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New York Times, Tuesday, May 10, 1955

Author: Marian Moeser
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,142
Across Down
1. Louisiana fruits. : PAPAWS
7. Letter in Hellas. : PSI
10. Factor in "Antony and Cleopatra." : ASP
13. Becky's friend. : AMELIA
14. Worsted twill, used for academic gowns. : PRUNELLA
16. Marred the quality of. : SPOILT
17. Creator of Gargantua. : RABELAIS
18. Sunday paper feature. : SUPPLEMENT
20. Part of the electrician's argot. : AMPS
21. Mr. Allen's former hangout. : ALLEY
22. See: Latin. : ECCE
23. Small shark. : TOPE
24. Turned to the right. : GEED
25. Pilot. : FLIER
26. River into the Fulda. : EDER
27. Type of curve. : ESS
28. Wrestlers' backgrounds. : MATS
29. Artillerymen. : FIRERS
31. Experts at ripostes. : WITS
32. Sets in place. : PUTS
33. Juntos. : CABALS
36. Variety of plum. : GAGE
37. Maglie. : SAL
40. Pinks and reds. : HUES
41. Not so good. : WORSE
43. President Coty. : RENE
44. Turkish border river. : ARAS
45. In this condition. : ASIS
46. Works toward. : EARNS
47. Dickens' Miss Dartle. : ROSA
48. Hits of the baseball season. : LINEDRIVES
50. Signed up. : ARTICLED
52. Compose. : INDITE
53. Late stayers. : DALLIERS
54. Dolce far ___ (pleasant idleness): Ital. : NIENTE
55. Cathedral site in England. : ELY
56. Medicos: Abbr. : DRS
57. Suit makings. : SERGES
1. Journey by water. : PASSAGE
2. Druggist's concerns. : AMPULES
3. Inhabitants. : PEOPLES
4. Wing-footed, as a bat. : ALIPED
5. Author Ley. : WILLY
6. Fill up. : SATE
7. Do fancy footwork. : PRANCE
8. Artifice. : SUBTERFUGE
9. Adjective suffix. : INE
10. Glossy silk. : ALAMODE
11. Part of the "Cinderella" plot. : SLIPPER
12. Cautious bridge players. : PASSERS
14. Shortened account. : PRECIS
15. Snapping beetles. : ELATERS
19. Dissolves. : MELTS
25. Late popular pianist. : FATSWALLER
28. Spaniard's "thousand." : MIL
30. Native of: Suffix. : ITE
31. Convivial affair of olden times. : WASSAIL
32. Behind the times. : PASSE
33. Pantomimist's act, in a game. : CHARADE
34. Of dawn. : AURORAL
35. Most ungentlemanly. : BEASTLY
36. Pulverizes. : GRINDS
37. Portion of food. : SERVING
38. Vaudevillian Kellerman. : ANNETTE
39. Rent-payers. : LESSEES
42. Basketry materials. : OSIERS
43. A Morgan man. : RAIDER
46. Actor Truex. : ERNIE
49. Clamors. : DINS
51. Part of Scotland Yard. : CID

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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