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New York Times, Monday, May 9, 1955

Author: Roberta Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,141
Across Down
1. Balkan native. : SERB
5. Popular TV program. : MEDIC
10. A stop between Hawaii and the Philippines. : WAKE
14. Copycat. : APER
15. ___ costs (regardless of difficulty). : ATALL
16. Philippine hardwood tree. : IPIL
17. Assembly room of Pueblo Indians. : KIVA
18. Spanish girl's name. : LUISA
19. Pheasant's nest. : NIDE
20. Cry heard at a circus. : ICECOLDLEMONADE
23. Central American oil tree. : EBOE
24. ___ Dai. : BAO
25. Long-legged bird. : CURLEW
28. Weather calling for 20 Across. : HEATWAVE
33. Willow. : OSIER
34. Pitchers' mistakes. : BALKS
35. Spanish article. : LAS
36. Demonstrative pronoun. : THAT
37. Swiss canton. : BASLE
38. Dr. Jonas. : SALK
39. A public utility: Abbr. : TEL
40. Devil fish. : MANTA
41. Grammar teacher's request. : PARSE
42. ___, vita brevis. : ARSLONGA
44. Masquerader. : MUMMER
45. River islet. : AIT
46. Hokkaido inhabitant. : AINO
47. Lucky finds. : FOURLEAFCLOVERS
55. Caen's river. : ORNE
56. Ranch item. : REATA
57. Scandinavian man's name. : AXEL
58. Icebox incursion. : RAID
59. Lapsed. : ERRED
60. "___, Pagliacci." : RIDI
61. Tenor violin. : ALTO
62. Howdy ___. : DOODY
63. Punctuation in a telegram. : STOP
1. Well-known pen name. : SAKI
2. Grand. : EPIC
3. Dream: Fr. : REVE
4. Bangle. : BRACELET
5. Marsh herb. : MALLOW
6. Chopin opus. : ETUDE
7. Lower house of the Irish legislature. : DAIL
8. German girl's name. : ILSE
9. Summer get-together in New England. : CLAMBAKE
10. Blow off chaff. : WINNOW
11. Capital of West Samoa. : APIA
12. British pirate. : KIDD
13. Robert ___. : ELEE
21. Superior: German. : OBER
22. Farmer's crop. : OATS
25. Terra ___. : COTTA
26. Poe's family of disaster. : USHER
27. Money in Iran. : RIALS
28. ___ la vista (Spanish good-bye). : HASTA
29. Diminutive of Eleanor. : ELLA
30. Scare. : ALARM
31. Chopin opus. : VALSE
32. Glacial ridge. : ESKER
34. Noise. : BANG
37. Teased good-naturedly. : BANTERED
38. Tea makers in Tomsk. : SAMOVARS
40. Drudge. : MOIL
41. Trade Wind of South America. : PUNO
43. American port of entry from Mexico. : LAREDO
44. Continental term of respectful address. : MILADY
46. Emulated Brando. : ACTED
47. Tribunals. : FORA
48. Of speech. : ORAL
49. Entity. : UNIT
50. Prefix in aviation terms. : AERO
51. Game. : FARO
52. Theater sign. : EXIT
53. Fix over. : REDO
54. Garment. : SLIP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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