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New York Times, Wednesday, August 10, 1955

Author:
Elsie Bishop
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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Across
1
Impel. : URGE
5
High spot of the London season. : ASCOT
10
Spinal pad. : DISC
14
Sound of contentment. : PURR
15
Coolness in danger. : NERVE
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Inkling. : IDEA
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Winglike. : ALAR
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Amoy, for instance. : TREATYPORT
20
Tending to soothe. : SEDATIVE
22
Ancient Greece. : HELLAS
23
Join. : UNITE
24
Game of chance. : KENO
25
With pleasure. : GLADLY
27
Wonders of Gizeh. : PYRAMIDS
31
A language: Abbr. : LAT
32
Government official, in Greece. : EPHOR
34
Mother-of-pearl. : NACRE
35
American and Canadian lake. : ERIE
37
Suggestive of ghosts. : EERIE
39
Evening, in Paris. : SOIR
40
Acute distress. : AGONY
42
Deputy. : AGENT
44
Photographic film: Abbr. : NEG
45
Intellectually. : MENTALLY
47
Oust. : DEPOSE
49
Ancient Greek city, now in ruins. : ELIS
50
Round and tapering to a point. : CONIC
51
Visits habitually. : HAUNTS
54
Lady whose sons were her jewels. : CORNELIA
57
Relics of the past, in Manhattan. : ELSTATIONS
59
Containers. : CANS
60
To be: Lat. : ESSE
61
Choice. : ELITE
62
Steel center in Luxembourg. : ESCH
63
Flying beetles. : DORS
64
Gave sparingly (with "out"). : DOLED
65
Satisfy for a time. : STAY
Down
1
Tree common in Java. : UPAS
2
Regime. : RULE
3
Commencement. : GRADUATION
4
Commission. : ERRAND
5
Person or thing foreshadowed by a preceding one. : ANTITYPE
6
Be adequate. : SERVE
7
Relative of the Ojibway. : CREE
8
Eggs. : OVA
9
Tie. : TETHER
10
Certificates. : DIPLOMAS
11
A Buddha image. : IDOL
12
Antitoxins. : SERA
13
Leopards. : CATS
19
City in China. : YENAN
21
Roofing material. : TILE
24
___ eleison (Lord, have mercy upon us). : KYRIE
25
Glint. : GLEAM
26
Bulky. : LARGE
27
DuBose Heyward novel, 1925. : PORGY
28
Ridiculer of traditional ideas. : ICONOCLAST
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Removes moisture. : DRIES
30
Twilled woolen material. : SERGE
33
Makes sound. : HEALS
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Agreements. : ENTENTES
38
Sanctioned. : ENDORSED
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Meeting place of 1945. : YALTA
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Crockett's birthplace: Abbr. : TENN
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Tilted, as a ship. : LISTED
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Portions. : PIECES
50
Short story. : CONTE
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Attend. : HEED
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Further. : ALSO
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Communist stronghold. : USSR
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Spiral. : COIL
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Cuzco Indian. : INCA
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White. : ASHY
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Labor group. : ILO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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