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New York Times, Monday, January 31, 1955

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,043
Across
1. Eastern title. : BABA
5. Eastern potentates. : RAJAS
10. Beyond the horizon. : AFAR
14. Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
15. Chosen. : ELECT
16. Face boldly. : DARE
17. Be unwilling: Arch. : NILL
18. Brains behind a project. : MASTERMIND
20. In abundance. : GALORE
22. Marsh plant. : TULE
23. Living place: Abbr. : RES
24. Informal record. : MEMO
26. A thing molded: Comb. form. : PLASM
28. Likely. : PROBABLE
32. Theatrical figure of 50 years ago. : ARLISS
35. Heroes of 1940. : RAF
36. French impressionist. : DEGAS
38. She saved the Flying Dutchman. : SENTA
39. Totals: Abbr. : AMTS
41. Notched bar. : RATCH
43. Military date. : DDAY
44. Namely. : TOWIT
46. Goat antelope of the Himalayas. : SEROW
48. Supplement. : EKE
49. Arden and others. : ENOCHS
51. String on finger. : REMINDER
53. Runs into. : MEETS
55. Existed. : WERE
56. Indulge in a sport. : SKI
58. TV name. : IRMA
60. Importuned. : BEGGED
64. A very perspicacious person. : MINDREADER
67. Friend in need. : ALLY
68. Loose and release. : UNDO
69. Bluish-gray. : SLATE
70. The future. : TOBE
71. Famous theatrical producer. : GEST
72. Boss, man or vote. : STRAW
73. Fleece bearers. : EWES
Down
1. Sudden loud noise. : BANG
2. Inter ___. : ALIA
3. Seed vessel. : BOLL
4. Self-confidence. : APLOMB
5. Berlin song hit. : REMEMBER
6. ___ king. : ALA
7. Speak facetiously. : JEST
8. Misbehave. : ACTUP
9. Girl's name. : STELLA
10. Naval officer: Abbr. : ADM
11. Unprejudiced. : FAIRMINDED
12. English composer. : ARNE
13. One set of checkers. : REDS
19. Constructs. : REARS
21. Recite. : READ
25. Nethersole and others. : OLGAS
27. Pung. : SLED
28. Talk too much. : PRATE
29. Man's name. : RAMON
30. Phrase of indecision. : OFTWOMINDS
31. Jack Sprat, for instance. : EATER
33. That which is risked. : STAKE
34. Teller. : SAYER
37. Nail-like device. : SCREW
40. Six on a die. : SICE
42. Phenomenon of the 1920's. : HOMEBREW
45. Pronoun. : THEIR
47. Part of a mobile. : WIRE
50. Pressure. : STRESS
52. Nullify. : NEGATE
54. Deep-blue pigment. : SMALT
56. Complacent. : SMUG
57. The lowing herd. : KINE
59. After Shebat, in a calendar. : ADAR
61. Luminosity. : GLOW
62. German river. : ELBE
63. Imbues thoroughly. : DYES
65. Speck. : DOT
66. Greek letter. : ETA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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