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New York Times, Friday, August 19, 1955

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original solution grid had empty white square instead of black square after 47-Across entry; corrected this.

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,243

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Across
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Phenomenon observed from Ceylon, June 20. : CORONA
7
Herbs used in homemade remedies. : LOVAGES
14
Harmony. : UNISON
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Osceola's tribe. : SEMINOLE
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Crooks and Sullivan. : TENORS
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Now good, now bad, in sports. : INANDOUT
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Any record of progress. : LOG
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Gov. Aronson's state. : MONTANA
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Insecticide. : DDT
22
River in N. W. Greece. : ARTA
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Inhabitant: Abbr. : NAT
25
Explorer Tasman. : ABEL
26
Native village, in So. Africa. : STAD
27
Five-o'clock affair. : TEA
29
Scotland's shipbuilding river. : CLYDE
30
Do the dog paddle. : SWIM
31
Coach and horses. : TURNOUT
33
Sir ___ Franks, former British Ambassador. : OLIVER
35
Open-mouthed starers. : GAPERS
38
Operatic role. : RADAMES
40
One way to travel. : RAIL
42
Sen. Barkley. : ALBEN
45
___ Abner. : LIL
46
Compendium of Norse myths. : EDDA
47
Bore false witness. : LIED
48
Hold a meeting. : SIT
50
Far Eastern Premier. : DIEM
51
"Give ___ try." : ITA
52
Important tobacco mart in Kentucky. : PADUCAH
56
Be in debt. : OWE
57
Island of the West Indies. : BARBADOS
59
Chewing-gum additive. : PEPSIN
61
Signify. : INDICATE
62
Coolest. : ICIEST
63
Arrangements. : SYSTEMS
64
Salt-water food fish. : SKATES
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Pirate's arm. : CUTLASS
2
Indefinite number. : ONEORTWO
3
Young golden eagle. : RINGTAIL
4
Mount ___, Colorado. : OSO
5
Pattern. : NORM
6
Pop ___, baseball old-timer. : ANSON
7
Yakut river. : LENA
8
Part of Arabia. : OMAN
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Novelist Delmar. : VINA
10
What "y" means, in Spain. : AND
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"God be with ye." : GOODBY
12
Threw off the scent. : ELUDED
13
Make a decision. : SETTLE
15
Mother's helper. : SITTER
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At ease. : NATURAL
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Esteemed. : ADMIRED
25
Underwent change. : ALTERED
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Seraphic. : ANGELIC
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Tennis trophy. : CUP
31
Scatter newly cut grass for drying. : TED
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Luzon city. : OAS
34
Covered wagon. : VAN
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Walkie-talkie. : RADIOSET
37
As a crab darts. : SIDEWISE
39
Maltreat. : MISUSE
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Bewails. : LAMENTS
42
Pleas of defense. : ALIBIS
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Form of supplication. : LITANY
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Facial decor. : BEARDS
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Wall hanging or carpet. : TAPIS
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30 inches. : PACE
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"East of Eden" role. : ADAM
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Common fabric pattern. : DOTS
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Mild oath. : HECK
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Minor role. : BIT
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___ mater, part of the brain. : PIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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