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New York Times, Tuesday, October 18, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,303
Across
1. Rare object of art. : CURIO
6. Palm tree. : COCO
10. Giant star. : MAYS
14. Build. : ERECT
15. Sacred statue. : IKON
16. A double sulphate. : ALUM
17. Recess. : NICHE
18. Railroad station, in France. : GARE
19. Puerto ___. : RICO
20. Peer's mother. : ASE
21. Bounds. : LEAPS
23. An orderly mass. : STACK
24. Most insignificant. : PALTRIEST
27. Express. : SAY
28. Maxims. : MOTTOES
30. First place. : LEAD
32. Neglect. : OMIT
33. Thin, skinlike substance. : PELLICLE
37. Bob Hope's latest family. : SEVENLITTLEFOYS
41. Wooden pegs. : TRENAILS
42. Three acres and a cow. : FARM
43. Make connection. : DIAL
44. Football arbiter. : REFEREE
47. Ready. : APT
50. Makers of weapons, in Britain. : ARMOURERS
52. Gridiron. : FIELD
54. City in Germany. : ESSEN
55. Member of the deer family. : ELK
58. Concerning. : INRE
59. Sheep cries. : BAAS
60. Boat. : CANOE
62. Underdone. : RARE
63. Author of "Bus Stop." : INGE
64. Polishing powder. : EMERY
65. Part of the face. : EYES
66. Word in proofreader's patois. : STET
67. Is borne. : RIDES
Down
1. The Last Supper, in art. : CENA
2. Author of "Battle Cry." : URIS
3. Quick to take in ideas. : RECEPTIVE
4. Pronoun: Ger. : ICH
5. Verdi opera. : OTELLO
6. Smokes. : CIGARS
7. Relative of the giraffe. : OKAPI
8. Girdle. : CORSELET
9. Digit. : ONE
10. Trading center. : MART
11. Another name. : ALIAS
12. State flower of New Mexico. : YUCCA
13. Great ___ Mountains. : SMOKY
22. Summer: Fr. : ETE
23. Too old for use. : STALE
25. Escort. : ATTEND
26. Reduce stock. : SELL
28. Very. : MOST
29. Hebrew measure. : OMER
31. Be unlike. : DIFFER
33. Capacity measures: Abbr. : PTS
34. Became rougher. : COARSENED
35. A kind of harp. : LYRE
36. Man's or girl's name. : ESME
38. Water nymph. : NAIAD
39. Ananias. : LIAR
40. With bad intention. : ILLMEANT
44. A winter apple. : RUSSET
45. Before. : ERE
46. Swordsman. : FENCER
47. Burning. : AFIRE
48. France's foreign minister. : PINAY
49. ___ Haute. : TERRE
51. Kansas river. : OSAGE
53. Important Virginians. : LEES
56. Knowledge. : LORE
57. Small low reefs. : KEYS
59. Encore! : BIS
61. Bon ___. : AMI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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