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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
David Steinberg notes:

Original 51-Across clue had "auto biography"; changed it to "autobiography."

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,318
Across
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Retired. : ABED
5
Slender twisted bit of something. : WISP
9
The gentlemen. : MALES
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Idée ___ (obsession). : FIXE
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Cupid, in art. : AMOR
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Add beauty to. : ADORN
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Boulder: Span. : ROCA
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City in Rumania. : IASI
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Part of a church. : CHOIR
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Popular current book. : GIFTFROMTHESEA
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Succinct. : TERSE
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Equal. : PEER
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Part of an act. : SCENE
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"Bonjour ___." : TRISTESSE
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Astronomers' finds. : COMETS
34
Pay up. : ANTE
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Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
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Copied. : APED
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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
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Bring up. : READ
60
College symbol. : TIGER
61
Earliest garden. : EDEN
62
West Indies spotted fish. : CERO
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At ___ (perplexed). : ALOSS
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Puts to stay. : SETS
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Make out. : ESPY
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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
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Put into vigorous action. : EXERT
33
Winged insect. : SCARAB
38
Parts of sextants. : ALIDADES
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Of necessity. : PERFORCE
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Ward workers. : HEDLERS
43
Tiny particle. : ATOM
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Ph.D. publications. : THESES
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Attic. : GARRET
50
City on the Rhone. : LYONS
51
This: Spanish. : ESTA
52
Advance with painful effort. : TOIL
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Justice Black. : HUGO
54
Unpolished. : RUDE
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Frontier Marshal Wyatt, Hugh O'Brien TV role. : EARP
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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