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New York Times, Thursday, October 27, 1955

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { G J Q U }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,312
Across Down
1. Western geographic feature. : PLAINS
7. Scanty. : SPARSE
13. Abounding. : REPLETE
15. South American. : CHILEAN
16. Account for. : EXPLAIN
17. Sen. Knowland's home town. : OAKLAND
18. Douglas ___. : FIR
19. Crush. : TRAMPLE
21. Convey a false impression. : LIE
22. College subject: Colloq. : ECON
24. Strike heavily. : SMITE
25. Diminutive of a girl's name. : RITA
26. Footloose fellow. : ROVER
28. City transportation. : ELS
29. Follower of Bacchus. : SATYR
30. Mr. Chamberlain. : NEVILLE
32. Silly fellow. : ZANY
33. Exclamation of concern. : ALAS
34. Doubtful. : MOOT
35. Fruit drinks. : ADES
36. Oklahoma footballers. : SOONERS
39. Extracts from certain nuts. : COLAS
41. Container. : BIN
42. Algonquian Indians. : ERIES
44. Algerian port. : ORAN
45. The keynote. : TONIC
47. Disagreement. : SPAT
48. Object. : AIM
49. Leopardlike animal. : CHEETAH
51. Have to pay. : OWE
52. Littler. : TEENIER
54. Supervise. : OVERSEE
56. Writes. : INDITES
57. Cognate. : RELATED
58. Stirrup-shaped bone of the ear. : STAPES
59. Transmission gear ratios. : SPEEDS
1. Put forward for consideration. : PREFER
2. Reference book. : LEXICON
3. Pronounce good. : APPROVE
4. Trouble. : ILL
5. Clever. : NEAT
6. Animates. : STIRS
7. Fine-grained rock. : SHALE
8. Medieval weapon. : PIKE
9. Quite. : ALL
10. True state of affairs. : REALITY
11. Reasonableness. : SANITY
12. Make precious. : ENDEAR
14. Substances used in cloisonné. : ENAMELS
15. Native Egyptians. : COPTS
20. Santee's event. : MILE
23. Native of Boulder City. : NEVADAN
25. Violent talkers. : RANTERS
27. Irritates. : RILES
29. Tributary of the Rhone. : SAONE
31. ___ Vegas. : LAS
32. Juvenile mecca. : ZOO
34. Civil War fighting ship. : MONITOR
35. San Francisco Bay city. : ALAMEDA
36. Mathematical ratio. : SINE
37. Quick and sharp retort. : RIPOSTE
38. Water plant. : SEAWEED
39. Relatives of the raccoon. : COATIS
40. Nehru's milieu. : ORIENT
41. Citizens of U. S. A. : BOERS
43. Knightly transportation. : STEEDS
45. Poetic pronouns. : THEES
46. Where stalagmites are found. : CAVES
49. Mention. : CITE
50. Remedy. : HELP
53. Check in growth. : NIP
55. Girl's name. : RAE

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