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New York Times, Thursday, July 14, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.60, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,207

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Short, swift races. : DASHES
7
Host. : GREETER
14
Spanish "scram." : VAMOOSE
15
One of the Andrews sisters. : LAVERNE
16
Freed from faults. : AMENDED
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Dine too well. : OVEREAT
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Wishes earnestly. : LONGS
19
Kathleen Winsor heroine. : AMBER
21
Meg, Joe, Beth, ___. : AMY
22
Japanese box. : INRO
23
Dutch painter. : STEEN
24
Footfall. : STEP
25
Heedless. : DEAF
26
Female red deer. : HIND
27
Pleasant aspect. : SMILE
28
Start a tennis game. : SERVE
30
More intimate. : CLOSER
31
Loyal adherent. : DEVOTEE
34
Large cups. : BEAKERS
35
Made equal. : EVENED
36
Spacious. : LARGE
37
Chinese works of art: Colloq. : MINGS
38
Vehemence. : FIRE
39
Freight carrier. : SCOW
43
Advantage. : ODDS
44
Leather bands. : BELTS
45
Third power. : CUBE
46
Links place. : TEE
47
Home of birds of prey. : AERIE
48
Molding edge, in architecture. : ARRIS
49
Chanter. : INTONER
51
Optimistic. : ROSEATE
53
Choir of eight voices. : OCTETTE
54
Bookkeeper. : ENTERER
55
Most direct. : NEAREST
56
Opera conductor. : REINER
Down
1
Singer Vic. : DAMONE
2
Egyptian sun god. : AMENRA
3
Name of a Book of the Old Testament. : SONGOFSONGS
4
Coal scuttles. : HODS
5
Helmsman's course. : ESE
6
Calming. : SEDATIVE
7
Gathered into a ball. : GLOBED
8
Large bird. : RAVEN
9
Constantly. : EVER
10
Poetic contraction. : EER
11
Formal essay. : TREATISE
12
Painter. : ENAMELER
13
Stenogs who have to recopy. : RETYPERS
14
Cogent. : VALID
20
Word in the writing on the wall. : MENE
23
Very narrow strip. : SHRED
24
Naval stratagem. : SMOKESCREEN
27
Light, spongy lava. : SLAG
29
Summers: Fr. : ETES
30
Roman goddess. : CERES
31
Reduction in rank. : DEMOTION
32
Testimony. : EVIDENCE
33
Revenge-seeking feud. : VENDETTA
34
Trader. : BARTERER
36
Leslie Caron movie. : LILI
38
Weasel used in hunting. : FERRET
40
Arrow poison. : CURARE
41
___ dictum (incidental remark). : OBITER
42
Bremen's river. : WESER
44
Vegetables. : BEETS
47
Pay one's share. : ANTE
48
City famous for wine. : ASTI
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Poetic adverb. : OER
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Pronoun. : ONE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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