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New York Times, Saturday, March 26, 1955

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,097
Across Down
1. Truth. : FACT
5. W. F. Cody's prey. : BISON
10. Pound down. : TAMP
14. Century plant. : ALOE
15. Degrade. : ABASE
16. Kitchen staple. : OLEO
17. Harbingers. : STRAWSINTHEWIND
20. Nocturnal serenaders. : TOMCATS
21. Swiss theologian, opposed to Calvin. : ERASTUS
22. Go quickly. : HIE
23. Accustom. : INURE
24. Be displeasing to. : REPEL
27. Conjunction. : AND
28. Take by force. : WREST
32. Desserts. : ICES
33. Branch of the Dept. of Justice. : FBI
34. Famous name in baseball. : SISLER
35. Where Vero Beach is: Abbr. : FLA
36. Illicit: Slang. : BOOTLEG
38. Compete. : VIE
39. More exaggerated: Colloq. : TALLER
41. Charged atom. : ION
42. German university city. : JENA
43. Move quietly. : STEAL
44. Schoolroom equipment. : MAP
45. Describing certain skirts. : GORED
46. Lonesome George. : GOBEL
48. African animal. : GNU
49. Partners in marriage. : SPOUSES
52. Fliers. : SOARERS
56. Have a high old time. : PAINTTHETOWNRED
58. Make eyes at. : OGLE
59. A little before the hour. : TENOF
60. Blood condition: Suffix. : EMIA
61. Hardy heroine. : TESS
62. Old Norse writings. : EDDAS
63. Doughboy. : YANK
1. Devoted. : FAST
2. Voice range. : ALTO
3. Crocus bulb. : CORM
4. Pursues Miss Dove's profession. : TEACHES
5. Sew. : BASTE
6. Sacred bird. : IBIS
7. ___ Jose, Costa Rica. : SAN
8. North Sea port. : OSTEND
9. Asian political leader. : NEHRU
10. Friends of Fido and Rover. : TOWSERS
11. Came down. : ALIT
12. Hotel item. : MENU
13. Seed cases. : PODS
18. Lament. : WAIL
19. Beetlelike insect. : EARWIG
23. Earliest. : INITIAL
24. Cracks. : RIFTS
25. Acclaim. : ECLAT
26. Preacher and writer. : PEALE
27. Finnish port. : ABO
29. Young eel. : ELVER
30. Rouen's river. : SEINE
31. Tire part. : TREAD
33. Preposition. : FOR
34. Elder: Abbr. : SEN
36. Go to waste. : BELOST
37. Shear off. : LOP
40. Coral island ponds: Var. : LAGUNES
42. Trip. : JOURNEY
44. Walled city in Iran. : MESHED
45. Chew at. : GNAW
47. Actress Davis. : BETTE
48. Very silly ones: Slang. : GOOFS
49. Recognize. : SPOT
50. Popular songstress. : PAGE
51. Certain pictures. : OILS
52. Portico. : STOA
53. Girl's name. : ERMA
54. Check. : REIN
55. Gov. Foss' state: Abbr. : SDAK
57. Object. : END

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later.

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