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New York Times, Saturday, September 3, 1955

Author: Isaac Kert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,258
Across Down
1. Sounds at shearing time. : BAAS
5. Repeats. : SAYS
9. Shallow part of a river. : SHOAL
14. End at. : ABUT
15. Legal term. : PLEA
16. ___jet engine. : TURBO
17. Pitcher-catcher conversation. : BASEBALLSIGNALS
20. Former Belgian Queen. : ASTRID
21. Perched. : LIT
22. Crook in a tree branch. : KNEE
23. Civil War soldier. : REB
24. Law office: Abbr. : CONST
26. Watchdog's warning. : GRR
27. Turkish officers. : AGAS
29. The Sacred ___. : COW
30. Department of France. : AUBE
32. Nothing. : NIL
33. Bundle of hay or straw. : TRUSS
35. Swell. : NIFTY
38. Summer show spots. : DRIVEINTHEATRES
41. Robin in an old song. : ADAIR
42. Hammers. : TOOLS
43. Summer: Fr. : ETE
44. Writer of humorous verse. : NASH
46. ___ de plume. : NOM
47. Equal. : PEER
48. General's nickname. : MAC
50. Former opera star. : EAMES
52. Common verb. : WAS
53. Gumbo. : OCRA
55. Useful idea. : TIP
56. Women's college at Cambridge, England. : GIRTON
59. Babbitt's business. : REALESTATETRADE
62. Charles Wilson's middle name. : ERWIN
63. Valentine's aide. : EROS
64. Of the ear. : OTIC
65. Dieter's meal. : SALAD
66. Vaudeville short. : SKIT
67. Princess Victoria Mary of ___. : TECK
1. Rum cake. : BABA
2. Down with: Fr. : ABAS
3. Swimming stroke. : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
4. Metric measures. : STERES
5. Plane of 1917. : SPAD
6. ___ hail. : ALL
7. Great wildlife sanctuary. : YELLOWSTONEPARK
8. Black buck. : SASIN
9. Sterling: Abbr. : STG
10. Sizable slice. : HUNK
11. Its capital is Bloemfontein. : ORANGEFREESTATE
12. More competent. : ABLER
13. Last one in. : LOSER
18. Neckwear. : BIB
19. "___ a boy!" : ITSA
24. The referee's toll. : COUNT
25. Albacore's cousins. : TUNAS
27. "A wing ___ prayer." : ANDA
28. Encircle. : GIRD
29. "Le dernier ___." : CRI
31. Small piece. : BIT
33. Laconic. : TERSE
34. Chases away. : SHOOS
36. Head: Fr. : TETE
37. River through a low country. : YSER
39. ___ media. : VIA
40. Slippery ___. : ELM
45. Pillbox and stovepipe. : HATS
47. Feathered pet. : PARROT
48. Customs. : MORES
49. Sidewalk: Span. : ACERA
51. Small creatures. : MITES
52. Maker of epigrams. : WIT
54. Inter ___. : ALIA
56. Adventure. : GEST
57. Pertaining to poetry. : ODIC
58. Narrow strip of land. : NECK
60. Finis. : END
61. Thee: Fr. : TOI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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