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New York Times, Tuesday, June 21, 1955

Author:
H. L. Risteen
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,184
Across
1. Light meal. : SNACK
6. Pipes. : BRIERS
12. Former tycoons. : SHOGUNS
14. Station workers. : REDCAPS
16. Of the side. : LATERAL
17. Name in British politics. : ANEURIN
18. High note. : ELA
19. Shows. : EVINCES
21. Chief officer of David. : IRA
22. Magdeburg's river. : ELBE
24. Swords. : EPEES
25. 35 Across, for example. : STAR
26. Charges. : TOLLS
28. Equality. : PAR
29. Mme. de ___. : STAEL
30. Inveigler. : TEMPTER
32. Parts of operas: Mus. : SCENAS
33. Pull apart. : TEAR
34. Rhode Island rebel, 1842. : DORR
35. He played in "Ondine." : FERRER
38. Burrowings. : MININGS
41. Having chills. : AGUED
42. Blame: Slang. : RAP
43. Island south of Sicily. : MALTA
45. Eating place. : CAFE
46. Cassia plant. : SENNA
48. City in Mexico. : LEON
49. Brownie. : ELF
50. South American plainsman. : LLANERO
52. Former Kansas Governor. : ARN
53. Building timber. : TIEBEAM
55. Ovid's name for Diana. : TITANIA
57. Mark with grooves. : STRIATE
58. Furniture. : SETTEES
59. Aquatic V. I. P. (first name). : ESTHER
60. Is elevated. : SOARS
Down
1. Onion. : SHALLOT
2. Famous person. : NOTABLE
3. Period of time. : AGE
4. French clergyman. : CURE
5. Playing card. : KNAVE
6. Archer's wristband. : BRACER
7. Coty and Plevin. : RENES
8. Chemistry suffixes. : IDES
9. Small shield. : ECU
10. Rutgers' river. : RARITAN
11. Shrub of the rose family. : SPIRAEA
12. Kind of weather. : SLEET
13. Moccasin. : SLIPPER
15. Confusions. : SNARLS
20. Within little. : NEAR
23. New England's pride. : ELMTREE
25. Pertaining to the breastbone. : STERNAL
27. Car gear arrangement. : SPEED
29. Loosely woven cotton or linen. : SCRIM
31. Seagoing man. : TAR
32. Relative. : SON
34. Fishing gear. : DIPNETS
35. Aspects. : FACETS
36. Watchword of French Revolution. : EGALITE
37. Trumping bridge players. : RUFFERS
38. 80-year-old author. : MANN
39. Field worker. : GLEANER
40. Literary output. : STORIES
42. Orange juice extractor. : REAMER
44. Coppers of India. : ANNAS
46. List. : SLATE
47. Sign of the zodiac. : ARIES
50. Jacob's wife. : LEAH
51. Pro-footballer Graham. : OTTO
54. Carpenter's tool. : BIT
56. ___ standstill. : ATA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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