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New York Times, Wednesday, April 6, 1955

Author: Diana Sessions
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,108
Across Down
1. Formosa's capital: Var. : TAIPEH
7. Pieces of leather. : STRAPS
13. Malenkov's successor. : BULGANIN
15. Island in the headlines. : QUEMOY
16. Section of a film. : EXPOSURE
17. Describing some bookbinding. : UNSEWN
18. Move with speed. : TEAR
19. Spanish lariats. : REATAS
21. Sure: Dialect. : SHO
22. Aide-de-camp: Abbr. : ADC
23. Describing certain coats. : BELTED
24. Poetic name for a goddess. : DIAN
25. Gov. Williams' nickname. : SOAPY
27. Adjective suffix. : ILE
28. Plunder. : BOOTY
29. Satire. : IRONY
31. Indian dwelling. : WIGWAM
32. French general of World War II. : KOENIG
34. Former child star. : COOGAN
35. Package. : PARCEL
36. Author of an epic. : DANTE
37. Scottish writer (1798–1874). : INNES
38. Pole on a golf course. : PIN
39. Where Pocatello is. : IDAHO
43. Moslem officials. : AGAS
44. Simple. : RUSTIC
46. Chemist's workroom. : LAB
47. Singer Cole. : NAT
48. Seven stars in Ursa Major. : DIPPER
49. Impel. : MOVE
50. Girls named after the peace goddess. : IRENES
52. Obliterations. : ERASURES
54. Comfort. : SOLACE
55. Refrain from interfering with. : LETALONE
56. Dealer in trinkets. : TOYMAN
57. Abhor. : DETEST
1. Black tie. : TUXEDO
2. Glossy black cloth. : ALPACA
3. Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
4. Dads. : PAS
5. Come into use. : ENURE
6. Mercenary. : HIRELING
7. Small group. : SQUAD
8. Large casks. : TUNS
9. Legal point. : RES
10. Site of a Midwestern college. : AMESIOWA
11. Father of Pocahontas. : POWHATAN
12. What "glad" is to "joyful." : SYNONYM
13. Greek letters. : BETAS
14. Tidily. : NEATLY
20. Precise point. : TEE
23. Former Governor of South Carolina. : BYRNES
24. Obstinately determined. : DOGGED
26. Single things. : PIECES
28. Relating to life. : BIOTIC
30. Garage item. : OIL
31. Triumphed. : WON
32. Inhabitant of Australia. : KANGAROO
33. Elaborately. : ORNATELY
34. Loped. : CANTERED
35. Master of the "88." : PIANIST
36. Clear away. : DISPEL
38. Young seal. : PUP
40. Legendary king of Babylonia. : ALOROS
41. "You ___ changed a bit." : HAVENT
42. Fleshy. : OBESE
44. Ascended. : RISEN
45. Incensed. : IRATE
48. Ten: Comb. form. : DECA
49. Pack animal. : MULE
51. Manufacturers' group. : NAM
53. Posed. : SAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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