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New York Times, Saturday, August 27, 1955

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,251
Across
1. Sirius. : DOGSTAR
8. Hitler's favorite province. : BAVARIA
15. Lacking vitality. : UNALIVE
16. Kansas city, pop. 5,775. : ABILENE
17. Process of permeation. : OSMOSIS
18. Demander. : CLAIMER
19. Pace. : STEP
20. Tent peg. : STAKE
22. Fellow: Slang. : BOZO
23. Villain. : SCOUNDREL
26. Nebraskan rail center. : OMAHA
29. For: Span. : POR
30. Haunts. : NESTS
34. Right-hand man. : SECOND
36. Chits of debt. : IOUS
38. Abraham's nephew. : LOT
39. Rosy plank in a candidate's platform. : CAMPAIGNPROMISE
42. Summer drink. : ADE
43. Patch. : SPOT
44. Shade of meaning. : NUANCE
45. Had a new session. : RESAT
47. Wartime symbol. : VEE
49. Within the law. : LEGAL
50. Needing irrigation. : WATERLESS
53. Alberta: Abbr. : ALTA
56. Crime of fire. : ARSON
57. Two-wheeled carriage with springs. : TRAP
61. Plague: Archaic. : MURRAIN
63. Italian innkeeper. : PADRONE
65. Pain reliever. : ANODYNE
66. Reverberant. : ECHOING
67. Bumpkin. : HAYSEED
68. Card games like faro. : STUSSES
Down
1. Couples. : DUOS
2. Once: Dial. : ONST
3. Plucky. : GAME
4. Cheap clothing store. : SLOPSHOP
5. Common contraction. : TIS
6. Dispatch boat. : AVISO
7. What to do after a vacation. : RESTUP
8. Theatrical painting. : BACKDROP
9. More efficient. : ABLER
10. By way of. : VIA
11. Nourishing. : ALIBLE
12. San ___, Italian resort. : REMO
13. Señorita's name. : INEZ
14. Any aircraft. : AERO
21. Oilers. : ANOINTERS
24. Popular card game. : CANASTA
25. Imbues with life. : ENSOULS
26. Celluloid glory. : OSCAR
27. Union general at Gettysburg. : MEADE
28. Highest points. : ACMES
31. Throw. : SLING
32. Operatic role. : TOSCA
33. Iron transformed. : STEEL
35. Short swim. : DIP
37. Coffee dispenser. : URN
40. Held in check. : GOVERNED
41. Toscanini and Beecham. : MAESTROS
46. Fellowships. : AWARDS
48. Runs away. : ELOPES
51. Noted French critic. : TAINE
52. Ordain. : ENACT
53. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
54. The moon. : LUNA
55. City on the Hudson. : TROY
58. Kins: Fr. : ROIS
59. Actress Baxter. : ANNE
60. Fixes the price. : PEGS
62. Sailor's response. : AYE
64. Roderick ___, Scott's outlaw. : DHU

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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