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New York Times, Friday, June 24, 1955

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,187
Across Down
1. City on the Nile delta. : TANTA
6. Humanitarian group. : SPCA
10. Father, as a title. : ABBA
14. Narcotic. : OPIUM
15. "When I was ___ . . . " : ALAD
16. Trading place. : MART
17. Province of the Netherlands. : GELDERLAND
19. Chatter. : BLAB
20. Colleague. : ASSOCIATE
21. Oil city. : TULSA
22. ___ Island. : RHODE
23. Annoy. : MOLEST
24. Irish author. : GBS
27. Where Eden went to school. : ETON
28. Jewish month. : ADAR
29. Toward the mouth. : ORAD
31. Obsolete U. S. policy. : ISOLATION
35. Matter-of-fact. : LITERAL
38. City in New Jersey. : BAYONNE
39. Symbols of February. : AMETHYSTS
41. Eastern queen. : RANI
42. Covert. : LAIR
43. Crimsons. : REDS
46. Absalom to David. : SON
47. City in Illinois. : MOLINE
49. Fragrance. : AROMA
51. Actress MacMahon. : ALINE
52. Sometime lucrative TV shows. : GIVEAWAYS
56. Something to eat. : BITE
57. What clouds are. : WATERLADEN
58. Repeatedly. : EVER
59. Cupid. : AMOR
60. "I Love You ___." : TRULY
61. Not so great. : LESS
62. Parking problems. : CARS
63. Soaks through. : SEEPS
1. Forum garment. : TOGA
2. Barbary ___. : APES
3. Norse name. : NILS
4. Elizabeth I's family. : TUDOR
5. Star in "Silk Stockings." : AMECHE
6. Kitchen staples. : SALADOILS
7. Typewriter parts. : PLATENS
8. Sweet sorghum. : CANE
9. State further. : ADD
10. Walker. : AMBULATOR
11. Tallchief and Fonteyn. : BALLERINAS
12. Orchestral section. : BRASS
13. In the box: Baseball. : ATBAT
18. Disturbance. : RIOT
21. Garroway's program. : TODAY
23. ___ fide (in bad faith): Lat. : MALA
24. Big man in basketball. : GOLA
25. Edge. : BRIM
26. Dominated states. : SATELLITES
30. Legal writs. : DETAINERS
32. Scientists at Palomar. : OBSERVERS
33. ___ account (not under any circumstances). : ONNO
34. German "no." : NEIN
36. Cologne's river. : RHINE
37. North point of Isle of Man. : AYRE
40. Turncoat. : TRAITOR
44. Energetic one. : DOER
45. Deep blue colors. : SMALTS
47. Girl's name meaning lovable. : MABEL
48. Shade of green. : OLIVE
50. Cognizant. : AWARE
52. Vasco da ___. : GAMA
53. Together: Music. : ADUE
54. Kennel sound. : YELP
55. Bends, as a ship's plank. : SNYS
57. Army group. : WAC

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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