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New York Times, Monday, May 23, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 42, Avg Word Len: 4.69, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,155
Across
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Poet and panelist. : NASH
5
Bird sound. : PEEP
9
Term of affection. : DEAR
13
Butter substitute. : OLEO
14
See 29 Down. : ISNOT
16
Boss or knob. : UMBO
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Far East statesman. : DIEM
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Direct. : STEER
19
Stories. : LIES
20
Elaine of "Bus Stop." : STRITCH
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Woodrow Wilson's private secretary. : TUMULTY
24
Pitcher for the Dodgers. : LOES
25
Like Falstaff. : FAT
26
Radar signals. : BLIPS
28
Manhattan artery. : FIFTHAVE
33
Exclaims. : CRIES
34
Part of a church. : AISLE
35
Ballad. : LAY
36
Birds. : HENS
37
Single. : ALONE
38
Monkey. : SIME
39
Chemistry suffix. : IDE
40
Jerky movement. : START
41
Derby winner. : SWAPS
42
Column in the form of draped female figure. : CARYATID
44
Surmise. : GUESS
45
Hail! : AVE
46
Capital city. : LIMA
47
Ministers. : PARSONS
51
Rapacious birds. : OSPREYS
55
Important particle. : ATOM
56
Sonar measures it. : DEPTH
58
Tuptim's land. : SIAM
59
Pseudonym of Louis Viaud (1850–1923). : LOTI
60
What Moses did to the stone. : SMOTE
61
Concerning. : INRE
62
Accessible. : OPEN
63
Hirobumi and Yuko. : ITOS
64
Spanish baby boy. : NENE
Down
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Is careless. : NODS
2
Settled on. : ALIT
3
Nostradamus. : SEER
4
Sermons. : HOMILIES
5
Twelfth sign of the zodiac. : PISCES
6
Baltkan natives. : ESTHS
7
Compass point. : ENE
8
Wallace Stevens. : POET
9
Great Lakes port. : DULUTH
10
German man's name. : EMIL
11
Incite. : ABET
12
Bright. : ROSY
15
Edible fungus. : TRUFFLE
21
The very best: Slang. : TOPS
23
Paraguay tea. : MATE
26
City in the Netherlands. : BREDA
27
Steamship. : LINER
28
Sea inlet. : FIORD
29
See 14 Across. : ISNT
30
Another name. : ALIAS
31
Early movie stars. : VAMPS
32
Potato buds. : EYES
33
Easy elegance. : CHIC
34
Jai ___. : ALAI
37
Accompanies. : ATTENDS
38
Administers an oath. : SWEARSIN
40
Comedian Jimmy ___. : SAVO
41
Pool in a mine. : SUMP
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Rita's daughter. : YASMIN
44
Dorothy and Lillian. : GISHES
46
Relative of Bingo. : LOTTO
47
___ Alto. : PALO
48
At the summit. : ATOP
49
Repetition without signification. : ROTE
50
Half: Prefix. : SEMI
52
German article. : EINE
53
Tale. : YARN
54
Character in "Peter Pan." : SMEE
57
Flower holder. : POT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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