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New York Times, Wednesday, December 7, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Beginning at. : FROM
5. Native of the Moroccan coast. : RIFF
9. Pueblo dweller. : HOPI
13. Noted Italian writer. : LEVI
14. Of a time. : ERAL
15. Relative of a bicuspid. : MOLAR
16. Declare in too strong terms. : OVERSTATE
18. The Colosseum, for instance. : ARENA
19. Pronoun. : OUR
20. Descriptive of a heavy downpour. : CATSANDDOGS
22. Listless musing. : REVERIE
24. Cinnabar. : ORE
25. Verily. : AMEN
26. Case for toiletries. : ETUI
28. Hatred: Prefix. : MIS
31. Let enter. : ALLOW
33. Impressive. : GRANDIOSE
35. Boor. : LOUT
36. Business upturns. : BOOMS
37. Native of the Philippines. : SULU
38. Controversial government policy. : FREETRADE
40. Studio prop. : EASEL
41. Use a comptometer. : ADD
42. Bridle path. : RIDE
43. Pteroid parts. : ALAE
44. Opposite of nord. : SUD
45. Construction man. : ERECTOR
48. Ethel Merman vehicle. : CALLMEMADAM
53. Mrs. Jackie Robinson. : RAE
54. Profound: Poet. : ADEEP
55. Extirpate. : ERADICATE
57. Chateau products. : WINES
58. City near Dayton. : LIMA
59. Unlocks: Poet. : OPES
60. Sojourn. : STOP
61. Old-time goblet. : TASS
62. Victim of feudalism. : ESNE
Down
1. Puzzle: Colloq. : FLOOR
2. Skits, songs, dances, etc. : REVUE
3. Rated too high. : OVERVALUED
4. Me: German. : MIR
5. Engage the services of. : RETAIN
6. Wrathful. : IRATE
7. Dietary substances. : FATS
8. Chigger. : FLEA
9. Tartar clan. : HORDE
10. Vegatable oil churned with skim milk. : OLEO
11. Heartache. : PANG
12. She died with Cleopatra. : IRAS
15. European capital. : MADRID
17. Metal fastener. : SCREW
21. Parts of speech. : NOUNS
23. Behave theatrically. : EMOTE
26. Disintegrate. : ERODE
27. Unexciting. : TAME
28. Hazards for the unwary. : MOUSETRAPS
29. Seagirt land. : ISLE
30. Pas ___, solo dance. : SEUL
31. Esparto grass. : ALFA
32. Lady in our U.N. group. : LORD
33. Herdman's stick. : GOAD
34. Character in "Ivanhoe." : ISAAC
36. "Father of the ___." : BRIDE
39. Good bridge cards. : TRUMPS
40. Gum resin. : ELEMI
43. Plowed fields, in the Southwest. : ARADAS
44. Result of watching Nancy Berg's program. : SLEEP
45. Cheddars' cousins. : EDAMS
46. Avenaceous. : OATEN
47. Nimble Dodger. : REESE
48. Strident sounds. : CAWS
49. Tunnel in a mine. : ADIT
50. Soft, light fabric. : LENO
51. Blend. : MELT
52. ___ da capo. : ARIA
56. College in Cedar Rapids. : COE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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