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New York Times, Thursday, December 29, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,375

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Short, jerking motions. : BOBS
5. Farm units. : ACRES
10. Criterion. : TEST
14. Highest: Comb. form. : ACRO
15. Air base in Greenland. : THULE
16. Roman theatres. : ODEA
17. Eat greedily. : CRAM
18. Something worthless. : TINKERSDAM
20. Those past their prime. : HASBEENS
22. Retail transaction. : RESALE
23. City in Alabama. : SELMA
24. Bewail. : WEEP
25. Despotic subordinate official. : SATRAP
27. Closes, as an establishment. : PADLOCKS
31. Historic time. : ERA
32. Violin, for short. : STRAD
34. He wrote "Love Is Eternal." : STONE
35. Salt ___. : LICK
37. Passover festival. : SEDER
39. Spoke in the wheel. : SNAG
40. Quizzer. : ASKER
42. Artist friend of Luther. : DURER
44. Agency created May 18, 1933. : TVA
45. Ancient Greek name for Italy. : HESPERIA
47. Superficial show. : VENEER
49. Light carriage. : TRAP
50. Wood joint. : TENON
51. Grew rapidly. : SHOTUP
54. Veiled by obscurity. : SHROUDED
57. College courses (with "the"). : HUMANITIES
59. Tunney. : GENE
60. Citizen of 53 Down. : ARAB
61. Compact. : DENSE
62. Wild buffalo. : ARNA
63. The Pamirs: Abbr. : MTNS
64. Wise men. : SAGES
65. Boris Godunov. : TSAR
Down
1. Composer of "Goldberg Variations." : BACH
2. Soup vegetable. : OCRA
3. Really important matters: Colloq. : BRASSTACKS
4. Gloomy. : SOMBER
5. Essays. : ATTEMPTS
6. Crockery. : CHINA
7. Publishes in a newspaper. : RUNS
8. Wapiti. : ELK
9. Become enraged: Colloq. : SEERED
10. "Old Soaks." : TOSSPOTS
11. Tale of the Northmen. : EDDA
12. Valuable fur. : SEAL
13. Docile. : TAME
19. Strips of film. : REELS
21. Greek underground group. : ELAS
24. Fisherman's boot. : WADER
25. Biblical sign. : SELAH
26. Originate. : ARISE
27. City near Venice. : PADUA
28. Rivals. : CONTENDERS
29. Tricky fellow. : KNAVE
30. Cheroot. : SEGAR
33. Dye again. : REDIP
36. Checked the accounts. : KEPTTABS
38. Exchanges. : REVERSES
41. Second showing. : RERUN
43. Italian river. : RENO
46. Part of the Niagara River. : RAPIDS
48. Candy. : NOUGAT
50. Demonstrative word. : THESE
51. Feign. : SHAM
52. Offended. : HURT
53. Its capital is Muscat. : OMAN
54. What waits do, in England. : SING
55. Sicilian city. : ENNA
56. Expression of annoyance. : DEAR
58. Party. : TEA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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