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New York Times, Monday, February 7, 1955

Author:
Elsie Bishop
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F K X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,050
Across
1. Islands of the West Indies. : LEEWARDS
9. Dinner. : REPAST
15. Mountaineer's problem. : ALTITUDE
16. City in Portugal. : OPORTO
17. Fighter. : DUELLIST
18. Derby. : BOWLER
19. Transgression. : SIN
20. Devices for sluicing. : SLUSHERS
22. East Indian palm. : SAGO
25. Habitat of V. I. P.'s. : DAIS
26. ___ Domini. : ANNO
27. Figure. : ICON
28. Basketball team. : QUINTET
30. Period. : ERA
31. A delicate silk material. : TULLE
32. Girl's name. : MABEL
36. Anything sharp or caustic. : VITRIOL
38. Symbolic vegetable. : SPINACH
40. One of the Fords. : EDSEL
41. Medieval helmet. : ARMET
43. Neckwear. : BOA
44. Determines by law. : DECREES
46. Best friends. : PALS
47. Down with!: Fr. : ABAS
50. Wednesday's god. : ODIN
51. Extent. : AREA
52. Household appurtenance. : MATTRESS
54. Cooky container : JAR
56. Attack violently. : ASSAIL
57. White table wine. : SAUTERNE
62. Range of long jagged peaks. : SIERRA
63. Not contested. : UNDENIED
64. Roofer. : SLATER
65. Lacking teeth, as the anteaters. : EDENTATE
Down
1. Teen-ager. : LAD
2. Elected: Fr. : ELU
3. It follows printemps. : ETE
4. Cabinet member. : WILSON
5. Mythical king of the Huns. : ATLI
6. Desolation. : RUIN
7. A college degree. : DDS
8. "One Friday morn when we ___ . . . " : SETSAIL
9. Hardy. : ROBUST
10. Series of important events. : EPOS
11. Father of Pocahontas. : POWHATAN
12. Composer of "House of Flowers." : ARLEN
13. Unbending. : STERN
14. Trunk. : TORSO
21. Telephone workmen. : LINESMEN
22. Sift. : SIEVE
23. Bitter. : ACRID
24. Billy and nanny. : GOATS
25. Dunderheads. : DULLARDS
28. Status ___. : QUO
29. Put into circulation. : EMIT
31. Fired clay. : TILE
33. Fictional elephant. : BABAR
34. Relative of a lycée. : ECOLE
35. Capital of Tibet. : LHASA
37. Singing bird. : REDSTART
39. Foot: Latin. : PES
42. A certain publication. : REISSUE
45. Pertaining to the sky: Rare. : COELAR
46. Member of the family circle. : PARENT
47. Gather. : AMASS
48. Fragrant plant of the mint family. : BASIL
49. Uncertain. : ATSEA
53. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
54. Thomas Hardy character. : JUDE
55. Solar disc. : ATEN
58. Connecting word. : AND
59. Estuary: Span. : RIA
60. Relative of 31 Across. : NET
61. Netherlands town. : EDE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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