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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
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
57. Solitary. : LONE
58. Small "industrialists." : ANTS
59. Robin's home. : NEST
63. 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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