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New York Times, Thursday, February 24, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,067
Across
1. Sidewalk edge in London. : KERB
5. Part of a coat. : LAPEL
10. Algerian city. : ORAN
14. Eastern name. : OMAR
15. Faisal's people. : IRAQI
16. Irk: Colloq. : RILE
17. Heroine of "Strange Interlude." : NINA
18. Player not on the regular team. : SCRUB
19. Popular public figure. : IDOL
20. Green monkeys. : GRIVETS
22. Historic castle in Sussex. : ARUNDEL
24. Circus potable. : ADE
25. Full: Spanish. : PLENO
26. Spanish dance. : FANDANGO
30. A particular expedient. : TACTIC
34. Dialect. : IDIOM
35. Dill seed. : ANET
37. Killer whale. : ORCA
38. Calendar abbreviation. : NOV
39. Dressen's predecessor. : SHOTTON
42. Purpose. : AIM
43. Irving Bacheller hero. : EBEN
45. Mr. Kazan. : ELIA
46. Girl's name. : ALINE
48. French painter. : RENOIR
50. Tropical bird. : FLAMINGO
52. Scenic resort in Alberta. : BANFF
54. Silent. : MUM
55. Resembling. : SIMILAR
58. Navy missile. : TORPEDO
62. Product of Australia. : WOOL
63. Asian V. I. P. : NEHRU
65. Beasts of burden. : OXEN
66. Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
67. Great name in art. : DURER
68. Liquid measure. : PINT
69. Does too much talking. : GABS
70. Author of "The Flowering Peach." : ODETS
71. Graham of football. : OTTO
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1. "King ___." : KONG
2. Title in Hejaz. : EMIR
3. Title in Sarawak. : RANI
4. Characteristic of D'Artagnan. : BRAVADO
5. Take advice. : LISTEN
6. Rainbows. : ARCS
7. Bogey. : PAR
8. Match. : EQUAL
9. Opera-goer's must. : LIBRETTO
10. River in Venezuela. : ORINOCO
11. Lorna Doone's friend. : RIDD
12. Relative of the yucca. : ALOE
13. Miss Gwyn. : NELL
21. Cheeses. : EDAMS
23. One: Italian. : UNA
25. Bishop. : PONTIFF
26. Much above the average. : FINER
27. Building material. : ADOBE
28. Scottish actor. : NIVEN
29. Old Bailey. : GAOL
31. "Mule ___." : TRAIN
32. Sugar, water, flavoring. : ICING
33. Opposite of intaglio. : CAMEO
36. Useful abbreviation. : ETAL
40. The man with the hideaway. : HERNANDO
41. City in Belgium. : NAMUR
44. Post ___. : NOBILLS
47. Crocodile River of South Africa. : LIMPOPO
49. Adjective suffix. : IAL
51. What Colette wrote about. : AMOURS
53. Famous Austrian. : FREUD
55. Gulp: Slang. : SWIG
56. Trivial thing. : IOTA
57. Biblical land. : MOAB
58. Waste allowance. : TRET
59. Subway sign. : EXIT
60. Fender flaw. : DENT
61. Preposition. : ONTO
64. Charlemagne's realm: Abbr. : HRE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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