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Thomas Meekin
Thomas Meekin

New York Times, Friday, March 25, 1955

52-Across : Fur-bearing rodent.

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Thomas Meekin has 202 known pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,096
Across
1
Bridge. : CARDS
6
Press on. : HASTEN
12
Quarrel. : FALLOUT
14
Tennyson heroine. : ELAINE
15
Camera attachment. : ADAPTER
16
Miss Young, Emmy winner. : LORETTA
18
Brevet: Abbr. : BVT
19
Method of serving chicken. : ALAKING
21
Japanese girdle. : OBI
22
Ceremonies. : RITES
24
Utility conveyer. : PIPE
25
Wine vessels. : AMAS
26
See 1 Across. : ACES
27
European capital. : OSLO
28
Bicycling mishap. : SPILL
29
Observatory at Chicago U. : YERKES
31
Locomotion for Junior. : TRICYCLE
33
Rolled iron rod. : IBAR
35
Anastasia's father. : TSAR
36
Cried out. : CLAMORED
40
A body of soldiers. : TROOPS
44
Wore. : HADON
45
Bounders. : CADS
47
Where Valley of the Goblins is. : UTAH
48
Dwellers in 47 Across. : UTES
49
Game fish. : CERO
50
Up and about. : ASTIR
51
Coin of Israel. : MIL
52
Fur-bearing rodent. : MUSKRAT
54
Pyrite. : ORE
55
Happy-looking folk. : SMILERS
57
Chapfallen. : ASHAMED
59
Maroon. : ENISLE
60
Gimcracks. : DOODADS
61
Track events. : RELAYS
62
Actor Welles. : ORSON
Down
1
Reindeer-on-roof sound. : CLATTER
2
Jungfrau, for one. : ALP
3
Rosters. : ROTAS
4
Illegal fight. : DUEL
5
Boot ___. : STRAPS
6
'Copter landing field. : HELIPORT
7
Only. : ALONE
8
Famous puppeteer. : SARG
9
Draw. : TIE
10
Relating to insects. : ENTOMIC
11
Tennis shot that falls short. : NETBALL
12
Actress Nanette. : FABRAY
13
Counsel. : ADVICE
17
Sometime bridal path. : AISLE
20
Garment. : KILT
23
About 40,000 Northerners. : ESKIMOS
25
Incombustible. : APYROUS
27
Glacial ridges. : OSAR
28
Blemish. : SCAR
30
Poetic black. : EBON
32
Adherents of: Suffix. : ISTS
34
Niches. : RECESSES
36
Close friends. : CHUMS
37
County in Oklahoma. : LATIMER
38
Heroine of an old song. : ADELINE
39
Giant shortstop. : DARK
41
Overstuffed footstool. : OTTOMAN
42
Coupled. : PAIRED
43
Strips. : SHREDS
46
El ___. : DORADO
49
Marcelled. : CURLY
50
Mountain in Greece. : ATHOS
52
Enchanted ___, New Mexico. : MESA
53
Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
56
Mae West role. : LIL
58
Bustling confusion. : ADO

Answer summary:
1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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