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New York Times, Friday, September 30, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
David Steinberg notes:

In 5-Down clue, original accent over the second "e" in "Mendès" was acute instead of grave; corrected it.

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,285
Across
1. Spring time. : APRIL
6. Bird of another time. : DODO
10. Acquire. : HAVE
14. A variant of Mary. : MAURA
15. Former Met star. : ALDA
16. Big moment at the Met. : ARIA
17. City in Priam's time. : ILION
18. MM, for example. : YEAR
19. "___ Richard's Almanac." : POOR
20. Comedian and singer. : DENNISDAY
22. Substitute for a match. : SPILL
23. Be deeply moved. : YEARN
24. Event of the week. : PAYDAY
25. Ordinal suffix. : ETH
28. Relative situation of a golf ball. : LIE
29. Describing wintertime. : COLD
30. Housetop. : ROOF
32. Stop work. : CALLITADAY
37. Fevers. : AGUES
39. ___ West. : MAE
40. Levantine land. : SYRIA
41. Ardent Giant fan. : LARAINEDAY
44. One of the Channel Islands. : SARK
45. Innuendo. : SLUR
46. Leaping mammal: Colloq. : ROO
48. Author's papers. : MSS
49. City in Ohio. : DAYTON
52. "The little man who ___ there." : WASNT
54. Sudden attacks. : RAIDS
55. Recent time. : YESTERDAY
59. "Picnic ___ Ahead." : AREA
60. Action. : DEED
61. Blackmore's Lorna. : DOONE
62. Herb of Homer's time. : MOLY
63. Panelist Chase. : ILKA
64. Housewife's garb. : APRON
65. Ampersands. : ANDS
66. "___-daisy!" : UPSY
67. Brings forth young, as sheep or goats. : YEANS
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1. Surrounded by. : AMID
2. Faint. : PALE
3. Dilapidated house. : RUIN
4. Swift's forte. : IRONY
5. Premier before Mendès-France. : LANIEL
6. Builder of castles in the air. : DAYDREAMER
7. City in N. Y. : OLEAN
8. June 6, 1944. : DDAY
9. Crewman. : OAR
10. Popular toast. : HAPPYDAYS
11. Plant of the arum family. : AROID
12. Tenor violin. : VIOLA
13. Pitcher Wynn. : EARLY
21. Mediterranean vessel. : SAIC
22. Seamen. : SALTS
24. Hawaiian food. : POI
25. Of an epoch. : ERAL
26. Garb of Cicero's time. : TOGA
27. "Their Finest ___." : HOUR
29. Easy to understand. : CLEARASDAY
31. Christmas, Easter, etc. : FEASTDAYS
33. Teen-ager. : LAD
34. 60 grains. : DRAM
35. Affected manners. : AIRS
36. Long-haired animals. : YAKS
38. Barnyard towers. : SILOS
42. Sister. : NUN
43. Eddie ___ of baseball. : YOST
47. Familiar phrase in stories. : ONEDAY
49. O'Neill's forte. : DRAMA
50. Leader in Biblical days. : AARON
51. Lose the day. : YIELD
52. Secretary of Commerce. : WEEKS
53. What 4 Down is. : TROPE
55. Shrill bark. : YELP
56. Mrs. Copperfield. : DORA
57. Soon. : ANON
58. Deep longings: Colloq. : YENS
60. Seaport in Portuguese India. : DIU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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