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New York Times, Thursday, November 10, 1955

Author:
Thomas Varner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,326
Across
1. Southern dish. : YAMS
5. Home of Krupp works. : ESSEN
10. Way. : PATH
14. Great Salt Lake state. : UTAH
15. Useful. : UTILE
16. Mitch Miller's instrument. : OBOE
17. Game of chance. : KENO
18. Opening games: Slang. : LIDLIFTERS
20. Faint sound. : OVERTONE
22. Best in quality. : GRADEA
23. Savings. : NESTEGG
24. Bird named after its call. : CHAT
25. Watchword. : CRY
26. Wet-weather postponements. : RAINOUTS
30. Expression of boredom. : HOHUM
33. Crack. : CHINK
34. Starchy food. : POI
35. Leave-taking. : EXIT
36. Auctioneer's word. : GOING
37. Pen point. : STUB
38. Blushing. : RED
39. Ocean. : BRINE
40. Iceland's U. N. delegate. : THORS
41. Individually in succession. : ONEBYONE
43. ___ polloi. : HOI
44. Emmets. : ANTS
45. Warning sign. : KEEPOFF
49. Repeat without understanding. : PARROT
52. Carousing. : ONASPREE
53. Construction-man. : IRONWORKER
55. City in Sicily. : ENNA
56. Eight furlongs. : MILE
57. In the near future. : EARLY
58. Fabulous birds. : ROCS
59. Associate. : ALLY
60. Marshy place. : SWALE
61. Word on a galley. : STET
Down
1. Alaskan territory. : YUKON
2. "The stag ___ . . . " : ATEVE
3. Flowing locks. : MANES
4. Time-saving device. : SHORTCUT
5. Laudation. : EULOGY
6. Smart. : STING
7. Members of a team. : SIDE
8. Stovepipe joint. : ELL
9. Sound from the paddock. : NEIGHING
10. Common plant. : POTATO
11. Retired. : ABED
12. Ran swiftly. : TORE
13. "For ___ jolly good fellow . . . " : HESA
19. Free-mailing privilege. : FRANK
21. Word or phrase. : TERM
24. Queeg's ship. : CAINE
26. Cologne's river. : RHINE
27. Incumbent upon. : UPTO
28. Long trip. : TOUR
29. Relatives. : SIBS
30. Titular character, usually. : HERO
31. Cattle. : OXEN
32. Secrete. : HIDE
33. Small change. : COINS
36. Caves. : GROTTOES
37. Men of commerce. : SHIPPERS
39. Before this time. : BYNOW
40. ___ the line. : TOES
42. Nickname of a former welterweight champion. : BARNEY
43. Towncrier's call. : HEARYE
45. Bell stroke. : KNELL
46. Two words from Hamlet. : ORNOT
47. On the ___ (undecided). : FENCE
48. Special treat. : FEAST
49. Cotton cloth. : PIMA
50. Seed covering. : ARIL
51. Bun. : ROLL
52. Gumbo. : OKRA
54. Bleak. : RAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later.

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