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New York Times, Friday, December 30, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,376
Across
1. Busy housewife. : CLEANER
8. Special talents. : FLAIRS
14. Limited supply. : SHORTAGE
15. Type of sharply pointed arch. : LANCET
16. Calypso island. : TRINIDAD
17. Bluest of blue. : INDIGO
18. Spoilage. : ROT
19. Conducted. : PILOTED
21. Hearer. : EAR
22. Brother song team. : AMES
24. Tombigbee. : RIVER
25. Atoll. : ISLE
26. Biblical weeds. : TARES
28. Mr. McCrary. : TEX
29. Appear. : ENTER
30. List. : ITEMIZE
32. Native of Antioch. : TURK
34. Cherry color. : CERISE
35. Typewriter part. : RIBBON
39. Small fry. : TADS
41. Extraterritorial area. : ENCLAVE
42. Pack animal. : CAMEL
45. Shout for attention. : HEY
47. Links parts. : HOLES
48. Dregs. : LEES
49. Excise affairs. : TAXES
51. Tangy. : TART
52. Skill. : ART
53. Describing certain eyes. : WIDESET
55. Devotee of the new. : NEO
56. Winter wear. : MITTEN
58. One symbol of prosperity. : MOTORCAR
60. Least ruddy. : PALEST
61. Forecasters. : PROPHETS
62. Icy rains. : SLEETS
63. Stretching muscles. : TENSORS
Down
1. Salt of a certain acid. : CHROMATE
2. Street-corner idler. : LOITERER
3. Sea eagle. : ERN
4. On tiptoe. : ATIP
5. Lowest point. : NADIR
6. Liberté, ___, fraternité. : EGALITE
7. Submerged again. : REDOVE
8. William Bridgeman, for example. : FLIER
9. Earth. : LAND
10. Also. : AND
11. Most wintry. : ICIEST
12. Entertain well. : REGALE
13. Keeper of supplies. : STORER
14. Layered, like rocks. : STRATIC
20. Written portion. : TEXT
23. Descendants of Shem. : SEMITES
25. Desk blemish. : INKBLOT
27. Fiber for rugs. : SISAL
29. Author Remarque. : ERICH
31. British letter. : ZED
33. Coffee pot. : URN
36. Tightrope walker. : BALANCER
37. Puts on pounds. : OVEREATS
38. Wise men. : NESTORS
40. Fish delicacy. : SHAD
41. Architect's mistake. : EYESORE
42. Grips firmly. : CLAMPS
43. Rabbit-ears item. : AERIAL
44. Spunk or spirit. : METTLE
46. Release. : EXEMPT
49. Colors. : TINTS
50. ___ Hall University. : SETON
53. Pioneer land. : WEST
54. The best. : TOPS
57. Quoits mark. : TEE
59. Greek letter. : RHO

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