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New York Times, Monday, March 21, 1955

Author: Helen Smathers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 321 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Helen Smathers has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,092
Across Down
1. 20th century Elia. : KAZAN
6. One of the Ferrers. : JOSE
10. Blameless. : PURE
14. Part of the atmosphere. : OZONE
15. Power behind the Nautilus. : ATOM
16. Geraint's wife. : ENID
17. Useful kitchen devices. : TONGS
18. San Francisco site of coming GOP convention. : COWPALACE
20. Catch up. : OVERTAKE
22. Under Secretary of State. : HOOVER
23. Troublesome things. : ILLS
24. Senorita's name. : MARTA
25. Petite shepherdess. : BOPEEP
28. Encourages. : SUSTAINS
31. Pile up. : AMASS
32. Craze. : MANIA
33. Concomitant to order. : LAW
34. Title: Abbr. : BART
35. Forest. : WOODS
36. Underground works. : MINE
37. Exclamation. : AHA
38. "The ___ of Bleecker Street." : SAINT
39. Sioux Indian. : PONCA
40. 45th wedding anniversary symbol. : SAPPHIRE
42. Sign on thin ice. : DANGER
43. Azores port. : HORTA
44. Far-reaching. : VAST
45. More active. : SPRIER
47. Florida racing oval. : DOGTRACK
51. Took a winding course. : MEANDERED
53. Ghostly. : EERIE
54. Drying oven. : OAST
55. Polio vaccine deviser. : SALK
56. Australian star. : LANDY
57. Joy. : GLEE
58. African tree. : SHEA
59. Wild plums. : SLOES
1. Japanese harp. : KOTO
2. Arm of the Black Sea. : AZOV
3. Specified area. : ZONE
4. Most threatening. : ANGRIEST
5. Cuddles up. : NESTLES
6. Children's game. : JACKS
7. Oklahoma Indian. : OTOE
8. Farm animal. : SOW
9. Insistent repetition. : EMPHASIS
10. Spanish name for jai alai. : PELOTA
11. Futile. : UNAVAILING
12. Staple food. : RICE
13. Tributary of the Fulda. : EDER
19. Main artery. : AORTA
21. European high spot. : ALP
24. Senator from South Dakota. : MUNDT
25. Rum cakes. : BABAS
26. City on the Missouri. : OMAHA
27. Rewording of a thought. : PARAPHRASE
28. French river. : SAONE
29. John ___ Garner. : NANCE
30. Pledge sacredly. : SWEAR
32. Dancer Shearer. : MOIRA
35. Café employe. : WAITRESS
36. The "Island City." : MONTREAL
38. Prepare, as cole slaw. : SHRED
39. Artist's media. : PASTELS
41. Grosse ___, Detroit suburb. : POINTE
42. Familiar figure at U. N. : DAG
44. Distilled liquor. : VODKA
45. City problem. : SMOG
46. Chime. : PEAL
47. Mark for omission: Print. : DELE
48. Cartoonist Peter. : ARNO
49. Suffix denoting killing. : CIDE
50. Part of the Florida coastline. : KEYS
52. Cheer. : RAH

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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