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New York Times, Monday, November 22, 1954

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 48-Across clue had "Pretentions"; corrected this to "Pretensions."
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,973
Across Down
1. A proviso attached to a plan: Colloq. : STRING
7. One of a football team. : HALFBACK
15. Bad luck: colloq. : HOODOO
16. City in Texas. : AMARILLO
17. Florida motor racing beach. : ORMOND
18. Football official. : LINESMAN
19. "Two if by ___ . . . " : SEA
20. Wealthy one of Threadneedle Street. : OLDLADY
22. Lyricist Gershwin. : IRA
23. Skein. : HANK
25. Iterated, it means "Goody!" : YUM
26. Ox wagon journey. : TREK
27. Bouquet. : ODOR
28. Burmese knife. : DAH
30. College groups: Colloq. : FRATS
31. ___ Scotia. : NOVA
32. Base. : IGNOBLE
34. Dodgers' no-hit pitcher, 1952. : ERSKINE
36. Recompense. : PAYMENT
40. Accompanies. : ESCORTS
42. General Bradley. : OMAR
43. Prostrate. : PRONE
46. It's new. : NEO
47. Behindhand. : LATE
48. Pretensions. : AIRS
49. Petrol. : GAS
51. Responsibility. : ONUS
52. Feminine title: Abbr. : MME
53. Start of a nursery rhyme. : RUBADUB
57. Mr. Linkletter. : ART
58. Petty thief. : PILFERER
60. Plant of the pea family. : LENTIL
62. Pacified. : ASSUAGED
63. Songlike. : ARIOSE
64. Small food fish. : STERLETS
65. Carol, Edna, Hazel. : STORMS
1. Falls on the Snake River. : SHOSHONE
2. Bullfighter. : TOREADOR
3. Former rulers of Russia. : ROMANOVS
4. Affirmative response. : IDO
5. "___, Nanette." : NONO
6. Spiritual. : GODLY
7. Door attendant. : HALLMAN
8. Family of the bowfin. : AMIA
9. Terra firma. : LAND
10. Norse god of crops. : FREY
11. Encore!: French. : BIS
12. Girl's name. : ALMIRA
13. Red Bordeaux wine. : CLARET
14. Government houses in Turkey. : KONAKS
21. Resentment, often high. : DUDGEON
24. Legendary sea monsters of Norway. : KRAKENS
26. Fluttering effect in music. : TREMOLO
29. Shy garden dweller. : HOPTOAD
30. Ball batted in the air. : FLY
32. Business abbreviation. : INC
33. College degrees. : BAS
35. Verb suffix. : ISE
37. That which issues forth. : EMANATOR
38. Realism. : NATURISM
39. Elevated railway spans. : TRESTLES
41. Sign-off for a letter. : REGARDS
43. Argentine plains. : PAMPAS
44. Verse maker: Var. : RIMIST
45. Gangland threat. : ORELSE
50. Islands in the East Indies. : SULAS
53. Sincere. : REAL
54. Press. : URGE
55. Plant with edible leaves and root. : BEET
56. Man's nickname. : BERT
59. Persian lamb. : FUR
61. Greek island in the Aegean. : NIO

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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