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New York Times, Monday, August 1, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { H J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,225
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1. Spillane's Mr. Hammer. : MIKE
5. Stop or catch a line drive. : FIELD
10. Title. : DUKE
14. Lake in Asia. : ARAL
15. Ann ___. : ARBOR
16. Region of the world. : ASIA
17. Trademark of a certain TV star. : CANDELABRA
19. Thaw. : MELT
20. Genuflects. : KNEELS
21. Laborious exertions. : EFFORTS
23. Remorseful ones. : RUERS
26. Metal. : TIN
27. A must for the patio chef. : GRILL
30. Important trained workers. : ENGINEERS
35. Actor Calhoun. : RORY
36. Showed mercy. : SPARED
37. Pigeon's call. : COO
38. Fuss. : ADO
39. Medium. : SEERESS
40. Ballplayer Gehrig. : LOU
41. Brothers. : MEN
42. Said to be Jack Benny's most guarded possession. : WALLET
43. Stinger. : WASP
44. Controlled by an evil spirit. : POSSESSED
46. About 11.3 lbs. in the Far East: Var. : KATTY
47. Burmese Buddhist. : LAO
48. Drawing to a close. : DYING
50. Character in "Medic." : INTERNE
54. Part of a shoe. : TOECAP
58. Ruth's husband: Bibl. : BOAZ
59. Showing excessive admiration. : IDOLATROUS
62. Amazon cetacean. : INIA
63. Part of 16 Across. : NEPAL
64. Common suffixes. : ESTS
65. "Man of the Year" in science. : SALK
66. Former Ambassador to Greece. : GRADY
67. Revel. : RIOT
1. Connie of baseball. : MACK
2. Persia. : IRAN
3. Fictional "private eye." : KANE
4. Over ninety. : ELDERLY
5. Misleading. : FALSE
6. Jeff Chandler's real name. : IRA
7. Subside. : EBB
8. Erudition. : LORE
9. Breeziest. : DRAFTIEST
10. Youthful crooner. : DAMONE
11. Employer. : USER
12. Native dress of a clansman. : KILT
13. Picnic provisions. : EATS
18. Jewish month. : ELUL
22. Comes upon by accident. : FINDS
24. Fends off. : REPELS
25. Growled. : SNARLED
27. Member of the family. : GRAMP
28. Entertainment out West. : RODEO
29. Caddie's burden. : IRONS
31. Grasping. : GREEDY
32. Acclaim. : ECLAT
33. Perch. : ROOST
34. Describing bad flying weather. : SOUPY
36. Spice. : SEASONING
39. State under oath. : SWEAR
43. Bettor. : WAGERER
45. Actor in "Fanny." : SLEZAK
46. Half hitch. : KNOT
49. Gronchi's country. : ITALY
50. Heronlike bird. : IBIS
51. Name for a ninth child. : NONA
52. Shadow: Slang. : TAIL
53. River of central Germany. : EDER
55. "___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
56. Car. : AUTO
57. Listen! : PSST
60. Wartime agency. : OPA
61. Youth. : LAD

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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