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New York Times, Saturday, December 10, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,356
Across Down
1. Upper, in Berlin. : OBER
5. Horner's reward. : APLUM
10. Made the shrill cry of a bird. : CREW
14. Bishop of Rome. : POPE
15. Dark brownish-gray. : TAUPE
16. Girl in a popular song. : LOLA
17. Tardy one. : IOOCLOCKSCHOLAR
20. Pure. : ABSOLUTE
21. Asylums. : HAVENS
22. Brewery items. : VATS
23. Confusing network. : MAZE
24. Trees. : ASPENS
27. An intensive meaning "really." : HONESTLY
31. Cigar type. : CLARO
32. Unanimous. : SOLID
33. Pioneer trade-in. : REO
34. A rabbit. : CONY
35. Red-blooming shrub. : SUMAC
36. Acme. : PEAK
37. Style: French. : TON
38. Measure. : RULER
39. End. : CEASE
40. Goes cave exploring. : SPELUNKS
42. Brother. : FRATER
43. Snappish. : EDGY
44. Lamina. : LEAF
45. Red gem. : SPINEL
48. Suggests. : CONNOTES
52. Trotters' direction. : CONTRACLOCKWISE
54. Part of A. M. : ANTE
55. Stir. : ROUSE
56. European. : LETT
57. Element. : NEON
58. Fire residue. : EMBER
59. Shushes. : SSHS
1. Suffix meaning eye defect. : OPIA
2. Dunderhead. : BOOB
3. Series of great events. : EPOS
4. Comeback. : RECOVERY
5. Discordant. : ATOUTS
6. Covenants. : PACTS
7. Book of New Testament. : LUKE
8. Promotes. : UPS
9. Lather, for instance. : MECHANIC
10. Spicy buds. : CLOVES
11. Part. : ROLE
12. Spirit. : ELAN
13. Struggles. : WARS
18. ___ Estacado, large plateau of Texas and N. M. : LLANO
19. Put through initiation capers. : HAZED
23. Grinding. : MOLAR
24. Salesman's assets: Abbr. : ACCTS
25. Relative of a cutter. : SLOOP
26. Soft cloth. : PANNE
27. Apartments. : HOMES
28. Doctor. : TREAT
29. Let. : LEASE
30. Ox harnesser. : YOKER
32. Two-wheeled vehicle. : SULKY
35. Light phenomenon. : SUNGLARE
36. Vain birds' mates. : PEAFOWLS
38. Less refined. : RUDER
39. Operate by a handle. : CRANK
41. Of a holy period. : LENTEN
42. Practicer of an ancient sport. : FENCER
44. Irresponsible. : LOOSE
45. What TV cameras do. : SCAN
46. Mealy bread. : PONE
47. Preposition. : INTO
48. Billy. : CLUB
49. Bonds. : TIES
50. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ESTH
51. Clutches of eggs. : SETS
53. Naval rank: Abbr. : COM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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