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New York Times, Friday, January 15, 1954

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { B J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 254 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,662
Across
1. Best part of anything. : CREAM
6. Passageways in the Yankee Stadium. : RAMPS
11. Fakers: Slang. : PHONIES
13. Subject of many a singing commercial. : CIGARET
15. Painter Toulouse ___. : LAUTREC
16. Soprano Patti. : ADELINA
17. ___ king, mythical German imp. : ERL
18. Philatelist's hobby. : STAMPS
20. East Indian tree. : TEAK
21. University town in Iowa. : AMES
23. Wood or metal strip. : SLAT
24. Clown in "Twelfth Night." : FESTE
25. Cloyed. : SATED
27. Khan's title. : AGA
28. Flower. : ASTER
29. Access. : ENTREE
31. Persistent attempt to gain control. : SIEGE
33. Sault ___ Marie. : STE
34. Naval battle, 1571, end of Turkish sea power. : LEPANTO
36. A cutting remark: Colloq. : RAP
39. Bendix portrays him. : RILEY
40. Goddess of wisdom. : ATHENA
42. Capital of Crete. : CANEA
45. Noun suffix. : ESS
47. Separates the large from the small. : SIFTS
48. Fails to do. : OMITS
49. The one at Harper's Ferry, 1859. : RAID
51. Waste allowance on purchases in commerce. : TRET
52. Heroine of Conrad's "Victory." : LENA
53. Time of greatest vigor. : HEYDAY
55. Tropical bird. : ANI
56. Girls named after Actress McElhone. : ELOISES
58. Cloth like voile. : ETAMINE
60. Offenders. : SINNERS
61. Girls' names meaning heaven. : SELINAS
62. Quadrupeds. : ASSES
63. Wash out. : RINSE
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1. Delightful: Fr. : CHARMANT
2. Russian ___. : ROULETTE
3. Adjective suffix. : ENT
4. Displays. : AIRS
5. Hunting events. : MEETS
6. Disencumbers. : RIDS
7. Mellow. : AGE
8. Native of Valletta. : MALTESE
9. Treasurer of U. S. : PRIEST
10. Subject of Art. 1, Sec. 3 of U. S. Constitution. : SENATE
11. "Though every prospect ___ . . . " : PLEASES
12. La ___, opera house in Milan. : SCALA
13. Hornblower's rank. : CAPTAIN
14. Ticket ___. : TAKER
19. New Philippine President. : MAGSAYSAY
22. Indian weight. : SER
24. Bundles of twigs. : FAGOTS
26. Girls bearing a name for Artemis. : DELIAS
30. Moray. : EEL
32. It follows zeta. : ETA
35. Noblewoman. : PEERESS
36. Hey-nonny-nonny and tra-la-la. : REFRAINS
37. TV appurtenances. : ANTENNAE
38. Meat pies. : PASTIES
39. Keeps in mind. : RETAINS
41. Stroke of good fortune. : HIT
42. Mr. Porter and others. : COLES
43. Becky Sharp's sister-in-law. : AMELIA
44. Curtain materials. : NINONS
46. Factions. : SIDES
50. Rubber stamp. : DATER
53. Pronoun. : HERS
54. Branch of an American college in China. : YALI
57. Bishop's domain. : SEE
59. Comic strip character. : MIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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