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New York Times, Wednesday, November 23, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Across Down
1. Roof of the Capitol. : DOME
5. Important part of a necklace. : CLASP
10. Room in a casa de campo. : SALA
14. Black. : EBON
15. Ishmael's mother. : HAGAR
16. Secy. of the Navy, 1940–44. : KNOX
17. Tennessee Ernie. : FORD
18. From earliest times. : ABORIGINAL
20. Tucker and Peerce. : TENORS
22. Smoker's bane. : NICOTINE
23. Bob Hope's kind of chatter. : WITTY
25. Krazy ___. : KAT
26. Old-fashioned china cupboard. : DRESSER
29. Periods of boredom. : TEDIUMS
33. Shreveport's river. : RED
34. Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. : KNIGHT
36. Vigor: Colloq. : SNAP
37. Friendship. : AMITY
39. Christmas tree. : FIR
40. Yours: Poet. : THINE
41. Very small amount. : MITE
42. Affirm. : ALLEGE
44. New discovery in Somaliland. : OIL
45. Olympic contender. : ATHLETE
47. Ordnance depot. : ARSENAL
49. Corrode. : EAT
50. ___ Department. : STATE
51. Separate and distinct. : DISCRETE
55. Hard taskmaster. : TYRANT
59. Describing traffic-jammed roads. : IMPASSABLE
61. Relative of a girder. : IBAR
62. Health resorts. : SPAS
63. More loyal. : TRUER
64. Mr. Roper. : ELMO
65. Songstress Eartha. : KITT
66. Aegean island. : SAMOS
67. Supreme Court justice. : REED
1. Skillful. : DEFT
2. Instrument with melancholy tone. : OBOE
3. Daybreak: Poet. : MORN
4. Provides with some talent. : ENDOWS
5. Chastise. : CHASTEN
6. Science workshop. : LAB
7. Sudden strong emotion. : AGONY
8. Mme. Pandit's attire. : SARI
9. Small spike on which to stick a candle. : PRICKET
10. Easily frightened. : SKITTISH
11. Years: Lat. : ANNI
12. Bank business. : LOAN
13. Spindle. : AXLE
19. Incite. : GOAD
21. Fraught with danger. : RISKY
24. Paltry matter. : TRIFLE
26. "Inherit the Wind," for example. : DRAMA
27. Decrease. : REMIT
28. Between Diane and Flora. : EDITH
29. Dark promise. : THREAT
30. Member of CIO. : UNION
31. Craze. : MANIA
32. Emulate Gloria Lockerman. : SPELL
35. Brooklyn's Hodges. : GIL
38. Video program. : TELECAST
40. Cantankerous. : TESTY
42. Signs and witnesses a document. : ATTESTS
43. Kitchen gadgets. : GRATERS
46. Up to the ___ (very deeply). : EARS
48. More spooky. : EERIER
50. Natural hair oil. : SEBUM
51. Kind of jockey. : DISK
52. Kaffir warrior band. : IMPI
53. Squabble. : SPAT
54. Plantation of Scarlett O'Hara. : TARA
56. Qualified. : ABLE
57. Specify. : NAME
58. Walked. : TROD
60. Sign of the zodiac. : LEO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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