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New York Times, Monday, December 5, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
David Steinberg notes:

Original 16-Across clue had "Lollabridgida"; corrected it to "Lollabrigida."

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Students & seniors
Across
1. German shipbuilding center. : BREMEN
7. "___ 17." : STALAG
13. Does a tailoring job. : RELINES
15. Legendary hero. : ALIBABA
16. Lollabrigida, for instance. : ITALIAN
17. "In the beginning . . . " : GENESIS
18. Dowry. : DOT
19. Small drop. : DRIBLET
21. Than: German. : ALS
22. Goddess who threw the golden apple. : ERIS
24. Get away fast. : SCOOT
25. "Filled to the brim with girlish ___ . . . " : GLEE
26. Holes in wind instruments. : STOPS
28. Site of Royal Botanic Gardens. : KEW
29. Furnaces. : KILNS
30. Tropical food fish. : SNAPPER
32. Martinique volcano. : PELEE
33. Bring up. : REAR
34. Ancient sun god. : BAAL
35. Water mist. : SPRAY
37. Fond of (with "to"). : PARTIAL
40. Guide. : STEER
41. Farm animal. : PIG
42. Cut through. : SEVER
44. Bound. : TIED
45. Beauty aid used by Cleopatra. : HENNA
47. Shrub of the Western plains. : SAGE
48. Do wrong. : ERR
49. A misdemeanor. : FORGERY
51. Product of Isfahan. : RUG
52. Boiled sugar and nuts. : PRALINE
54. Four o'clock. : TEATIME
56. Symbol of poetic inspiration. : PEGASUS
57. Early Moslem. : SARACEN
58. Puts up. : ERECTS
59. Completely withered. : SEREST
Down
1. Elsa and others. : BRIDES
2. Laboratory equipment. : RETORTS
3. High spirits. : ELATION
4. Coin of Israel. : MIL
5. City in Oklahoma. : ENID
6. Approaches. : NEARS
7. Wintry downpour. : SLEET
8. Hue. : TINT
9. Sarah Bush's stepson. : ABE
10. Street in the heart of Chicago. : LASALLE
11. Early home of Eisenhowers. : ABILENE
12. Talks boastfully: Slang. : GASSES
14. Sly laugh. : SNICKER
15. Radiant. : AGLOW
20. Fighter of 1899–1902. : BOER
23. Boxed. : SPARRED
25. Shoes that tie around the ankles. : GILLIES
27. Weapon. : SPEAR
29. "Ode to a Nightingale" author. : KEATS
31. Salary. : PAY
32. ___ avion, on French airmail. : PAR
34. Fisherman's gear. : BAGNETS
35. Muddler. : STIRRER
36. Noble rank. : PEERAGE
37. Sound of glass breaking. : PING
38. Deadly sin. : AVARICE
39. Lima beans or peas. : LEGUMES
40. Relative of a tundra. : STEPPE
41. Marquette and others. : PERES
43. University officer. : REGENT
45. ___ Wagner, immortal shortstop. : HONUS
46. Expanses. : AREAS
49. In printing, the index sign. : FIST
50. Responding quickly to the helm. : YARE
53. Resin. : LAC
55. Pungent black liquid. : TAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later.

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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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