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New York Times, Thursday, September 8, 1955

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { B J K Q }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,263
Across
1. Javelin. : SPEAR
6. Printed program. : CARD
10. Feminine possessive. : HERS
14. Jouster's weapon. : LANCE
15. Melville novel. : OMOO
16. Form of energy: Abbr. : ELEC
17. Felonious act. : ARSON
18. Pronoun. : THOU
19. Palo ___. : ALTO
20. Biography of an actress. : LAURETTE
22. Deflect. : DIVERT
24. Poetic form. : ODE
25. Difficult to deal with. : HARD
27. Relative of the civet. : GENET
28. Family of Catherine and Cosmo. : MEDICI
31. Cut. : SAWN
33. Dawn to dusk. : DAY
34. Forced; unnatural. : CONSTRAINED
37. European capital. : VIENNA
39. Organic compounds. : ESTERS
40. Popular vocalist. : EDDIEFISHER
42. Sen. Neuberger's state: Abbr. : ORE
43. Worry. : FRET
44. Town on the Hudson. : ESOPUS
48. French world of fashion. : MONDE
50. Farthest from the van. : REAR
52. Single: Comb. form. : UNI
53. Enrolls. : ENTERS
55. Names incorrectly. : MISCALLS
58. Man's name meaning champion. : NEIL
59. Among. : AMID
61. Chorus from "Il Trovatore." : ANVIL
62. ___ perpetua (Exist forever): Idaho's motto. : ESTO
63. Look intently. : GAZE
64. Famous Mr. Brodie. : STEVE
65. Tunisia's rulers. : DEYS
66. Tools. : AXES
67. Opposite of firer. : HIRER
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1. Zigzag skiing, race. : SLALOM
2. Show off. : PARADE
3. Followed. : ENSUED
4. Acidity. : ACOR
5. President Coty. : RENE
6. Acolyte's robe. : COTTA
7. New England college. : AMHERST
8. Short for a marsupial. : ROO
9. Well-known Denver family. : DOUD
10. Rise and fall. : HEAVE
11. Senator from Houma, La. : ELLENDER
12. Tire repairs. : RETREADS
13. Famous dweller in Death Valley. : SCOTTY
21. More svelte. : THINNER
23. Kindles. : IGNITES
26. Challenges. : DARES
29. Chilled. : ICED
30. Evergreen. : CONIFER
32. Plumbers' fittings. : WASHERS
35. More secure. : SAFER
36. Husband of Poppaea Sabina. : NERO
37. Italian. : VERONESE
38. Individuality. : IDENTITY
41. List separately. : ITEMIZE
42. Presaged. : OMENED
45. Ensign in "Mister Roberts." : PULVER
46. Wipe out past experiences. : UNLIVE
47. Baseball great. : SISLER
49. Birthplace of Apollo. : DELOS
51. Staff officers. : AIDES
54. Long story. : SAGA
56. Currency. : CASH
57. Against. : ANTI
60. Highest degree: Abbr. : MAX

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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