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New York Times, Friday, September 7, 1956

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1956, The New York TimesNo. 2,628
Across Down
1. A book of hours. : HORA
5. Soprano Lucine of the Met. : AMARA
10. Festival. : GALA
14. Fragrance. : ODOR
15. Symbol of surrender. : TOWEL
16. Was indebted to. : OWED
17. Ancient Briton. : PICT
18. Poem by Edgar Allan Poe. : ANNABELLEE
20. Member of FDR's Cabinet. : ICKES
22. Signs used in printing. : ASTERISKS
23. The patch that sheltered Br'er Rabbit. : BRIER
25. Opera record. : ARIA
26. Lightness. : BUOYANCY
29. Gossip. : TATTLE
33. Baseball's Mel. : OTT
34. Not at all: Dial. : NOHOW
36. Particle. : SHRED
37. River islets. : AITS
39. Starches used in puddings. : SAGOS
41. Birds of a feather. : SAME
42. Roderick Dhu and men. : SCOTS
44. Coins of Italy. : LIRAS
46. From: Ger. : VON
47. Food wrapped in corn husk. : TAMALE
49. Slows down. : SLACKENS
51. Strengthens. : MANS
53. Talk foolishly. : DROOL
54. Fellow travelers. : SHIPMATES
58. Incensed. : WROTH
61. Charts of the future. : HOROSCOPES
63. Sponsorship. : EGIS
64. "___ ben Adhem." : ABOU
65. River of England. : TRENT
66. ___, Ver. : AUTH
67. Habit. : WONT
68. Threadbare. : SEEDY
69. Advocates of new ideas. : NEOS
1. Indian. : HOPI
2. Of a verse form. : ODIC
3. Lowest. : ROCKBOTTOM
4. Connecting highway. : ARTERY
5. One ___ time. : ATA
6. Sovereign. : MONARCHAL
7. Beards on grain. : AWNS
8. Rope for the Cisco Kid. : REATA
9. Kentucky's Chandler. : ALBERT
10. Giants. : GOLIATHS
11. Tools. : AWLS
12. Flavorful vegetable. : LEEK
13. Summer drinks. : ADES
19. Silkworms. : ERIAS
21. City of China, on Yellow River. : SIAN
24. Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
26. Draw the longbow. : BOAST
27. City on the Mohawk. : UTICA
28. Hindu ascetics. : YOGIS
30. Type of lecture. : TRAVELOGUE
31. Pie filling. : LEMON
32. Downing Street residents. : EDENS
35. Ultima Thule. : WORLDSEND
38. Extinguish. : STAMPOUT
40. Industrial area N. of Lorraine. : SAAR
43. Cutting criticisms: Colloq. : SLAMS
45. Type of vessel. : SCOW
48. Makes into law. : ENACTS
50. Dr. Rhee. : KOREAN
52. Haberdashery. : STORE
54. Well-known clarinetist. : SHAW
55. Emmett Kelly's make-up. : HOBO
56. Laundry appliance. : IRON
57. Fencing sword. : EPEE
59. European president. : TITO
60. Abbreviated titles for royalty. : HSHS
62. Pen. : STY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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