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New York Times, Tuesday, April 19, 1955

Author: Marian Moeser
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,121
Across Down
1. Smooths down. : SLICKS
7. Gallic friend. : AMI
10. Holder for peas. : POD
13. Water coloring. : PATINA
14. Contemporary of Thackeray. : TROLLOPE
16. Home of Henry VIII's Catherine. : ARAGON
17. Plays up to. : ADULATES
18. Gourds. : CALABASHES
20. Equine. : MARE
21. Sons of the prophet. : EMIRS
22. Berry measure. : PINT
23. "Firebird" composer's first name. : IGOR
24. Spanish estuaries. : RIAS
25. Short surplice : COTTA
26. Fit snugly. : NEST
27. Tokyo small change. : SEN
28. God of pranks. : LOKI
29. Follows along. : CHASES
31. Movie, in France. : CINE
32. A kind of trout. : CHAR
33. Dismays. : APPALS
36. Weeders. : HOES
37. Music, so-called. : BOP
40. Reclined. : LAIN
41. Stupendous works. : EPICS
43. Silent star. : BARA
44. Italian river. : ARNO
45. Verne character. : NEMO
46. Desert lizards. : GILAS
47. Fire, as glazed stoneware. : BAKE
48. Souls of kindness. : SAMARITANS
50. Gap. : APERTURE
52. Retaliate for. : AVENGE
53. The place for K. P.'s. : MESSHALL
54. Modern jazz figure. : MERCER
55. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
56. Wheeled conveyances : ELS
57. Compute worth. : ASSESS
1. Typewriter parts. : SPACERS
2. City WNW of Cheyenne. : LARAMIE
3. One of the Rivieras. : ITALIAN
4. Traditional handouts. : CIGARS
5. Dashboard fixtures. : KNOBS
6. Capital of Yemen. : SANA
7. With feeling. : ARDENT
8. Dali specialties. : MOUSTACHES
9. Poorly. : ILL
10. Cooked mixtures. : POTAGES
11. Diligent. : OPEROSE
12. Leaves in the lurch. : DESERTS
14. Destination of the Bounty. : TAHITI
15. Composed of thin sheets. : LAMINAR
19. Held forth. : SPOKE
25. By mutual consent, in law. : CONSENSUAL
28. Mr. Peepers' aunt. : LIL
30. Undergoes. : HAS
31. Campers on an outing. : CANOERS
32. Good winter drink. : COCOA
33. It means "good land." : ALABAMA
34. Bridge railing. : PARAPET
35. Adjective for a carnation. : PINKEST
36. Heaven: German. : HIMMEL
37. Make up for. : BALANCE
38. Punch ingredients. : ORANGES
39. Pigskin hurlers. : PASSERS
42. Certain costume jewelry. : PEARLS
43. Non-barking dogs. : BITERS
46. Donates. : GIVES
49. Figure in Hinduism. : RAMA
51. ___ dansant. : THE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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