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New York Times, Saturday, November 20, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,971
Across
1. Celebration. : GALA
5. Where Smylie is Governor-elect. : IDAHO
10. Sibilant signals. : PSTS
14. Target while hot. : IRON
15. A concrete commendation. : MEDAL
16. Shout to a ship. : AHOY
17. A railroad. : LINE
18. Annoyance: Colloq. : PEEVE
19. Cologne. : KOLN
20. A little gift for the customer. : LAGNIAPPE
22. Type of rectifier tube. : DIODE
23. Help. : ASSIST
24. Hand weapon. : FIST
25. Hod carrier's burden. : MORTAR
27. Platform thunder. : ORATION
30. Dendrologist's concern. : ELM
31. Resemblance of sounds. : ASSONANCE
33. Symbol of selfishness. : ADOGINTHEMANGER
37. Specific nouns. : DEFINITES
38. Chinese philosophy. : TAO
39. Snares. : ENTRAPS
40. Warm Alpine winds. : FOEHNS
43. Chances to pass: Archaic. : HAPS
44. Veer. : SWERVE
46. Split. : CLEFT
48. Prosperity. : GOODTIMES
51. An equal division. : HALF
52. Burst of cheers or applause. : SALVO
53. "A merry old soul." : COLE
54. Wings: Bot. : ALAE
55. Young eel. : ELVER
56. "I'm ___ Queen o' the May." : TOBE
57. Plants. : SOWS
58. Miss Verdugo who plays "Millie." : ELENA
59. A kind of judgment. : SNAP
Down
1. Half pint. : GILL
2. Opera gem. : ARIA
3. The criminal's nemesis. : LONGARMOFTHELAW
4. Concerning: Dial. : ANENST
5. Damage somewhat. : IMPAIR
6. Caves of ocean. : DEEPS
7. Dexterous. : ADEPT
8. Acquire. : HAVE
9. A Latin huzza. : OLE
10. Where Karachi is. : PAKISTAN
11. Removing goods by night to avoid seizure by the landlord: Brit. : SHOOTINGTHEMOON
12. Narrated. : TOLD
13. Auld lang ___. : SYNE
21. Major Biblical prophet: Abbr. : ISA
22. The huntress. : DIANA
24. Beginning at. : FROM
25. Union general at Gettysburg. : MEADE
26. Archaic. : OLDEN
27. Simple sugars. : OSES
28. The watery world. : OCEAN
29. Tyrants personified. : NEROS
31. Siamese coins. : ATTS
32. Pronoun. : SHE
34. Spotted animals. : GIRAFFES
35. Not suitable. : INAPT
36. Bites. : NIPS
40. Homburg's relative. : FEDORA
41. Leftover morsel. : ORT
42. Puts out. : EVICTS
44. Find the key. : SOLVE
45. Made by interlacing. : WOVEN
46. Cartoonist Addams. : CHAS
47. "Symphonie Espagnole" composer. : LALO
48. Brassbound nerve. : GALL
49. Italian island. : ELBA
50. Trickle through. : SEEP
52. View. : SEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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