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New York Times, Monday, June 20, 1955

Author:
Thomas Varner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.63, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Part of the Morse code. : DOTS
5. Outlook. : VISTA
10. Batters' backstop. : CAGE
14. Unyielding. : IRON
15. Walk ___ (feel very happy). : ONAIR
16. Etcher's stuff. : ACID
17. Well-balanced. : SANE
18. Take-it-easy-ite. : IDLER
19. Fishing site. : POND
20. Precise. : CLEANCUT
22. Street sign. : ONEWAY
24. Living expenses. : KEEP
25. What frogmen do. : SWIM
26. Namely. : TOWIT
29. Imaginary earthline: Abbr. : LAT
31. Garden spot. : PATCH
35. Game-called weather. : RAIN
36. Decisive. : FINAL
38. Days beyond recall. : YORE
39. Instrument: Colloq. : UKE
40. Piercing. : ACUTE
41. Next to the ace, in pinochle. : TEN
42. Battery compartment. : CELL
44. Challenged. : DARED
45. Harden. : SEAR
46. Finish. : ENDUP
48. Type of dance. : TAP
49. Bridge partner. : DUMMY
50. Timid souls. : MICE
52. Cause of downfall. : RUIN
54. Reddish brown. : COPPER
57. Means whereby something is conveyed. : PIPELINE
61. Apprehensive expression. : ALAS
62. Busily engaged. : INUSE
64. Two-___ (vaudeville). : ADAY
65. Carte. : MENU
66. Magnate. : BARON
67. Be gloomy. : MOPE
68. Anything beautiful. : POEM
69. Give, as time. : SPEND
70. Somewhat higher than. : PLUS
Down
1. Part of the spinal column. : DISC
2. Spoken. : ORAL
3. Voice inflection. : TONE
4. Gain entrance without admission. : SNEAKIN
5. Expression. : VOICE
6. Double-copied. : INDUPLICATE
7. Arizona river. : SALT
8. Even-up contest. : TIE
9. Street sign. : ARROW
10. Southernmost tip of New Jersey. : CAPEMAY
11. "Three acres and ___." : ACOW
12. Miss Lollobrigida. : GINA
13. Whirl. : EDDY
21. Volleyball accessory. : NET
23. Tang. : NIP
25. Sing Sing, for instance. : STATEPRISON
26. Respite. : TRUCE
27. Like an old bucket. : OAKEN
28. Handle. : WIELD
30. Hoptoad family. : ANURA
32. Type of pole. : TOTEM
33. Select portion. : CREAM
34. Cape of Chesapeake Bay. : HENRY
36. Current craze. : FAD
37. Began. : LED
43. Aggregate amount. : LUMPSUM
45. Tan producer. : SUNLAMP
47. Lemon meringue. : PIE
49. Be left on base. : DIE
51. Fodder troughs. : CRIBS
53. Invert. : UPEND
54. Hunter's shelter. : CAMP
55. Kitchen staple. : OLEO
56. Flat piece. : PANE
57. Unmixed. : PURE
58. Admired one. : IDOL
59. Small deerlike animal. : NAPU
60. Loops of metal or thread. : EYES
63. Forty winks. : NAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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