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New York Times, Wednesday, December 14, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,360
Across Down
1. Important island of Indonesia. : BALI
5. Sharpness. : BARB
9. Famous resort in Alberta. : BANFF
14. Forebode. : OMEN
15. Rep. Burleson. : OMAR
16. Conscious. : AWARE
17. Social or business appointment. : LUNCHDATE
19. Wickerwork. : RATAN
20. Trials and tribulations. : ORDEALS
21. House party period. : WEEKEND
23. Appeals. : PLEAS
25. Presidential nickname. : ABE
26. Cleverly. : DEFTLY
29. Makes plans. : ARRANGES
34. Medley. : OLIO
35. One of the Alps. : BLANC
36. Town near Ft. Wayne. : ARI
37. Consumers. : USERS
39. Thoroughfares: Abbr. : AVS
40. Farmer in Czarist Russia. : KULAK
42. Remove seeds from cotton. : GIN
43. The Pentateuch. : TORAH
45. Poet of humor. : NASH
46. Insect-eating animal. : HEDGEHOG
48. Plants growing in velvety clusters. : MOSSES
50. Upon: Prefix. : EPI
51. Calliope's sister. : ERATO
53. Wilfred, Knight of ___. : IVANHOE
57. Devoted admirer. : IDOLIST
61. Mrs. Averell Harriman. : MARIE
62. Prom girl's engagement. : DANCEDATE
64. Huckster. : ADMAN
65. Role for Eleanor Steber. : ELSA
66. Companions of ids. : EGOS
67. Board. : MEALS
68. Percolate. : SEEP
69. A, B, C, etc. : ROWS
1. Kid Gavilan's favorite punch. : BOLO
2. River in Asia. : AMUR
3. Impart. : LEND
4. Taker of a degree at Cambridge University. : INCEPTOR
5. Organizer of Oxford's famous library. : BODLEY
6. David's nephew. : AMASA
7. Character in "The Wind in the Willows." : RAT
8. Tea. : BREW
9. Describing an equestrian performance. : BAREBACK
10. Arouse. : AWAKEN
11. Diminutive of a man's name. : NATE
12. Miss Allison of TV. : FRAN
13. Repel (with "off"). : FEND
18. GOP chairman. : HALL
22. Gain. : EARN
24. Rescued wreckage. : SALVAGE
26. Cake-mix. : DOUGH
27. Famous cow. : ELSIE
28. Person adept at some activity. : FIEND
30. In too great haste. : RASH
31. Celebrations. : GALAS
32. Rub off. : ERASE
33. Members of a Hindu sect. : SIKHS
35. Of atmospheric pressure: Prefix. : BARO
38. V. P. of the Confederacy. : STEPHENS
41. Disunite. : UNSOLDER
44. Louisville's river. : OHIO
47. Cheerful. : GENIAL
48. Reckless and impulsive. : MADCAP
49. Sioux. : OTOE
52. Cleanse. : RINSE
53. Moslem chief. : IMAM
54. Go: Latin. : VADE
55. "___ virumque cano." : ARMA
56. Greek resistance group, World War II. : EDES
58. False friend. : IAGO
59. Hide away. : STOW
60. Little Theresa. : TESS
63. Malt and hops. : ALE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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