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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
Across
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Short, jerking motions. : BOBS
5
Farm units. : ACRES
10
Criterion. : TEST
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Highest: Comb. form. : ACRO
15
Air base in Greenland. : THULE
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Roman theatres. : ODEA
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Eat greedily. : CRAM
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Something worthless. : TINKERSDAM
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Those past their prime. : HASBEENS
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Retail transaction. : RESALE
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City in Alabama. : SELMA
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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
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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
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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
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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