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New York Times, Saturday, June 18, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,181
Across
1. Light in the dark. : LAMP
5. The price: Slang. : ANTE
9. Indian weavers. : HOPIS
14. Romantic poet. : OMAR
15. "Dear ___" letter. : JOHN
16. A praying figure. : ORANT
17. Misguided gift to the American Indian. : FIREWATER
19. Long-limbed and slender. : RANGY
20. Earth shake. : TREMOR
21. Sailors or boaters. : HATS
23. Unit of currency: Abbr. : DOL
24. Tailor. : SEW
25. Plunder. : DEPREDATE
27. Applause. : HAND
29. Pause for refreshment. : TEATIME
30. Slangy "yes." : OKE
31. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
32. Bahama capital. : NASSAU
36. Pleasant but ineffective mental exercise. : WISHFULTHINKING
39. Complete. : ENTIRE
40. Exclusive groups. : SETS
41. Small state: Abbr. : DEL
42. Without assurance. : TIMIDLY
44. Fresh as morning. : DEWY
45. Like "Trade" and "Mark." : WHISKERED
48. Museum pieces. : ART
49. Fowl. : HEN
50. Genus of ducks. : ANAS
51. Beetlelike jewel. : SCARAB
54. Former Queen of Italy. : ELENA
56. Dread in the dark. : NIGHTMARE
58. Of certain heights. : ALPEN
59. "Dies ___," Day of Wrath. : IRAE
60. Top experts. : ACES
61. Lugs. : TOTES
62. Sow. : SEED
63. Card game for three. : SKAT
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1. Large open upper floor. : LOFT
2. Prince in Afghanistan. : AMIR
3. Big hoax. : MARESNEST
4. Course for doctorship. : PREMED
5. Somewhat open, as a door. : AJAR
6. Negative. : NOT
7. One's dearest wish. : THEHEARTSDESIRE
8. Engrossed. : ENRAPT
9. Ichabod Crane was the headless ___ victim. : HORSEMANS
10. Mouths: Lat. : ORA
11. Animal from the Himalayas. : PANDA
12. Bar of metal. : INGOT
13. Variety. : STYLE
18. A great success: Slang. : WOW
22. San Antonio university. : TRINITY
25. Transaction. : DEAL
26. A Governor Winthrop. : DESK
27. Lord ___, British general of 1775–78. : HOWE
28. Related. : AKIN
29. Faithful people: Archaic. : TRUEMEN
31. Language of South Africa. : AFRIKAANS
33. Divert. : SIDETRACK
34. Once again. : ANEW
35. Grotesque. : UGLY
37. Great successes. : HITS
38. Occupied. : HELD
43. Natives of the Middle East. : IRANIS
44. Theatregoers' choice. : DRAMAS
45. Golden grain. : WHEAT
46. Greeting. : HELLO
47. Out of place. : INEPT
48. Pretense. : ACT
51. Rough structure. : SHED
52. Designated space. : AREA
53. Matchless. : BEST
55. Born: Fr. : NEE
57. Go: Scot. : GAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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