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New York Times, Friday, March 25, 1955

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
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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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