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New York Times, Thursday, February 17, 1955

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,060
Across Down
1. Neighbor to Vietnam. : LAOS
5. Opening in a ship's deck. : HATCH
10. Gale of wind. : BLOW
14. French cleric. : ABBE
15. Knowing. : AWARE
16. An island republic. : EIRE
17. Door-to-door canvasser. : BELLRINGER
19. Study. : READ
20. Splinters. : SLIVERS
21. Junior cowboy's arsenal. : POPGUNS
23. Racing form. : GAIT
24. Sandy tracts: Brit. : DENES
25. Opinion based on careful investigation. : DIAGNOSIS
28. They're at home on the range. : COOKS
32. Routine. : ROTE
33. Nothing. : NIL
34. Money for a hostage. : RANSOM
35. One: Prefix. : UNI
36. Visitors to Bethlehem. : WISEMEN
38. Pagoda. : TAA
39. Pertaining to life. : BIOTIC
41. General's nickname. : MAC
42. Pell-___. : MELL
43. More rational. : SANER
44. Showing strong feeling. : EMOTIONAL
46. Perry Mason's secretary. : DELLA
48. Globes. : ORBS
49. Levantine salt lake. : DEADSEA
52. Courteous Spanish word. : GRACIAS
55. Zulu troop. : IMPI
56. Not so far as a star. : ATTAINABLE
58. Carpenter's gripper. : VISE
59. Comprehend. : SEIZE
60. Not guilty, for instance. : PLEA
61. Brews. : ALES
62. The woods are full of them. : TREES
63. Appear to be. : SEEM
1. College workrooms: Colloq. : LABS
2. The third man. : ABEL
3. Responsibility. : OBLIGATION
4. Woven cloth edge. : SELVAGE
5. Bald man's bracer. : HAIRTONIC
6. Beards of grain. : AWNS
7. Chasing game. : TAG
8. Silks. : CREPES
9. Water bird. : HERON
10. French philosopher (1859–1941). : BERGSON
11. Stead. : LIEU
12. North African port. : ORAN
13. Takes to wife. : WEDS
18. Martingale. : REIN
22. Nut tree. : PECAN
24. Spot between the devil and the deep blue sea. : DILEMMA
25. Thumps. : DRUBS
26. Ancient Greek portion of Asia Minor. : IONIA
27. Girl in the family. : SIS
29. Apparent. : OSTENSIBLE
30. Model for the teddy bear. : KOALA
31. Undersized. : SMALL
34. Relatives of vicarages. : RECTORIES
36. Puppet strings. : WIRES
37. China's Red chief. : MAO
40. Popular toys. : TEDDIES
42. Housemaids' millinery. : MOBCAPS
44. Beetle that can snap itself over from back to feet. : ELATER
45. Pahlevi's land. : IRAN
47. The smallest. : LEAST
49. Leading woman singer. : DIVA
50. Man's name. : EMIL
51. East end of a church. : APSE
52. Look long. : GAZE
53. Away from the wind. : ALEE
54. Wrinkle. : SEAM
57. Apron string. : TIE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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