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New York Times, Tuesday, June 14, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,177
Across Down
1. Florida catch. : MARLIN
7. Former Illinois Congressman, elected for 24 terms. : SABATH
13. Profited. : AVAILED
15. A king's governor. : VICEROY
16. Area now called trust territory. : MANDATE
17. Produced a thought. : IDEATED
18. Science degree. : BSC
19. Harness strap. : TRACE
21. Direction. : ESE
22. Military command. : ATEASE
25. Way up or down. : STAIRS
28. Nest: Var. : NID
29. Fabled racer. : TORTOISE
32. Clip. : SHEAR
35. Mathematical term. : PERMUTANT
36. See ___ (make sure). : TOIT
37. Actress Day. : DORIS
38. Dill. : ANET
39. Asian republic. : INDONESIA
41. Bewildered and perplexed. : ATSEA
42. Puts back in office. : REELECTS
43. Lose force. : DIE
44. Make over. : REWORK
45. Teachers: Abbr. : INSTRS
49. Sward. : SOD
51. Charges. : COSTS
53. Lamprey. : EEL
54. In proportion. : PRORATA
57. The villain in "Tosca." : SCARPIA
60. Not protected, as floors. : UNWAXED
61. Pleasant effect of sounds. : EUPHONY
62. Made depressions. : DENTED
63. Post Exchanges. : STORES
1. Tree cobra. : MAMBA
2. Nautical imperative. : AVAST
3. Belgian marble. : RANCE
4. Box top. : LID
5. Labor group. : ILA
6. Caught. : NETTED
7. Pistols or swords. : SIDEARMS
8. Expert: Colloq. : ACE
9. Miss Lillie. : BEA
10. Some wells. : ARTESIANS
11. Digits. : TOES
12. ___ Park. : HYDE
14. Origin: Abbr. : DER
15. The Zambesi's falls. : VICTORIA
20. Footnote indicators. : ASTERISKS
23. Author France. : ANATOLE
24. Eden or Churchill. : SIR
26. Typographers' union. : ITU
27. Turns around. : ROTATES
30. Large knife. : SNEE
31. Girl's name. : ETTA
32. Excitement. : STIR
33. Sharpen. : HONE
34. The stuff of pillows. : EIDERDOWN
35. One route to Boston. : POSTROAD
37. Boiled down to an essence. : DECOCTED
40. Fresh. : NEW
41. Own: Scot. : AIN
43. Object thrown in the pentathlon. : DISCUS
46. Gentle heat. : TEPOR
47. French queen. : REINE
48. Destroys. : SLAYS
49. Tuber: Colloq. : SPUD
50. River in France. : ORNE
52. Part of Mao's name. : TSE
55. Rodent. : RAT
56. Implement for firemen. : AXE
58. Quick to learn. : APT
59. Greek letter. : RHO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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