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New York Times, Tuesday, March 1, 1955

Author: Thomas J. Varner
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,072
Across Down
1. Herring's relative. : SHAD
5. Capt. Standish. : MILES
10. Useful abbreviation. : ETAL
14. Gate receipts. : TAKE
15. Hacienda material. : ADOBE
16. Nobel prize physicist. : RABI
17. Modern household accessory. : ELECTRICBLANKET
20. Children's game. : PEEKABOO
21. The 7th and others. : FLEETS
22. Handle. : HILT
23. Hit show. : SMASH
24. Cachalot. : WHALE
26. A boring person: Slang. : FLATTIRE
29. Growing-up years. : TEENS
30. Playground treat. : SLIDE
31. Twenty sacks of flour. : TON
32. Severe. : HARD
33. Suppose. : OPINE
34. Buttonlike device. : STUD
35. Salutation. : AVE
36. Brief flash. : BLINK
37. Game of skill. : CHESS
38. Sign that is not always believed. : WETPAINT
40. County. : SHIRE
41. Fruit. : OLIVE
42. Exchange: Colloq. : SWAP
43. Jungle journey. : SAFARI
45. Undaunted. : FEARLESS
49. Payroll-saving plan. : ABONDEVERYMONTH
51. ___ enough. : SURE
52. Nautical action. : REEVE
53. King of the Huns. : ATLI
54. Editorial instruction. : STET
55. Jewish feast. : SEDER
56. Judgment. : DOOM
1. Degree. : STEP
2. Robust. : HALE
3. African tree. : AKEE
4. Roustabout. : DECKHAND
5. Tennis star. : MARBLE
6. Simple Simon. : IDIOT
7. Poisonous weed. : LOCO
8. Decline. : EBB
9. Successful by one's own efforts. : SELFMADE
10. Wilde hero. : ERNEST
11. Non-swinging batter. : TAKEHITTER
12. Sanction. : ABET
13. Wagons-___, French sleeping cars. : LITS
18. One side of a coin. : TAILS
19. Having wings. : ALATE
23. Move like a panther. : SLINK
24. Cloth pattern. : WEAVE
25. Formerly. : HERETOFORE
26. Michigan city, pop. 163,143. : FLINT
27. Agitate. : ROUSE
28. Football linemen. : ENDS
29. Sign of spring. : THAW
30. Thorn. : SPINE
33. Antony and Cleopatra. : OLIVIERS
34. Cargo. : SHIPLOAD
36. TV puppet-man. : BAIRD
37. Trinket. : CHARM
39. Earth, for instance. : PLANET
40. One who influences. : SWAYER
42. Tennis action. : SERVE
43. Pert talk. : SASS
44. Border. : ABUT
45. Graze. : FEED
46. Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
47. French town. : STLO
48. Wedge-shaped piece for leveling in masonry. : SHIM
50. Letter. : VEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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