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New York Times, Thursday, March 24, 1955

Author:
Samuel K. Fliegner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
Samuel K. Fliegner has 36 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,095
Across
1. Drawing room. : SALON
6. Educable insect. : FLEA
10. ___ Marian in "Robin Hood." : MAID
14. Official decree. : UKASE
15. Lampreys. : EELS
16. Impel. : URGE
17. Remove soap. : RINSE
18. Fall-out hazard. : RADIATION
20. Objective. : END
21. Nightfall. : DARK
23. Cheerless. : DREARY
24. Away from the wind. : ALEE
25. Be moved to sympathy. : FEEL
26. Sen. Morse's GOP status. : DISSENTER
30. Parachute material. : NYLON
34. Engrave. : INCISE
35. Source of obsidian. : LAVA
37. Consumed. : ATE
38. Zorina of the stage. : VERA
39. Present objections. : ARGUE
41. Snack. : BITE
42. Gibbon. : APE
43. On the deep. : ASEA
44. Tended. : LEANED
46. Power. : STEAM
48. Dulles and aides. : TRAVELERS
50. Bird sounds. : CAWS
52. Become lively (with "up"). : PERK
53. Relative of the guinea pig. : AGOUTI
56. Small monkey. : TITI
57. Border. : HEM
60. Congressional group. : COMMITTEE
62. French school. : ECOLE
64. Hudson Bay Indian. : CREE
65. Soapstone. : TALC
66. Current dance. : SAMBA
67. Where Shiloh is: Abbr. : TENN
68. December time. : YULE
69. Surface of a stair. : TREAD
Down
1. Unfailing. : SURE
2. Consanguineous. : AKIN
3. Catch. : LAND
4. W. W. II agency. : OSS
5. Narrow, pointed rocks. : NEEDLES
6. A kind of weasel. : FERRET
7. Security defection. : LEAK
8. Antiquity. : ELD
9. Sotto voce remark. : ASIDE
10. Without a word. : MUTELY
11. Opera recording. : ARIA
12. Operatic prince. : IGOR
13. Gainsay. : DENY
19. Hippodrome. : ARENA
22. Lavinia's husband. : AENEAS
24. ___ Minor. : ASIA
25. Wife: German. : FRAU
26. Opera stars. : DIVAS
27. Unsuitable. : INEPT
28. Mass of loose pebbles. : SCREE
29. British composer. : ELGAR
31. Popular singer. : LAINE
32. Mink's relative. : OTTER
33. Requirements. : NEEDS
36. Symbol of smoothness. : VELVET
40. Soaks, as flax. : RETS
41. Baseball term. : BALK
43. Violin. : AMATI
45. Most uncanny. : EERIEST
47. Sharp insight. : ACUMEN
49. Each. : APIECE
51. Expert at repartee. : WITTY
53. Banking abbreviation. : ACCT
54. Kefauver's colleague. : GORE
55. Augury. : OMEN
56. Announce. : TELL
57. Restful place. : HOME
58. Island in the Tyrrhenian Sea. : ELBA
59. Lake formed by Hoover Dam. : MEAD
61. Greek letter. : TAU
63. Pullman. : CAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later.

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