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New York Times, Friday, November 19, 1954

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,970
Across Down
1. Stock exchange membership. : SEAT
5. Mainz's river. : RHINE
10. Ticket scalper: Colloq. : SPEC
14. Curtain shade. : ECRU
15. Hourly. : HORAL
16. That: Fr. : CELA
17. Authority for a statement. : CHAPTERANDVERSE
20. He wrote "Common Sense." : TOMPAINE
21. Garage necessity. : OILCAN
22. Hardy trees. : ELMS
23. Investigation. : PROBE
24. Houses of interest. : BANKS
26. Transatlantic routes. : SEALANES
29. Actor Waram of "Reclining Figure." : PERCY
30. Whitey and Corey. : FORDS
31. ___ dance. : TAP
32. "The Ancient Mariner." : RIME
33. Singer Lanza. : MARIO
34. Flower holder. : VASE
35. Freudian term. : EGO
36. Lipstick shade. : CORAL
37. Numbered, as book leaves. : PAGED
38. Arbors. : PERGOLAS
40. Stands for hot dishes. : TILES
41. Made a fluff. : ERRED
42. Notion counter item. : TAPE
43. Function of a comptometer. : ADDING
45. One AWOL. : ABSENTEE
49. Resort mail. : PICTUREPOSTCARD
51. Command to tabby. : SCAT
52. ___ time (formerly). : ATONE
53. Where Hoover Jr. mediated. : IRAN
54. Ghostly. : EERY
55. Tirolean tune. : YODEL
56. National theatre group. : ANTA
1. Group of believers. : SECT
2. Poll-parrot. : ECHO
3. Composer Khachaturian. : ARAM
4. Fare in London's tubes. : TUPPENCE
5. French cathedral city. : RHEIMS
6. Ingredients of a dilemma. : HORNS
7. "Dies ___," Latin hymn. : IRAE
8. Girl's nickname. : NAN
9. California, circa 1848. : ELDORADO
10. Italy's Premier. : SCELBA
11. Mays' was .345. : PERCENTAGE
12. Schiaparelli. : ELSA
13. City on the Orne river. : CAEN
18. Prolix. : TALKY
19. Chamber music instruments. : VIOLS
23. Jeopardy. : PERIL
24. Grayish tan. : BEIGE
25. It's used by 24 Across. : ARMOREDCAR
26. Wading birds. : SORAS
27. Mollifies. : EASES
28. Went swiftly. : SPED
29. ___ school. : PREP
30. Electrical unit. : FARAD
33. Taupe. : MOLEGRAY
34. Guy Lombardo favorite. : VALENCIA
36. Horn. : CORNU
37. Slender glass tube: Var. : PIPET
39. Sandy. : GRITTY
40. Part of a fez. : TASSEL
42. Good steak. : TBONE
43. Part of a church. : APSE
44. Backgammon item. : DICE
45. "Like two peas in ___." : APOD
46. Lake. : TARN
47. Part of Q.E.D. : ERAT
48. Hazel's relative. : EDNA
50. World War II scene. : ETO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later.

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