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New York Times, Thursday, August 4, 1955

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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1. Go in a zigzag course. : TACK
5. Roger! : OKAY
9. Sum. : TOTAL
14. Spanish stewpot. : OLLA
15. White frost. : RIME
16. Muse. : ERATO
17. Phrase meaning "get on with the job." : UPANDATIT
19. Lively children: Var. : TIKES
20. Swindler: Colloq. : CHISELER
21. Pressing. : URGENT
22. Villain in Book of Esther. : HAMAN
23. Where Malaga is. : SPAIN
24. Arrangements. : SYSTEMS
28. Part of N. B. : NOTA
31. Actor Ameche. : DON
34. ___ of St. Louis. : SPIRIT
35. Main streets: Abbr. : AVES
36. Contemporary of Isaiah. : AMOS
38. Santa ___. : ANITA
39. Become unknown by accident. : LEAK
40. Crepuscular insect. : MOTH
41. Kitchen utensil. : RICERS
43. Transportation systems: Abbr. : RRS
44. Passable. : SOSO
45. Five-pointed marine mollusk. : SEASTAR
47. Ear shell. : ORMER
49. Puccini's "La ___." : TOSCA
53. Roof timber. : RAFTER
55. Shaper of garlands. : WREATHER
58. Make a law. : ENACT
59. Convict group. : CHAINGANG
60. Result. : ENSUE
61. City on the Rhine. : BONN
62. Secretly busy about. : UPTO
63. People of Latvia. : LETTS
64. Bends in the middle. : SAGS
65. Experiment. : TEST
1. Method of typewriting. : TOUCH
2. Greek letter. : ALPHA
3. Area staked off for mining. : CLAIM
4. Where Wichita is. : KANSAS
5. Unwritten. : ORAL
6. Bird of prey. : KITE
7. Moslem ruler. : AMIR
8. Notwithstanding. : YET
9. Four: Comb. form. : TETRA
10. First. : ORIGINAL
11. Succeeded to the management of. : TAKENOVER
12. Solar disk. : ATEN
13. Bewildered. : LOST
18. Patron saint of France. : DENYS
21. Parvenu. : UPSTART
23. Strikes. : SMITES
25. Scantier. : SPARSER
26. Smaller. : TINIER
27. Violinist Morini. : ERICA
29. Briny drop. : TEAR
30. Inquires. : ASKS
31. Hoover, Shasta, Hungry Horse. : DAMS
32. Novel by Melville. : OMOO
33. Slower. : NOTSOFAST
37. Way of saving time. : SHORTCUT
42. Lucifer. : SATAN
46. Bootleg liquor. : ROTGUT
48. Apportions. : METES
50. Figure. : SHAPE
51. Dollars and ___. : CENTS
52. Patois. : ARGOT
53. Rod and ___. : REEL
54. Mrs. Coolidge's middle name. : ANNE
55. Injunction to a horse. : WHOA
56. Pealed. : RANG
57. German "one." : EINS
59. Well-known network. : CBS

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