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New York Times, Wednesday, March 2, 1955

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,073
Across Down
1. Branch of a labor union. : LOCAL
6. Catch-all. : RAGBAG
12. Iroquoian Indians. : SENECAS
14. Operates a plane. : AVIATES
16. Capital of Society Islands. : PAPEETE
17. Star of "Young at Heart." : SINATRA
18. Girl's name. : ADA
19. Oxeye daisies. : SHASTAS
21. Title for Frances E. Willis: Abbr. : AMB
22. Gratuities. : TIPS
24. Mrs. John McCloy. : ELLEN
25. ___ tone. : DIAL
26. Champion golfer. : SNEAD
28. Global marking: Abbr. : MER
29. English divine and poet. : DONNE
30. Afflicted. : GRIEVED
32. Bags. : PURSES
33. Reclined. : LAIN
34. ___ colony. : FILM
35. Famous name in 34 Across. : TYRONE
38. Stylish coats. : RAGLANS
41. Brings up. : REARS
42. Fathers. : PAS
43. Crisp cookies. : SNAPS
45. Trees. : ELMS
46. Small coins. : PENCE
48. Submit for approval (with "out"). : TROT
49. Vestment. : ALB
50. Illustrator of early American scenes. : NUTTING
52. Be sorry for. : RUE
53. Cultivated land. : TILLAGE
55. Breathing pores in plants. : STOMATA
57. Contemptuous one. : SNEERER
58. Had a rendezvous. : TRYSTED
59. Receives. : GREETS
60. Anything that facilitates. : EASER
1. Principal. : LEADING
2. In black and white. : ONPAPER
3. Letter. : CEE
4. Tennis points. : ACES
5. Machine. : LATHE
6. Pattern of parallel lines, in TV. : RASTER
7. Of the birds. : AVIAN
8. Wins a certain card game. : GINS
9. Farmyard sound. : BAA
10. Accomplishes. : ATTAINS
11. Pertinent. : GERMANE
12. Squabbles. : SPATS
13. Alaskan fur hunters. : SEALMEN
15. Fur coats. : SABLES
20. Pung. : SLED
23. Ralph Rackstraw and others. : SAILORS
25. Inactive. : DORMANT
27. Former St. Louis baseball stars. : DEANS
29. Blunts. : DULLS
31. Compete. : VIE
32. Oblong casting of iron. : PIG
34. Falangist. : FASCIST
35. Considers. : TREATS
36. Cheering. : YELLING
37. Rose. : RAMBLER
38. Talk wildly. : RANT
39. Relate. : NARRATE
40. Whale. : SPOUTER
42. Metropolitan star. : PETERS
44. Place. : STEAD
46. Sound of the Pacific coast. : PUGET
47. Between: Fr. : ENTRE
50. Nostril. : NARE
51. Spanish painter. : GOYA
54. Utah Governor. : LEE
56. Library treasures: Abbr. : MSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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