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New York Times, Wednesday, August 24, 1955

Author:
John M. Holmes, Jr.
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
John M. Holmes, Jr. has 6 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,248
Across
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Roosevelt-Churchill conference scene. : QUEBEC
7
Pick. : CHOOSE
13
Opens. : UNSEALS
15
Headlong fall: Colloq. : CROPPER
16
Stuck fast. : ADHERED
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Workers in haberdasheries. : HATTERS
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Petition. : SUE
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State bordering Burma and Tibet. : ASSAM
21
Catch. : NET
22
Recluse. : HERMIT
25
Arrogant: Colloq. : UPPISH
28
Pulver of "Mr. Roberts": Abbr. : ENS
29
A long time ago. : STONEAGE
32
Antler tip. : PRONG
35
Honest-visaged. : OPENFACED
36
One of the Inner Hebrides. : IONA
37
Between Tinker and Chance. : EVERS
38
Part of a boat's keel. : SKEG
39
Typical parts. : SPECIMENS
41
Term of address for a little girl. : MISSY
42
Stud poker term. : HOLECARD
43
Lily leaf. : PAD
44
Interest from investment. : USANCE
45
Warns. : ALERTS
49
River in England. : ALN
51
First name of Jefferson's V. P. : AARON
53
Trouble. : AIL
54
Stews. : RAGOUTS
57
Repay in kind. : REQUITE
60
An excess of type, in printing. : OVERSET
61
Brusquely. : BLUNTLY
62
Turned aside (with "off"). : WARDED
63
Fries. : SAUTES
Down
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Suppress. : QUASH
2
Excessive. : UNDUE
3
Town in Surrey. : ESHER
4
Spelling ___. : BEE
5
Attention. : EAR
6
Pieces of wood for belaying ropes. : CLEATS
7
Climbing irons. : CRAMPONS
8
High in the 90's. : HOT
9
See 7 Across. : OPT
10
Central Park horse-drawn coaches: 2 wds. : OPENHACKS
11
Dried out. : SERE
12
First: German. : ERST
14
Scientific degrees. : SDS
15
Fraternity branches. : CHAPTERS
20
Trousers support. : SUSPENDER
23
Film villains. : MENACES
24
Common suffix. : ING
26
Arm of the Army: Abbr. : INF
27
Strand. : SEASIDE
30
Agrees with: Slang. : GEES
31
Touchy. : EDGY
32
Impatient exclamation. : PISH
33
Preceded by "El," a comedian's cigar. : ROPO
34
Car with a single-cylinder engine: Slang. : ONELUNGER
35
Stitch to prevent raveling. : OVERCAST
37
Originated. : EMANATED
40
City in Peru. : ICA
41
___ de mer. : MAL
43
TV specialties. : PANELS
46
Star in "Pajama Game." : RAITT
47
Right to ownership. : TITLE
48
Weaver's reeds. : SLEYS
49
In alignment. : AROW
50
Etna's output. : LAVA
52
Eye: Poetic. : ORB
55
Fort ___, California. : ORD
56
Exercise. : USE
58
Sine ___ non. : QUA
59
Burmese Premier. : UNU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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