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New York Times, Monday, March 14, 1955

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { H J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,085
Across Down
1. Nasal sound effect. : SNEEZE
7. A condenser of articles. : DIGESTER
15. Rather sluggish. : TORPID
16. Cut figure eights. : ICESKATE
17. Off the straight and narrow. : ERRING
18. Expurgated. : CENSORED
19. Doctors' group. : AMA
20. Moroccan town facing Gibraltar. : CEUTA
22. Tidal wave in a river mouth. : EAGRE
23. Foot wipers. : MATS
25. Impediments. : DRAGS
27. Smooth, in phonetics. : LENE
28. Roofing material. : SLATE
30. Place. : STEAD
32. Famous little fellow. : TIM
33. Bandy pros and cons. : ARGUE
35. Sailor's delight. : BREEZE
37. Family of many singing birds. : OSCINES
40. Fashionable in silhouette. : SLENDER
41. A prey to anxiety. : FEARER
42. Conjecture. : GUESS
43. Roly-poly. : FAT
44. A contagious expression. : SMILE
46. New Orleans Bowl. : SUGAR
50. Sheriff's badge. : STAR
52. Hit. : SMOTE
54. Irish Gaelic. : ERSE
55. Long-snouted animal. : TAPIR
57. "A violet by a ___ stone . . . " : MOSSY
59. Burro. : ASS
60. Modern building material. : ALUMINUM
62. A sentimentalist. : SOFTIE
64. Kitchen staple. : GELATINE
65. Corollary of crime. : ARREST
66. Valued. : ESTEEMED
67. Dough raisers. : YEASTS
1. Mists over. : STEAMS
2. Teacher's college: Colloq. : NORMAL
3. Printing mistakes. : ERRATA
4. Finial. : EPI
5. Metal used for galvanizing. : ZINC
6. Bordered. : EDGED
7. Lay down the law. : DICTATE
8. Geological period. : ICEAGE
9. Military title: Abbr. : GEN
10. To be: Lat. : ESSE
11. Imported toast. : SKOAL
12. Used as a bull's-eye. : TARGETED
13. Immortalize. : ETERNIZE
14. Last word of the 19th Psalm. : REDEEMER
21. Bear: Latin. : URSUS
24. Step. : STAIR
26. Shade of night. : SABLE
29. Sea birds. : ERNES
31. Black tie or white tie. : DRESS
34. Origins. : GERMS
36. Follow. : ENSUE
37. Behind the scenes. : OFFSTAGE
38. Stories by Conrad. : SEATALES
39. Carrier's plane launcher. : CATAPULT
40. Animal fats. : SUETS
42. Took a dim view. : GLOOMED
45. Nonallergic. : IMMUNE
47. Fireplaces. : GRATES
48. Baseball play. : ASSIST
49. Replaces. : RESETS
51. Fissures. : RIMAE
53. Lionel Trilling specialty. : ESSAY
56. Ordained procedure. : RITE
58. The good old days. : YORE
61. Steal: Archaic. : NIM
63. Monk's title. : FRA

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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