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New York Times, Tuesday, November 23, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,974
Across
1. Like the twist of fate. : IRONIC
7. Items of no import. : TRIFLES
14. Where Monte Carlo is. : MONACO
15. Broadway festivity. : PREMIERE
16. Servants of British officers. : BATMEN
17. Bull in a china shop. : RAMPAGER
18. Lake of a famous battle, 1813. : ERIE
19. ___ Arabia. : SAUDI
21. Adapted to man. : TAME
22. GOP opponent. : DEM
23. Retiring Ambassador from France. : BONNET
24. Silver-white element. : TIN
25. Runaway. : DESERTER
27. Where to spend a gourde. : HAITI
29. Abhors. : HATES
30. Wisconsin city on Rock River. : BELOIT
31. Hews apart. : CLEAVES
34. Convincing quality. : COGENCY
35. Connected. : LINKED
36. Hearsay. : RUMOR
37. Next. : AFTER
38. Word for word. : VERBATIM
41. Italian title. : SER
42. Weakest, as an excuse. : LAMEST
43. Gist. : NUB
45. Dross of metal. : SLAG
47. Resembling beer. : ALISH
48. Upon. : ONTO
49. Dr. Waksman's subject. : MICROBES
51. Render equal. : EQUATE
53. Remedy to counteract. : ANTIDOTE
54. Sheen. : LUSTER
55. Indigent ones. : NEEDERS
56. European quarts. : LITERS
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1. Set in firmly. : IMBED
2. Laughed loudly. : ROARED
3. Punctual. : ONTIME
4. Distinguished person. : NAME
5. Disappearing cube. : ICE
6. Hobnobbed. : CONSORTED
7. Bull or bear. : TRADER
8. Send back. : REMIT
9. Mother's little darling. : IMP
10. Sanction or decree. : FIAT
11. An embassy. : LEGATION
12. Like a hermit. : EREMITIC
13. Peace of mind. : SERENITY
15. Fruit dessert. : PRUNES
20. Poker payments. : ANTES
23. High silk hat. : BEAVER
26. Cause to totter. : SHAKE
27. A billy. : HEGOAT
28. On guard. : ALERT
30. Sensational revelation. : BOMBSHELL
31. Junior, for instance. : CLASSMAN
32. Maritime route of great importance. : LIFELINE
33. Intermission. : ENTRACTE
34. Remedies. : CURES
36. Give up a claim to. : REMISE
38. Manservants. : VALETS
39. Inherent. : INNATE
40. Grumble. : MUTTER
42. Mitchell's concern. : LABOR
44. Soldiers at Ladysmith. : BOERS
46. A football iron. : GRID
48. Remove from office. : OUST
50. Poem. : ODE
52. On the ___ vive. : QUI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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