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New York Times, Tuesday, January 4, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,016
Across Down
1. Rugged rock. : CRAG
5. Ditch or moat. : FOSS
9. Fabric. : DENIM
14. Angelic symbol. : HALO
15. "Miss Sadie Thompson." : RITA
16. "___ Lucy." : ILOVE
17. Skip over. : OMIT
18. Port on the Potomac. : ALEXANDRIA
20. Northern Manhattan. : UPTOWN
22. Burst open. : POP
23. Celtic man's name. : OWEN
24. Prestige. : FACE
26. Most closely akin. : NEAREST
28. Popular radio and TV character. : JOEFRIDAY
32. A publication: Colloq. : MAG
33. Certain types of trains. : ELS
34. Salt, in France. : SEL
35. More orderly. : TIDIER
38. Famous 2,350-year-old pledge. : HIPPOCRATICOATH
42. World-wide cultural organization. : UNESCO
43. Conjugation of "to be." : IAM
44. Sandy's negative. : NAE
45. Lion or tiger. : CAT
46. Entree at a pizzeria. : ANTIPASTO
49. Men in blue. : SAILORS
52. Blue-pencil. : EDIT
53. Silent one. : CLAM
54. Durocher's predecessor. : OTT
56. "Santa ___," song for Christmas. : NATALE
60. Erase. : OBLITERATE
63. Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
64. Southwestern city. : TULSA
65. Flower. : IRIS
66. Item of U. S. foreign aid. : LOAN
67. One spelling of America's commonest name. : SMYTH
68. Finishes. : DOES
69. Special atmosphere. : AURA
1. Red China's spokesman. : CHOU
2. Sloping passageway. : RAMP
3. Came down. : ALIT
4. Came down. : GOTOFF
5. San ___. : FRANCISCO
6. Fuel. : OIL
7. Riser plus tread. : STEP
8. Dresden is its capital. : SAXONY
9. The tumult and the shouting. : DIN
10. Any fabulously rich place. : ELDORADO
11. King Haakon's people. : NORWEGIANS
12. Campus plants. : IVIES
13. Denoted. : MEANT
19. The killer in the Rue Morgue. : APE
21. Contest by force. : WAR
25. German river. : EDER
27. Pertaining to ammonia compounds. : AMIC
28. A king of Israel. : JEHU
29. Man's name. : OLIN
30. To a marked degree. : ESPECIALLY
31. Popular cartoonist. : ALAIN
35. Lack of daring. : TIMIDNESS
36. "L'___, c'est moi!" : ETAT
37. Current: Comb. form. : RHEO
39. King David was one. : PSALMIST
40. Eight: Comb. form. : OCTO
41. British Poet Laureate (1692–1715). : TATE
46. Former Queen of the Belgians. : ASTRID
47. ___ mater, part of the brain. : PIA
48. Warrior king of 1st century. : ATTILA
49. Subjects of Elizabeth II. : SCOTS
50. Holder for records. : ALBUM
51. Fish delicacy. : ROE
55. Elephant's ear. : TARO
57. Eastern name. : ABOU
58. Double-tongued one. : LIAR
59. One of the Hurricanes. : EDNA
61. Where Papeete is: Abbr. : TAH
62. Bond. : TIE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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