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New York Times, Tuesday, April 26, 1955

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 41, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,128
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1. Tune. : STRAIN
7. Steep rock. : CLIFF
12. Struggle clumsily. : FLOUNDER
14. Salutations. : HELLOS
16. Separate into thin sheets. : LAMINATE
17. Affront. : INSULT
18. 14th C. Grand Duke of Moscow. : IVANI
19. Unites closely. : WELDS
21. "O Sole ___." : MIO
22. Capture by stratagem. : NET
23. Not good; not bad. : SOSO
24. Government agent. : TMAN
25. Sailors' tipple. : GROG
27. Regatta entries. : CREWS
29. Plexus of nerve fibers. : RETE
30. Run ___. : AMOK
32. Certain books and plays. : SATIRES
34. Relish. : SAVOR
36. Namesakes of a "Twelfth Night" character. : TOBYS
37. Ductless organs. : SPLEENS
39. High note in the "Star-Spangled Banner." : FREE
40. G. O. P. chairman. : HALL
41. Capital of a Balkan state. : SOFIA
43. Type of raucous singing. : SCAT
47. Perennial plant. : IRIS
48. Filmy piece. : WISP
49. Common verb. : ARE
50. Swampy land. : FEN
51. Hair-do. : BANGS
53. Maiden who saved the Flying Dutchman. : SENTA
55. Dire. : TRAGIC
57. Peddler. : HUCKSTER
59. Taciturn. : SILENT
60. Betrayers. : TRAITORS
61. Hallow. : BLESS
62. Broad domain: Poet. : EMPERY
1. Utter drivel. : SLAVER
2. Salad ingredient. : TOMATO
3. Building decayed through age. : RUIN
4. Years: Latin. : ANNI
5. Historic mount in Asian Minor. : IDA
6. TV stations. : NETWORK
7. Reproved. : CHID
8. Camera part. : LENS
9. They: Fr. : ILS
10. Empty compliments. : FLUMMERY
11. Numbers, as the pages of a book. : FOLIATES
12. Spirited dance of Scotland. : FLING
13. Diamond captain. : REESE
15. Cobbles. : STONES
20. Bovine calls. : LOWS
23. Despises. : SCORNS
24. Primitive groups. : TRIBES
26. Courtroom silencers. : GAVELS
28. Petty tyrant. : SATRAP
31. Man's nickname. : MOE
33. Digit. : TOE
34. Cut of pork. : SPARERIB
35. Considering everything. : ALLINALL
37. Gridiron maneuvers. : SHIFTS
38. Seeded. : SOWN
39. Narrow opening. : FISSURE
42. Pugnacious spirit. : FIGHT
44. Well-known stage name. : CANTOR
45. Main road. : ARTERY
46. Rents. : TEARS
51. Storage boxes. : BINS
52. Vaudeville turns. : ACTS
53. Jump lightly. : SKIP
54. Italian Renaissance name. : ESTE
56. Direction to a horse. : GEE
58. Piece of machinery. : CAM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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