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New York Times, Tuesday, September 13, 1955

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { B J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,268
Across Down
1. Baseball play. : ASSIST
7. Radiolocator. : RADAR
12. Laundry item. : STARCH
13. Where Keflavik air base is. : ICELAND
16. Falter. : STAMMER
17. Gabble. : CHATTER
18. Knickknack. : TOY
19. Not the same. : ANOTHER
21. Shade. : HUE
22. Harp: Italian. : ARPA
24. Offshoot branch. : TWIG
25. Dalmatian's décor. : SPOTS
27. Adriatic seaport. : FIUME
29. Dissever. : SNIP
31. Les ___ Froides, original name of Prince Edward Islands. : ILES
32. Comprehend. : FATHOM
34. Old-time saloon. : GROGGERY
36. Genesis name. : ENOS
38. Yegg's haul. : LOOT
39. Golfing group. : FOURSOME
43. Andean carriers. : LLAMAS
47. White-tailed pelagic birds. : ERNS
48. Light javelin. : DART
50. Horse-woman. : DIANA
51. Breaches. : RIFTS
53. Social celebrity. : LION
55. Salt spring. : LICK
56. Pacific islands turmeric. : REA
57. Winged shoes of Hermes. : TALARIA
60. Former U. N. official. : LIE
61. Surround. : INCLOSE
63. Dwindles. : REDUCES
65. Chief ingredient of suet. : STEARIN
66. Skilled glacier explorer. : ICEMAN
67. Nymph. : DRYAD
68. The Mojave. : DESERT
1. Early fur depot in Oregon. : ASTORIA
2. Stick in one spot. : STAYPUT
3. Golfer Snead. : SAM
4. TV role. : IRMA
5. Redolence. : SCENT
6. Coverlets. : THROWS
7. "Poor Little ___." : RICHGIRL
8. Twinge. : ACHE
9. Loved ones. : DEARS
10. High in pitch. : ALT
11. Refuge of rodents. : RATHOLE
14. Grammatical gender. : NEUTER
15. Showily stylish. : DRESSY
16. HQ personnel. : STAFF
20. High-pitched bell sound. : TING
23. Home of the Lord Jeffs. : AMHERST
26. Back-to-school hair-do. : PIGTAIL
28. Centuries. : EONS
30. Swimming hole. : POOL
33. Frame of mind. : MOOD
35. Element No. 79. : GOLD
37. "___ of the horn." : SMALLEND
39. Wheel of carnivals. : FERRIS
40. East. : ORIENT
41. Lacking a facade. : UNFACED
42. Silkworm of Assam. : ERIA
44. Usual objective of train robbers. : MAILCAR
45. The A in A. O. H. : ANCIENT
46. Land ___ alive! : SAKES
49. One of the Zones. : TORRID
52. Parable. : STORY
54. Female relative. : NIECE
58. See 40 down. : ASIA
59. Summer drinks. : ADES
62. Malay gibbon. : LAR
64. Japanese apricot. : UME

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

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