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New York Times, Monday, April 4, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { F H J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,106
Across
1. Sharply sarcastic. : CAUSTIC
8. Large, raucous parrot. : MACAW
13. Illegal type of court. : KANGAROO
14. Related on the mother's side. : ENATIC
16. Fabulous gold mine. : ELDORADO
17. Novel, movie, song. : RAMONA
18. Chief, in India. : MIR
19. Indigo plants. : ANILS
21. Oft-disputed Baltic district. : MEMEL
22. Maple genus. : ACER
24. Unwilling schoolboy. : SNAIL
26. Symbol of spring season. : LILY
27. Comes in second. : LOSES
29. Prohibit. : ESTOP
31. Verve. : ZIP
32. Crew. : MEN
34. A light touch. : AIRINESS
36. Beethoven piano masterwork. : EMPERORCONCERTO
40. The lad for Saturday night. : BESTBEAU
41. One ___ time. : ATA
42. Pray: Latin. : ORA
43. Piece of bread. : SLICE
45. Glasses: Colloq. : SPECS
49. Selma Lagerlof hero. : NILS
51. Items for clearance. : SLUMS
53. Bird. : SORA
54. Under one's charge. : INTOW
56. Sniff. : SMELL
58. ___ C. (Commander in Chief). : CIN
59. Woman adviser. : EGERIA
61. Most slapstick in style. : BROADEST
63. Affirmative answer. : SURELY
64. Sublime conceit. : EGOMANIA
65. Brontë fictional family. : EYRES
66. Does a job on a ms. : REPAGES
Down
1. Stylish garb in "School Days." : CALICO
2. Guitarist Segovia. : ANDRES
3. Italian Hugo. : UGO
4. Poetess Teasdale. : SARA
5. Across: Prefix. : TRANS
6. First aid standby. : IODINE
7. Perfectly composed. : COOLASACUCUMBER
8. Sea: Fr. : MER
9. State of French Indochina: Var. : ANAM
10. Beast of the East. : CAMEL
11. Sprayer. : ATOMIZER
12. Bon vivant's menu. : WINELIST
13. Founder of modern Turkey. : KEMAL
15. The charm of Trinidad. : CALYPSO
20. A locality: Phil. Isls. : SITIO
23. Reconvened. : REMET
25. Blackmore's Doone. : LORNA
28. Tito's men. : SERBS
30. Early Britons. : PICTS
33. Seasonal music. : NOELS
35. Certain tides. : NEAPS
36. Decorative woods. : EBONIES
37. Beaten egg white. : MERINGUE
38. Ancient stringed instrument. : PSALTERY
39. Steel running westward. : RAILS
44. Come forth. : EMERGE
46. Geological epoch. : EOCENE
47. Turning point. : CRISIS
48. Seasonal visitor. : SANTA
50. Angrier: Colloq. : SORER
52. Sailing boat. : SLOOP
55. Sly trick. : WILE
57. User of a prayer wheel. : LAMA
60. Affirmatives. : AYS
62. Trygve's successor. : DAG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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