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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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Students & seniors
Across
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
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Give for a while. : LEND
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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
Down
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
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Large: Comb. form. : MAGNI
29
On the move. : ASTIR
30
Okinawa seaport. : NAHA
31
Period. : STOP
32
At a distance. : AFAR
35
Elective. : OPTIONAL
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Member of a studio crowd. : EXTRA
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This is as good as a mile. : NEARMISS
42
Gaited horse. : AMBLER
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San Francisco's ___ Hill. : NOB
44
Giving backtalk. : SASSY
46
Fence posts. : PALES
47
Dance. : STEP
48
Incoming water. : TIDE
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Drive. : URGE
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Part. : ROLE
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Scene of 6 Down. : NILE
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Shaped like a pocket. : UCUT
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___ wolf. : LONE
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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