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New York Times, Friday, July 8, 1955

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,201
Across
1. Chapeaux. : HATS
5. Reached the top of. : GOTUP
10. Star in Cetus. : MIRA
14. Asian range. : ALAI
15. Absalom's cousin. : AMASA
16. "___ broom sweeps clean." : ANEW
17. Such and no more. : MERE
18. Lucrative business. : MONEYMAKER
20. Like hen's teeth. : SCARCE
22. O'Neill heroine. : ANNA
23. Adjective for Reynard. : SLY
24. Porphyry. : ROCK
26. ___ wave. : TIDAL
28. Pre-Crockett hero. : HOPALONG
32. Spite. : MALICE
35. Actress Gardner. : AVA
36. Upbraid. : SCOLD
38. Worked in a colliery. : MINED
39. Baltic native. : LETT
41. The German Rip Van Winkle. : KLAUS
43. Biblical king. : AGAG
44. Moral. : ETHIC
46. Man's name meaning flaxenhaired. : LINUS
48. Compass point. : ESE
49. Jungle journey. : SAFARI
51. Handy man. : REPAIRER
53. Mohammedan fiat. : IRADE
55. Colloquial potato. : SPUD
56. Skewer. : PIN
58. Dylan Thomas. : POET
60. Lady with the careless cow. : OLEARY
64. Members of a fraternal order. : ODDFELLOWS
67. Foreign trade discount. : AGIO
68. Buttery stuff. : OLEO
69. Inspiring fear. : EERIE
70. Penetrating flavor. : TANG
71. ___ Marquette. : PERE
72. Drift. : TREND
73. Brünnehilde's mother. : ERDA
Down
1. Amateur radio operators. : HAMS
2. Scotsman's name. : ALEC
3. Ireland's historic hill. : TARA
4. Saw-toothed range. : SIERRA
5. Fowl fighter. : GAMECOCK
6. Shoulder: Comb. form. : OMO
7. River in Kenya. : TANA
8. Didn't usually. : USENT
9. Old word for a heathen. : PAYNIM
10. Cote sound. : MAA
11. Writer of potboilers. : INKSLINGER
12. Virginia specialty. : REEL
13. Crooked. : AWRY
19. Ethel Merman role. : MADAM
21. Honorary Kentucky titles. : COLS
25. Hillock. : KNOLL
27. Inter ___. : ALIA
28. Pulls. : HALES
29. Mrs. Hobby. : OVETA
30. Natty Bumppo. : PATHFINDER
31. Raw white of egg. : GLAIR
33. Stop. : CEASE
34. Turf-cutting tool. : EDGER
37. Cape Cod scenery. : DUNES
40. Poetic headdress. : TIAR
42. Imagined. : SUPPOSED
45. Crinkled material. : CRAPE
47. Biblical king. : SAUL
50. Small object of worship. : IDOLET
52. Have thoughts. : IDEATE
54. Moray fisherman. : EELER
56. Ship's deck. : POOP
57. Useless. : IDLE
59. Rushed about. : TORE
61. Seaweed substance. : AGAR
62. Part of a cheese. : RIND
63. Hindu ascetic system. : YOGA
65. An ill-wisher. : FOE
66. Come out ahead. : WIN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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