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New York Times, Thursday, May 19, 1955

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 45, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,151

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Gregarious. : SOCIAL
7. Entire series. : GAMUT
12. Highly conceited person. : POPINJAY
14. Shakespearean character. : ADONIS
16. Speak in a certain way. : INTONATE
17. Part of a poem. : SESTET
18. Cut of meat. : LOIN
19. Alter a plan. : REMAP
21. Forum garb. : TOGA
22. Mountain: Comb. form. : ORO
23. Home: Abbr. : RES
24. Joker. : WAG
25. Miami shades. : TANS
27. Heavenly provender. : MANNA
29. "Auntie ___." : MAME
30. First word of "To a Skylark." : HAIL
32. Used a turnstile. : ENTERED
34. Overflow. : SPILL
36. Campus revelers. : GRADS
37. Small piece. : SNIPPET
39. Move quickly. : FLIT
40. Box score items. : HITS
41. Fissile rock. : SHALE
43. Capital of Shensi. : SIAN
47. Newt. : EFT
48. Latin version of love. : AMO
49. Joseph Curran's union. : NMU
50. At a distance. : AFAR
52. Hecuba's husband. : PRIAM
54. German river. : EDER
55. Winy. : VINOUS
57. Workers on movie lot. : STANDINS
59. Saturday night date. : ESCORT
60. Schubert song. : SERENADE
61. Prefixes meaning "half." : HEMIS
62. Pieces of furniture. : DIVANS
Down
1. Neighbor of Arizona. : SONORA
2. Important item in Hollywood. : OPTION
3. Plant shoot. : CION
4. Tavern. : INN
5. Not closed. : AJAR
6. Sideways. : LATERAL
7. Sound of surprise. : GASP
8. Diluted drink. : ADE
9. Preponderating portion. : MOST
10. Inconvenient. : UNTOWARD
11. Extra excitement on the diamond. : TIEGAMES
12. Stengel or Durocher. : PILOT
13. Neighbor of Aden. : YEMEN
15. Put on a show. : STAGED
20. Newspaper editors' group. : ASNE
26. Sends away: Colloq. : SHIPS
27. Longfellow character. : MILES
28. Point of view. : ANGLE
29. Lamb and others. : MEATS
31. Good place to ski. : ALP
33. Prefix for a number. : TRI
34. Disdainful. : SNIFFISH
35. Small amount. : PITTANCE
37. Grooved wheel. : SHEAVE
38. "___ she blows!" : THAR
39. Drifted gently. : FLOATED
42. Faulty. : AMISS
44. Ralph Kiner. : INDIAN
45. Changes, as a motion. : AMENDS
46. R. N. : NURSE
51. Salon. : ROOM
52. Sibilant sounds. : PSTS
53. French husband. : MARI
54. Actress Oliver, of early movies. : EDNA
56. Part of Switzerland. : URI
58. Where Boundary Peak is: Abbr. : NEV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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