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New York Times, Saturday, July 23, 1955

Author:
Marion Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,216

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Across
1
Contender for a flag. : DODGER
7
Member of Eastern priesthood. : LAMA
11
Subject of Williams title. : CAT
14
Not inclined. : AVERSE
15
Relative of the crocus. : IRID
16
Form of versification. : ODE
17
Victorian vehicle. : CALASH
18
Belgrade ruler. : TITO
19
Plant Ophelia mentioned. : RUE
20
Building additions. : ELLS
21
Raymond Massey role. : ABELINCOLN
24
Wiser. : SANER
26
Opponents of 1 Across. : GIANTS
27
Ball park sound. : CHEER
30
Town associated with a champ. : MANASSA
32
Arabian Nights creature. : ROC
33
Charm. : AMULET
35
Greek letters. : ETAS
38
Stagecoach's successor. : AUTOBUS
40
Title of old French nobles. : MESSIRE
42
The Karamazovs: Abbr. : BROS
43
Saint of Avila. : TERESA
45
Gondolier's implement. : OAR
46
Gives satisfaction. : PLEASES
48
Our Naval Reserve: Abbr. : USNRF
50
Channel between England and Isle of Wight. : SOLENT
52
Duke Orsino's bride. : VIOLA
54
Backslapper's quality. : HEARTINESS
56
Outline. : PLAN
60
Balaam's rebuker. : ASS
61
Netherlands river. : ROER
62
Gangster of the '20's. : CAPONE
64
Category for Mr. Truman. : DEM
65
Objects. : ENDS
66
Spy-story characters. : AGENTS
67
Passé carriers. : ELS
68
In ___ (in existence): Lat. : ESSE
69
Most excellent. : RAREST
Down
1
Carplike fish. : DACE
2
Football field. : OVAL
3
Secluded glen. : DELL
4
French town near Cannes. : GRASSE
5
Curved character. : ESS
6
John Drew's costar. : REHAN
7
Unimaginative. : LITERAL
8
Seed exterior. : ARIL
9
Moderates. : MITIGATES
10
Handsome young man. : ADONIS
11
Event of June, 1953. : CORONATION
12
Grown. : ADULT
13
Transition period of years. : TEENS
22
Confuses. : BEMUSES
23
Boxes, crates, etc. : CASES
25
Street gamin. : ARAB
27
Shore dinner item. : CRAB
28
Sundial reading. : HOUR
29
Medium's vaporous substances. : ECTOPLASMS
31
Goddess of vengeance : NEMESIS
34
Changes, as in form or nature. : MUTATIONS
36
Sandarac tree. : ARAR
37
Feudal underling. : SERF
39
Canadian physician. : OSLER
41
First king of Israel. : SAUL
44
Auto gear. : REVERSE
47
Diner's course. : ENTREE
49
Military digger of trenches. : SAPPER
50
Ghost. : SHADE
51
Island off Estonia. : OESEL
53
Contested piece of statuary. : OSCAR
55
Edwards in general. : NEDS
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Solitary. : LONE
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Small "industrialists." : ANTS
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Robin's home. : NEST
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Eastern ruler. : AGA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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