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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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