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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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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,351

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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
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Lollabrigida, for instance. : ITALIAN
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"In the beginning . . . " : GENESIS
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Dowry. : DOT
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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
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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
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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
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Expanses. : AREAS
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In printing, the index sign. : FIST
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Responding quickly to the helm. : YARE
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Resin. : LAC
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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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