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New York Times, Friday, December 9, 1955

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
David Steinberg notes:

Original 38-Across had "Shakespearian"; corrected it to "Shakespearean." Original 8-Down clue had "snobishly"; corrected it to "snobbishly."

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© 1955, The New York TimesNo. 2,355

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Ali of romance. : BABA
5
Adversities. : ILLS
9
Smash (in). : BASH
13
Painting medium. : OILS
14
One way of saying "It is not." : TAINT
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Civilized Indian. : INCA
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Lady back from Reno. : GRASSWIDOW
19
Get top billing. : STAR
20
Worldly. : SECULAR
21
Fuel container. : OILTANK
23
Wavy-bladed Malay dagger. : KRIS
24
Fur animal. : OTTER
25
Sounded like a cat. : MEWED
27
Parts of the Great Plains. : DUSTBOWLS
31
American inventor. : OTIS
32
___ so bad. : NOT
33
With dexterity. : EASILY
34
Drowse. : NOD
35
Created in atmosphere. : AIRBORN
37
Patriotic group. : DAR
38
Shakespearean "Begone!" : AROINT
40
The elected. : INS
41
"When in ___ . . . " : ROME
42
Demote to a less skilled job. : DOWNGRADE
44
Producer of the $64,000 question. : COWAN
45
Applauds. : CLAPS
46
Old-fashioned kiss. : BUSS
47
Sports participant. : ATHLETE
50
Minstrel of yore. : GLEEMAN
53
Lady of the haus. : FRAU
54
Painstakingly complete. : EXHAUSTIVE
56
"___ Lang Syne." : AULD
57
Capture. : SEIZE
58
"Sleep like ___." : ATOP
59
Network. : RETE
60
Raced. : SPED
61
"Man bites dog." : NEWS
Down
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Sources of peat. : BOGS
2
River into the Ouse. : AIRE
3
Arachnid. : BLACKWIDOW
4
Convinces. : ASSURES
5
"___ the schooner Hesperus . . . " : ITWAS
6
Hole. : LAIR
7
Top. : LID
8
Highhats snobbishly. : SNOOTS
9
Small night clubs. : BISTROS
10
Theatrical group. : ANTA
11
Read. : SCAN
12
Listen! : HARK
15
Cheep-cheep-cheep. : TWITTERS
18
Went coasting. : SLID
22
Arab drink of sour milk. : LEBAN
24
Offers more. : OUTBIDS
25
An atom with a valence of one. : MONAD
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One of the Kuriles. : ETORO
27
Beetle. : DOR
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A farthing. : WIDOWSMITE
29
Alpaca. : LLAMA
30
Singer of disaster: Var. : SYREN
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Fertilizers. : NITRATES
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Point of view. : ANGLE
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Pronoun. : ONE
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Count in. : INCLUDE
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Nylon shade. : ROSETAN
43
Summits. : APEXES
44
Equipment for a game. : CUES
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Whitened the wash. : BLUED
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Away off. : AFAR
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Not to be denied. : TRUE
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Waver. : HALT
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Look at. : GAZE
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Confess. : AVOW
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Knots in wool staple. : NEPS
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Exclamation used in cheers. : HIP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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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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