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New York Times, Tuesday, October 11, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { V X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,296
Across
1. Anything big. : JUMBO
6. Dark horses. : BLACKS
12. "Off again, ___, Finnegan." : ONAGAIN
14. Came to an end. : RANOUT
15. Comptometer, for example. : MACHINE
16. Buckeye or Bobcat. : OHIOMAN
18. Earliest known vessel. : ARK
19. Naval training base in R. I. : NEWPORT
21. In so far as: Latin. : QUA
22. Look here! : HIST
24. Discoverer of a new vaccine. : SALK
25. Relative of "a single," "a grounder," etc. : ABUNT
27. Small wild oxen. : ANOAS
29. Korean border river. : YALU
31. Combining form for milk. : LACT
32. Medicinal plants. : SENNAS
34. Old-time Friml song. : SYMPATHY
36. Fame. : GREATNESS
38. "Take me out to the ___." : BALLGAME
41. Stay until the end of. : SITOUT
45. Instrument. : OBOE
46. Yugoslavian. : SERB
48. Sawfish's saw. : SERRA
49. Mild cheese. : GOUDA
51. Tyrant in "Quo Vadis." : NERO
53. Bobs bait for fish. : DIBS
54. Diminutive suffix. : ULE
55. Diaphragm of the body. : MIDRIFF
58. Highway sign. : GAS
59. A mass of sediment. : SILTAGE
61. Fabric like voile. : ETAMINE
63. Roofing specialist. : SLATER
64. Cats. : FELINES
65. Costumes. : HABITS
66. Unseen dangers. : SNAGS
Down
1. Capital of Mississippi. : JACKSON
2. Exclamation of distaste. : UGH
3. Name for an important street. : MAIN
4. Twining stems. : BINES
5. Traffic pointer. : ONEWAY
6. Well-known borough. : BROOKLYN
7. Comedian Bert. : LAHR
8. Santa ___. : ANITA
9. Bird's call. : COO
10. Citrus fruit. : KUMQUAT
11. Unwavering. : STAUNCH
12. Tribe of the Dakota family. : OMAHAS
13. Of the nostrils. : NARINE
17. Smartly spruce. : NATTY
20. Worker in stucco. : PLASTERER
23. Snarled. : TANGLED
26. Blew up. : BLASTED
28. Famous puppeteer. : SARG
30. Japanese apricots. : UMES
33. The Red and the Coral. : SEAS
35. Greek letters. : PSIS
37. They move to alter motions, bills, etc. : AMENDERS
38. Pseudo. : BOGUS
39. Put an end to. : ABOLISH
40. "My Cousin ___," a popular song. : LOUELLA
42. Beginnings. : ORIGINS
43. Courteous. : URBANE
44. Cups: French. : TASSES
47. Summaries. : BRIEFS
50. Cremona. : AMATI
52. Repeatedly. : OFTEN
56. "___ a kick out of you." : IGET
57. Refrain syllables in old songs. : FALA
60. Addendum to a filing card. : TAB
62. Marble. : MIG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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