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New York Times, Friday, August 5, 1955

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,229
Across
1. Strip of wood or metal. : SLAT
5. Its capital is Shillong. : ASSAM
10. Ambassador Eban. : ABBA
14. City near Rangoon. : PEGU
15. Scene of "Das Rheingold." : RHINE
16. Tie. : DRAW
17. Latin Cupid. : AMOR
18. Rejected. : TURNEDDOWN
20. Gatherings of people. : TURNOUTS
22. Fishing lines. : TRAWLS
23. Slate cleaners. : ERASERS
24. Author O'Flaherty. : LIAM
25. Gold: Spanish. : ORO
26. Monotonous cadence. : SINGSONG
30. Gaint with a hundred eyes. : ARGUS
33. Goes after a fly ball, in batting practice. : SHAGS
34. Form of criticism. : BOO
35. Cause distress. : HURT
36. Comes down. : RAINS
37. Prong of an antler. : TINE
38. Pother. : ADO
39. Morning reception. : LEVEE
40. Nine goddesses. : MUSES
41. Dirtied. : BEGRIMED
43. Greatly. : FAR
44. Actor Skinner. : OTIS
45. Where topsides and decks meet. : GUNNELS
49. Next to Jupiter. : SATURN
52. Happened along. : TURNEDUP
53. Fled from the scene. : TURNEDTAIL
55. Czarist parliamentary body. : DUMA
56. Dry as dust. : ARID
57. Worn away. : EROSE
58. Freezer. : ICER
59. Hiatuses. : GAPS
60. Leveled to the ground. : RASED
61. English river, into The Wash. : NENE
Down
1. Excessive outpouring, as of words. : SPATE
2. Animal allied to the monkey. : LEMUR
3. Neighbor of a stoa. : AGORA
4. Produces. : TURNSOUT
5. Toscanini. : ARTURO
6. Forbids entrance. : SHUTS
7. Knights. : SIRS
8. New England cape. : ANN
9. Assemblies. : MEETINGS
10. Cartoonist of the "Monster" family. : ADDAMS
11. Forehead. : BROW
12. Loud cry. : BAWL
13. Barley bristles. : AWNS
19. Passes slowly. : DRAGS
21. Poetic contractions. : OERS
24. Climbing plant. : LIANE
26. Started suddenly. : SHIED
27. Broad sashes. : OBIS
28. Nary a one. : NONE
29. Fares. : GOES
30. Moby Dick's enemy. : AHAB
31. Unmannerly. : RUDE
32. British tar's ration of rum. : GROG
33. Builds a nest egg. : SAVES
36. Memo of future action. : REMINDER
37. Retired for the night. : TURNEDIN
39. Metric measure. : LITRE
40. Octogenarian author. : MANN
42. Divisions of a bout. : ROUNDS
43. Rolled tightly. : FURLED
45. Aspect. : GUISE
46. Elicit. : EDUCE
47. Unit of light. : LUMEN
48. Fifth tire. : SPARE
49. Exclusive soiree. : STAG
50. Surrounding atmosphere. : AURA
51. Cruise. : TRIP
52. Southwestern resort city. : TAOS
54. Partner of la. : TRA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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