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New York Times, Saturday, February 12, 1955

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { H J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 47-Down clue had comma after "tardes"; removed it.

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,055
Across
1
Very rich man. : NABOB
6
Baby talk. : DADA
10
Irish city on Lee river. : CORK
14
Devoid of sense. : INANE
15
"___ Country," novel by Winston Churchill. : AFAR
16
Range chamber. : OVEN
17
The Welland. : CANAL
18
Cold morning coating. : RIME
19
Strange: Comb. form. : XENO
20
Start of a stuttering song. : KKK
21
Cloaked item for C. I. A. : ULTRASECRET
24
Entertains richly. : REGALES
26
Sheepfolds. : COTES
27
Peacock's pride. : PLUMAGE
29
Not jittery. : CALM
31
47 in 53 Across. : REPS
32
Swedish turnip. : RUTABAGA
36
Where Lake Nipigon is: Abbr. : ONT
37
Item in Santa's bag. : PLAYSET
40
Dernier ___. : CRI
41
Strongholds. : BASTIONS
43
Keep a ship in balance. : TRIM
44
Biblical name. : ENOS
45
Dog-faced apes. : BABOONS
48
The boards. : STAGE
51
Exercises before the game. : WARMUPS
53
It convened January 3d. : NEWUSSENATE
55
Jockey Atkinson. : TED
58
Single. : UNAL
59
Speaker of baseball fame. : TRIS
60
Devoid of subtlety. : NAIVE
62
"My kingdom ___ horse!" : FORA
63
Sniggler's catch. : EELS
64
Highway to Fairbanks. : ALCAN
65
Open to all. : FREE
66
Victim. : PREY
67
Cousin of a milksop. : SISSY
Down
1
Man's nickname. : NICK
2
Biblical giant. : ANAK
3
Causes to go into receivership. : BANKRUPTS
4
___ shoestring. : ONA
5
The white whale. : BELUGA
6
Rosa of "David Copperfield." : DARTLE
7
Full of ardor. : AFIRE
8
One of the oldest cities in the world. : DAMASCUS
9
Olympian. : ARES
10
Jester's cap. : COXCOMB
11
Public. : OVERT
12
Dancer Jeanmaire. : RENEE
13
Hitches. : KNOTS
22
Hang back. : LAG
23
Splendor. : ECLAT
25
River in Germany. : EMS
27
Mathematical question: Abbr. : PROB
28
Yakut river. : LENA
30
Had a taste. : ATE
32
Means of travel: Abbr. : RYS
33
Puzzles. : ACROSTICS
34
Facial expression. : GRIN
35
Strives toward (with "to"). : AIMS
37
Isle of ___, off Cuba. : PINES
38
Card game. : LOO
39
Person on the phone. : ANSWERER
42
Roof tiles of ancient Rome. : TEGULAE
43
Teetotum. : TOP
45
Cheap and showy. : BRASSY
46
Cash register figure: Abbr. : AMT
47
___ tardes (good afternoon): Sp. : BUENAS
48
Extinguish (with "out"). : SNUFF
49
Tucker or Svanholm. : TENOR
50
Knowing. : AWARE
52
Like an old woman. : ANILE
54
Forward move. : STEP
56
Actress Bartok and others. : EVAS
57
Answer in the negative. : DENY
61
Brother of Cassim. : ALI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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