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New York Times, Friday, September 23, 1955

Author:
Marion Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
Marion Moeser has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,278
Across
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Shrink. : CRINGE
7
Be restless. : TOSS
11
Angora. : CAT
14
Consonant such as "m." : LABIAL
15
"Rio ___." : RITA
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Spaniard's "bravo." : OLE
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Tasso drama. : AMINTA
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Place of learning: Abbr. : UNIV
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Connective word. : NOR
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Go paddling. : WADE
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Naval units. : TASKFORCES
24
Layers. : TIERS
26
Strawberry: Fr. : FRAISE
27
Zane and Lady Jane. : GREYS
30
Adjective for Aida. : CELESTE
32
Dutch measure. : AAM
33
Dull gray. : LEADEN
35
Orator's "therefore." : ERGO
38
Escape reality. : PRETEND
40
Lachrymatory stuff. : TEARGAS
42
Right-thinking. : SANE
43
Mock. : DERIDE
45
One of the Curies. : EVE
46
Banking procedure. : DEPOSIT
48
Picardy's crop. : ROSES
50
Atmospheric disturbances. : STATIC
52
Crocheter's stitch. : PICOT
54
Tennyson's "Call me early, ___." : MOTHERDEAR
56
Former Chief Justice. : TAFT
60
American bird. : ANI
61
Bearing. : MIEN
62
Saudi ___. : ARABIA
64
Japanese money. : RIN
65
Queen D'Artagnan served. : ANNE
66
Least. : FEWEST
67
Dress (with "out"). : TOG
68
Lack. : NEED
69
Banquet gestures. : TOASTS
Down
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Forked end of a hammer. : CLAW
2
Vishnu's incarnation. : RAMA
3
Common word in "Bartlett's Quotations." : IBID
4
High mark on a test. : NINETY
5
Gangster's weapon. : GAT
6
Inspirit. : ELATE
7
Packed into a bundle (with "up"). : TRUSSED
8
Porker's sound. : OINK
9
Starched. : STIFFENED
10
Relishes. : SAVORS
11
Gallic caretakers. : CONCIERGES
12
Medicinal plants. : ALOES
13
Pithy. : TERSE
22
Amusement park features. : ARCADES
23
Gauger. : RATER
25
Ely or Wight. : ISLE
27
Intervals. : GAPS
28
___ avis. : RARA
29
Working editor-wise. : EMENDATING
31
Girl's name meaning happiness. : LETITIA
34
Thyroid or pituitary. : ENDOCRINE
36
Handed over. : GAVE
37
Suffixes in chemistry. : OSES
39
Incisors. : TEETH
41
Of flying. : AERO
44
Matured. : RIPENED
47
Simple Simon's vis-a-vis. : PIEMAN
49
Metropolis WSW of Montreal. : OTTAWA
50
Brisk. : SMART
51
Role in "Pagliacci." : TONIO
53
A manual art. : CRAFT
55
Sandy tract, in Britain. : DENE
57
Lincoln and others. : ABES
58
Index mark, in printing. : FIST
59
Makes knotted lace. : TATS
63
Old-time car. : REO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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