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New York Times, Saturday, July 9, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,202
Across Down
1. Author's productions. : MSS
4. Senator from Tennessee. : GORE
8. Tenor James. : MELTON
14. Signature of a well-known actor. : EEHORTON
16. Paul Richards, for instance. : ORIOLE
17. "The Seven ___." : YEARITCH
18. Original crooner. : VALLEE
19. Nostrils. : NARES
20. Hepburn and others. : KATES
22. Stripling. : LAD
23. 1,125,000 members of an Order. : ELKS
24. Former Czech statesman. : BENES
25. Officers of the Guard. : OGS
26. He traveled with a donkey. : RLS
27. Co-workers. : FORCE
28. Fireplace. : GRATE
30. West Coast Senator. : MORSE
31. Chatters. : PRATES
32. Coy. : DEMURE
35. Irritating persons. : RILERS
36. More foolish. : INANER
37. Posts. : MAILS
39. Cowboy colleagues. : PARDS
40. Seasonal song. : CAROL
41. Short railroad track: Abbr. : SDG
44. Of a cell: Comb. form. : CYT
45. Incendiary. : FIRER
46. False god. : BAAL
47. ___ loss (puzzled). : ATA
48. Game. : BINGO
49. Hooded snake. : COBRA
50. Shade tree. : LINDEN
52. Adlai's abode. : ILLINOIS
54. Natural. : INNATE
55. Unsophisticated remarks. : NAIVETES
56. Active forces. : AGENTS
57. Beauty parlor items. : SETS
58. Shipbuilder's word. : SNY
1. New Jersey notable. : MEYNER
2. "___, nor be afraid!"—Rabbi Ben Ezra. : SEEALL
3. Experts: slang. : SHARKS
4. Gray: Fr. : GRIS
5. Ex-Giant star. : OTT
6. Chairs. : ROCKERS
7. Heighten. : ENHANCE
8. Excites. : MOVES
9. Periods of time. : ERAS
10. Abner's sobriquet. : LIL
11. Where travelers pay. : TOLLGATE
12. Shrub like the wild olive. : OLEASTER
13. Requisite. : NEED
15. Mesabi Range product. : ORES
21. ____ off. : TEE
24. Destructive insect. : BORER
25. Exams. : ORALS
27. Links cries. : FORES
28. Place to eat. : GRILL
29. Letter. : ESS
30. South Dakota Senator. : MUNDT
31. Monastery official. : PRIOR
32. Slope. : DIP
33. Congressional business. : ENACTING
34. Du Maurier bestseller. : MARYANNE
37. Limits. : MARGINS
38. Interstices. : AREOLAE
40. Ohio city: Abbr. : CIN
41. Peasants' shoes. : SABOTS
42. Gulf of the Caribbean. : DARIEN
43. Expressionless, as a stare. : GLASSY
45. Payments for certain tickets. : FINES
46. Femur. : BONE
47. Inter ___. : ALIA
48. Zona Gale's Miss Lulu. : BETT
49. The non-military: Abbr. : CIVS
51. Actor Dailey. : DAN
53. Set fire to. : LIT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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