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New York Times, Friday, December 10, 1954

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,991
Across
1. Companion of "starts." : FITS
5. Puppet maker, original designer of parade balloons. : SARG
9. A form of polite address. : MADAM
14. Thin wings on seeds. : ALAE
15. Single. : UNAL
16. Narrow ridge. : ARETE
17. Midwestern capital. : LINCOLNNEBRASKA
20. Site of Presidential cottage. : AUGUSTAGEORGIA
21. Human being. : MORTAL
22. Muse of history. : CLIO
23. Poetic contraction. : EEN
24. Senator from Louisiana. : ELLENDER
28. College subject: Abbr. : PHILOS
31. Man's nickname. : RUSS
32. Outside: Prefix. : EXO
33. Actor Calhoun. : RORY
34. Hair-do. : BOB
35. Error. : FLAW
36. Bureau of the Forties. : OPA
37. They handle mail for G. I.'s. : APOS
39. Runs away: Slang. : SCRAMS
41. Pay out. : DISBURSE
43. Indignation. : IRE
44. Old English money of account. : ORAS
45. Type of building wing. : LEANTO
48. City on the Salt River. : PHOENIXARIZONA
52. City between Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mts. : ROANOKEVIRGINIA
53. Gazelle of Asia. : ARIEL
54. Peninsula of Egypt: Var. : SINA
55. Biblical kingdom. : EDOM
56. In itself. : PERSE
57. Low shoes. : TIES
58. Tutors at Oxford. : DONS
Down
1. Well-known Scottie. : FALA
2. Ancient city. : ILIUM
3. Dance. : TANGO
4. Safely. : SECURELY
5. Padishahs. : SULTANS
6. Record of a single event. : ANNAL
7. Sounded. : RANG
8. Group of singers. : GLEECLUB
9. Espouses. : MARRIES
10. Ferdinand's kingdom. : ARAGON
11. Lucy's husband. : DESI
12. Island, east of Attu. : ATKA
13. "Oh give ___ home . . . " : MEA
18. Bone: Comb. form. : OSTEO
19. Flax pods. : BOLLS
24. Eaten away. : EROSE
25. Mazo ___ Roche. : DELA
26. Quiz. : EXAM
27. Squabbles. : ROWS
28. Incite. : PROD
29. Pueblo dweller. : HOPI
30. One of Cleo's maids. : IRAS
34. Most dictatorial: Colloq. : BOSSIEST
35. What finance was in the 1900's. : FRENZIED
37. Halo. : AUREOLE
38. Sportive action. : PRANK
39. Western mountain ranges. : SIERRAS
40. Newswoman on a TV program. : CRAIG
42. Daniel and family. : BOONES
45. Singer Frankie. : LAINE
46. Sculptured medallion, in Italian art. : TONDO
47. Ingredient of O'Brien potatoes. : ONION
48. Gaze intently. : PORE
49. The makings of a shirt. : HAIR
50. Louis ___. : XVII
51. Old Dutch and German measures. : AAMS
52. Blame: Slang. : RAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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