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New York Times, Thursday, October 21, 1954

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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Across Down
1. Christmas-tree ornament. : STAR
5. Island about the size of Pennsylvania. : CUBA
9. Cold. : GELID
14. Stupendous. : HUGE
15. Particular things. : ONES
16. Popular wall color. : IVORY
17. Décor for a cake. : ONECANDLE
19. Quay. : LEVEE
20. Earn by service. : DESERVE
21. Ever-young. : AGELESS
23. Actress Gale. : STORM
25. Petal of a daisy. : RAY
26. Deep-sea: Naut. : DIPSEY
29. He was cast by Nebuchadnezzar into a fiery furnace. : ABEDNEGO
34. Archangel, "Regent of the Sun." : URIEL
35. Composer Handy's forte. : BLUES
36. Karel Capek's robot play. : RUR
37. Well-disposed. : KIND
38. Either side of an army. : FLANK
39. Where corn is stored. : CRIB
40. Id ___. : EST
41. Earthenware vessel. : CROCK
42. Large ruminant. : MOOSE
43. See 29 Across. : SHADRACH
45. Deluded. : MISLED
46. Bardic "even." : EEN
47. Golden images in Babylon. : IDOLS
49. See 29 and 43 Across. : MESHACH
53. Prohibited. : ILLEGAL
57. Plans of action. : IDEAS
58. Mme. Schumann-Heink. : ERNESTINE
60. Lou, Eleanor, Bess, ___. : MAMIE
61. Droll fellows. : WAGS
62. Very black. : EBON
63. Eastern nobles. : EMIRS
64. Locate. : SPOT
65. Snuggeries. : DENS
1. Wearing brogues. : SHOD
2. Music to the ear. : TUNE
3. Lincoln "belongs to the ___." : AGES
4. Took time out. : RECESSED
5. Battleships, cruisers, corvettes, etc. : CONVOY
6. Falling short of. : UNDER
7. Temple of ___ in Babylon. : BEL
8. Out with the fleet. : ASEA
9. Biblical Mount and region. : GILEADS
10. Brother of Alec Waugh. : EVELYN
11. Term of endearment. : LOVE
12. Makes angry. : IRES
13. Cochineal and indigo. : DYES
18. Russian cooperative. : ARTEL
22. Native of Corinth. : GREEK
24. Book of the Old Testament. : MALACHI
26. Ellington and Snider. : DUKES
27. ___ Sea, part of the Atlantic. : IRISH
28. Caravel of 1492. : PINTA
30. Twaddle. : BUNK
31. Actor Flynn. : ERROL
32. Outward aspect. : GUISE
33. Round. : ORBED
35. Political group. : BLOC
38. European money. : FRANC
39. Treated as a pet. : COSSETED
41. Folds. : CREASES
42. Processing centers for grains. : MILLS
44. Depilate. : DEHAIR
45. Harass. : MOLEST
48. Australian wild dog. : DINGO
49. Buffoon. : MIME
50. Cheese. : EDAM
51. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
52. Hacks. : HEWS
54. Taunt. : GIBE
55. Before long. : ANON
56. Monocle. : LENS
59. Say sharply (with "out"). : RAP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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