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New York Times, Friday, February 18, 1955

Author:
Helen Bernard
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J V Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Changed the 55-Down clue from [Word of agreement.] to [Words of agreement.]

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,061

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Across
1
Affront. : SNUB
5
Decorous. : PRIM
9
Ball of yarn. : CLEW
13
Barber's adjunct. : HONE
14
Ecuador's capital. : QUITO
15
Cup. : HOLE
16
Alms box. : ARCA
17
The "four hundred." : UPPERCRUST
19
Do-it-yourself material. : WALLPAPER
21
Important raw material. : HIDES
22
Apocopate. : ELIDE
23
Winter carnival gear. : SKIS
25
Convertible. : CAR
27
Princely Italian. : ESTE
29
Very friendly: Fr. : INTIME
33
Locales. : AREAS
35
Accounted for. : EXPLAINED
37
Depict. : LIMN
38
Beat off. : REPEL
39
Man's nickname. : NATE
40
Did a household task. : LAUNDERED
42
Operatic role. : MANON
43
Declare. : ASSERT
44
Symbol of whiteness. : LILY
46
___ Passos. : DOS
47
Joseph Martin's state: Abbr. : MASS
49
Succeed in reaching. : GETTO
51
Soothe. : ALLAY
54
Commercial building. : WAREHOUSE
58
Natty Bumppo. : DEERSLAYER
60
Greek colonnade. : STOA
61
Oppositionist. : ANTI
62
Curved moldings. : OGEES
63
Prehistoric axe. : CELT
64
A kind of tea. : MATE
65
Role for Anne Brown. : BESS
66
Olympian. : ARES
Down
1
Creator of Mr. Doolittle. : SHAW
2
Mrs. Helmer. : NORA
3
Whimsical character of folk tales. : UNCLEREMUS
4
The whole, from "Macbeth." : BEALL
5
Burr Tillstrom, for example. : PUPPETEER
6
Fully prepared. : RIPE
7
Roman roads. : ITERS
8
Where Fez is: Abbr. : MOR
9
Poetess Rossetti. : CHRISTINA
10
Flashy. : LOUD
11
Different. : ELSE
12
Fighters for Repeal. : WETS
14
Members of large families: Colloq. : QUADS
18
The eyes of the world are on it. : CHINA
20
Filled layer cakes. : PIES
24
Stream: Used in place names. : KILL
25
Lily. : CALLA
26
Peters' specialties. : ARIAS
28
Oust. : EXPEL
30
Now-good-and-now-bad sports performer. : INANDOUTER
31
Expression of agreement. : METOO
32
Elysiums. : EDENS
34
Author Selinko. : ANNEMARIE
36
Family trees. : PEDIGREES
38
Macerates. : RETS
41
Carts. : DRAYS
42
Bulfinch specialty. : MYTH
45
Grimaces. : LEERS
48
Tool for shaping metal. : SWAGE
50
Operatic role. : TOSCA
51
Economist Smith. : ADAM
52
Singer Horne. : LENA
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Native of Riga. : LETT
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Words of agreement. : AYES
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Food fish. : SOLE
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Goodies. : EATS
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Tennis stroke. : LOB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 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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