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New York Times, Tuesday, October 4, 1955

Author: Herbert Lisle
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,289
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1. Football play. : PASS
5. Cookbook abbreviation. : TSP
8. Force. : COERCE
14. Spring-flowering plant. : HEPATICA
16. Near East capital. : ANKARA
17. Very wise. : ORACULAR
18. Appeared. : SEEMED
19. Shooting-gallery: French. : TIR
20. Melba and others. : NELLIES
22. ___ seul (solo dance): Fr. : PAS
23. Nose bag contents. : OATS
25. Darling. : DEARY
26. Floor covering. : MAT
27. Cambodia's neighbor. : LAOS
29. Bill ___, American humorist. : NYE
30. Fever. : AGUE
32. Ball teams. : NINES
34. Certain horses. : PACERS
36. Not enough. : SCANTY
39. Dodges. : EVADES
40. Set free. : REDEEM
41. Particle. : SHRED
43. Dill. : ANET
44. Adam's ___ (water). : ALE
45. Burnett heroine. : SARA
48. Sides of the wicket: Cricket. : ONS
49. Little bit. : CRUMB
51. Trading center. : MART
53. Depot: Abbr. : STA
54. Performed tricks. : JUGGLED
56. "The Conning Tower" man. : FPA
57. "The Prince and the ___." : PAUPER
59. African animals. : GIRAFFES
61. Theatre fare. : OPERAS
62. Begins a journey. : ENTRAINS
63. Royal authority. : THRONE
64. Federal agency for electric power. : REA
65. Consider. : RATE
1. Picture. : PHOTO
2. Light as air. : AERIAL
3. Leonidas' land. : SPARTA
4. Blackhawk tribesman. : SAC
5. Describing floors. : TILED
6. Type of triangle. : SCALENE
7. Risks a second bet. : PARLAYS
8. American League manager. : CASEY
9. Numbers. : ONES
10. Supplement. : EKE
11. Rushed about wildly. : RAMPAGED
12. Living being. : CREATURE
13. Engineer, builder of New Orleans jetties. : EADS
15. Large container. : TUN
21. Make wrathful. : IRE
24. Poetic forms. : SONNETS
26. Type of surfaced road. : MACADAM
28. Locale. : SITE
31. Letter. : ESS
33. Friend of Falstaff. : NYM
34. By means of. : PER
35. The birds: Zool. : AVES
36. Senora: Abbr. : SRA
37. Memorial monument in London. : CENOTAPH
38. European political leader. : ADENAUER
41. A success at the plate. : SLUGGER
42. Up-and-down fashion item. : HEMLINE
44. Country in revolt: Abbr. : ARG
46. Fiber for baskets. : RAFFIA
47. About an acre, in Quebec and Louisiana. : ARPENT
49. Cause of evil or harm. : CURSE
50. Teutonic girl's name. : BERTA
52. Cup: French. : TASSE
53. Theatrical light: Colloq. : SPOT
54. Mrs. MacArthur. : JEAN
55. Patriotic organization. : DAR
58. Expert. : PRO
60. ___ East. : FAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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