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Puzzles for December, 1955
with David Steinberg comments

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Thu 12/1/1955
SPUDSABLESHAG
TONIOGLENPOLL
ALARMLONGRANGE
SIPELECTRICEYE
HOTFOOTACES
INNGAVOTTES
LEAVEROMERATA
ERIEDATERAVON
NORDEBONOVENS
ASSASSINDUE
TYPEPOTLUCK
FORWARDPASSNAE
ORIENTALSINDIA
OLPEEVASDAUNT
DESKRENEEPEES
Fri 12/2/1955
BOROSAEFOLDS
ADOBEOLDELEAL
NEWENGLANDDANA
CASSANDRAOMNIS
ETAHSCRATCH
NUBETALOCS
ETONSNEOLATERS
WANEADDLEEDAM
THEOLDSODARISE
LIDNOBSTHE
POTOMACROSA
IMAGEOLDSILVER
SEMINEWENGLISH
AGESODORNOTTO
NASTWSWSTEED

Original 32-Across clue had "anthing"; corrected it to "anything."

Sat 12/3/1955
GABARDOREBBS
ETRETHERENOLA
THELATELATESHOW
SEEDCATALOGUES
UNDCITYSEEMS
PASSONSSRION
ASSISIHAME
EVICTSUBDENSE
RINKLESSOR
ARCATECRACKS
TINNYEARSHUE
USEDCARDEALERS
DOITYOURSELFKIT
ISNTBROUNSOLE
BOGYBALMSVET
Sun 12/4/1955WORD HUNT
MEDIAOKLAADHOCAMOS
ORANGEPEELBROWNSTONE
TANGERINESJOHNSILVER
ETTESAYSOENOSGEESE
TOEBATARACETHE
VITEPARTFIATLAW
KIBITZDENTGOLDSMITH
EGRETEONSRYESAMOI
ALOWIRONSTEEDSLEPT
TOWIVORYTOWERSAIL
SONATASBALANPINKIES
BIENBLUESTREAKGRO
THETASLATSHARMSHEP
ROTCEPICHURTBOTCH
INTHEPINKFAMETRUSTY
SKYLENDCOMBGEAR
BYESHUNPLAYAVG
ATLASCAPAELIASODOR
WHITEPAPERGOLDENRULE
REDHERRINGGRAYSELEGY
YEASORATESERSBOLAS

Original 74-Across clue had "Leader"; changed it to "leader."

Mon 12/5/1955
BREMENSTALAG
RELINESALIBABA
ITALIANGENESIS
DOTDRIBLETALS
ERISSCOOTGLEE
STOPSKEWKILNS
SNAPPERPELEE
REARBAAL
SPRAYPARTIAL
STEERPIGSEVER
TIEDHENNASAGE
ERRFORGERYRUG
PRALINETEATIME
PEGASUSSARACEN
ERECTSSEREST

Original 16-Across clue had "Lollabridgida"; corrected it to "Lollabrigida."

Tue 12/6/1955
BASSBEGADSTAR
OPENSESAMEAONE
AUTOMATIONRENE
SPARESETOUSTED
TATSSURAH
PETERSCONGREVE
AMIRSLANCEMIR
GINSAISNEHARI
ELKSNAKYPORTE
SEESTARSRUCKUS
REELSLARK
URBANEFINISHED
VIEWCLOSESHAVE
ELLATABLEMODEL
ALLYASSESPARA
Wed 12/7/1955
FROMRIFFHOPI
LEVIERALMOLAR
OVERSTATEARENA
OURCATSANDDOGS
REVERIEORE
AMENETUIMIS
ALLOWGRANDIOSE
LOUTBOOMSSULU
FREETRADEEASEL
ADDRIDEALAE
SUDERECTOR
CALLMEMADAMRAE
ADEEPERADICATE
WINESLIMAOPES
STOPTASSESNE
Thu 12/8/1955
SPIRALCABARET
MALONEADULATE
ARLENEBONAFIDE
LIEEDWARDSEIN
TAGSSALESKNOT
SHAMSFADVENUE
SLIESTMITES
LEOSSEXT
ACERBATELES
MOORSDAYNEVER
OURSCEROSSEMI
ADOSALINASLIP
TANTARASLUPINE
DEARONEARENAS
STRANDSDEPART
Fri 12/9/1955
BABAILLSBASH
OILSTAINTINCA
GRASSWIDOWSTAR
SECULAROILTANK
KRISOTTER
MEWEDDUSTBOWLS
OTISNOTEASILY
NODAIRBORNDAR
AROINTINSROME
DOWNGRADECOWAN
CLAPSBUSS
ATHLETEGLEEMAN
FRAUEXHAUSTIVE
AULDSEIZEATOP
RETESPEDNEWS

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

Sat 12/10/1955
OBERAPLUMCREW
POPETAUPELOLA
IOOCLOCKSCHOLAR
ABSOLUTEHAVENS
VATSMAZE
ASPENSHONESTLY
CLAROSOLIDREO
CONYSUMACPEAK
TONRULERCEASE
SPELUNKSFRATER
EDGYLEAF
SPINELCONNOTES
CONTRACLOCKWISE
ANTEROUSELETT
NEONEMBERSSHS
Sun 12/11/1955TIMELY TOPICS
BAILEDTIFFASPSENATIC
ERNANIOMEIMARELADINO
HANDICAPPEROLIVEBRANCH
OPEDEMILLERAVELEDCOO
LARDRICOSNIDERSCAME
DIVESDADEUNITTHRONES
EMEUTELEXICONSRAIL
RASCALSDECLEUDORA
ERIESCHEOPSESDRAS
CONSTANTSSABOTSLAPIS
OROSERACROSACEEDINA
LITHECELLARETTESRODIN
DORESASTARESENTAAND
SLURSSERIALSEAPLANES
EMMETSDEACONSTEAL
SPINALTIESERRATUM
OCTOAPPOSITESERENA
LEANESTGOERLAVASURDS
ELSETALLESTCINEMRUS
SILPREVAILINKLINGALE
ADAGIODANCEDOMESTICCAT
GENETSICERADAYENSETE
ESTRAYLESSLENEROADER
Mon 12/12/1955
PIPECODASHAIL
ALOERHYMEOLLA
WILLIEMAYSTIES
LAEMASKSEREST
SCRIPTSAIGON
REEDDOGDAYS
REGALEBONYTAP
OPENSNAPSHERA
DINSPORTCIDER
ICEBOATSMOG
VOICEDATHENA
ORIOLEOASTDUN
DIETMUNCHAUSEN
DAVEANNIENEVA
SLEDNEEDSSLAM
Tue 12/13/1955
CRIBCLAPSBARK
RANAAUDITIDEA
INDIANFILEZANY
SKILLETLARAMIE
AILSSOLAR
PINEYCAWBRISK
ADCSCONSCIENCE
NILBUNDLEDDAD
DOUBLECHINSING
AMBLELOPSTATE
UNDUGCOOP
DELETESCOMPARE
AXESWIRETAPPER
MINKEVADELEDA
STAYDEMESEROS
Wed 12/14/1955
BALIBARBBANFF
OMENOMARAWARE
LUNCHDATERATAN
ORDEALSWEEKEND
PLEASABE
DEFTLYARRANGES
OLIOBLANCARI
USERSAVSKULAK
GINTORAHNASH
HEDGEHOGMOSSES
EPIERATO
IVANHOEIDOLIST
MARIEDANCEDATE
ADMANELSAEGOS
MEALSSEEPROWS
Thu 12/15/1955
BUZZMAMMACHEF
ETUIARIELAERO
SALMAGUNDIMAIL
THUMBMEANDERED
EADSLEROT
AHORSEEIRESAN
FARMHANDSGRECO
OLGARENTSOAHU
OMANIWASHBASIN
TANCUDSALDENS
IRENESNUB
RAZORBACKELLIE
APEDELLIPSOIDS
MIRENEONSCOLT
PASOTRYSTKNEE
Fri 12/16/1955
TAPSSOSOBASED
AGROPLOPAPPLE
CRACKEDUPSPILL
TACKEDLOTHARIO
TEGMESHLESS
SMITFEDERAL
AECARTSEVERAL
FIACREAEDILE
ENLACEDETCGEN
LAMENTSSMEE
ARALETAHAHA
BEGINNERSCARAB
ABASECRACKDOWN
CARTETODOELLA
ANDORSWATDESI

Original 31-Across clue had "Product of cre-"; "ative work" appeared after the clue for 30-Across. Fixed this.

Sat 12/17/1955
FLORAFAILLLBS
OILEDIRMAAILE
STEVEREPLASTER
SHOELASTATTHAT
LINTELODETS
LIENEFAMMI
EAGLELASTSTAND
ASEAFORTSCHOU
FIRSTLORDSHARE
TOURUSCBAT
CASCASECTOR
ATEASETHEFIRST
FIRSTLINEFLEER
EMITALASELENA
SENSMASSRELAY
Sun 12/18/1955WORD GAME
ESTEEMSAPPALBAHAMAS
SHOTPUTBLASEESOTERY
TALCITESONIAASPIRIN
ELLCURFEWADORESCOG
REBSANENSTSUDSMATE
RYALSCHISMSSWAN
SWIRLSTEAMBATHACTES
TIDIESTREINEARLIKE
ENGAGEEBEORBARRELER
WEEANNIEURGERSAERO
PROCRASTINATION
ASSERIALTOAMENDSOH
CAKEWALKAFARDODGERY
ADIPOSEARMSLEMONED
DOTERDENTISTRYATALE
TREEENSNARECNUT
SEISMALODUENNAPODS
HASCENSUSLATIUMROW
ASHCARTNEATSTSARINA
MELANGECAMEORELIANT
ELYSEESETERNEDIBLES
Mon 12/19/1955
AESOPSHIPPAIN
FLUMEPERAAMOY
ALBENIRASTOTE
REVSECRETARIAT
ELIDEURI
ARRIVETORNADO
PASSERODEOIRE
EDITPANESASIA
RIOMOPERMINOS
INSULTSPOTENT
ENESASSY
COEXISTENCELET
ARATTAROLEASH
INREAMIRLENTO
DEPTRENTELDER
Tue 12/20/1955
RAFTAMATITCHS
ABIEWOMANOOOO
HERMANWOUKULNA
STEPHENSEMCEES
LEDREAP
ASSAMDDSSNORT
BEARGIOTTOREA
ARMMARMIONTAP
SIRARGENTBEDE
HOARYESTMIRES
YEARMIG
CABANASLANTING
ARUMDUKESNIDER
SIREABIESMYNA
SANDRINSEELEM
Wed 12/21/1955
CORKSCREWABAS
ADENPAINESOLO
FINISHINGSCHOOL
ENDTOENDTACKED
WARTSEPAL
SEVERETHRENODY
ALIASBRINKVOE
LEERNEONSMEDS
UMWVAGUEBARGE
DIPLOMATLENSES
OATENRIIS
SPINESPINNACLE
HONORARYDEGREES
OUTSKARENDINT
ERSEEWERSSLOE
Thu 12/22/1955
UNITLOGARARAT
SABOTEURTIRANA
OVERRATETRACKS
SEXTUSMEREILS
THALIAKNEE
TUDEHMINCING
ARIDGONTRIBES
BANGKOKPEACOCK
ULNAREKERKATE
ERASERSESTOP
MARSACETIC
ALCGLUMMOBILE
TOOTOOLAPLATAS
CHARONIDLENESS
HATINGNAYGATE
Fri 12/23/1955
ABCSTAPEDHANK
COATAVERYOTOE
ARMYSIRANTHONY
DIPLOMATAROMAS
SEDANLMI
YATSENCOONSKIN
EGOSILASARISE
AROWAIRESANTE
SELIMSTREWGLD
TESTABLERANGES
ORESPREE
ANGORAALENCONS
SIRWINSTONTRIO
CLANCREPTAGNI
HEMSHOSESREEL
Sat 12/24/1955
REDSEAREDWING
ORDEALREDROVER
TATARSEDGEWISE
BLOODREDETA
ACMEPERIASST
THIEFRIVING
TARSUSDEVOTEES
ASEREFIRESCXI
REDROBINSEPTUM
ORANGESHADE
SPUDAHABALES
TORANNOTATE
ANGELICOREDMAN
ITEMIZEDMIRAGE
RESUMEDSLATED
Sun 12/25/1955MASQUERADE PARTY
VATERMOCKAJARDAMASKS
OCHREAVONLONEULULANT
CHRISTMASISLANDRETINUE
EYETAILTOEDANCERATTA
EROSESWAYSOUSTSASK
LAKERSBAERSHSTSHUB
ANISESOFASPOETSONATA
MINTCIDERPULSEINURES
ALGAUKESGIRLRAZEBAS
RESULTEDHENRYYULENAPE
REISGENEWEPTCOROT
MOHAVEFIRSTSONSCLEATS
IRANININARHOSHAUL
SILTCAROLREEDDETECTED
SELSOMEDEEDFILEORNE
UNESCOPLIESSAGESWAAF
STYLUSLANKNEVINPADRE
SYDHAGGSIMONCAREER
ICCSPACECESARFONDU
DROPEVERGREENELIANWT
LEMONDELAURITZMELCHIOR
ETESIANOUSEIOUSHOOKE
RETELLSFLEDCOSHERNES
Mon 12/26/1955
BLOCWEIRDSOLO
LIARALTERIVOR
ERSEYUCCABERG
WATCHSHEPHERDS
HOPIDEER
INTERLOPEMICAH
NORSANESPARSE
ARUMISAACNOIR
PARENTCROPADO
THOLEREGULATED
CAPEURAL
BETHLEHEMNUDGE
ALAIRIVEDMILE
KILOIRENENOEL
USERLENTOARES
Tue 12/27/1955
ROTCPUMPSODDS
UBERASIANARIA
TONORONDETEEM
HECUBADREAMSUP
OSAGEERNES
TIMELOCKSTARTS
ARMINREALERT
BEADSUMACSHAY
ANNESPROAEIN
CADDIETELLTALE
MILLIADDER
PRECLUDECONSUL
IONADELLALANE
KITTEASESELBA
ELSESLASHYSER
Wed 12/28/1955
OFOZDAMPSHADJ
DADAAREALEBOE
OMENPRAXITELES
MARZIPANCODERS
ILLYSKYE
SEABEESPEEDING
TOTAXLAIRDSER
ASORCAVESSMEE
KIMSAKESPEASE
ENSTATEDPRAYED
ALASSOIL
SORRELSIDEARMS
QUIZMASTERNEAT
ISSANAIVEEERY
NEONSIRESSFAX
Thu 12/29/1955
BOBSACRESTEST
ACROTHULEODEA
CRAMTINKERSDAM
HASBEENSRESALE
SELMAWEEP
SATRAPPADLOCKS
ERASTRADSTONE
LICKSEDERSNAG
ASKERDURERTVA
HESPERIAVENEER
TRAPTENON
SHOTUPSHROUDED
HUMANITIESGENE
ARABDENSEARNA
MTNSSAGESTSAR
Fri 12/30/1955
CLEANERFLAIRS
SHORTAGELANCET
TRINIDADINDIGO
ROTPILOTEDEAR
AMESRIVERISLE
TARESTEXENTER
ITEMIZETURK
CERISERIBBON
TADSENCLAVE
CAMELHEYHOLES
LEESTAXESTART
ARTWIDESETNEO
MITTENMOTORCAR
PALESTPROPHETS
SLEETSTENSORS
Sat 12/31/1955
STROMJIHADS
PERIWIGSEDALIA
ONIONSINTHESTEW
DERSTADIUMETE
AGEDSOAPSBRER
LAMESUKEBOERS
LETTERGRIDS
RUSSWEAL
AVANTRESIST
EDICTMAESNERD
LENTBANALGNAR
ALEGALATEAADE
TIGERATTHEGATES
ENAMELSEDITORS
RERUBSSOARS