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New York Times, Wednesday, May 11, 1955

Author: John M. Holmes
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
John M. Holmes Jr. has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,143
Across Down
1. Crumbly soil. : MARL
5. Disburse. : SPEND
10. Recent visitor to U. S. : SHAH
14. Needle case. : ETUI
15. Yam. : TUBER
16. Girl in old song title. : LULU
17. He was also called "the Silent." : WILLIAMOFORANGE
20. American cardinal. : SPELLMAN
21. High point of the week. : PAYDAY
22. Islands, in France. : ILES
23. Member of S. A. C. : FLIER
24. Colorado ski and summer resort. : ASPEN
26. What Mildred was in "Of Human Bondage." : WAITRESS
29. Pianist Rubinstein. : ARTUR
30. Vernon or Hermon. : MOUNT
31. Letter. : DEE
32. MacNeice or MacLeish. : POET
33. Get together, on the campus. : REUNE
34. Mesdames: Abbr. : MMES
35. Mainly: Abbr. : ESP
36. Vends. : SELLS
37. Field workers. : HOERS
38. Recharted. : REMAPPED
40. Satanic symbol. : HORNS
41. Seed. : OVULE
42. Old Testament book: Abbr. : DEUT
43. Arabian romance. : ANTARA
45. Intelligent. : SENSIBLE
49. Hero of folklore. : JOHNNYAPPLESEED
51. One of the Waughs. : ALEC
52. Uplift. : ELATE
53. Vingt ___ (twenty-one): Fr. : ETUN
54. Unusually good. : RARE
55. Showy. : DASHY
56. Ten: Comb. form. : DECA
1. London backstreets. : MEWS
2. On one's toes. : ATIP
3. Straightedge. : RULE
4. Country in "Gulliver's Travels." : LILLIPUT
5. Pollen holder. : STAMEN
6. Cougars. : PUMAS
7. Dark. : EBON
8. Ship clock. : NEF
9. It's used in pier fishing. : DROPLINE
10. Assassin. : SLAYER
11. Military unit for a centurion. : HUNDREDMEN
12. Seaweed. : ALGA
13. Well-known name in Louisiana. : HUEY
18. Tributary of the Danube. : ILLER
19. "Pajama Game" star. : RAITT
23. Youngsters in the Cervidae family. : FAUNS
24. Went up. : AROSE
25. Villainess in fairy tales. : STEPMOTHER
26. Verb form of "to be." : WOULD
27. Elijah and others. : SEERS
28. A meeting: Abbr. : SESS
29. Copier. : APER
30. Fracas. : MELEE
33. Re-enacted. : REPLAYED
34. Joined securely. : MORTISED
36. Reject. : SPURN
37. Where Rayburn presides. : HOUSE
39. Progress: Fr. : AVANCE
40. Thames scene of regattas. : HENLEY
42. Profundity. : DEPTH
43. Not in harmony. : AJAR
44. Girl in Lopez song. : NOLA
45. Resorts. : SPAS
46. Animal: Fr. : BETE
47. White: Comb. form. : LEUC
48. Actress Best. : EDNA
50. ___ king. : ALA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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