. City near Grand Rapids. : IONIA
53. Campaign name. : ESTES
54. Plane of 1917. : SPAD
55. Boatswain's ___. : PIPE
56. Freshly. : ANEW
58. Preeminently good. : HOLY
61. Tint. : HUE
63. Sound of inquiry. : HEH

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

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