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New York Times, Thursday, June 9, 1955

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,172
Across
1. Author Uris. : LEON
5. Pay hike. : BOOST
10. Quantity of food for a meal. : MESS
14. Bien ___ (well beloved): Fr. : AIME
15. Ancient birthstone for May. : AGATE
16. College course: Abbr. : ECON
17. Legal order. : WRIT
18. Sax Rohmer's famous character. : DRFUMANCHU
20. Take-home pay. : NETWAGES
22. Timber in builder's scaffold. : PUTLOG
23. Poems to be sung. : ODES
24. Mother of Apollo. : LETO
25. Payer of homage. : ADORER
28. Where Alice met the Caterpillar. : MUSHROOM
32. Kitchen equipment. : SINK
33. Ancient religion of Japan. : SHINTO
35. Malgré ___ (in spite of oneself): Fr. : LUI
36. Earthquake. : SEISM
38. School subject: Abbr. : ENG
39. Scarlett's Butler. : RHETT
41. Gone by. : AGO
42. In high spirits. : ELATED
45. Concerning. : INRE
46. Minotaur, Echidna, Chimera. : MONSTERS
48. Cairn terrier, for instance. : RATTER
50. River islands. : AITS
51. ___ accompli. : FAIT
52. Took shape. : LOOMED
55. Islands west of Scotland. : HEBRIDES
59. "A soft answer turneth away wrath." : OLDPROVERB
61. Lose interest. : TIRE
62. Experience. : FEEL
63. Actor Cornel. : WILDE
64. Sharp side. : EDGE
65. Ripped. : TORE
66. Nominator. : NAMER
67. Promptly. : SOON
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1. Grass plot. : LAWN
2. Land of the Fine Gael party. : EIRE
3. Pass by. : OMIT
4. Radio and TV chains. : NETWORKS
5. Wisconsinites. : BADGERS
6. Folklore uglies. : OGRES
7. Dunderheads. : OAFS
8. Sen. Symington. : STU
9. Weather phenomenon. : TEMPEST
10. Friend and sage adviser. : MENTOR
11. Old Testament book: Abbr. : ECCL
12. Foreign quarter of London. : SOHO
13. Seaworthy. : SNUG
19. Curtain-call cry. : AUTHOR
21. Cousin of pop. : ADE
24. Duelist's pass. : LUNGE
25. Tea-growing state in India. : ASSAM
26. Artist Rivera. : DIEGO
27. Bulbous plant. : ONION
28. Candy. : MINTS
29. Emitting fragrance. : OLENT
30. Bizarre: Fr. : OUTRE
31. Bishop's cap. : MITER
34. Gets the news. : HEARS
37. Profession. : METIER
40. Ancient people of Asia Minor. : HITTITES
43. Slow up. : LETDOWN
44. More monotonous. : DRABBER
47. Illustration. : SAMPLE
49. Tune. : AIR
51. Composer Grofé. : FERDE
52. Room beneath a roof. : LOFT
53. Kitchen staple. : OLEO
54. Stettin's river. : ODER
55. Post of management. : HELM
56. Queen of Carthage. : DIDO
57. Therefore. : ERGO
58. Beheld. : SEEN
60. By way of. : VIA

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

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