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New York Times, Wednesday, December 28, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { W }, Scrabble score: 339 (avg 1.77)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,374
Across
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"The Wizard ___." : OFOZ
5
Moistens. : DAMPS
10
Pilgrimage to Mecca. : HADJ
14
A former cult in art. : DADA
15
Pertaining to space. : AREAL
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Central American oil tree. : EBOE
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Foretoken. : OMEN
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Great sculptor of ancient Greece. : PRAXITELES
20
Almonds, sugar and egg white. : MARZIPAN
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Workers in cryptography. : CODERS
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In a bad way. : ILLY
24
Terrier. : SKYE
25
Navy man. : SEABEE
28
Reason for a ticket. : SPEEDING
32
"The power ___ involves the power to destroy." : TOTAX
33
Kilted peer. : LAIRD
34
Type of discourse: Abbr. : SER
35
Predecessor to the harp. : ASOR
36
Mammoth and others. : CAVES
37
Bird. : SMEE
38
Young O'Hara of Lahore. : KIM
39
Land ___ alive! : SAKES
40
Vegetable. : PEASE
41
Installed. : ENSTATED
43
Begged. : PRAYED
44
Territory of the U. S.: Abbr. : ALAS
45
Loam. : SOIL
46
Reddish-brown. : SORREL
49
Sword and pistol. : SIDEARMS
53
Hal March, for instance. : QUIZMASTER
55
Skillful and precise. : NEAT
56
Now: Italian. : ISSA
57
Ingenuous. : NAIVE
58
Strange. : EERY
59
Type of light. : NEON
60
Fathers. : SIRES
61
City in Tunisia. : SFAX
Down
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Famous flier. : ODOM
2
Rumor personified. : FAMA
3
Stettin's river. : ODER
4
Island off Tanganyika. : ZANZIBAR
5
Splotch with color. : DAPPLE
6
Panoply. : ARRAY
7
Unimposing. : MEAN
8
___ vobiscum. : PAX
9
Storm garments. : SLICKERS
10
Minded. : HEEDED
11
Adept. : ABLE
12
One who acts. : DOER
13
Mr. Willard. : JESS
19
Dallied. : TOYED
21
Holly. : ILEX
24
Intriguing characters. : SPIES
25
Share or interest. : STAKE
26
Red dye. : EOSIN
27
Electrons plus protons and neutrons. : ATOMS
28
Hoarded. : SAVED
29
Prominent name in NATO. : ISMAY
30
Georgia ___ Clark, former U. S. treasurer. : NEESE
31
Capital sin. : GREED
33
Pontchartrain and others. : LAKES
36
Natives of Spain. : CATALANS
37
Water routes. : SEALANES
39
Gov. Patterson's capital. : SALEM
40
___-dieu. : PRIE
42
Lord of the jungle. : TARZAN
43
Hero of the Brooks. : PODRES
45
Collander. : SIEVE
46
A measure: Abbr. : SQIN
47
Sussex river. : OUSE
48
Laughter: Italian. : RISO
49
Move. : STIR
50
The Great Barrier. : REEF
51
Name claimed by Naomi. : MARA
52
Sinister stream. : STYX
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Capuchin monkey. : SAI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 7 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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