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New York Times, Saturday, June 25, 1955

Author: John M. Holmes
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
John M. Holmes Jr. has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across Down
1. ___ Springs. : PALM
5. Grates. : RASPS
10. President when 17 Across entered Union. : POLK
14. Role in a long-run play. : ABIE
15. Athenian meeting place. : AGORA
16. Range. : AREA
17. Vacationer's paradise. : SUNNYCALIFORNIA
20. Liner. : STEAMER
21. Tennis ties. : DEUCES
22. Parts of a book: Abbr. : CHS
23. "Beau ___." : GESTE
24. Palestine area. : JUDEA
27. Encore. : BIS
28. He played "The Freshman." : LLOYD
32. Composition. : OPUS
33. Star nearest the earth. : SUN
34. Head man in Cairo. : NASSER
35. ___ Saud, Arabian king. : IBN
36. Home of the Magyars. : HUNGARY
38. Government agency for fliers. : CAA
39. Untouched by communism. : NONRED
41. Miss St. Clare. : EVA
42. Giant short. : DARK
43. Term of endearment. : SWEET
44. Before. : ERE
45. American painter and inventor. : MORSE
46. Heads. : LEADS
48. ___ Silène (tea rose). : BON
49. First word of marriage service. : DEARLY
51. Samuel's answer to the Lord. : HEREAMI
55. Name for a coastal metropolis. : CITYOFTHEANGELS
57. River in Brazil. : ACRE
58. Forward. : AHEAD
59. Seed covering. : ARIL
60. Tobacco. : WEED
61. Press together, in ranks. : SERRY
62. Actress Wilson. : LOIS
1. Donner ___. : PASS
2. Adjoin. : ABUT
3. Note. : LINE
4. Threatens. : MENACES
5. Santa Anita specialties. : RACES
6. Seaweed. : AGAR
7. Coin of Peru. : SOL
8. Groups of lions. : PRIDES
9. Strongboxes. : SAFES
10. Packages. : PARCELS
11. Where Alençon is. : ORNE
12. Floral symbols. : LEIS
13. Mowgli's python. : KAA
18. Youth organization. : YMHA
19. Expense. : OUTLAY
23. Plants with pungent juice. : GINGERS
24. Accompanies. : JOINS
25. Stroke on a violin. : UPBOW
26. Mr. Dooley's creator. : DUNNE
27. Bakery product. : BUN
29. Judy gets this in "A Star Is Born." : OSCAR
30. Age. : YEARS
31. Star of "Kismet," now in London. : DRAKE
33. South: Fr. : SUD
34. The Blue Eagle. : NRA
36. Different: Comb. form. : HETERO
37. Harriman. : AVE
40. Passed from one to another. : RELAYED
42. County in Northern Ireland. : DONEGAL
44. Variation of a girl's name. : EDYTHE
45. Time of day. : MORN
47. Esparto grasses. : ALFAS
48. Describing certain eyes. : BEADY
49. Checker. : DICE
50. To be: Fr. : ETRE
51. "Now ___ this." : HEAR
52. Aircraft. : AERO
53. More than 900 years ago. : MLII
54. Geographical abbreviation. : ISLS
55. Bird sound. : CAW
56. Pronoun. : HER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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