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New York Times, Friday, October 29, 1954

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q V W }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,949
Across Down
1. Pilot light. : FLAME
6. Desert steed. : ARAB
10. Turned up the earth. : HOED
14. Eire's De Valera. : EAMON
15. Eastern wise men. : MAGI
16. Makes a slip. : ERRS
17. Included with. : AMONG
18. Opinionated. : PRAGMATIC
20. Having actual form and substance. : TANGIBLE
22. Independent in the Senate. : MORSE
23. Airfield near Paris. : ORLY
24. Contest. : BOUT
25. A poor imitation. : PARODY
28. Familiar salesman. : BRUSHMAN
32. Cleopatra's faithful attendant. : IRAS
33. Trenches around castles. : MOATS
34. In the past. : AGO
35. Mike Fink, Tony Beaver, Paul Bunyan. : LEGENDARYHEROES
39. Forming a whole. : ONE
40. Escapes slowly. : OOZES
41. A kind of eagle. : ERNE
42. Immature amphibians. : TADPOLES
44. Want of strictness. : LAXITY
46. Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
47. English letters. : ZEDS
48. Olympia's Sound. : PUGET
50. Late fall apple. : JONATHAN
54. Object of Diogenes' search. : HONESTMAN
56. First Pulitzer Prize winner in fiction. : POOLE
57. Church calendar. : ORDO
58. Superior. : LAKE
59. Uniform coat. : TUNIC
60. Kind of serf. : PEON
61. Watches narrowly. : EYES
62. Item on the menu. : STEAK
1. Notable act. : FEAT
2. Priest from Lhasa. : LAMA
3. Ancient sun god. : AMON
4. Rikki-tikki-tavi. : MONGOOSE
5. Hem in. : ENGIRD
6. Liberally. : AMPLY
7. Seldom occurring. : RARE
8. Begum's husband. : AGA
9. Blatant talker. : BIGMOUTH
10. Family circle. : HEARTH
11. Scraps from medieval tables. : ORTS
12. Indian. : ERIE
13. Military award. : DSC
19. Frozen dessert. : MOUSSE
21. Nelly ___, world tourist of 1890. : BLY
24. Heehaws. : BRAYS
25. Member of SAC. : PILOT
26. Circus center. : ARENA
27. Spread unchecked. : RAGED
28. Long-winded people. : BORES
29. New Zealand native. : MAORI
30. Active force. : AGENT
31. Inquisitive: Colloq. : NOSEY
33. Networks of winding pathways. : MAZES
36. Entraps. : NOOSES
37. Lazy person: Colloq. : DOLITTLE
38. Famous name in detective fiction. : REXSTOUT
43. Pouter or tumbler. : PIGEON
44. Man's nickname. : LEN
45. Fits by alteration. : ADAPTS
47. Section of Germany. : ZONES
48. Read carefully. : PORE
49. Loosen. : UNDO
50. Just right: Slang. : JAKE
51. Barber's stone. : HONE
52. Inter ___. : ALIA
53. Ostrich's attribute. : NECK
54. Jump onto. : HOP
55. Springtime. : MAY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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