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New York Times, Friday, September 2, 1955

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,257
Across Down
1. Guffaws. : HAHAS
6. Chatters: Colloq. : GABS
10. Magnum opus. : EPIC
14. Infirm. : ANILE
15. Field day event. : RELAYRACE
17. Near the center. : INNER
18. Deviations from the general rule. : ANOMALIES
19. Essential for welcoming a V. I. P. : REDCARPET
21. Sources of water supply. : WELLS
22. Government building. : CAPITOL
24. Fibre used in rope making. : BAST
28. Composer John ___ Carpenter. : ALDEN
29. Vex: Scot. : FASH
33. Uganda's capital, on Lake Victoria. : ENTEBBE
35. Revise an itinerary. : REROUTE
37. Overcome with awe. : AGAPE
38. Contemporary poet. : AUDEN
39. Biblical betrayer. : DELILAH
42. Nobel Prize winner for Literature, 1952. : MAURIAC
44. Coasting vehicle. : SLED
45. Contender on the Thames. : ROWER
47. An indefinite quantity. : SOME
48. Passageways with shops. : ARCADES
50. Unit of light. : LUMEN
54. Mr. Wickfield's clerk. : URIAHHEEP
59. Viveca Lindfors role. : ANASTASIA
61. Champion Marciano's first name. : ROCCO
62. Not agreeing. : DISSIDENT
63. The southeast wind. : EURUS
64. Symbol of servitude. : YOKE
65. Rim. : EDGE
66. Member of Syrian sect. : DRUSE
1. Curls. : HAIR
2. Author Lindbergh. : ANNE
3. Female red deer. : HIND
4. One of the Waughs. : ALEC
5. Glacial ice pinnacle. : SERAC
6. Come to grips. : GRAPPLE
7. Latin epic. : AENEID
8. Police station log. : BLOTTER
9. Tony Weller's son. : SAM
10. Author Gardner. : ERLE
11. Bucket. : PAIL
12. Northern island: Abbr. : ICEL
13. Scotch land tax. : CESS
16. Ship's small boat. : YAWL
20. Austria's Chancellor. : RAAB
23. The same. : ONE
24. Costume jewelry. : BEADS
25. Theatrical backer. : ANGEL
26. Vapid. : STALE
27. Lukewarm. : TEPID
29. Plus ___. : FOURS
30. Companion of video. : AUDIO
31. Kind of motive power. : STEAM
32. Consequently. : HENCE
34. Barbara ___ Geddes. : BEL
36. Former Indian delegate to U. N. : RAU
40. Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
41. Cheated. : HOCUSED
42. Bring about by intervention. : MEDIATE
43. Extent of surface. : AREA
46. Well-known band leader. : WARING
48. Not pro. : ANTI
49. Cut into small strips. : SHRED
50. Title. : LADY
51. Genus of mollusks. : UNIO
52. Skindiver's headgear. : MASK
53. To be: Latin. : ESSE
55. Time differential. : HOUR
56. Beige. : ECRU
57. Medieval soldier's shields. : ECUS
58. Attitudinize. : POSE
60. Summertime drink. : ADE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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