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New York Times, Friday, September 9, 1955

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,264
Across Down
1. Upright windlass. : CAPSTAN
8. Of plant life. : BOTANIC
15. Typical example. : EPITOME
16. Olympic team member. : ATHLETE
17. Sawtooth ridges. : SIERRAS
18. Brightened. : CHEERED
19. Hindu costume. : SARI
20. Back financially. : STAKE
22. City on the Tiber. : ROME
23. Old-time prospector in the West. : DESERTRAT
26. Solicitous one. : CARER
29. Disadvantages. : DRAWBACKS
33. Not forming an angle. : AGONIC
35. Notable pseudonym. : ELIA
36. Pronoun. : HIM
37. Clumsy fellow. : LOUT
38. Takes a chance. : RISKS
40. Desert "monster." : GILA
41. Vexation. : IRE
42. Boat for poling. : PUNT
43. Ennobles. : EXALTS
45. Incredibly bizarre. : FANTASTIC
48. "Plain and Fancy" sect. : AMISH
49. Render less serious by giving excuses. : EXTENUATE
51. Ancient language: Abbr. : HEBR
54. Go fishing. : ANGLE
55. Strain. : SIFT
59. Strain for effect. : OVERACT
61. Former Italian colony on the Red Sea. : ERITREA
63. Any Kentucky VIP. : COLONEL
64. Rubber dealer, for cars. : TIREMAN
65. Gossip. : HEARSAY
66. Pirates of olden days. : SEARATS
1. Irish luck. : CESS
2. Capital of Western Samoa. : APIA
3. Wharf. : PIER
4. Raucous. : STRIDENT
5. Craggy height. : TOR
6. Collect. : AMASS
7. Snuggled down. : NESTED
8. Subordinate impertinence. : BACKTALK
9. In a different way. : OTHERWISE
10. Article. : THE
11. A watchword: Span. : ALERTA
12. Fictional Wolfe. : NERO
13. Detailed note. : ITEM
14. Yield. : CEDE
21. Commanding attention. : ARRESTING
24. Assam silkworm. : ERI
25. Bankers' association. : ABA
26. Where Knight is Governor: Abbr. : CALIF
27. Greek market place. : AGORA
28. City where Joan of Arc was doomed. : ROUEN
30. A hot pepper. : CHILI
31. Black Watch costume. : KILTS
32. Great hit. : SMASH
34. Lobsters, shrimps, crabs. : CRUSTACEA
39. With concentration. : INTENTLY
40. Gambler. : GAMESTER
42. Peace: Latin. : PAX
44. Totem pole. : XAT
46. Sheer panic. : TERROR
47. Flat diamond facets. : CULETS
50. High nests. : AERIE
51. German shout of approval. : HOCH
52. Bacchanalian cry. : EVOE
53. Ancient king of Hungary. : BELA
56. Marie Wilson role. : IRMA
57. Difficult trick. : FEAT
58. Browns. : TANS
60. Solution: Abbr. : ANS
62. Man's name. : IRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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