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New York Times, Monday, April 18, 1955

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,120
Across Down
1. Of greater importance. : HEAVIER
8. Island of a classic photo. : IWOJIMA
15. Condense. : ABRIDGE
16. Swimmer. : NATATOR
17. Dramatic suspense. : TENSION
18. Wool suiting fabric. : CHEVIOT
19. Clio's sister. : ERATO
20. Norse capital. : OSLO
22. Inquires. : ASKS
23. Eager to advance. : AMBITIOUS
26. Ready to advance. : ABLE
29. Country on the Caspian. : IRAN
30. Bike accessory. : PEDAL
34. Veteran sailor. : SEADOG
36. "Mad" scene in fiction. : TEAPARTY
38. Spring uprising. : SAP
39. Blond and simple, as furniture. : MODERNE
41. Tune. : AIR
42. Inspirits. : ANIMATES
44. A creditable hit. : TRIPLE
46. Cry for Absalom. : MYSON
47. Bullets and shells, for short. : AMMO
49. Snoods. : NETS
50. Spurned. : DISDAINED
53. "A charm from the sky seems to hallow us there." : HOME
56. Fowl. : HENS
57. Sad song. : DIRGE
61. Work of wind and wave. : EROSION
63. Native of Hispaniola. : HAITIAN
65. Went rosy red. : MANTLED
66. Yielded readily. : ACCEDED
67. Thespians. : PLAYERS
68. Storm birds. : PETRELS
1. Animosity. : HATE
2. Nominal ancestor of the Hebrews. : EBER
3. Buffalo of India. : ARNA
4. Scened. : VISTAED
5. A turn of speech. : IDIOM
6. Part of the psyche. : EGO
7. Outstanding French painter. : RENOIR
8. Tilter : INCLINER
9. Child's cowboy yell. : WAHOO
10. Native of: Suffix. : OTE
11. Water between Borneo and Sumatra. : JAVASEA
12. "___ later than you think." : ITIS
13. Dutch leader from Java. : MOOK
14. Sculpture and music. : ARTS
21. Churchill, for instance. : STATESMAN
24. Narrow-minded one. : BIGOT
25. Train accommodation. : UPPER
26. Province of NE India. : ASSAM
27. High-spirited: Slang. : BEANY
28. ___ lazuli, azure-blue. : LAPIS
31. Hang of cloth. : DRAPE
32. On a slant. : ATILT
33. Early musical instruments. : LYRES
35. Arab of a small state. : OMANI
37. Composer Dvorak : ANTON
40. Difficulties without solution. : DEADENDS
43. Maidenly trait. : MODESTY
45. Writer. : INDITER
48. Unlucky break. : MISHAP
51. Blacksmith. : SHOER
52. Pronouncement. : EDICT
53. Asiatic plant with tough fiber. : HEMP
54. Spoken. : ORAL
55. ___ Lisa. : MONA
58. Withstand successfully (with "out"). : RIDE
59. Irishman. : GAEL
60. Is final. : ENDS
62. Like: Suffix. : ILE
64. First-rate. : ACE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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