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New York Times, Tuesday, September 6, 1955

Author: John M. Holmes, Jr.
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,261
Across Down
1. Men of medicine: Slang. : DOCS
5. Furry flyer. : BAT
8. Outward aspects. : GUISES
14. Where Zion National Park is. : UTAH
15. A state: Abbr. : IDA
16. Convince. : ASSURE
17. Good place for a loaf. : BREADBOX
19. Throughout: Mus. : SEMPRE
20. Slipper. : SANDAL
21. Shaped piece of metal. : IBAR
23. Energy: Slang. : PEP
24. Guiding signal. : BEACON
26. Where flowers grow. : BEDS
27. Goats of Asia. : TAHRS
31. Sailing hazard. : SANDBAR
33. Inter ___. : ALIA
34. Watch holder. : FOB
35. Pygmy antelope. : ORIBI
37. More spiteful. : CATTIER
39. April flowers. : VIOLETS
41. Steps over a wall. : STILE
42. Region of Europe: Abbr. : SIL
43. Verve. : ELAN
44. Ballplayer who wants a better contract. : HOLDOUT
46. Food preparation. : JELLY
47. Olympian god. : ARES
49. Crescent-shaped. : LUNATE
51. Tablet. : PAD
52. Dodo. : BIRD
53. Porter. : REDCAP
58. Seller of a certain food. : PIEMAN
60. Cooked too much. : OVERDONE
62. Bis. : ENCORE
63. Attain. : WIN
64. Canadian province: Abbr. : ALTA
65. Ships out of Duluth. : LAKERS
66. One of the Leagues: Abbr. : NAT
67. MCMLV. : YEAR
1. Duffers. : DUBS
2. Another: Span. : OTRA
3. French city. : CAEN
4. Fish. : SHAD
5. Nevada Senator. : BIBLE
6. Pother. : ADO
7. Hack. : TAXICAB
8. Welcome sign to a stranded motorist. : GASANDOIL
9. Employer. : USER
10. Doctrine. : ISM
11. "Come and get it" signal. : SUPPERBELL
12. Slipped. : ERRED
13. Oozes. : SEEPS
18. Flatfish. : DABS
22. ___ ami. : BON
25. Hebrew lyre. : ASOR
26. Receiver of property: Law. : BAILEE
27. Gen. Weyland's air command. : TAC
28. Exclamation for "poor Yorick." : ALAS
29. Vincent Youmans musical of the 1920's. : HITTHEDECK
30. Proportions. : RATIOS
32. Member of the family: Abbr. : BRO
34. Heavy wires supplying electricity. : FEEDLINES
36. European country: Abbr. : ITAL
38. A state: Abbr. : ILL
39. Brief biographical sketch. : VITA
40. Ship's plank. : SNY
42. Time of day. : SUNDOWN
45. Belonging to us. : OUR
46. Taunt. : JEER
47. Tap with the foot, in fencing. : APPEL
48. Girl in "Arms and the Man." : RAINA
50. River in England. : TRENT
52. George ___ McCutcheon of Graustark fame. : BARR
54. Omaha Beach rendezvous. : DDAY
55. Cabbage. : COLE
56. Pillar or pier. : ANTA
57. Fruit. : PEAR
59. Man's nickname. : MOE
61. By way of. : VIA

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

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