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New York Times, Friday, April 22, 1955

Author: Helen Barnard
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q U X Y }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,124
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1. Throw things at. : PELT
5. Yellow color. : MAIZE
10. Military equipment. : ARMS
14. Melville novel. : OMOO
15. Pungent. : ACRID
16. Unbolted grain. : MEAL
17. Required reading for brokers. : TICKERTAPE
19. Prepare pastry. : BAKE
20. One, followed by twelve zeros. : TRILLION
21. Used invective. : RAILED
23. State. : AVER
24. Typewriter type. : ELITE
25. Chaser of rabbits. : BASSET
28. A house and its land. : PREMISES
31. Cash register abbreviation. : AMT
32. Step. : STAIR
34. ___ voce. : SOTTO
35. Material for an evening gown. : SILK
37. City on the Rhone. : ARLES
39. Okinawa's capital. : NAHA
40. Encore! : AGAIN
42. Shrub used in making dyes. : ALDER
44. Land: Abbr. : TER
45. Section of Scotland. : LOWLANDS
47. Certain horses. : PACERS
49. Part played by Olivier. : ROMEO
50. Sea, arm of the Arctic Ocean. : KARA
51. Metal pin. : SKEWER
53. Fondled. : CARESSED
57. Mrs. Leonowens. : ANNA
58. Port of Chile. : VALPARAISO
60. Ancient Briton. : PICT
61. Modern poet. : ELIOT
62. Shoemaker's block. : LAST
63. Printing term. : STET
64. Grip on a ship's steering wheel. : SPOKE
65. Pintail duck. : SMEE
1. Size of writing paper, 12½x15. : POTT
2. Prince of Araby. : EMIR
3. Places. : LOCI
4. Gertrude Stein's friend, Alice B. ___. : TOKLAS
5. Heroine of a Herbert operetta. : MARIETTA
6. Power. : ACTOR
7. Member of the Arab League. : IRAN
8. Sharp, hissing sound. : ZIP
9. Predecessor of Florence Chadwick. : EDERLE
10. Caesar's downfall. : AMBITION
11. Property. : REALESTATE
12. Fashion. : MAKE
13. Pung. : SLED
18. The little people. : ELVES
22. Aspirations. : AIMS
24. Slipped. : ERRED
25. ___ metabolism. : BASAL
26. Friend. : AMIGO
27. Site of a power project. : STLAWRENCE
28. Placebos. : PILLS
29. The empyrean. : ETHER
30. Wings upward. : SOARS
33. Tilled land, in the Southwest. : ARADO
36. Electrical measure. : KILOWATT
38. Muster out. : SEPARATE
41. Important person. : NAME
43. Less frequent. : RARER
46. Gives courage to. : NERVES
48. Great cellist. : CASALS
50. Pillow stuffing from silk-cotton tree. : KAPOK
51. Undermines. : SAPS
52. Make a sweater. : KNIT
53. Muse of history. : CLIO
54. Where 57 Across taught. : SIAM
55. To be: Latin. : ESSE
56. Love foolishly. : DOTE
59. Mont Cenis. : ALP

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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