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New York Times, Thursday, June 2, 1955

44-Down : Baffled.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,165
Across
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Underground. : SUBWAY
7
Suspense program sound effect. : SCREAM
13
Singer Munsel. : PATRICE
14
Plodded along. : TRUDGED
16
Rides the air. : AVIATES
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Musical of "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes." : ROBERTA
18
Small coin of India. : PICE
19
Annual exhibition at Cheyenne. : RODEO
21
Stool pigeon: Slang. : NARK
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Girl's name meaning one. : UNA
23
Edmond and Pat. : OBRIENS
25
Brazilian port. : RIO
26
Choreographer De Mille. : AGNES
28
Do ___ disturb. : NOT
29
Building construction equipment. : HOIST
31
Member of a stock company. : ACTOR
33
Catcher for the Phillies. : LOPATA
34
Kegged beverage. : LAGER
36
Former track star. : OWENS
37
Extend the front: Military. : DEPLOY
38
Natural talent. : DOWER
40
Urge forward. : IMPEL
41
Symbol on South Dakota's flag. : SUN
42
Demolished. : RASED
46
Creator of detective Dupin. : POE
47
Depth charges: Navy slang. : ASHCANS
50
___ mode. : ALA
51
Natives of Cape Horn. : ONAS
53
Fortress city of Belgium. : LIEGE
54
Astringent. : ALUM
55
Greek letter. : UPSILON
57
Occurrence. : EPISODE
59
Tether. : TIEROPE
60
He sings "Celeste Aida." : RADAMES
61
George Orwell's forte. : ESSAYS
62
Hydrated, as lime. : SLAKED
Down
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Economical. : SAVING
2
Resident of a city on the Mohawk. : UTICAN
3
Hieland hillside. : BRAE
4
Humorist. : WIT
5
Biting. : ACERB
6
The choice, in an ultimatum. : YESORNO
7
The man in the ___. : STREET
8
Low, gentle singing. : CROON
9
"Ay, there's the ___." : RUB
10
Churchill's successor. : EDEN
11
Relating to land. : AGRARIAN
12
Makers of verses. : METRISTS
13
Where Port Moresby is. : PAPUA
15
Great western family of Indians. : DAKOTA
20
Style authority. : DIOR
23
Seminole Indian chief. : OSCEOLA
24
Weather prediction. : SHOWERS
27
Emblem of the U .S. M. C. : EAGLE
30
See 43 Down. : OPERA
32
Sit in judgment. : TRY
33
Not loud. : LOW
34
Dessert. : LEMONPIE
35
Propitiates. : APPEASES
37
Ladle. : DIPOUT
38
Chief, in Italy. : DUCE
39
Wild asses of Asia. : ONAGERS
41
Reflects light. : SHINES
43
Richard Strauss work. : SALOME
44
Baffled. : ELUDED
45
Wives of knights. : DAMES
48
Slanting. : SLOPY
49
Katmandu is its capital. : NEPAL
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Knights' titles. : SIRS
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Showy tree of tropical Asia. : ASAK
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Last name of an active volcano. : LOA
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Eisenhower's mother. : IDA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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