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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
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,061
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
53. Native of Riga. : LETT
55. Word of agreement. : AYES
56. Food fish. : SOLE
57. Goodies. : EATS
59. 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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