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New York Times, Tuesday, February 1, 1955

Author: E. E. Smith
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,044
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1. Greek Premier. : PAPAGOS
8. Charles. : PRINCE
14. Eisenhower's home town. : ABILENE
15. 19th century war. : CRIMEAN
16. Choral composition. : CANTATA
17. Most optimistic. : ROSIEST
18. Business abbreviation. : EST
19. Grooved a board, in carpentry. : RABBETED
21. Pump. : SHOE
23. Dodger star. : REESE
24. Gaelic. : ERSE
28. Lawyer's assets. : CLIENTS
30. Fixes. : SETS
31. Sounds of sorrow. : BOOHOOS
34. Thoroughfares: Abbr. : STS
36. Persian. : CAT
37. Strictness. : RIGOR
38. Quit. : LEAVE
40. Familiar. : OLD
41. Legal officials: Abbr. : DAS
44. Illegal occupant of a throne. : USURPER
46. Stronghold of a castle. : KEEP
48. Food fish. : SNAPPER
50. Girl's name. : EDNA
51. West German state. : HESSE
52. Drive off: Colloq. : SCAT
56. Guiding principle. : POLESTAR
59. Cinder. : ASH
60. A condiment. : VINEGAR
63. Prince, now aged 21. : AKIHITO
65. Fans. : ADORERS
66. Venerator. : REVERER
67. Verb inflections. : TENSES
68. Temblors. : TREMORS
1. Ambles. : PACES
2. Disconcert. : ABASH
3. Steed for a cowboy. : PINTO
4. High, in music. : ALT
5. Apparatus. : GEAR
6. Smallest of the Great Lakes. : ONTARIO
7. Construction men of the Navy. : SEABEES
8. Remonstrance. : PROTEST
9. Singer Stevens. : RISE
10. Ammonia compounds. : IMIDES
11. Born. : NEE
12. En tout ___. : CAS
13. Adjectival suffix. : ENT
15. Helmet plumes. : CRESTS
20. Golfer Hogan. : BEN
22. Type of chamber used for recording effects. : ECHO
25. A quick summary: Colloq. : RECAP
26. Verse. : STAVE
27. Chemical compound. : ESTER
29. U. N. lady. : LORD
31. Exceeded. : BROKE
32. Removed the squeak. : OILED
33. Utah city. : OGDEN
35. A great number: Colloq. : SLUE
39. Transgresses. : ERRS
42. Squared blocks of building stone. : ASHLARS
43. Curls the lip. : SNEERS
44. Parvenu. : UPSTART
45. Martin in December, Rayburn in January. : SPEAKER
47. Plot element in many spy stories. : PAPERS
49. Onager. : ASS
53. Capital city. : CAIRO
54. Michaelmas daisy. : ASTER
55. U. N. delegate from Iceland. : THORS
57. Double curve. : OGEE
58. Split. : RIVE
60. Liquid container. : VAT
61. Fresh-water fish. : IDE
62. Sine qua ___. : NON
64. Slight clearing of the throat. : HEM

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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