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New York Times, Friday, June 3, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,166
Across
1. Berries. : FRUITS
7. Conrad novel. : VICTORY
14. Snappy comeback. : RETORT
15. Larger than life. : ENORMOUS
17. Inability to hear certain tones. : ASONIA
18. Trustworthy. : RELIABLE
19. Davis and Ryder. : CUPS
20. Operatic villain. : BASS
22. Morose fellow. : MOPER
23. Eastern name. : ALI
24. Birthplace of St. Francis. : ASSISI
26. Bristle. : SETA
27. Diplomatic corps. : STAFF
29. Weed cutters. : HOERS
31. Upset. : TIP
32. Time and again. : OFTEN
34. Agree. : ACCEDE
36. Fast-moving stock. : SELLERS
39. Attends the ladies. : SQUIRES
40. Rumanian composer. : ENESCO
41. A jury's determination. : GUILT
42. Wing. : ALA
43. Gyre and gimble. : TWIRL
45. Sprang. : LEAPT
49. Forbids. : BANS
51. Fishhook leaders. : SNELLS
53. Bird sound. : COO
54. Ear shell. : ORMER
56. First printer of colonial times. : DAYE
57. Color. : TINT
58. Provision of the Selective Service Act. : AGELIMIT
60. Ill will. : GRUDGE
62. What Dropo is to Minoso. : TEAMMATE
63. Less earthbound. : AIRIER
64. Eisenhower adviser. : STASSEN
65. Javelins. : LANCES
Down
1. Scrimmage. : FRACAS
2. Outcome. : RESULT
3. Tomorrowland. : UTOPIA
4. Certain particles. : IONS
5. Threefold: Prefix. : TRI
6. Attempts: Colloq. : STABS
7. Rendition. : VERSION
8. In existence: Lat. : INESSE
9. Not quite a Gen. : COL
10. Shipshape. : TRIM
11. Hawaiian thrushes. : OMAOS
12. Bad way to pay Paul. : ROBPETER
13. Happy season. : YULETIDE
16. Mexican wraparounds. : SERAPES
21. The end of fire. : ASHES
24. Move. : AFFECT
25. Native of Basra. : IRAQI
28. Folios: Abbr. : FOLS
30. Rows with one oar. : SCULLS
33. Supposes: Archaic. : TROWS
35. Mention. : CITE
36. Dory, for instance. : SEABOAT
37. Magnifies. : ENLARGES
38. Sprat's favorite. : LEANMEAT
39. Smirch. : SULLY
41. Expand. : GREATEN
44. Put in writing. : INDITE
46. Sourish. : ACIDIC
47. Chinese silk. : PONGEE
48. Gun carriers. : TOTERS
50. Novelist Lagerlof. : SELMA
52. Permissible. : LEGAL
55. Edges. : RIMS
57. Sudden scare. : TURN
59. Parents. : MAS
61. Creek. : RIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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