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New York Times, Wednesday, March 16, 1955

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,087
Across Down
1. Glassy silica. : OPAL
5. Poplar tree. : ABELE
10. Dreadful. : DIRE
14. Fodder plant. : TARE
15. Hotel employe. : VALET
16. Protection. : EGIS
17. Discuss only the main points. : HITTHEHIGHSPOTS
20. Valedictorians. : ORATORS
21. Fish that clings to sharks. : REMORA
22. In the past month: Abbr. : ULT
23. Criminal. : FELON
24. Sen. Daniels. : PRICE
27. Murray or West. : MAE
28. French military caps. : KEPIS
32. Family. : LINE
33. ___ voyage. : BON
34. Narrow-minded one. : PEDANT
35. "Contessa" star. : AVA
36. ___ Resolution. : BRICKER
38. Sight: Fr. : VUE
39. Frame for stretching cloth. : TENTER
41. Particle. : ION
42. Insect. : WASP
43. Uncompromising. : STERN
44. ___ Moines. : DES
45. Digs. : MINES
46. Worker with figures. : ADDER
48. Common prefix. : NON
49. Biblical hero of Israel. : GIDEON
51. Trembles. : TOTTERS
55. Things irrevocable. : WATEROVERTHEDAM
57. Copycat. : APER
58. ___ mind. : NEVER
59. Houston school. : RICE
60. Adlai and company. : DEMS
61. Obliterate. : ERASE
62. Get in a dither. : STEW
1. Roman emperor. : OTHO
2. Poker item. : PAIR
3. Albanian river. : ARTA
4. Romaine. : LETTUCE
5. Prevent. : AVERT
6. Exclamations of disgust. : BAHS
7. Ivy League man. : ELI
8. Petty tyrant. : LEGREE
9. Well-known first name in the theatre. : ETHEL
10. Gave testimony. : DEPONED
11. Novelist Gouzenko. : IGOR
12. Mrs. Haymes. : RITA
13. Letter. : ESS
18. Swimming place. : HOLE
19. Male social gathering. : SMOKER
23. Person with a special interest. : FANCIER
24. Maps. : PLATS
25. Metal bolt. : RIVET
26. Senseless. : INANE
27. French pronoun. : MOI
29. Stately court dance. : PAVAN
30. In employment. : INUSE
31. Expedients. : STEPS
33. Chilly sound effect. : BRR
34. Enclosure. : PEN
36. Senator from Ohio. : BENDER
37. Ring decisions. : KOS
40. Frontier merchants. : TRADERS
42. Actress Shelley. : WINTERS
44. Ike's occasional residence. : DENVER
45. Luna or browntail. : MOTH
47. Blackmore character. : DOONE
48. ___ Dame. : NOTRE
49. Stare in wonder. : GAPE
50. Particular. : ITEM
51. Very: Fr. : TRES
52. Do journalistic work. : EDIT
53. Track event. : RACE
54. Fish-eating duck. : SMEW
55. Piece of stuffing. : WAD
56. Little ___. : EVA

Answer summary: 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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