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New York Times, Wednesday, May 4, 1955

Author:
Dorothy E. Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Inklike fluid of a cuttlefish. : SEPIA
6. One for the rock hounds. : JASPER
12. Odd. : STRANGE
14. Egyptian princess in "Aida." : AMNERIS
16. Type of army housing. : QUONSET
17. Faulkner, for example. : REALIST
18. Not appointed. : UNSET
19. Move gradually. : EDGE
21. Basic Latin verb. : ESSE
22. Indigo plant. : ANIL
23. Monks of superior rank. : PRIORS
25. Mazzel ___ (good luck): Yiddish. : TOV
26. De Valera's nickname. : DEV
27. Ecclesiastic. : CANON
28. Selassie of Ethiopia. : HAILE
30. Predictable. : REGULAR
32. Chops up. : MINCES
33. Russian city. : OREL
34. Time of day. : MORN
35. Certain examinations. : FINALS
38. Ike's favorite hazards. : BUNKERS
41. 5½ point type. : AGATE
42. Currents. : TIDES
43. A continent: Abbr. : EUR
45. Douglas McKay's department: Abbr. : INT
46. Estimable. : WORTHY
48. Official transactions. : ACTA
49. Bumpkin. : LOUT
51. Chief of a Moro tribe. : DATO
52. Bantus. : ZULUS
53. Changeable. : ERRATIC
55. Spare time. : LEISURE
57. Lord Fauntleroy's name for his mother. : DEAREST
58. Submitted to action of actinic rays, as films. : EXPOSED
59. Tips. : SLANTS
60. Domestic slaves. : ESNES
Down
1. Handsome girl. : STUNNER
2. Tending to eat away. : EROSIVE
3. List of jurors. : PANEL
4. This month: Abbr. : INST
5. Time. : AGE
6. Teen-age talk. : JARGON
7. Mohammedan noble. : AMEER
8. Snow: Scot. : SNA
9. Hawaiian goddess of volcanoes. : PELE
10. Controversial. : ERISTIC
11. Relative of a croquette. : RISSOLE
12. Part of a platoon. : SQUAD
13. Everlasting. : ETERNAL
15. Allen and namesakes. : STEVES
20. Fashion designer. : DIOR
23. Pickets. : PALES
24. Neglects. : SHIRKS
27. Wading bird. : CURLEW
29. ___ Boleyn. : ANNE
31. Animal of the genus Capra. : GOAT
32. Legal tender. : MONEY
34. Place to get stuck. : MUDHOLE
35. Was unsuccessful. : FAILED
36. Pays no attention to. : IGNORES
37. Unaffected. : NATURAL
38. Device for securing hawsers. : BITT
39. Hermit. : RECLUSE
40. Joins by stitching. : SUTURES
42. Regions without definite bounds. : TRACTS
44. Demolished. : RASED
47. Poet of a sort. : ODIST
48. Son of Ulysses. : AUSON
50. Hall of Irish kings. : TARA
52. Moves fast: Colloq. : ZIPS
54. Number. : TEN
56. River into English Channel. : EXE

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

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