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New York Times, Wednesday, November 2, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
PS notes: Original 51-Across clue had "auto biography"; changed it to "autobiography."
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,318
Across Down
1. Retired. : ABED
5. Slender twisted bit of something. : WISP
9. The gentlemen. : MALES
14. Idée ___ (obsession). : FIXE
15. Cupid, in art. : AMOR
16. Add beauty to. : ADORN
17. Boulder: Span. : ROCA
18. City in Rumania. : IASI
19. Part of a church. : CHOIR
20. Popular current book. : GIFTFROMTHESEA
23. Succinct. : TERSE
24. Equal. : PEER
25. Part of an act. : SCENE
27. "Bonjour ___." : TRISTESSE
32. Astronomers' finds. : COMETS
34. Pay up. : ANTE
35. Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
36. Copied. : APED
37. Get by begging: Colloq. : CADGE
39. Lay down asphalt. : PAVE
40. Vase. : URN
41. Investing glory. : HALO
42. Hitler's Admiral, to 1943. : RAEDER
44. Sound of rain on the roof. : PATTERING
47. City on the Adige. : TRENT
48. Chief. : HDAD
49. Up in the air. : ALOFT
51. Author of a current popular autobiography. : ETHELBARRYMORE
56. Pickled pig's feet. : SOUSE
57. Silver peso, or dollar, of Spain. : DURO
58. Bring up. : READ
60. College symbol. : TIGER
61. Earliest garden. : EDEN
62. West Indies spotted fish. : CERO
63. At ___ (perplexed). : ALOSS
64. Puts to stay. : SETS
65. Make out. : ESPY
1. A continent: Abbr. : AFR
2. Booksellers abbreviation. : BIOG
3. Great stir. : EXCITEMENT
4. Stunned with noise. : DEAFENED
5. Homeless children. : WAIFS
6. Turkish hospice. : IMARET
7. Passable. : SOSO
8. Dressing up nicely. : PRIMPING
9. West Indies cane cutter. : MACHETE
10. Stick. : ADHERE
11. Writer Anita. : LOOS
12. An old canal. : ERIE
13. Portuguese Mrs. : SNRA
21. Waste allowance. : TRET
22. Bed canopy. : TESTER
25. Relative of the canvasback. : SCAUP
26. Dried coconut meat. : COPRA
28. Radioactive element resembling argon. : RADON
29. Chestnuts, for instance. : SHADETREES
30. "Morning's at ___." : SEVEN
31. Put into vigorous action. : EXERT
33. Winged insect. : SCARAB
38. Parts of sextants. : ALIDADES
39. Of necessity. : PERFORCE
41. Ward workers. : HEDLERS
43. Tiny particle. : ATOM
45. Ph.D. publications. : THESES
46. Attic. : GARRET
50. City on the Rhone. : LYONS
51. This: Spanish. : ESTA
52. Advance with painful effort. : TOIL
53. Justice Black. : HUGO
54. Unpolished. : RUDE
55. Frontier Marshal Wyatt, Hugh O'Brien TV role. : EARP
59. Rob ___. : DOY

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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