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New York Times, Friday, May 20, 1955

Author: Victor Goldfarb
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Victor Goldfarb has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Damon Runyan character. : DOLL
5. Hold on to. : GRASP
10. Mop. : SWAB
14. Type of handball, jai ___. : ALAI
15. Dancer Jeanmaire. : RENEE
16. Elephant's-ear. : TARO
17. Duelists' starting position. : BACKTOBACK
19. High: Span. : ALTO
20. Grimaces disdainfully. : SNEERS
21. Certain structures. : STEEPLES
23. Retreat. : NEST
25. Relative of a salón. : SALA
26. Occupants of Toyland. : BABES
29. Nonsense. : ROT
32. Locale for chase in "Les Miserables." : SEWER
35. Slugger Slaughter. : ENOS
36. Cool, clear water in the Sahara. : MIRAGE
38. Remain. : ARE
39. The I's. : EGOS
40. Where Bowie fell. : ALAMO
41. Type of puzzle definition. : CLUE
42. First part of an Israeli city. : TEL
43. Kind of cheese sandwich. : MELTED
44. Place for a chalet. : ALPS
45. Spartacus was one. : SLAVE
47. Indian weight. : SER
48. Babble. : PRATE
49. Bock. : BEER
51. Market. : SALE
53. Setting in "From Here To Eternity." : STOCKADE
57. Sewed. : BASTED
61. Something of no worth. : HOOT
62. Together. : SIDEBYSIDE
64. ___ Fiord. : OSLO
65. Chaplain. : PADRE
66. Aspect of joie de vivre. : ELAN
67. Pre-Lenin top man. : TSAR
68. Artfully and secretly. : SLYLY
69. Party members: Colloq. : DEMS
1. Small flounders. : DABS
2. "Good Earth" heroine. : OLAN
3. Decoration for a petticoat. : LACE
4. Picture. : LIKENESS
5. Kober's Bella ___. : GROSS
6. Southern Johnny. : REB
7. Names for Hungarian women. : ANAS
8. Division: Abbr. : SECT
9. Entries at the dog show. : PEKES
10. Type of paper binding. : STAPLE
11. Redundant city. : WALLAWALLA
12. "Vissi d'___," Puccini aria. : ARTE
13. Catcalls. : BOOS
18. ___ vif (very lively): Mus. : TRES
22. At ___. : EASE
24. Warbles. : TRILLS
26. Vegetables. : BEETS
27. Kind of cake, : ANGEL
28. Song for a "poor little lamb." : BOOLABOOLA
30. Emulate Demosthenes. : ORATE
31. Circus performers. : TAMERS
33. Blow one's top. : ERUPT
34. Dodger captain. : REESE
36. Diminutive of a girl's name. : MAE
37. ___ willing. : GOD
41. Flattered. : CARESSED
43. Inheritors of the earth. : MEEK
46. Mathematical term. : VECTOR
48. "Bus Stop." : PLAY
50. Carpenter's tools. : RASPS
52. Church building. : ABBEY
53. Try. : SHOT
54. Throw gently. : TOSS
55. Tune in. : DIAL
56. Current of air. : EDDY
58. Piece in a board game. : TILE
59. Kind of cheese. : EDAM
60. Meeting places for Cub Scouts. : DENS
63. ___king. : ERL

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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