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New York Times, Monday, August 15, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,239
Across
1. Cloudlike mass around a comet. : COMA
5. Ancient Semite god. : BAAL
9. He wrote "The Master Builder." : IBSEN
14. Mild expletive. : EGAD
15. Where the Storting sits. : OSLO
16. Halter. : NOOSE
17. Irritate. : RILE
18. Pause. : STAY
19. Loafer. : DRONE
20. Where Northwestern University is. : EVANSTON
22. Eschewed certain foods. : DIETED
23. 24 Down is one. : SENATOR
24. Harness. : GEAR
25. Jardiniere. : URN
26. Type of ticket. : TRANSFER
30. Famous ANTA star. : HAYES
33. Scene of action. : ARENA
34. Political group. : ADA
35. Omnia vincit ___ (love conquers all). : AMOR
36. Shouts. : CRIES
37. Musical symbol. : CLEF
38. Farm storage place. : MOW
39. Author of "Cry the Beloved Country." : PATON
40. One of the seven Ohio Presidents. : GRANT
41. Résumé of a book or course of study. : SYLLABUS
43. Aviation control group. : CAA
44. Engineer Sikorsky. : IGOR
45. Cheated. : TRICKED
49. Anything that attracts. : MAGNET
52. More dashing. : SWANKIER
53. Insect in the final adult stage. : IMAGO
54. Neck ailment. : PAIN
55. Small opening. : PORE
56. Physician of the 2d century. : GALEN
57. City in west Siberia. : OMSK
58. Patriot of '76. : OTIS
59. Allotment. : SHARE
60. Unpopular pupils. : PETS
61. Infant's "playthings." : TOES
Down
1. Pluto's mother-in-law. : CERES
2. Gothic arch. : OGIVE
3. South African ex-Premiere. : MALAN
4. European political leader. : ADENAUER
5. A leading U. S. port. : BOSTON
6. Mary ___, former Hollywood star. : ASTOR
7. All-American Ameche. : ALAN
8. Actress Myrna. : LOY
9. Where the post-office, Santa Claus, is. : INDIANA
10. Certain tools. : BORERS
11. Part of the smog problem. : SOOT
12. Feudal underling. : ESNE
13. Obligation. : NEED
21. Vessels: Abbr. : STRS
22. Dizzy and Daffy. : DEANS
24. Rhode Island legislator. : GREEN
26. The Graces and the Fates. : TRIOS
27. Famous canine. : FALA
28. British notable. : EDEN
29. Float. : RAFT
30. Meat counter items. : HAMS
31. Island off Chinese coast. : AMOY
32. Dismal cry. : YOWL
33. One of the Rubinsteins. : ARTUR
36. Well-known name in 5 Down. : CABOT
37. Eccentric. : CRACKPOT
39. The beginning. : PAGEONE
40. Advantage. : GAIN
42. Delay. : LINGER
43. Crosspatches. : CRANKS
45. Dickens hero. : TWIST
46. City of a million in Honshu. : KIOTO
47. Causing fear. : EERIE
48. ___ rehearsal. : DRESS
49. Jet planes. : MIGS
50. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
51. Carnival. : GALA
52. The aforesaid thing. : SAME
54. ___ fly. : POP

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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