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New York Times, Friday, December 16, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
PS notes: Original 31-Across clue had "Product of cre-"; "ative work" appeared after the clue for 30-Across. Fixed this.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,362
Across Down
1. Sounds of a dance. : TAPS
5. Fairish. : SOSO
9. Founded. : BASED
14. Soil: Comb. form. : AGRO
15. Drop on water. : PLOP
16. Delicious, for example. : APPLE
17. Lauded as first-rate. : CRACKEDUP
19. Part of a dam. : SPILL
20. Zigzagged. : TACKED
21. Gay rake. : LOTHARIO
23. Two-year-old sheep. : TEG
24. Entangle. : MESH
25. Secondary. : LESS
26. Hard hit. : SMIT
28. Part of FBI. : FEDERAL
30. Its chairman is Lewis Strauss. : AEC
31. Product of creative work. : ART
32. Diverse. : SEVERAL
36. French hackney coach. : FIACRE
38. Roman official. : AEDILE
39. Twined. : ENLACED
41. And so on: Abbr. : ETC
42. Collins' rank: Abbr. : GEN
43. Is sorry : LAMENTS
45. Pochard. : SMEE
46. Sea between Kazakh and Uzbek Republics. : ARAL
49. Greenland base. : ETAH
50. Derisive exclamation. : AHA
51. Tyro. : BEGINNER
53. Relative of the cockchafer. : SCARAB
56. Lower. : ABASE
57. Become stricter (with "on"). : CRACKDOWN
59. Bill of fare. : CARTE
60. Commotion. : TODO
61. She: Spanish. : ELLA
62. Two connectives. : ANDOR
63. Clout. : SWAT
64. Ricky's other name. : DESI
1. Diplomatic virtue. : TACT
2. Where Akbar's tomb is. : AGRA
3. Useful. : PRACTICAL
4. Hollow holder. : SOCKET
5. Scudded. : SPED
6. Wise. : OLD
7. Possessing feeling. : SOULED
8. Resists. : OPPOSES
9. Heavy blow: Slang. : BASH
10. Shocked. : APPALLED
11. Summit. : SPIRE
12. Island in New York harbor. : ELLIS
13. Island of the Cyclades. : DELOS
18. 100 lbs. of nails. : KEG
22. Menaces. : THREATS
24. Refuted. : MET
26. Prudent. : SAFE
27. "___ Kampf." : MEIN
28. Beneficiaries of civil liberties. : FREEMEN
29. With: Fr. : AVEC
31. Ecclesiastic box. : ARCA
33. Relative of gobbledygook. : RIGMAROLE
34. Not aweather. : ALEE
35. Phonetically smooth. : LENE
37. Nymph who was changed into a bear. : CALLISTO
40. Discovers hidden facts. : DETECTS
41. Suffix of ordinal numbers. : ETH
44. Not liberal. : NARROW
45. Obscured. : SHADED
46. Kind of hemp. : ABACA
47. Forbid anew. : REBAN
48. Henry Wallace's middle name. : AGARD
50. Answering letter: Abbr. : ACK
52. Poetic contraction. : NEER
53. Roderick Dhu. : SCOT
54. Sharp instruments. : AWLS
55. ___ B'rith, Jewish fraternity. : BNAI
58. Oklahoma city. : ADA

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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