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New York Times, Monday, December 12, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,358
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1. Make a whistling sound. : PIPE
5. Musical passages. : CODAS
10. Shout to. : HAIL
14. Yucca's relative. : ALOE
15. Reason's companion. : RHYME
16. Spanish kettle. : OLLA
17. The Birmingham Blaze. : WILLIEMAYS
19. Makes a bow. : TIES
20. City in New Guinea. : LAE
21. Fox's face. : MASK
22. Driest. : SEREST
24. Copy of a play. : SCRIPT
26. President Diem's capital. : SAIGON
28. Bamboolike grass. : REED
30. Hottest part of summer. : DOGDAYS
33. Stately. : REGAL
36. Product of Thailand. : EBONY
38. Strike a light blow. : TAP
39. Without restrictions. : OPEN
40. Crackles. : SNAPS
41. Lady of Olympus. : HERA
42. Racket. : DIN
43. Suitable for casual wear. : SPORT
44. Kind of vinegar. : CIDER
45. Craft for a water sport. : ICEBOAT
47. Murky air. : SMOG
49. Announced. : VOICED
51. Ditto 41 Across. : ATHENA
55. Hangbird. : ORIOLE
57. Tobacco kiln. : OAST
59. Dull brown. : DUN
60. Relative of a menu. : DIET
61. German adventurer, given to exaggeration. : MUNCHAUSEN
64. Early-bird Garroway. : DAVE
65. Girl in an old song. : ANNIE
66. Leningrad's river. : NEVA
67. Cutter. : SLED
68. Wants. : NEEDS
69. Noisy impact. : SLAM
1. Machine parts. : PAWLS
2. Of the hipbone. : ILIAC
3. Wheel horse. : POLER
4. ___ wrack, a marine plant. : EEL
5. Fashion. : CREATE
6. Units of electrical resistance. : OHMS
7. Borneo aborigines. : DYAKS
8. Poetess Lowell. : AMY
9. Legislative meetings. : SESSIONS
10. Doctored jalopy. : HOTROD
11. Estranged. : ALIENATED
12. French islands. : ILES
13. Conclusive. : LAST
18. Urge forward. : IMPEL
23. Like custard. : EGGY
25. Member of Baghdad pact group. : IRAN
27. Votes to accept. : ADOPTS
29. Indicate. : DENOTE
31. Manageable, as a sailboat. : YARE
32. Gaff. : SPAR
33. Mediterranean island: It. spelling. : RODI
34. Heroic in scale. : EPIC
35. Mlle. de Galard. : GENEVIEVE
37. Army firearm: Abbr. : BAR
40. Astronaut. : SPACEMAN
41. Most important. : HIGH
43. Country. : SOIL
44. Ecclesiastical surplice. : COTTA
46. Kicked. : BOOTED
48. Feeds for livestock. : MASHES
50. English poet. : DONNE
52. One of the Fords. : EDSEL
53. News: Spanish. : NUEVA
54. Part of Indo-China. : ANNAM
55. Unequal conditions. : ODDS
56. Money in 25 Down. : RIAL
58. Biting. : ACID
62. French number. : UNE
63. Us: German. : UNS

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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