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New York Times, Saturday, April 16, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,118
Across
1. A center of population. : TOWN
5. Radio artists' union. : AFRA
9. Sure-footed beasts. : ASSES
14. Reverberate. : ECHO
15. Spike. : NAIL
16. Biblical name for part of Arabia. : SHEBA
17. On tiptoe. : ATIP
18. Business machine. : DUPLICATOR
20. Building material. : METAL
22. Subway ordinance. : NOSMOKING
23. Cubic meters. : STERES
25. A rush, as of words. : SPATE
26. Three-hand card game. : SKAT
27. Caps. : TAMS
28. Group. : MOB
31. Energized. : ACTIVATED
34. Hub. : NAVE
35. Fresh-water fish. : MOONEYE
36. Concert-goer who wants more. : ENCORER
39. Period of exquisite chinaware. : MING
40. Installing new chair rows. : RESEATING
42. Comedian Olsen. : OLE
43. Edible tuberous roots. : YAMS
45. Type of horse. : ROAN
46. Sound reasoning. : LOGIC
47. Best qualified. : ABLEST
50. "Yes, we have ___." : NOBANANAS
54. Eminent Mogul emperor. : AKBAR
55. Decorative window curtains. : OVERDRAPES
57. Badly. : ILLY
58. Army man. : SARGE
59. The Big Top. : TENT
60. Pistachios. : NUTS
61. Author Davis. : ELMER
62. Circular current. : EDDY
63. Adventure. : GEST
Down
1. Giants, Yanks, the Flock. : TEAMS
2. Double quartet. : OCTET
3. Section of Queens Borough, N. Y. C. : WHITESTONE
4. Traffic injuction. : NOPARKING
5. Conjunction. : AND
6. Deity of fields and herds. : FAUN
7. Quick return thrust. : RIPOSTE
8. Flush at poker. : ALLSPADES
9. Neckpieces. : ASCOTS
10. Manual greeting. : SHAKE
11. Bristle: Comb. form. : SETI
12. Poetic hue. : EBON
13. Noted marionette maker. : SARG
19. Moslem priest. : IMAM
21. Shore liberty. : LEAVE
24. Legal writ. : STAY
28. A color. : MARINEBLUE
29. Kiln. : OVEN
30. Arctic phenomenon. : BERG
31. Short for shot and shell. : AMMO
32. Water heater part. : COIL
33. Close. : TERMINATE
34. Librarian's request. : NOTALKING
37. River in Italy. : NERA
38. Spanish mahogany. : CAOBA
41. Broke loose. : ESCAPED
43. More distant. : YONDER
44. Media for bacterial cultures. : AGAR
46. Considerable. : LARGE
48. Preserves in brine. : SALTS
49. Rendezvous. : TRYST
50. Nuzzle. : NOSE
51. Stadium of a certain shape. : OVAL
52. Shoulder of a paved road. : BERM
53. Elate with swing music: Slang. : SEND
56. Piggery. : STY

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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