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New York Times, Thursday, December 1, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,347
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1. Potatoes: Colloq. : SPUDS
6. Up to it. : ABLE
10. Tangled mass. : SHAG
14. Role in "I Pagliacci." : TONIO
15. Secluded valley. : GLEN
16. Number of votes recorded. : POLL
17. Tocsin. : ALARM
18. Taking the future into consideration. : LONGRANGE
20. Use a straw. : SIP
21. Magic door opener. : ELECTRICEYE
23. Practical joke. : HOTFOOT
25. Jane and Goodman. : ACES
26. Boniface's establishment. : INN
27. Lively versions of minuets. : GAVOTTES
31. Furlough. : LEAVE
34. Gronchi's capital. : ROME
35. Pro ___. : RATA
36. Lake city. : ERIE
37. Post Office device. : DATER
38. Warwick's river. : AVON
39. Northern France. : NORD
40. Dark. : EBON
41. Drying compartments. : OVENS
42. John Wilkes Booth. : ASSASSIN
44. Adequate. : DUE
45. Roman or boldface. : TYPE
46. Informal meal. : POTLUCK
50. Chuck Conerly specialty. : FORWARDPASS
54. Scotch refusal. : NAE
55. Rugs. : ORIENTALS
56. Menon's country. : INDIA
58. Greek wine pitcher. : OLPE
59. Miss Saint and others. : EVAS
60. Dishearten. : DAUNT
61. Secretary. : DESK
62. M. Coty. : RENE
63. Fleurets. : EPEES
1. Hide away: Slang. : STASH
2. March of Dimes concern. : POLIO
3. Maladroit. : UNAPT
4. Adm. : DIR
5. Person of importance. : SOMEONE
6. Shoelace tip. : AGLET
7. Political group. : BLOC
8. Season the French call carême. : LENT
9. Albrecht Dürer was one. : ENGRAVER
10. Feature of the future. : SPACETRAVEL
11. Epithet for a possible candidate. : HONESTAVE
12. Swinburne to his friends. : ALGY
13. Singing group. : GLEE
19. Puerto ___. : RICO
22. Actor Chaney. : LON
24. Certain working conditions. : FIVEDAYWEEK
27. Boarded. : GOTON
28. Sobeit. : AMEN
29. Town on the Thames. : ETON
30. Without: Poet. : SANS
31. Yakutsk's river. : LENA
32. Mythical marksman. : EROS
33. Landing fields. : AIRSTRIPS
34. Nobel Prize physicist. : RABI
37. Turncoat. : DESERTER
41. Absolute limit (with "the"). : OUTSIDE
43. Nine inches. : SPAN
44. Solfeggio syllables. : DOS
46. Archaic. : PASSE
47. Inordinate. : UNDUE
48. A certain high-speed minesweeper. : CAINE
49. English odist. : KEATS
50. Good cheer. : FOOD
51. Heraldic field. : ORLE
52. TV's Garroway. : DAVE
53. Schedule. : PLAN
57. Forty winks. : NAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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