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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
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
17. Dine too well. : OVEREAT
18. 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
50. Poetic adverb. : OER
52. 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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