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New York Times, Wednesday, February 2, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
PS notes: Original 20-Across clue had "duo"; corrected this to "due."
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,045
Across Down
1. Comedy part in an opera. : BUFFO
6. Matador's swirling garment. : CAPE
10. Old ___. : SALT
14. Twig from a willow tree. : OSIER
15. Irish isles. : ARAN
16. Jewish month. : ADAR
17. Reception. : LEVEE
18. Operatic role. : DESDEMONA
20. Uno, due, ___. : TRE
21. Momentous. : GREAT
23. Shaped like dice. : CUBED
24. Speaks bombastically: Colloq. : SPOUTS
26. Wisconsin's pride. : CHEESE
27. Prayer. : LITANY
29. Be a breadwinner. : TOIL
30. Sea N. of Iran. : ARAL
31. Sans fleece. : SHORN
33. Float for a fishing line. : BOB
36. Chippendale, Hepplewhite, Duncan Phyfe. : PERIODFURNITURE
40. Correspondent's afterthoughts. : PSS
41. Containing fertile soil. : LOAMY
42. Combined. : ONED
43. Her real name is Eugenia. : JINX
44. Ancestor of the bassinet. : CRADLE
46. Labored earnestly. : STROVE
49. Resolve. : DECIDE
51. Oar support. : THOLE
52. Dr. Van Kleffens of U. N. : EELCO
53. Tack. : SEW
56. Loser of the Davis Cup. : AUSTRALIA
58. King or queen. : TITLE
60. Move swiftly. : FLEE
61. Chink. : RIFT
62. Scrape off. : ERASE
63. Ward off. : FEND
64. The children's "ambassador." : KAYE
65. Fumed. : RAGED
1. Desert one's party. : BOLT
2. Employer. : USER
3. Insignia worn by few. : FIVESTARS
4. Retainer. : FEE
5. Where the Cascades are. : OREGON
6. Midshipman's equal. : CADET
7. Zones. : AREAS
8. Completed. : PAST
9. Position on an eleven. : END
10. Gov. King of Hawaii. : SAMUEL
11. Clay for a pueblo. : ADOBE
12. Roadways. : LANES
13. Commerce. : TRADE
19. Sea urchins. : ECHINI
22. Victor Hugo's "___ Blas." : RUY
25. Language allied to Sanskrit. : PALI
26. Iowa's pride. : CORN
27. Member of a Finnic people. : LAPP
28. Angers. : IRES
29. Cousin of a standpatter. : TORY
31. Seaport of Tunisia. : SFAX
32. Sound of hesitation. : HUM
33. Bonn's legislative body. : BUNDESTAG
34. Russian city. : OREL
35. Fictional Adam. : BEDE
37. Dickens hero. : OLIVER
38. Settled. : DONE
39. Amphibian. : TOAD
43. Shook up roughly. : JOLTED
44. Three hundred. : CCC
45. Disturber of the peace. : RIOTER
46. Pentagon personnel. : STAFF
47. Important northern defense base. : THULE
48. World Series player. : ROSEN
49. Idolize. : DEIFY
50. Flushed with success. : ELATE
52. Noted nom de plume. : ELIA
54. In addition. : ELSE
55. Burdock. : WEED
57. Where Hot Springs is: Abbr. : ARK
59. Man's name. : IRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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