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New York Times, Monday, October 31, 1955

Author: B. C. King
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
B. C. King has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,316
Across Down
1. Rocky cliff. : SCAR
5. Complains: Slang. : BEEFS
10. Certain ancient writings: Abbr. : APOC
14. ___ citato (in the place quoted): Lat. : LOCO
15. Confederate general Jubal. : EARLY
16. Wheys. : SERA
17. New word for machine production. : AUTOMATION
19. On tiptoe. : ATIP
20. Overagreeable aides. : YESMEN
21. Rubberlike plastic. : NEOPRENE
23. Servant. : MAID
25. Blade of grass. : SPEAR
26. Subject of Millet painting. : GLEANERS
30. Small loop. : TAGLET
33. Writer of classics for boys. : HENTY
34. Greenery amid drought. : OASIS
36. Done by us. : OUR
37. If ever. : ONCE
38. Shaped like a peak. : CONIC
39. Overindulgence. : ORGY
40. Pen. : STY
41. Skip. : CAPER
42. Bores. : TIRES
43. Warning signal. : TOCSIN
45. Imbued (with). : REDOLENT
47. Sacks. : LOOTS
49. Tidings. : NEWS
50. Climbed in a certain way. : SHINNIED
53. Singer and collector of old automobiles. : MELTON
57. Size of type. : PICA
58. Modiste. : COUTURIERE
60. Smell ___ (suspect a trick) : ARAT
61. Crescent. : LUNAR
62. Scratch. : CLAM
63. Rue ___ Paix. : DELA
64. N. Cent. Russian city. : ELETS
65. English county. : KENT
1. Destroy. : SLAY
2. "Every day in every way" man. : COUE
3. Laws. : ACTS
4. Sharer of living quarters. : ROOMMATE
5. Freshman's headgear. : BEANIE
6. ___ into (use up). : EAT
7. Hibernia. : ERIN
8. Masses of floating ice. : FLOES
9. Presenting a general view. : SYNOPTIC
10. As limp ___. : ASARAG
11. Movie "villain." : PETERLORRE
12. O'Neill character. : ORIN
13. Lands's End. : CAPE
18. A. F. L. president. : MEANY
22. Relative of lentils. : PEAS
24. Languish. : DROOP
26. Write for another who takes credit. : GHOST
27. Slow: Music. : LENTO
28. Papal letter. : ENCYCLICAL
29. More reasonable. : SANER
31. Hero of Tschaikowsky opera. : EUGEN
32. Meeting. : TRYST
35. Lorelei. : SIREN
38. Hymn. : CANTICLE
39. Smooth area on the surface of water. : OILSLICK
41. Plant shoot. : CION
42. Rise to lofty height. : TOWER
44. Musical form. : SONATA
46. Takes exception to. : DEMURS
48. Asian capital. : SEOUL
50. Plane of 1917. : SPAD
51. Take on. : HIRE
52. Sand hill. : DUNE
54. Operating at a distance: Comb. form. : TELE
55. African port. : ORAN
56. Salamander. : NEMT
59. Make lace. : TAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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