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New York Times, Tuesday, July 12, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,205
Across
1. Great Lakes herring. : CISCO
6. Step on the brakes. : SLOWUP
12. Commuter's goal. : STATION
14. Largest city of West Indies. : HAVANA
15. Cake icing décor. : COCONUT
16. Be generous to a fault. : OVERTIP
18. Leather for saddle shoes. : ELK
19. Companion of a gentleman. : SCHOLAR
21. Hot-tempered reaction. : IRE
22. "Curiosity Shop" girl. : NELL
24. Bride of Hercules. : HEBE
25. Italian auto city. : TURIN
27. Thoughts. : IDEAS
29. GOP's opponents. : DEMS
31. Eye of TV. : LENS
32. Type of log road. : CORDUROY
34. Plod slowly. : TRUDGE
36. Read the ___ act. : RIOT
37. Like blue, green or gray. : COOL
38. Wide scarves. : ASCOTS
41. A Fred Astaire number. : TAPDANCE
45. Juan Ponce de ___. : LEON
46. Saturate. : SOAK
48. Brenda of the "comics." : STARR
49. Fitted with sculls. : OARED
51. FBI agents. : GMEN
53. Harrow's rival. : ETON
54. Noun suffix. : ULA
55. Two-continent region. : EURASIA
58. Inspire fear. : AWE
59. Bid to play a bridge hand. : DECLARE
61. Bringers of tidings. : HERALDS
63. Cargo lading devices. : SLINGS
64. Ophthalmologist. : OCULIST
65. Mental capacity. : SENSES
66. Five: Comb. form. : PENTA
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1. Hen or goose. : CACKLER
2. Japanese name. : ITO
3. Trespasses. : SINS
4. Put in words. : COUCH
5. At the exact time. : ONTHEDOT
6. Novelist Asch. : SHOLEM
7. Rock. : LAVA
8. Open. : OVERT
9. Man o' ___. : WAR
10. Still feeling fresh. : UNTIRED
11. Selecting twos, as did Noah. : PAIRING
12. Spectacular. : SCENIC
13. City on Maumee River. : TOLEDO
17. Think: Fr. : PENSE
20. Do as told. : OBEY
23. Bandit, in Latin America. : LADRONE
26. Wail. : ULULATE
28. Uniform. : SUIT
30. Period. : STOP
33. Shirley or Lanny. : ROSS
35. Casting gear. : RODS
37. Sometime bakery. : CAKESHOP
38. Above a whisper. : ALOUD
39. Arid, as the moon. : SEALESS
40. Small boat. : CORACLE
41. City in Iowa. : TAMA
42. Name for a child born on Christmas. : NATALIA
43. Throngs. : CROWDS
44. Admiral King. : ERNEST
47. Fairy-tale fright. : OGRESS
50. Faculty members. : DEANS
52. Relative. : NIECE
56. Entreat. : URGE
57. ___ for one's money (powerful competition). : ARUN
60. Shade tree. : LIN
62. Substitute: Abbr. : ALT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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