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New York Times, Wednesday, February 16, 1955

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,059
Across Down
1. Chinese Red leader. : MAO
4. Appear. : SEEM
8. Wallow. : SLOSH
13. He wrote "Father of the Bride." : STREETER
15. Popular comedian. : CANTOR
17. American League team. : SENATORS
18. St. Laurent's domicile. : OTTAWA
19. English river. : AVON
20. Al Lopez and others: Abbr. : MGRS
22. Man's nickname. : DAN
23. Western heroes, for instance. : HEMEN
25. Engage. : HIRE
26. Dagger. : DIRK
27. Iowa city. : AMES
28. Bandleader Ellington. : DUKE
29. Jewelry item. : BEADS
30. Small room. : DEN
31. 1847 novel. : JANEEYRE
33. Peninsula, the mainland of Denmark. : JUTLAND
35. Italian fare. : NOODLES
39. Avoiders. : AVERTERS
41. Poetic time. : EVE
42. Dancer Tallchief. : MARIA
45. Gaelic. : ERSE
46. Girl's nickname. : GWEN
47. Eastern title. : EMIR
48. Work over 1 Down. : EDIT
49. Flash. : GLINT
50. Belgian watering place. : SPA
51. Direction. : EAST
52. Turnovers. : PIES
53. Indoor sport places. : ALLEYS
55. Comes forth. : EMANATES
59. Piece of furniture. : SETTEE
60. "Roosevelt Family of ___ Hill." : SAGAMORE
61. Ways. : ROADS
62. Very: Fr. : TRES
63. Baseball league: Abbr. : NAT
1. Publisher's concern. : MSS
2. Consumed. : ATE
3. Feather on a hat. : ORNAMENT
4. She wrote "Katherine." : SETON
5. Type of jacket. : ETON
6. At all times: Poet. : EER
7. 1947 bestseller. : MRSMIKE
8. The actual facts: Colloq. : SCORE
9. Former monetary units in Riga. : LATS
10. Where Lake Simcoe is: Abbr. : ONT
11. Bowls. : STADIA
12. Actor Lindsay. : HOWARD
14. Roof edges. : EAVES
16. Takes precedence over. : RANKS
21. Most unsophisticated. : GREENEST
23. A pilgrimage to Mecca. : HADJ
24. Ostrichlike bird. : EMEU
25. Ben Franklin adorns them. : HUNDREDS
26. Performance. : DEED
28. Victor Borge is one. : DANE
29. Members of the family: Abbr. : BROS
31. Island of Indonesia. : JAVA
32. Years ago. : YORE
34. Lion's den. : LAIR
36. City in Maine. : LEWISTON
37. Uniform. : EVEN
38. Threw. : SENT
40. Most commonplace. : TRITEST
42. Western locales. : MESAS
43. Larger in extent. : AMPLER
44. Theatre district. : RIALTO
46. Faint light. : GLEAM
48. Lightens. : EASES
49. Lollobrigida and namesakes. : GINAS
51. Examined. : EYED
52. Actress Geraldine. : PAGE
54. Greek letter. : ETA
56. A month: Abbr. : MAR
57. Period of time. : ERA
58. Wane. : SET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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