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New York Times, Wednesday, March 9, 1955

Author: William S. Woods
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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Across Down
1. River edging the Pyrenees. : EBRO
5. Saint-Nazaire's river. : LOIRE
10. Leningrad's river. : NEVA
14. Spoils. : LOOT
15. Comic strip character. : ABNER
16. Bit of news. : ITEM
17. Golden river of the Forty-Niners. : SACRAMENTO
19. Self-acting: Comb. form. : AUTO
20. Tried. : ESSAYED
21. Slow tempos. : ADAGIOS
23. Biblical name. : NER
24. Girl's name. : FREDA
25. Show ___. : BOATS
28. ___ River of the North. : RED
29. Choleric. : IRATE
33. Pisa's river. : ARNO
34. River of Wales and England. : WYE
35. Port of Morocco. : AGADIR
36. Province in Sweden. : LAN
37. Come before. : PREDATE
39. A month, in France. : MAI
40. Tightly. : SNUGLY
42. Stream of Somerset and Devon. : EXE
43. Slush. : MIRE
44. Askew: Scot. : AGLEY
45. Branch of the Ouse river. : URE
46. Greek letters. : BETAS
47. Lights. : NEONS
49. What 1 Across runs into. : SEA
50. Tourists' constant companions. : CAMERAS
53. Opportunity. : OPENING
57. Friends in Paris. : AMIS
58. River into the Potomac. : SHENANDOAH
60. Old Norse poem. : RUNE
61. Island east of Bali. : TIMOR
62. Raison d'___. : ETRE
63. River in Ireland. : ERNE
64. Courage: Colloq. : SPUNK
65. TV singer. : RAYE
1. Other. : ELSE
2. Long scarfs. : BOAS
3. Huge mythical birds. : ROCS
4. Strait between Albania and Italy. : OTRANTO
5. Debussy work. : LAMER
6. Biblical name. : OBED
7. River of Engadine valley. : INN
8. Hold back. : RETARD
9. Eat away, as a river bank. : ERODE
10. River forming international line. : NIAGARA
11. Small hand case. : ETUI
12. Forbid. : VETO
13. Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
18. Certain votes. : AYES
22. Verona's river. : ADIGE
24. Tributaries. : FEEDERS
25. Light wood. : BALSA
26. Ape. : ORANG
27. Cancel. : ANNUL
28. "Comin' through the ___." : RYE
30. Concede. : ADMIT
31. Jeweler's work of art. : TIARA
32. Lake and port. : ERIES
34. Twisted. : WRY
35. Had a snack. : ATE
37. Diligent worker. : PLYER
38. Cleaver. : AXE
41. Rochester's river. : GENESEE
43. Ancient name for a winding river. : MEANDER
45. Take off cargo. : UNSHIP
46. Common verb. : BEEN
48. Kilns. : OASTS
49. Flash of light. : SPARK
50. Co-operative for parcel-senders. : CARE
51. Manchuria's boundary river. : AMUR
52. Where the headwaters of the Mississippi are: Abbr. : MINN
53. "___, you noblest English!"—King Henry V. : ONON
54. Trifle. : IOTA
55. Not a one. : NARY
56. Oriental butter. : GHEE
59. Australian bird. : EMU

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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