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New York Times, Friday, April 8, 1955

43-Across : Brilliant, atmospheric bodies.

Author:
Thomas Varner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,110
Across
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Radio-set volume control. : RHEOSTAT
9
Mr. Karloff. : BORIS
14
Portable heating unit. : OILSTOVE
15
Moon goddess. : SELENE
16
Accepts with pleasure. : WELCOMES
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Enjoyed oneself. : HADFUN
18
The king's topper. : ACE
19
Article of apparel. : TROUSERS
21
Downright. : STARK
24
Witch's concoction. : BREW
25
Shoes or clothes-holder. : TREE
26
Designs. : AIMS
27
Readiness of speech. : FLUENCY
29
Tip. : NEB
30
Came upon. : FOUND
31
Lohengrin's bride and others. : ELSAS
35
Simple Simon. : DULLARD
37
Priest's cap. : BIRETTA
39
Promote. : SPEED
40
Sparkle. : GLINT
42
Something to smoke: Slang. : CIG
43
Brilliant, atmospheric bodies. : METEORS
45
Type of molding. : CYMA
46
Roman consul. : CATO
49
Australian tennis star. : HOAD
50
Tokens. : FARES
51
Symbol of rigorous rule. : IRONHAND
53
Where Abilene is: Abbr. : KAN
54
King Arthur's nephew. : GAWAIN
55
Attempts to duplicate. : IMITATES
60
Stands fast. : ABIDES
61
Downward plunge. : NOSEDIVE
62
Second-___. : RATER
63
Spider's web. : GOSSAMER
Down
1
Squabble. : ROW
2
Speed. : HIE
3
Right-angled joint. : ELL
4
Eight for "On the Waterfront." : OSCARS
5
Gillyflower. : STOCK
6
Unabridged edition. : TOME
7
Street sign abbreviation. : AVE
8
Experimental drive. : TESTRUN
9
Gallant. : BEAU
10
Antiquated. : OLDSTYLE
11
Assign (with "to"). : REFER
12
Take effect. : INURE
13
Hearing, for instance. : SENSE
15
Exhibited. : SHOWN
20
Boblink. : REEDBIRD
21
Symbol of passing time. : SANDS
22
Transportation delay. : TIEUP
23
Leisurely pace. : AMBLE
24
Offensive weapon. : BLUDGEON
27
Supporting. : FOR
28
Diploma: Abbr. : CERT
30
Dwindle. : FADE
32
The "West Point" of France. : STCYR
33
Once upon ___. : ATIME
34
Long stories. : SAGAS
36
Cooling drink. : LEMONADE
38
Controlling party. : INS
41
Taking on cargo. : LOADING
44
Prepositions. : THANS
45
Where the Athabaska flows. : CANADA
46
Prop for George Burns. : CIGAR
47
Cab or coach, in the Near East. : ARABA
48
Namely. : TOWIT
50
Clotho and her sisters. : FATES
52
Yesterday: Fr. : HIER
53
Piece of confectionery. : KISS
56
Farm sound. : MOO
57
Man's nickname. : TIM
58
Miss Arden. : EVE
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A type of address: Abbr. : SER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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