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New York Times, Thursday, December 8, 1955

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,354
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1. Football kick or pass. : SPIRAL
7. Type of entertainment. : CABARET
14. Nevada Senator. : MALONE
15. Admire fulsomely. : ADULATE
16. Miss Francis. : ARLENE
17. Genuine. : BONAFIDE
19. Norwegian V. I. P. : LIE
20. English kings. : EDWARDS
22. German article. : EIN
23. Last words of actors' speeches. : TAGS
25. Business boomers. : SALES
26. The bond of marriage. : KNOT
27. Makes believe. : SHAMS
29. Hobby. : FAD
30. Place in which a case is tried. : VENUE
31. Superlatively foxy. : SLIEST
33. Little ones. : MITES
34. Those born between July 22 and August 22. : LEOS
35. Canonical hour, at noon. : SEXT
36. Sharp and harsh. : ACERB
38. Genus of spider monkeys. : ATELES
41. Terrain of "Wuthering Heights." : MOORS
42. A number of years. : DAY
44. "Well, I ___!" : NEVER
46. A double possessive. : OURS
47. Large food fishes. : CEROS
49. Not fully: Prefix. : SEMI
50. Bustle. : ADO
51. City in California. : SALINAS
53. Edge. : LIP
54. Trumpet blasts. : TANTARAS
56. Flowering plant of pea family. : LUPINE
58. Salutation for a love letter. : DEARONE
59. Fields and rinks. : ARENAS
60. Shores. : STRANDS
61. Start. : DEPART
1. Deep-blue pigments. : SMALTS
2. Outcasts. : PARIAHS
3. Not right. : ILLEGAL
4. Table delicacy. : ROE
5. "Sister ___." : ANNE
6. Yorkshire city. : LEEDS
7. Mystical art. : CABALA
8. Cherished greatly. : ADORED
9. Political groups. : BUNDS
10. Exclamation. : ALAS
11. Britain's air arm. : RAF
12. Saint ___, French industrial city. : ETIENNE
13. Dull. : TEDIOUS
18. Grafted: Heraldry. : ENTE
21. Propels lightly. : WAFTS
24. Happy individuals. : SMILERS
26. Pa and Ma of films. : KETTLES
28. Wise ones. : SEERS
30. Shrew. : VIXEN
32. Show grief. : SOB
33. Contended. : MET
35. Continue speaking, in Biblical phrase. : SAYON
36. Wild sheep of Africa. : AOUDADS
37. Mark of high rank. : CORONET
39. Fanny Burney classic. : EVELINA
40. Study group. : SEMINAR
41. Medieval protective device. : MOAT
42. Florida resort city. : DELAND
43. Springs (from). : ARISES
45. Most mature. : RIPEST
47. Leslie of the movies. : CARON
48. Menu item. : SALAD
51. Name meaning princess. : SARA
52. Positive. : SURE
55. Nautical man. : TAR
57. Zip. : PEP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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