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New York Times, Thursday, December 15, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,361
Across
1. Talk incessantly. : BUZZ
5. Member of the family. : MAMMA
10. Kitchen V.I.P. : CHEF
14. Vanity case. : ETUI
15. Arabian gazelle. : ARIEL
16. Of flying. : AERO
17. Dish of spiced meat, herring, etc. : SALMAGUNDI
19. Christmas cards. : MAIL
20. Pollex. : THUMB
21. Wandered aimlessly. : MEANDERED
23. Famous Mississippi bridge. : EADS
25. Dormouse. : LEROT
26. "My kingdom for ___!" : AHORSE
29. Land of the Gaels. : EIRE
30. ___ Antonio. : SAN
33. Tillers of the soil. : FARMHANDS
35. Of a European people: Comb. form. : GRECO
37. Star of the past, ___ Nethersole. : OLGA
38. Type of income. : RENTS
40. Hawaiian island. : OAHU
41. People of Arabia. : OMANI
43. Laundry accessory. : WASHBASIN
45. Sunburn. : TAN
46. Solace of cows. : CUDS
48. American Pilgrim family. : ALDENS
49. Peace goddess. : IRENE
51. Rebuff. : SNUB
52. Wild hog. : RAZORBACK
55. Diminutive of a girl's name. : ELLIE
59. Copied. : APED
60. Compressed spheres. : ELLIPSOIDS
62. Slough. : MIRE
63. Lights of Main Street. : NEONS
64. Early Western arm. : COLT
65. El ___, Tex. : PASO
66. Rendezvous. : TRYST
67. Bent piece of wood, used as a brace. : KNEE
Down
1. Utmost. : BEST
2. Where Orem is. : UTAH
3. Warlike native of S. Africa. : ZULU
4. Ethel Merman's family name. : ZIMMERMAN
5. Short for a periodical. : MAG
6. Cuckoopints. : ARUMS
7. Golconda. : MINE
8. Winners at a form of competitive golf. : MEDALISTS
9. Adjuster. : ALINER
10. Carved gem. : CAMEO
11. The wild pansy. : HEARTSEASE
12. Ashtabula's waterfront. : ERIE
13. Pen. : FOLD
18. Put to shame. : ABASH
22. Residue. : DREG
24. Exclamation of distress. : DEAR
26. In preparation. : AFOOT
27. Board game. : HALMA
28. Labor-union officials. : ORGANIZERS
29. Ferber and Best. : EDNAS
31. "My ___ back!" : ACHIN
32. Substantives. : NOUNS
34. Follower of F. D. R. : NEWDEALER
36. Highway police procedure. : ROADBLOCK
39. Native of S. E. Asia. : SHAN
42. Refrigerator. : ICER
44. Sailors. : BLUES
47. Not bowed. : UNBENT
50. Exhibition of horsemanship. : RODEO
51. Pelts. : SKINS
52. Sloping passageway. : RAMP
53. Samoan seaport. : APIA
54. Surfeit. : CLOY
56. Celebrity. : LION
57. Trivial. : IDLE
58. Italian family. : ESTE
61. Look here! : PST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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