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New York Times, Saturday, February 5, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,048
Across
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Rackets. : BATS
5
Attlee's nickname. : CLEM
9
Sharp rebuke. : SNUB
13
Need an anodyne. : ACHE
14
Coaster's milieu. : SLOPE
15
Pitch pipe's indication. : TONE
16
Gershwin composition (with "An"). : AMERICANINPARIS
19
Natives of Beirut . : LEBANESE
20
Men: Fr. : HOMMES
21
Certain golf tournaments. : OPENS
22
Ballerina Tallchief. : MARIA
23
Stick fast. : ADHERE
25
Raphael subject. : MADONNA
27
Design on palace plates. : CREST
28
Safe and ___. : SANE
29
Ambassador Eban from Israel. : ABBA
31
Part of a hoop. : RIM
32
Fashionable assemblage. : SALON
33
Actor Harrison. : REX
34
Ivy League players. : ELIS
36
School head: Abbr. : PRIN
37
Regatta racer. : SCULL
39
Barrister's reference. : LAWBOOK
41
Gershwin tune. : SWANEE
42
Tidies up. : NEATS
43
Dairy vessels. : PAILS
44
Famous street in London. : REGENT
46
Surpasses other jockeys. : OUTRIDES
49
Musical by Romberg. : UPINCENTRALPARK
51
At this juncture. : HERE
52
Gone up. : RISEN
53
Kazan of the theatre. : ELIA
54
Depend. : RELY
55
Twist or turn. : SLUE
56
Part of the overhead. : RENT
Down
1
Ancient solar deity. : BAAL
2
Top. : ACME
3
Light opera about Arline. : THEBOHEMIANGIRL
4
Mexican wraparounds. : SERAPES
5
___ day. : CLASS
6
Solitary. : LONE
7
Beside: Prefix. : EPI
8
Most abundant of fishes on Atlantic coast. : MENHADEN
9
Staying power. : STAMINA
10
Governor of North Dakota. : NORMANBRUNSDALE
11
Unicorn fish. : UNIE
12
Gershwin heroine. : BESS
14
Particular incident. : SCENE
17
Supine. : INERT
18
Island of the Philippines. : PORO
22
Role for Roberta Peters. : MANON
23
Port near Haifa. : ACRE
24
Trainees' exercise. : DRILL
25
Minister for 19 Across at Washington. : MALIK
26
Poplar. : ABELE
28
Gulf of ___, Aegean inlet. : SAROS
30
Wheel shaft. : AXLE
32
Important C. D. workers. : SPOTTERS
35
Tell it to him. : SWEENEY
37
Eddy. : SWIRL
38
Measure, as diameters of trees. : CALIPER
40
___ d'église (pew): Fr. : BANC
41
Prince of Darkness. : SATAN
43
Soup style. : PUREE
44
Area in the British zone of Germany. : RUHR
45
Type of foil. : EPEE
46
City in Japan. : OTSU
47
James Joyce's homeland. : ERIN
48
Card game. : SKAT
50
Nothing. : NIL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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