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New York Times, Friday, February 25, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Ready. : PROMPT
7. Pyramidal temple. : PAGODA
13. House in Fontainebleau. : CHATEAU
14. Parish of Louisiana. : ORLEANS
16. Crew member on a passenger plane. : HOSTESS
17. Musical hit of yesteryear. : RIORITA
18. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
19. Indians. : DAKOTAS
21. Actor Ayres. : LEW
22. Cape Horn natives. : ONAS
24. Sheep. : EWE
25. Full of thorns. : SPINY
27. Small quantity. : MITE
28. Land: Latin. : AGER
29. President Coty. : RENE
30. Describing a type of heat-giving radiation. : EXTRARED
32. TV comedian. : CAESAR
34. Toll road. : PIKE
35. Demand. : CALL
36. Highway cabin groups. : MOTELS
39. Characters in "Peter Pan." : DARLINGS
43. Premonitory sign. : OMEN
44. Striking and sharp. : BOLD
45. Japanese suffix to ships' names. : MARU
46. Cisco Kid's rope. : REATA
48. Constellation. : ARA
49. Intercept in transit. : STOP
50. Alcohol: Abbr. : ALC
51. Hobgoblin. : BUGABOO
55. ___ age. : ICE
56. Variety of potherb. : SEACOLE
58. Town north of Boston. : ANDOVER
60. Fruit-filled pastry dessert. : STRUDEL
61. Sports officials. : SCORERS
62. Emphasis. : STRESS
63. False doctrine. : HERESY
Down
1. Gov. McFarland's capital. : PHOENIX
2. Steel center in Baden, Germany. : RASTATT
3. Baseball's Mel. : OTT
4. Poetic reward. : MEED
5. Raisin: Span. : PASA
6. World-known institute in Alabama. : TUSKEGEE
7. Composer and lyricist. : PORTER
8. "Celeste Aida." : ARIA
9. Sheen. : GLOSS
10. Poet's preposition. : OER
11. Newspapers. : DAILIES
12. TV adjunct. : ANTENNA
13. Alloy used on automobiles. : CHROME
15. Truman Cabinet member. : SAWYER
20. Was under obligation. : OWED
23. Symbol on the caduceus. : SERPENT
26. Certain boxing contests: Slang. : PRELIMS
28. Huge boats. : ARKS
31. Trouble. : AIL
32. Printed announcement. : CARD
33. Apiece, in tennis. : ALL
35. Jimmy Durante's mythical Mrs. : CALABASH
36. Perplexing state of affairs. : MORASS
37. Chef's specialty. : OMELETS
38. Movable piece of furniture. : TEACART
39. Girl's name. : DORA
40. Sakini and friends in the "Teahouse." : NATIVES
41. Market. : GROCERY
42. Apartment building V. I. P's. : SUPERS
44. Bakery product. : BAGELS
47. Lodgment. : ABODE
52. Rubber trees. : ULES
53. Beginning of many tales. : ONCE
54. Redolence. : ODOR
57. Pound occupant. : CUR
59. Great Lakes shipment. : ORE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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