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New York Times, Monday, July 25, 1955

Author: John M. Holmes, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
John M. Holmes, Jr. has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,218
Across Down
1. Double exclamation. : AHAH
5. Jazz term. : BOP
8. Nip with a gripping instrument. : PINCER
14. Strong metal cord. : WIREROPE
16. Authoress Atkinson. : ORIANA
17. Give ear unwittingly. : OVERHEAR
18. Oyster-lover, in Lewis Carroll. : WALRUS
19. Pennsylvania's Governor. : LEADER
20. Crazes. : FADS
22. Before: Prefix. : PRE
23. Undertake. : ASSUME
25. Reward: Poet. : MEED
26. Strays, of Whiffenpoof fame. : LAMBS
30. American philosopher. : EMERSON
32. On the deep: Poet. : ASEA
33. Title of respect. : MME
34. Out of ___(not in proper order). : KILTER
37. Man's hat style. : PORKPIE
39. Exhaust, as of energy. : DEPLETE
40. Snoopers. : PRIERS
41. Symbol of greed. : HOG
42. Where to spend a rial. : IRAN
43. Had a rendezvous. : TRYSTED
45. Painter's plaster. : GESSO
46. "The wonderful one-hoss ___." : SHAY
48. Oscar winner, 1953. : HOLDEN
50. Jersey. : COW
51. Erskine or Furillo. : CARL
52. Having spokes. : RADIAL
57. Like a bump ___. : ONALOG
59. Princess Margaret's problem. : MARRIAGE
61. Procession. : PARADE
62. Justification. : APOLOGIA
63. Mr. Bones. : ENDMAN
64. Connective. : NOR
65. "Cat on a Hot Tin ___." : ROOF
1. GI in a jam. : AWOL
2. Crowd of busy people. : HIVE
3. Region. : AREA
4. Farmer's cows. : HERD
5. Afrikanders. : BOERS
6. Ration book agency. : OPA
7. Scent. : PERFUME
8. Symbol of a highly explosive situation. : POWDERKEG
9. Character in "Antony and Cleopatra." : IRAS
10. ___ nisi bonum (nothing but good). : NIL
11. One of these was a pal of 18 Across. : CARPENTERS
12. Accustom. : ENURE
13. Demolished. : RASED
15. Ostriches. : RHEAS
21. Soul: Fr. : AME
24. Dotted, as with stars. : SEME
25. Girl's name. : MOLLIE
26. European. : LAPP
27. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
28. Citation. : MERITAWARD
29. Where to buy napoleons. : BAKERY
31. Taste. : SIP
33. Uta. : MISSHAGEN
35. Greek letters. : ETAS
36. City N of Carson City. : RENO
38. Crowbar. : PRY
39. Our envoy in Berlin during Hitler's rise. : DODD
41. Author of "The Little Foxes." : HELLMAN
44. Rocky hill. : TOR
45. Tree protuberance. : GNARL
46. Opportunity. : SCOPE
47. Chinese province. : HONAN
49. "Margin for ___." : ERROR
51. Musical finale. : CODA
53. French stylist. : DIOR
54. Villain in 1604 drama. : IAGO
55. Anagram of 54 Down. : AGIO
56. Author of "Ferdinand the Bull." : LEAF
58. Escape: Slang. : LAM
60. GI mailing center. : APO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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