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New York Times, Thursday, September 1, 1955

Author: Hamilton Bidwell
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q W }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
Hamilton Bidwell has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,256
Across Down
1. Choice thing. : PLUM
5. Sometimes a crowd. : THREE
10. Kind of school. : PREP
14. Western city, pop. 32,497. : RENO
15. Harvests. : REAPS
16. Concerned with aircraft. : AERO
17. Tolstoy hero. : IVAN
18. Live. : EXIST
19. Former Portuguese money. : REIS
20. Cucurbits. : GOURDS
22. Political slogan word of former years. : NORMALCY
24. Scraps. : ORTS
26. Post. : MAIL
27. Was attractive (to). : APPEALED
31. Barked shrilly. : YELPED
35. French month. : MAI
36. Hibernaters. : BEARS
38. West Virginia Senator. : NEELY
39. Part of B. A. : ARTS
41. Energy. : STEAM
43. Frivolous exclamation. : LALA
44. Wild plums. : SLOES
46. Filled to repletion. : SATED
48. Scotland Yard department. : CID
49. Capital group. : SENATE
51. Certain performances. : MATINEES
53. Shortening. : LARD
55. Distinguished person. : NAME
56. A warning to book borrowers. : EXLIBRIS
60. Lure. : LEADON
64. See 5 Across. : TRIO
65. Name of a spirit or sylph. : ARIEL
67. Tear down. : RAZE
68. Mountain pool. : TARN
69. Audacity: Colloq. : NERVE
70. Novel of 1816. : EMMA
71. Potato buds. : EYES
72. Fear. : DREAD
73. "___ gone." : REAL
1. Punctilious one. : PRIG
2. On the left: Comb. form. : LEVO
3. Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
4. Fifth President. : MONROE
5. Braced frameworks. : TRESTLES
6. Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
7. ___ check. : RAIN
8. ___ Downs. : EPSOM
9. Lost sheep. : ESTRAY
10. Similar. : PARALLEL
11. Spool of film. : REEL
12. Author Ambler. : ERIC
13. Flower. : POSY
21. Dull. : DRAB
23. Manner. : MIEN
25. Two on the aisle. : SEATS
27. Pile up. : AMASS
28. Ici on ___ Français. : PARLE
29. Peg for a mountaineer's rope. : PITON
30. Fond hope. : DREAM
32. What atoms are for. : PEACE
33. Diminutive of a girl's name. : ELLIE
34. Couples. : DYADS
37. Mephisto. : SATAN
40. Seals. : SEALIONS
42. Coated, as with zinc. : METALLED
45. Pierce. : STAB
47. Type of novel. : DIME
50. Message. : ERRAND
52. First word of well-known hymn. : NEARER
54. More terrible. : DIRER
56. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
57. Type of photograph. : XRAY
58. Foreign money. : LIRE
59. Father. : SIRE
61. Lady. : DAME
62. Frank Baum character. : OZMA
63. Man's name meaning a champion. : NEAL
66. Little ___. : EVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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