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New York Times, Thursday, December 22, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,368
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1. Single, distinct object. : UNIT
5. Yule ___. : LOG
8. Port for Noah. : ARARAT
14. Operator for destruction. : SABOTEUR
16. Capital of Albania. : TIRANA
17. Have too high an opinion of. : OVERRATE
18. Make ___ (depart hurriedly). : TRACKS
19. The sixth: Latin. : SEXTUS
20. Simple. : MERE
22. They: French. : ILS
23. Muse of comedy. : THALIA
25. Patella area. : KNEE
26. Communist-led group in Iran. : TUDEH
30. Chopping. : MINCING
32. Jejune. : ARID
33. Suffix used with hexa-, penta-, etc. : GON
34. Masai and Kikuyu. : TRIBES
37. Scene of signing of Manila pact. : BANGKOK
39. Bird sacred in India. : PEACOCK
40. Bone of a bird's wing. : ULNARE
41. Prefix used with plunk or flop. : KER
42. One of the Smiths. : KATE
43. Puzzlers' equipment. : ERASERS
45. Bar by law. : ESTOP
46. VIP on Olympus. : MARS
48. Acid in vinegar. : ACETIC
50. Intoxicant: Abbr. : ALC
51. Morose. : GLUM
52. Ultra-modern airy decoration. : MOBILE
57. Repetitive superlative. : TOOTOO
59. Mountains of Colorado and New Mexico. : LAPLATAS
61. Sinister ferryman. : CHARON
62. Immobility. : IDLENESS
63. Exhibiting dislike. : HATING
64. Old-fashioned denial. : NAY
65. Golden ___. : GATE
1. Troupes entertaining troops. : USOS
2. Part of a church. : NAVE
3. Mountain goat. : IBEX
4. A damage, in law. : TORT
5. Restrainer. : LEASH
6. In the open. : OUT
7. Annoying little spook. : GREMLIN
8. Magnet. : ATTRACTER
9. To laugh: French : RIRE
10. Altar in the sky. : ARA
11. Contestant for the America Cup. : RACINGBOAT
12. Anatomical item. : ANKLE
13. Cup: French. : TASSE
15. Keats' definition of beauty. : TRUTH
21. One: German. : EIN
24. Frenzied. : AMOK
25. New York basketballers. : KNICKS
26. Barred. : TABU
27. Mountain range. : URAL
28. Black tie. : DINNERCOAT
29. Mystery story awards. : EDGARS
31. Man's name. : IRA
33. Proceeds. : GOESALONG
35. Outside: Comb. form. : ECTO
36. Straw beehive. : SKEP
38. Isthmus between Thailand and Malay Peninsula. : KRA
39. Trouble-maker. : PEST
41. Cynosure in Moscow. : KREMLIN
44. Coin in Louis XIV's day. : ECU
45. A school for mademoiselle. : ECOLE
46. Operation at Wimbledon. : MATCH
47. Greeting or farewell. : ALOHA
49. Indicate. : IMPLY
51. Chatter: Colloq. : GOON
53. Slam. : BANG
54. Virginia willow. : ITEA
55. Go on. : LAST
56. To be: Latin. : ESSE
58. Numerical prefix. : TRI
60. Political group. : ADA

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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