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New York Times, Saturday, December 3, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,349
Across Down
1. Jabber. : GAB
4. Enthusiasm. : ARDOR
9. Declines. : EBBS
13. Irregular French verb. : ETRE
15. Soothing word. : THERE
16. Vincent Lopez number. : NOLA
17. Night owl's favorite. : THELATELATESHOW
20. Reminders that Spring is coming. : SEEDCATALOGUES
21. German conjunction. : UND
22. Municipal corporation. : CITY
23. Appears. : SEEMS
24. Give a judgment. : PASSON
26. Russian state: Abbr. : SSR
27. Electrified particle. : ION
29. Cathedral town of Italy. : ASSISI
32. Part of a horse's collar. : HAME
33. Oust. : EVICT
36. Wahoo or Seawolf. : SUB
37. Impenetrable. : DENSE
38. Enclosure for skating. : RINK
39. Landlord. : LESSOR
41. Portion of a curved line. : ARC
42. Consumed. : ATE
44. Attempts: Slang. : CRACKS
48. Metallic. : TINNY
50. Dumbo's asset. : EARS
52. Color. : HUE
53. Certain merchants. : USEDCARDEALERS
56. Item for a thrifty home owner. : DOITYOURSELFKIT
57. "Say it ___ so." : ISNT
58. Famous journalist. : BROUN
59. Relative of the plaice. : SOLE
60. Goblin. : BOGY
61. Aromatic preparations. : BALMS
62. Examine or treat: Colloq. : VET
1. Organizes. : GETSUP
2. Greek goddess. : ATHENA
3. ___ Hill, actual site of Battle of Bunker Hill. : BREEDS
4. Comes to. : ATTAINS
5. Margaret Mitchell character. : RHETT
6. Postpone. : DELAY
7. Spoken. : ORAL
8. Fling again. : RETOSS
9. Result. : ENSUE
10. Unconventional. : BOHEMIAN
11. Begins to thrive. : BLOSSOMS
12. Maxim. : SAW
14. Days of yore. : ELD
18. Approach. : ACCOST
19. River in Bavaria. : EGER
25. Dry white wine. : SACK
26. Brothers and sisters. : SIBS
28. Born. : NEE
30. Part of an archipelago. : ISLE
31. Pay court. : SUE
32. Olympic personality. : HERA
33. Time. : ERA
34. Gifted musical performer. : VIRTUOSO
35. Carving. : INCISING
37. Pertaining to an animal's back. : DORSAL
40. Passes through a standardized test. : SCREENS
42. Mr. Devine. : ANDY
43. Member of baseball's Hall of Fame. : TYCOBB
45. Creator of Uncle Vanya. : CHEKOV
46. Pacific island chain. : KURILE
47. Part of a poem. : SESTET
49. Girl's nickname. : NETTY
50. Actor Flynn. : ERROL
51. I am present: Lat. : ADSUM
54. Distinctive atmosphere. : AURA
55. Positions on baseball teams. : LFS
56. Make a hole for planting seed. : DIB

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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