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New York Times, Wednesday, January 19, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,031
Across
1. Flowing against. : LAVING
7. Baggage fastener. : STRAP
12. Globe lightning. : FIREBALL
14. Former U. S. President. : HOOVER
16. Underhand plot. : INTRIGUE
17. Compose and write. : INDITE
18. Yorkshire city. : LEEDS
19. Cotton cloth. : TERRY
21. Sustained. : FED
22. Artificial bait. : LURE
23. Cakewalk step. : STRUT
24. Assign to a minor league (with "out"). : FARM
25. Secret agent. : SPY
26. Channel markers. : BUOYS
27. Closed car. : COUPE
28. Early American settler. : PENN
29. Radio and TV commentator, Walter ___. : KIERNAN
31. Mixed up as usual: Mil. slang. : SNAFU
33. Legible. : CLEAN
34. "Item, ___, indifferent red."—Twelfth Night. : TWOLIPS
36. Cashdrawer. : TILL
37. Fasten firmly. : RIVET
38. ___ hooks: Sign on a crate. : USENO
40. Live by sponging. : BUM
43. Pigmentary layer of the eye. : UVEA
44. Make happen. : BRING
45. Food list. : MENU
46. Hebrew letter. : MEM
47. Presents. : GIFTS
48. That is to say. : TOWIT
49. Notwithstanding. : ALBEIT
51. Including the latest facts. : UPTODATE
53. Obelisk. : NEEDLE
54. Ground. : POWDERED
55. Melancholy. : DREAR
56. Impressed designs, in bookbinding. : TOOLED
Down
1. List of players. : LINEUP
2. Main road or channel. : ARTERY
3. African cape, at Dakar. : VERDE
4. Wading bird. : IBIS
5. Pony. : NAG
6. Person with a great capacity for something. : GLUTTON
7. Gambler's collateral. : SHIRT
8. Mr. Martin, singer. : TONY
9. Stick. : ROD
10. What bird watchers watch. : AVIFAUNA
11. Flying hero. : PETERPAN
12. Occupies. : FILLS
13. Suspicious: Colloq. : LEERY
15. Indians. : REDMEN
20. Head of Rockefeller Foundation. : RUSK
23. Break of day. : SUNUP
24. Parchment for book covers. : FOREL
26. Suit. : BEFIT
27. Pablo Casals' instrument. : CELLO
28. Flower bract. : PALEA
30. Hockey-puck maneuver. : ICING
31. Pivoted. : SWIVELED
32. Thirty days. : NOVEMBER
34. Former U. S. President. : TRUMAN
35. Waikiki attraction. : SURF
36. Card. : TENSPOT
39. Be surprised. : SITUP
40. Watch out. : BEWARE
41. Amalgamated. : UNITED
42. Muffled. : MUTED
44. Near-gone fish. : BITER
45. Style or design. : MODEL
47. River in Arizona. : GILA
48. Commotion. : TODO
50. Netherlands town. : EDE
52. Playing card. : TWO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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