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New York Times, Friday, November 25, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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Students & seniors
Across
1. In snug harbor. : SAFE
5. Game. : POLO
9. Thigh bone. : FEMUR
14. Melange. : OLIO
15. Like a lyric poem. : ODIC
16. Incensed. : IRATE
17. Thrill of a lifetime. : FIRSTLOVE
19. Harangues. : RANTS
20. Poetic contraction. : TIS
21. Fuses again. : REMELTS
23. Pieces for a game. : SET
24. The one here. : THIS
26. Winds of Texas. : NORTHERS
28. Book of memories. : ALBUM
30. Put out a batter. : RETIRE
31. Rivers: Span. : RIOS
32. First ___. : AID
33. Slapped. : CUFFED
37. Trolley haven. : CARBARN
39. Fantastic insurance policy, Costain's subject. : TONTINE
40. Overelaborate. : ORNATE
41. Leftover scrap. : ORT
42. Sometimes it's scrap. : IRON
43. Involving no money. : NONPAY
45. Botched up. : MESSY
46. Unforgettable structure. : LANDMARK
49. Tangy. : TART
50. Carplike fish. : IDE
51. Wagnerian divas. : ISOLDES
53. Fiddlesticks! : BAH
56. De facto capital of Bolivia. : LAPAZ
58. The skipper's second in command. : FIRSTMATE
60. Yawning. : AGAPE
61. Javanese silk. : IKAT
62. Our information organization. : USIA
63. Irish and Scotch. : CELTS
64. Young sheep. : TEGS
65. Part: Abbr. : SECT
Down
1. Compassionate. : SOFT
2. Et ___. : ALII
3. Eldest. : FIRSTBORN
4. Dawn goddess. : EOS
5. Pulaski's countrymen. : POLES
6. Round-the-world solo flier. : ODOM
7. Brightened up. : LIVENED
8. Tropical American wild cat. : OCELOT
9. Indicating a new movie. : FIRSTRUN
10. Time. : ERA
11. Clergyman's house. : MANSE
12. Complete. : UTTER
13. Pauses. : RESTS
18. Add decorations. : TRIM
22. Ribbed dress fabric. : TRICOT
25. Manage economically. : HUSBAND
27. Carrying more weight. : HEFTIER
28. Violin bow: Ital. : ARCO
29. Truth twister. : LIAR
30. First third of a dog. : RIN
32. Grounds for battle. : ARENAS
34. Exchange for a single. : FIRSTBASE
35. A rival of Methuselah. : ENOS
36. Contradict. : DENY
38. Sprays. : ATOMIZES
39. Effort. : TRY
41. Resembling a hard wood. : OAKLIKE
44. Business motive. : PROFIT
45. Upright spar. : MAST
46. Spring flower. : LILAC
47. Saying. : ADAGE
48. Home of the Gurkhas. : NEPAL
49. Tryouts. : TESTS
52. Haul. : DRAG
54. Of the kind of: Suffix. : ATIC
55. Anger. : HEAT
57. Apropos. : APT
59. Greek letters. : MUS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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