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New York Times, Thursday, February 10, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,053
Across
1. Shower of ___. : STARS
6. Name in baseball's Hall of Fame. : SISLER
12. Obstruct. : STOPUP
13. Quartered. : BILLETED
15. Noted educator, ___ Mann. : HORACE
16. Coalition. : ALLIANCE
17. Man's nickname. : ART
18. Interlaced. : KNITTED
20. Years on end. : EON
21. Piece of a ticket. : STUB
23. Heavy wagon. : DRAY
24. Nursery rhyme girl. : MARY
25. Grow weary. : TIRE
26. Repress (with "on"). : SIT
27. Sharpens. : GRINDS
29. With regard to. : ANENT
31. Redeemer. : SAVIOR
33. Ingredient in clown white. : GREASE
35. Irving Berlin composition. : ALWAYS
38. Harbingers of winter. : FROSTS
40. Busybody. : SNOOP
42. State source of revenue. : RACING
45. Ninnyhammer. : ASS
47. Chief, in Italy. : DUCE
48. Came to earth. : ALIT
49. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
50. Blackbirds. : ANIS
51. A language: Abbr. : GER
52. Kind of pace. : DOGTROT
55. Channel. : GAT
56. Heart of Wall Street. : EXCHANGE
58. Jane, Dick, or William. : POWELL
60. Firearm attachment. : SILENCER
61. Isolate. : ENISLE
62. Diogenes was one. : SEEKER
63. A short, simple song. : DITTY
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1. Parliament of Norway. : STORTING
2. Relic of the Inquisition. : TORTURER
3. Border river of Paraguay. : APA
4. Common run of persons or things. : RUCK
5. Squanders. : SPENDS
6. Describing murky waters. : SILTY
7. He: Latin. : ILLE
8. Skidded. : SLID
9. Grassy field. : LEA
10. Like a volcano. : ETNEAN
11. Congressional tome. : RECORD
12. Second largest dam in the U. S. : SHASTA
13. Sweet potato: Sp. : BATATA
14. Patron saint of France: Var. : DENYS
19. Handsome flowering plants. : IRISES
22. A special theatrical performance. : BENEFIT
24. Willie of the Orioles. : MIRANDA
27. Man's nickname. : GIL
28. Squabbles. : ROWS
30. Mountain lake. : TARN
32. Where Sarah Blanding is President. : VASSAR
34. Muddy ground: Dial. : SOG
36. Baby. : YOUNGEST
37. In companionable fashion. : SOCIALLY
39. Shred. : TATTER
41. Pharmacist's implement. : PESTLE
42. Storms angrily. : RAGES
43. One of the acting Smiths. : ALEXIS
44. Coterie. : CIRCLE
46. Inclined. : SLOPED
49. Tent caterpillar's relative. : EGGER
52. Moist and chilly. : DANK
53. As soon as. : ONCE
54. Girl's nickname. : TONI
57. Part of a bray. : HEE
59. Humorist. : WIT

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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