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New York Times, Saturday, May 21, 1955

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,153
Across
1. Pastel color. : LILAC
6. Go away! : SCAT
10. Heaven: Fr. : CIEL
14. City in Spain. : AVILA
15. Well-known mystery writer. : CARR
16. Coin of the Far East. : ANNA
17. Scholar's degree. : LITTB
18. Treater of certain ailments. : OSTEOPATH
20. Silver coin of Rumania. : LEU
21. Character. : SORT
23. Rubber. : ERASER
24. Egyptian symbols. : ASPS
26. Card play. : MELD
28. Important Army corps. : ANC
29. What bridge players draw for. : THEDEAL
32. Monotonous. : DRAB
35. Handbook. : MANUAL
38. European country: Abbr. : SWED
40. Miss March. : AMY
41. Have ___ (be meddlesome). : AFINGERINTHEPIE
44. Black Hawk was one. : SAC
45. British machine gun. : STEN
46. Foolishly fond ones. : DOTERS
47. Streetcar. : TRAM
49. "Won't you ___?" : SITDOWN
51. Santha Rama ___, Indian writer. : RAU
53. T. E. Lawrence's legal name. : SHAW
54. Wrong. : AWRY
58. Ancient city. : SPARTA
61. Osprey. : ERNE
63. Scottish "have." : HAE
64. Admirerer of a certain composer. : WAGNERIAN
66. Country in the headlines. : CHINA
68. Tropical malady. : AGUE
69. Rosemary Murphy's husband. : ABIE
70. Dignity. : HONOR
71. Apparatus. : GEAR
72. Flicker. : BIRD
73. Begins. : OPENS
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1. ___ Rookh, Moore heroine. : LALLA
2. Climbing plants. : IVIES
3. Became cheerful. : LITUP
4. Singer: Abbr. : ALT
5. Hansoms. : CABS
6. Upbraided. : SCORED
7. Imaginary things. : CASTLESINTHEAIR
8. Principles of a trade. : ART
9. Arborvitae. : TREE
10. ___ gown. : CAPAND
11. Faced by a disagreeable situation. : INASCRAPE
12. Division of a shield: Her. : ENTE
13. He played the Cowardly Lion. : LAHR
19. ___ pro nobis. : ORA
22. Breakfast dishes. : OMELETS
25. Overwhelm. : STUN
27. Time of day. : DAWN
30. The Weird Sisters. : HAGS
31. Disappointment: Colloq. : LETDOWN
33. Moslem V. I. P. : AMIR
34. Golf holes left unplayed. : BYES
35. Derrick pole. : MAST
36. ___ cry. : AFAR
37. Costa Rica's neighbor. : NICARAGUA
39. Ship of the Indian Ocean. : DHOW
42. Former Brazilian money of account. : REIS
43. Vulcan's armory. : ETNA
48. George Eliot character. : MARNER
50. Used a needle. : DARNED
52. Indian. : UTE
55. Kennel sound effect. : WHINE
56. Talked too long. : RANON
57. "The Green ___," by Cronin. : YEARS
58. Plunder. : SWAG
59. Attendant. : PAGE
60. One interest of 53 Across. : ARAB
62. Cave sound effect. : ECHO
65. There: Latin. : IBI
67. College dance. : HOP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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