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New York Times, Monday, April 25, 1955

Author: Albert Blum
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.57, Missing: { F J Q U Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Albert V. Blum has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,127
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1. About the time of Marco Polo's birth. : MCCL
5. Mrs. Coolidge. : GRACE
10. A plug of tobacco. : CHAW
14. Dies ___, Judgment Day. : IRAE
15. Slacken. : RELAX
16. O'Neill's daughter. : OONA
17. Gave. : LENT
18. "The Saint of Bleecker Street." : OPERA
19. German novelist. : MANN
20. Casual remark. : LETMESEE
22. Dowager's pet. : LAPDOG
24. Formerly: Arch. : ERST
25. Article. : THE
26. Ready for production. : STAGE
29. Pronoun. : ITS
32. Foot movement in modern dance. : STOMP
36. Large southern constellation. : ARGO
37. Excavation. : STOPE
39. Of a time. : ERAL
40. Neckpiece. : BOA
41. Boy Scout outings. : HIKES
42. State: Abbr. : ALA
43. Building sites. : LOTS
45. Incident. : EVENT
46. General of World War II. : CLAY
47. Fencing swords. : EPEES
49. Stenographer's abbreviation. : ENC
50. Weighs heavily (with "on"). : PREYS
51. Interlaken's river. : AAR
53. "Wedding March" bride. : ELSA
55. Takes hands off. : LETSGO
58. Rookies. : TRAINEES
62. Marge. : OLEO
63. A second time. : AGAIN
65. Miss Smith. : KATE
66. Hunting dog. : ALAN
67. Dinner course. : SALAD
68. Ancient Italian house. : ESTE
69. Gather in force. : MASS
70. Very small. : TEENY
71. Term of affection. : DEAR
1. Industrial plant. : MILL
2. Indian. : CREE
3. Beveled edge. : CANT
4. First words of a popular song. : LETMEGO
5. 144. : GROSS
6. Characterized by duplication. : REPETITIVE
7. Nautical term. : ALEE
8. Beach wagon. : CAR
9. Fill with joy. : EXALT
10. Be in rivalry. : COMPETE
11. Tennis star. : HOAD
12. Part of A. D. : ANNO
13. Common name in China. : WANG
21. Before. : ERE
23. Exclamations. : AHS
26. Fur coat. : SABLE
27. Company. : TROOP
28. Chalcedony. : AGATE
30. Carfare. : TOKEN
31. Characteristic of a style of penmanship. : SPENCERIAN
33. Fanon. : ORALE
34. Indonesian language. : MALAY
35. Double ___. : PLAYS
37. Pronoun. : SHE
38. Common suffix. : EST
44. Winter, spring, etc. : SEASONS
46. Started the car, in 1900. : CRANKED
48. Droop. : SAG
50. Greek letter. : PSI
52. Pièce de résistance : ROAST
54. Runner. : LANDY
55. Clay and sand. : LOAM
56. Poetess Wilcox. : ELLA
57. Social functions. : TEAS
58. Fiction. : TALE
59. Readiness. : EASE
60. Relative of Hetty. : ETTA
61. Clairvoyant. : SEER
64. Go: Scot. : GAE

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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