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New York Times, Saturday, November 26, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 340 (avg 1.82)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,342
Across
1. College group: Colloq. : FRAT
5. Where Callao is. : PERU
9. Javits beat him in 1954. : FDRJR
14. Gwen Verdon role. : LOLA
15. Equal. : EVEN
16. Mr. Heep. : URIAH
17. Very simple. : EASYASABC
19. Red-complexioned. : RUDDY
20. Witty. : DROLL
21. Yale men. : ELIS
23. Something prized for beauty and value. : GEM
24. First barbarian ruler of Italy. : ODOACER
27. Early English chronicler. : BEDE
28. American novelist. : FARRELL
31. Presidential nickname. : ABE
33. Hollywood's Gardner. : AVA
34. Assists. : HELPS
37. Chief of the Strategic Air Command. : LEMAY
41. Old-fashioned admonishment. : MINDYOURPSANDQS
44. Moved cautiously. : EDGED
45. High spots. : PEAKS
46. Signal. : CUE
47. Moisten. : WET
49. Existing in name only. : TITULAR
51. New York. : CITY
54. Ancient capital of Crete. : KNOSSOS
57. Impersonal pronoun. : ONE
58. Companion of null. : VOID
59. Well-known atomic physicist. : FERMI
63. Confuse. : ADDLE
65. Diplomatic incident between U. S. and France, 1797–98. : XYZAFFAIR
68. Ocean phenomena. : TIDES
69. Norwegian Crown Prince. : OLAF
70. ___ Major, the Big Dipper. : URSA
71. "___ with Music." : SAYIT
72. Barber's cry. : NEXT
73. Permits. : LETS
Down
1. Ran away. : FLED
2. Sound from a stadium. : ROAR
3. In addition. : ALSO
4. Twelfth President. : TAYLOR
5. Footlike part. : PES
6. Stowe heroine. : EVA
7. Medieval stringed instrument. : REBEC
8. Sam or Tom. : UNCLE
9. Symbol of luxury. : FURS
10. Actress Joanne ___. : DRU
11. Long, narrow hill. : RIDGE
12. Worn out. : JADED
13. What 46 Across and 10 Down do. : RHYME
18. Volatile alcohol derivative. : ALDEHYDE
22. George Gershwin's brother. : IRA
25. Bread spread. : OLEO
26. ___ with (no further hope for). : ALLUP
27. Existed. : BEEN
28. Celebrity. : FAME
29. Overeager. : AVID
30. Telephoned. : RANG
32. Space Cadet's command. : BLASTOFF
35. Common prefix. : PRE
36. Anklewear. : SPATS
38. 1650. : MDCL
39. Water: Colloq. : AQUA
40. Belgian river. : YSER
42. Like grass in the morning. : DEWY
43. Sports equipment. : SKIS
48. Boxing decision. : TKO
50. Having a purpose. : USEFUL
51. Chesterfields, toppers, etc. : COATS
52. Where the Ganges flows. : INDIA
53. See 31 Across. : TEDDY
55. Richard Milhous ___. : NIXON
56. Theoretical force. : ODYLE
58. Garment. : VEST
60. Unusual. : RARE
61. Light fog. : MIST
62. Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
64. Flower wreath. : LEI
66. Slate axe. : ZAX
67. Part of the day: Abbr. : AFT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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