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New York Times, Thursday, March 3, 1955

Author:
Ralph Anderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,074
Across
1. Exploits. : FEATS
6. Mr. Dithers, for instance. : BOSS
10. Kiln. : OAST
14. Emblem of New Hampshire. : LILAC
15. Vault. : LEAP
16. Isinglass. : MICA
17. Home strategist. : ARMCHAIRGENERAL
20. TV offering. : WESTERN
21. Altar boy. : ACOLYTE
22. First word of "Home, Sweet Home." : MID
23. ___ qua non. : SINE
24. Impetuous people. : HOTHEADS
29. Grant and Harrison. : ACTORS
33. Slip. : ERROR
34. Baldwin or Jonathan. : APPLE
36. "Sketch Book" character. : RIP
37. What Rome wasn't buillt in. : ADAY
38. Castor and Pollux. : STARS
39. Hard ornamental stone. : JADE
40. ___ Sea. : RED
41. Glove material. : SUEDE
42. Ballroom dance. : CONGA
43. Quivering motion. : TREMOR
45. "Not As a ___." : STRANGER
47. Greek god. : ARES
49. Aurora. : EOS
50. Repeating. : ITERANT
53. Girl's name. : NATALIA
58. Unwelcome touring companions. : BACKSEATDRIVERS
60. Concerning. : INRE
61. Pintail duck. : SMEE
62. Floor coverings: Brit. colloq. : LINOS
63. Distasteful. : SOUR
64. Yard. : SPAR
65. Outcome. : EVENT
Down
1. Crack. : FLAW
2. Where William H. Taft, 3rd, is Ambassador. : EIRE
3. Charitable gift. : ALMS
4. Savoir-faire. : TACT
5. Crafty one. : SCHEMER
6. Beginning of many a romance. : BLINDDATE
7. Poet's contraction. : OER
8. Stories. : SAGAS
9. Certain policemen. : SPECIALS
10. Menu item. : OMELET
11. Light-hearted. : AIRY
12. Shoo! : SCAT
13. Falsehood. : TALE
18. Albanese specialty. : ARIA
19. Present occasion. : NONCE
24. Vital part. : HEART
25. Condition. : ORDER
26. Clientele. : TRADE
27. Hog caller's word. : HOY
28. World War I planes. : SPADS
30. Zoo attraction. : ORANG
31. Range of hills. : RIDGE
32. Fishing implement. : SPEAR
35. Son of James II of England. : PRETENDER
38. Reliability. : SURENESS
39. Man's name. : JON
41. Rails. : SORAS
42. Former kingdom of Spain. : CASTILE
44. License plate. : MARKER
46. Bellow. : ROAR
48. Character. : STAMP
50. Wood ___. : IBIS
51. Pueblo Indian. : TANO
52. Color. : ECRU
54. Tel ___. : AVIV
55. Nonaspirate, as a consonant. : LENE
56. Household appliance. : IRON
57. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
59. Hyson or gunpowder. : TEA

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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