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New York Times, Wednesday, November 3, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,954
Across
1. Sailing maneuver. : TACK
5. As soon as. : ONCE
9. Hurt. : ACHED
14. Lacking all color. : ACHROMOUS
16. Aborigine of New Zealand. : MAORI
17. Suicidally reckless. : BREAKNECK
18. Bird life of a region. : ORNIS
19. Native of East Africa. : SOMALI
20. Illegal refund. : KICKBACK
22. City in Poland. : PILA
23. Weighty book. : TOME
24. Actresses O'Connor and Merkel. : UNAS
25. A kind of back. : MOSS
26. Mike-hugging singer. : CROONER
28. High in pitch. : ALT
29. Small French coins. : SOUS
30. Earthshock. : TREMOR
34. The loaves and fishes. : MIRACLE
36. Oblong Egyptian tomb. : MASTABA
37. Place of refuge. : ASYLUM
38. Put to flight. : ROUT
39. Decimal unit. : TEN
40. College athlete's status. : AMATEUR
42. Smugly proper person. : PRIG
43. Commotion. : STIR
46. Evening, on the billboards. : NITE
47. Time: French. : FOIS
48. Party to a promissory note. : PROMISEE
50. Cheerless. : DISMAL
52. Mysterious; magical. : RUNIC
53. A subdued color. : UNDERTONE
55. Begin. : ARISE
56. Power: Poetic. : PUISSANCE
57. Cud-chewing mammals. : GOATS
58. Try to acquire. : SEEK
59. Harsh cleaners. : LYES
Down
1. A continued checkup. : TABS
2. The citadel of ancient Athens. : ACROPOLIS
3. Harold Urey's field. : CHEMISTRY
4. South African corrals. : KRAALS
5. A kind of bus. : OMNI
6. The Douay Noah. : NOE
7. Clock birds. : CUCKOOS
8. Greeter of Greenland explorers. : ESKIMO
9. In a state of frenzy. : AMOK
10. Vaporize and mix gas for car use. : CARBURET
11. Province of East China. : HONAN
12. Heath plant. : ERICA
13. Sunflower centers. : DISKS
15. Gov. Murray's state: Abbr. : OKLA
21. Horse-man. : CENTAUR
23. Veracious. : TRUE
25. Mrs. Goldberg. : MAMA
26. Benita and husband. : COLMANS
27. Formerly: Archaic. : ERST
29. Top of stagnant water. : SCUM
31. Honorable estate. : MATRIMONY
32. A kowtow. : OBEISANCE
33. Tinkled. : RANG
35. He expects the worst. : ALARMIST
36. Expression of displeasure. : MOUE
38. Self-restraint: Fr. : RETENUE
41. Jams. : TIEUPS
42. Card. : POSTAL
43. Block used as a chock. : SPRAG
44. Resort town on Cape Cod. : TRURO
45. Greek district of old Asia Minor. : IONIA
47. Douglas ___. : FIRS
49. Desserts. : ICES
50. Post of a clerk. : DESK
51. Virginia family. : LEES
54. Engraving stamp. : DIE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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