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New York Times, Saturday, November 12, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,328
Across Down
1. German POW camp. : STALAG
7. Darts: Colloq. : SCOOTS
13. Hybrid garden flower. : TEAROSE
14. Sojourns. : TARRIES
16. Whittier's "saddest" of words. : ITMIGHTHAVEBEEN
18. Small part of a lakh. : RUPEE
19. Becomes dry. : SERES
20. ___ mater, part of the brain. : PIA
21. Tarzan's friends. : APES
22. Oscar or Emmy. : AWARD
23. In the ___. : PINK
24. June bug. : DOR
25. In secret. : PRIVY
26. Novelette. : CONTE
27. Sanctify. : ENSHRINE
29. John Dos ___. : PASSOS
30. Looked at. : EYED
31. Adriatic seaport. : BARI
32. Fuel for the R. A. F. : PETROL
35. Apple ___. : FRITTERS
39. Abdul was one. : AMEER
40. Hair. : CRINE
41. Seine. : NET
42. Bifocal. : LENS
43. Unisonous music. : CHANT
44. Burn to a crisp. : CHAR
45. Southern constellation. : ARA
46. Thwack. : WHANG
47. Laminated rock. : SHALE
48. Part of a book. : TABLEOFCONTENTS
51. Ovoid. : ELLIPSE
52. Plaster murals. : FRESCOS
53. Nicked. : DENTED
54. More pinguid. : FATTER
1. Attack. : SETUPON
2. Meddles. : TAMPERS
3. Heavenly Ram. : ARIES
4. Box. : LOGE
5. Bat wood. : ASH
6. Hears rumors (with "of"). : GETSWIND
7. Bespangled. : STARRY
8. Collapsed (with "in"). : CAVED
9. Tinstone and stibnite. : ORES
10. Globe. : ORB
11. Gentlemen's accessories. : TIEPINS
12. Investigate. : SEEINTO
13. Philippic. : TIRADE
15. Garter and moccasin. : SNAKES
17. Throw. : HEAVE
22. Character in "The Tempest." : ARIEL
23. Fix firmly. : POSIT
25. Compeer of Sousa. : PRYOR
26. Menu. : CARTE
28. "___ a how-de-do!" : HERES
29. Make-up. : PAINT
31. Carry to a successful end. : BRINGOFF
32. Taste. : PALATE
33. Variety of beryl. : EMERALD
34. Defensible. : TENABLE
35. Money for Faure. : FRANC
36. Magnify. : ENHANCE
37. Land dealer. : REALTOR
38. Ictus. : STRESS
40. Fretted. : CHAFED
43. Preferred. : CHOSE
44. Treasure box. : CHEST
46. Indulged in lachrymation. : WEPT
47. Printer's term. : STET
49. Author Yutang. : LIN
50. Historical bluebird. : NRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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