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New York Times, Monday, December 26, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Political group. : BLOC
5. Uncanny. : WEIRD
10. Limelight performance. : SOLO
14. Janus-faced one. : LIAR
15. Modify. : ALTER
16. Composer Novello. : IVOR
17. Gaelic. : ERSE
18. State flower of New Mexico. : YUCCA
19. Nancy of TV. : BERG
20. Vigil. : WATCH
22. A part of every Xmas pageant. : SHEPHERDS
24. Shoshonean Prancer and Vixen. : HOPI
26. Family of Indian. : DEER
27. Meddle in others' affairs. : INTERLOPE
31. One of the minor prophets. : MICAH
35. Conjunction. : NOR
36. Sound. : SANE
37. Thinly spread. : SPARSE
38. Jack-in-the-pulpit, for instance. : ARUM
40. Man's name meaning laughter. : ISAAC
42. Black: Fr. : NOIR
43. Member of a family. : PARENT
45. Harvest. : CROP
47. Confusion. : ADO
48. Oarlock. : THOLE
49. Systematized. : REGULATED
51. Ann or Charles. : CAPE
53. River in Eastern Europe. : URAL
54. One of the world's great shrines. : BETHLEHEM
58. Gentle touch. : NUDGE
62. Jai ___. : ALAI
63. Split. : RIVED
65. Speedometer mark. : MILE
66. About two lbs. : KILO
67. Daughter of Zeus. : IRENE
68. Joyeux ___. : NOEL
69. Employer. : USER
70. Opposite of presto. : LENTO
71. Greek god. : ARES
Down
1. Sounded the trumpet. : BLEW
2. Italian coin. : LIRA
3. Tobacco-drying compartment. : OAST
4. Symbol of Xmas. : CRECHE
5. Distance. : WAY
6. Evasions. : ELUSIONS
7. Have a hankering. : ITCH
8. Move back. : RECEDE
9. Hanging. : DRAPE
10. Native of Kamchatka. : SIBERIAN
11. Done. : OVER
12. Title. : LORD
13. Clubs or unions: Abbr. : ORGS
21. ___ d'oeuvres. : HORS
23. Cordage fiber. : HEMP
25. Braid. : PLAIT
27. Not suitable. : INAPT
28. Short form of Honoria. : NORAH
29. Cape Cod town. : TRURO
30. Theme of the angels' song. : PEACE
32. Native of Zagreb. : CROAT
33. Apart. : ASIDE
34. King in the year one. : HEROD
37. Cleanse. : SCOUR
39. One of the Three Kings. : MELCHIOR
41. Reasoning. : ARGUMENT
44. Actress Patricia. : NEAL
46. Design. : PLAN
49. Engage again. : REHIRE
50. Girl graduate. : ALUMNA
52. Hazard. : PERIL
54. Oil center on the Caspian. : BAKU
55. Town in ancient Greece, now in ruins. : ELIS
56. Story. : TALE
57. Level. : EVEN
59. Confrere of Balmain. : DIOR
60. Part song. : GLEE
61. Lampreys. : EELS
64. Gloria in Excelsis ___. : DEO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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