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New York Times, Saturday, August 6, 1955

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,230
Across Down
1. Bugle nocturne. : TAPS
5. Sharp intake of breath. : GASP
9. Plump fish. : CHUB
13. Rosemary Murphy's spouse. : ABIE
14. French doughboy. : POILU
15. Distinctive air. : AURA
16. Give for a while. : LEND
17. Sweet sips. : SODAS
18. Periods. : ERAS
19. Unstained and unsmirched. : CLEANASAWHISTLE
22. Lacquered metalware. : TOLE
23. So. Amer. tuber. : OCA
24. Glass to refract light. : PRISM
26. Mississippi steamboater, for instance. : RIVERMAN
31. Rude push. : SHOVE
32. Old French measure. : AUNE
33. Brown ___ berry. : ASA
34. Very reliable person. : TOWEROFSTRENGTH
38. Anybody. : ONE
39. Muscovy duck. : PATO
40. City near Dayton, Ohio. : XENIA
41. Dry-as-dust scholarship. : PEDANTRY
44. Step. : STAIR
45. "Apres ___ le déluge. : MOI
46. Young salmon. : PARR
47. Balky in the extreme. : STUBBORNASAMULE
55. Turn rapidly: Scot. : TIRL
56. Shreds of wool or silk. : NOILS
57. Sacred image. : ICON
58. Advantage. : EDGE
59. Small street. : ALLEY
60. Chanted. : SUNG
61. Look closely. : PEER
62. Sediment. : LEES
63. Made of silver: Abbr. : STER
1. Dusting powder. : TALC
2. Man in Genesis. : ABEL
3. Common wood. : PINE
4. Having a soothing effect. : SEDATIVE
5. Gander. : GOOSE
6. Opera laid in Africa. : AIDA
7. Cabbage for salad. : SLAW
8. A snap or cinch. : PUSHOVER
9. Emperor or dictator. : CAESAR
10. Damaged. : HURT
11. Eurasian range. : URAL
12. Supply station. : BASE
14. Song of peace and praise. : PSALM
20. Head wind. : NOSER
21. Cold cubes. : ICE
24. Annihilator of distance. : PHONE
25. Stroked for the coxswain. : ROWED
26. Out of practice. : RUSTY
27. Inside. : INTO
28. Large: Comb. form. : MAGNI
29. On the move. : ASTIR
30. Okinawa seaport. : NAHA
31. Period. : STOP
32. At a distance. : AFAR
35. Elective. : OPTIONAL
36. Member of a studio crowd. : EXTRA
37. This is as good as a mile. : NEARMISS
42. Gaited horse. : AMBLER
43. San Francisco's ___ Hill. : NOB
44. Giving backtalk. : SASSY
46. Fence posts. : PALES
47. Dance. : STEP
48. Incoming water. : TIDE
49. Drive. : URGE
50. Part. : ROLE
51. Scene of 6 Down. : NILE
52. Shaped like a pocket. : UCUT
53. ___ wolf. : LONE
54. Construction expert: Abbr. : ENGR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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