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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
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
16. Civilized Indian. : INCA
17. 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
1. 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
26. One of the Kuriles. : ETORO
27. Beetle. : DOR
28. A farthing. : WIDOWSMITE
29. Alpaca. : LLAMA
30. Singer of disaster: Var. : SYREN
32. Fertilizers. : NITRATES
35. Point of view. : ANGLE
36. Pronoun. : ONE
39. Count in. : INCLUDE
41. Nylon shade. : ROSETAN
43. Summits. : APEXES
44. Equipment for a game. : CUES
46. Whitened the wash. : BLUED
47. Away off. : AFAR
48. Not to be denied. : TRUE
49. Waver. : HALT
50. Look at. : GAZE
51. Confess. : AVOW
52. Knots in wool staple. : NEPS
55. 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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