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New York Times, Saturday, June 11, 1955

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { H J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,174
Across Down
1. Legman, for instance. : REPORTER
9. London timer since 1854. : BIGBEN
15. Withdraw, as from a besieged town. : EVACUATE
16. Baltimore player. : ORIOLE
17. Fanatic disciplinarian. : MARTINET
18. Signal with flags. : WIGWAG
19. Applicant for citizenship. : ALIEN
20. Enthusiastic write-ups. : RAVES
22. Evergreen beauty. : FIR
23. Fate of iron. : RUST
24. Ingredient of lyonnaise potatoes. : ONION
25. Wine, in Italy. : VINO
26. Part of Chiang's name. : KAI
27. Simply grand. : SWELL
28. Natives of Odense. : DANES
29. ___ shrdlu, linotype sequence. : ETAOIN
31. Step upward. : STAIR
33. Inhabitant. : DENIZEN
35. Places under obligation: Rare. : INDEBTS
39. Cargo handler. : LADER
41. Light stroller. : GOCART
42. More courageous. : GAMER
45. Aims in view. : GOALS
47. New Guinea port. : LAE
48. Parched. : ARID
49. Keen enjoyment. : GUSTO
50. Thomas ___ Edison. : ALVA
51. Deity. : GOD
52. Looked over: Slang. : CASED
53. Guiding spirit. : ANGEL
54. Mississippi fish. : MUDCAT
56. Paul Bunyan story. : TALLTALE
58. Slanting. : ASLOPE
59. A busy Don Juan. : TWOTIMER
60. Required. : NEEDED
61. Sirens. : ENTICERS
1. Commented. : REMARKED
2. Appraise. : EVALUATE
3. Man of Montmartre. : PARISIAN
4. Part of a sonnet. : OCTET
5. Damage greatly. : RUIN
6. Gift of the sun. : TAN
7. Always: Poetic. : ETERNE
8. Tells again. : RETAILS
9. Elizabeth ___, Irish novelist. : BOWEN
10. Blue flower. : IRIS
11. The captain's boat. : GIG
12. Mudfish. : BOWFIN
13. Maid of Astolat. : ELAINE
14. Philippine island. : NEGROS
21. Turn (the page): Music. : VOLTI
24. Acknowledged. : OWNED
25. Seaweed. : VAREC
27. Scholarship student at Cambridge. : SIZAR
28. Shenanigans. : DIDOS
30. Lubricated. : OILED
32. Combining form for English. : ANGLO
34. Title for Ethiopian ruler. : NEGUS
36. Le sport American. : BALLGAME
37. Globetrotter. : TRAVELER
38. Light-fingered gentry. : STEALERS
40. Tufted ornament. : ROSETTE
42. First aid for comedians. : GAGMAN
43. Awaken. : AROUSE
44. Intermediate. : MIDDLE
46. When "all the birds will sing." : ATDAWN
49. Confined to college grounds: Brit. : GATED
50. Caper. : ANTIC
52. Good Hope. : CAPE
53. Singers. : ALTI
55. Grand Banks catch. : COD
57. Fortune. : LOT

Answer summary: 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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