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New York Times, Friday, February 4, 1955

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. Docile relative of the rhino. : TAPIR
6. Sharp, sibilant sound. : HISS
10. Flowers, in florists' parlance. : MUMS
14. Transjordan seaport. : AQABA
15. Remarkable: Scot. : UNCO
16. Over again. : ANEW
17. Dangerous game. : RUSSIANROULETTE
20. Obvious. : PATENT
21. To be: Fr. : ETRE
22. Man's name. : IRA
23. Losing tennis strokes. : NETS
25. Rutgers' symbol. : SCARLET
27. Schnauzer or saluki. : DOG
30. Hullabaloos. : DINS
32. City in Gelderland. : EDE
33. Revise. : EDIT
35. Early Chinese poet. : LIPO
37. The unforgotten Miss Janis. : ELSIE
41. Site for U. S. Air Force Academy. : COLORADOSPRINGS
44. Native of Basra. : IRAQI
45. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
46. Diving bird. : COOT
47. Babylonian sun-god. : UTU
49. Fine sand in a river. : SILT
51. Kinsman: Abbr. : BRO
52. Lists of starting players. : LINEUPS
56. Bobbing up and down. : AHOP
58. Actress ___ Marie Saint. : EVA
59. Samoan seaport. : APIA
61. Where the midnight choo-choo goes. : ALABAM
65. Patriotic song. : GODBLESSAMERICA
68. Tenor's specialty. : ARIA
69. Stadium syllables. : RAHS
70. One's own children. : DEARS
71. The Harp, a constellation. : LYRA
72. Roy Rogers' real surname. : SLYE
73. Beginning. : ONSET
1. Waterproofed canvas. : TARP
2. Water: Latin. : AQUA
3. After. : PAST
4. Creator of Hedda and Nora. : IBSEN
5. Showered. : RAINED
6. 18 Down was one. : HUN
7. Concerning: Latin. : INRE
8. Dundee's indigenes. : SCOTS
9. Fountain. : SOURCE
10. Girl's name. : MAE
11. Conjunction denoting time. : UNTIL
12. Rhythm, in England. : METRE
13. Result of toil. : SWEAT
18. Role in "Sign of the Pagan." : ATTILA
19. New Governor of Pennsylvania. : LEADER
24. Sly and malicious: Slang. : SNIDE
26. Object of veneration. : RELIC
27. Numerical combining form. : DECI
28. Quality of spice. : ODOR
29. Site of the Coolidge Dam. : GILA
31. Recognizes: Colloq. : SPOTS
34. Small, brimless hat. : TOQUE
36. Rome's seaport. : OSTIA
38. Would-be V. I. P. : SNOB
39. Author Gouzenko. : IGOR
40. ___ perpetua (may it last forever): Idaho's motto. : ESTO
42. Code of ceremonies. : RITUAL
43. New York residential suburb. : PELHAM
48. Cloth gaiters. : UPPERS
50. World's largest coal-shipping port. : TOLEDO
52. Of Blackstone's profession. : LEGAL
53. Decorator's shade. : IVORY
54. Opposite of zenith. : NADIR
55. Fiber used for cordage. : SISAL
57. Qualifying phrase: Abbr. : PAREN
60. Very pale. : ASHY
62. Oblique line. : BIAS
63. Israeli port. : ACRE
64. Pole. : MAST
66. Whiffenpoof refrain. : BAA
67. Norse name. : ASE

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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