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New York Times, Saturday, December 17, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,363
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1. Botanist's interest. : FLORA
6. Not pass. : FAIL
10. Law school alumni. : LLBS
14. Kept from rusting. : OILED
15. Miss Wilson's role. : IRMA
16. Pinion: Fr. : AILE
17. Mr. Brodie. : STEVE
18. Patch a wall or ceiling. : REPLASTER
20. Cobbler's form. : SHOELAST
22. All things considered: Colloq. : ATTHAT
23. Doorway's horizontal beam. : LINTEL
25. American dramatist. : ODETS
26. Twist the truth. : LIE
29. Ship-shaped clock. : NEF
30. Plant of the carrot family. : AMMI
32. Two under par. : EAGLE
34. Tragedy at Little Big Horn. : LASTSTAND
39. On a cruise. : ASEA
40. Strongholds. : FORTS
41. Chinese bigwig. : CHOU
42. Top man of the British Admiralty. : FIRSTLORD
44. Part contributed by one. : SHARE
45. Troupe's trip. : TOUR
46. Trojans from L. A. : USC
48. Racket. : BAT
49. First to stab Caesar. : CASCA
52. Quarter. : SECTOR
55. Sergeant's command. : ATEASE
57. New Year's Day. : THEFIRST
61. Choicest goods. : FIRSTLINE
63. Emulate 44 Down. : FLEER
64. Let forth. : EMIT
65. Ach! : ALAS
66. Actress Verdugo. : ELENA
67. Ecclesiastic city in France. : SENS
68. Bulk. : MASS
69. Team race. : RELAY
1. Governor at Pierre. : FOSS
2. Stone: Comb. form. : LITH
3. Butterine. : OLEO
4. Merrymaking. : REVEL
5. Girl in an old song. : ADELINE
6. Locations from stores. : FIRSTFLOORS
7. Sharp crest. : ARETE
8. Young scamp. : IMP
9. Part of a refrain. : LALA
10. Where bitter-enders fight. : LASTDITCH
11. Pliant. : LITHE
12. Barnyard sound. : BLEAT
13. Murals by a Spanish painter. : SERTS
19. "___ For Peace." : ATOMS
21. Chemical suffix. : ANE
24. Subject of a Browning monologue. : LASTDUCHESS
26. Oliver Wendell Holmes' "The Last ___" : LEAF
27. City of 100,000 Rumanians. : IASI
28. Elbe tributary. : EGER
31. Rockies: Abbr. : MTS
33. Final efforts on which everything is ventured. : LASTCASTS
35. Timetable abbreviation. : ARR
36. The Pequod's last captain. : AHAB
37. Ballerina Kaye. : NORA
38. Song for Melton and Albanese. : DUET
40. Penicillin chases it. : FLU
43. Hail to the honored guest. : TOAST
44. Cynical one. : SCOFFER
47. ___-Marguerite, island off Cannes. : STE
49. Relatives of taverns. : CAFES
50. "And ___ to every purpose under the heaven." : ATIME
51. Canary's relative. : SERIN
53. Spirit lamps. : ETNAS
54. Valley on moon. : RILLE
56. Once a part of Iran. : ELAM
58. Section of film. : REEL
59. Familiar contraction of señora. : SENA
60. Salver. : TRAY
62. Dock group. : ILA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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