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New York Times, Thursday, August 18, 1955

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,242
Across Down
1. Reminiscent meal. : HASH
5. Bitter cries. : SOBS
9. Author of "America the Beautiful." : BATES
14. Spanish jug. : OLLA
15. Defense. : PLEA
16. Vital. : ALIVE
17. Most addicted to jive. : SLANGIEST
19. Made with split rattan. : CANED
20. Newspaper service. : SYNDICATE
21. Whale's stripped carcass. : KRENG
22. Eat. : DINE
23. Table companion. : MESSMATE
25. Balls of tread or yarn. : CLEWS
27. Dogma. : TENET
28. Man of daring. : HERO
29. Embargo. : BAN
30. Rubble. : DEBRIS
35. Turned aside. : AVERTED
37. Well filled. : REPLETE
38. Hooded garments for Aleutian wear. : PARKAS
39. Make imperfect. : MAR
40. Plural suffix, in zoology. : ACEA
41. Car model. : SEDAN
43. Beat it! : SCRAM
44. Home-loving. : DOMESTIC
48. Fraudulent. : FAKE
49. Run away. : ELOPE
50. Trick with a disappearing pea. : SHELLGAME
54. Where Innsbruck is. : TIROL
55. Thought it over. : MEDITATED
56. Baffle pursuit. : EVADE
57. On one's toes. : ATIP
58. ___ dive. : NOSE
59. Guided again. : RELED
60. ___ go. : LETS
61. Member of the family, for short. : GRAN
1. Cowpoke's mount. : HOSS
2. Brother in arms. : ALLY
3. Owner of a bad tongue. : SLANDERER
4. Do-it-yourself production. : HANDIWORK
5. Flavorful part. : SPICE
6. Olive genus. : OLEA
7. The fellows who may win. : BESTMEN
8. Lining fabric. : SATEEN
9. Retrogression. : BACKSTEP
10. Buzzer of a clock. : ALARM
11. Clothes moth. : TINEA
12. Significant happening. : EVENT
13. Rough grass. : SEDGE
18. Cotton processers. : GINS
24. Passover feast. : SEDER
25. Fellow. : CHAP
26. Bulgarian coins. : LEVA
27. Small child. : TAD
29. Much harried. : BESET
31. Engine-room crew: Slang. : BLACKGANG
32. Reanimator. : RECREATOR
33. Virginia willow. : ITEA
34. Wrinkle. : SEAM
36. Ornamented with fringed knobs. : TASSELED
37. Fled. : RAN
39. Jungle knife. : MACHETE
42. Gloomy. : DISMAL
43. Season to taste. : SALT
44. Cause to pause. : DETER
45. Color similar to chartreuse. : OLIVE
46. Aesop's point. : MORAL
47. Aftersong. : EPODE
48. Diver's gyrations. : FLIPS
51. Revise. : EDIT
52. A remnant of erosion. : MESA
53. World of innocence. : EDEN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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