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New York Times, Monday, December 13, 1954

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { H J X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,994
Across Down
1. Football boot. : DROPKICK
9. Candles. : TAPERS
15. A setback. : REVERSAL
16. Charm against evil. : AMULET
17. Willing to follow advice. : AMENABLE
18. Act of stupidity: Fr. : BETISE
19. Contend. : WAR
20. U .S. admiral, Spanish-American War. : SAMPSON
22. Actor's signal. : CUE
23. Snack. : BITE
25. Brief boxing bout. : SETTO
26. Cash drawer. : TILL
27. Indigo plants. : ANILS
29. Beautiful harbor. : RIO
30. Conversationally spiteful. : CATTY
31. Battle Creek specialty. : CEREAL
33. Dish of skewered meats. : CABOB
35. Malenkov's hideaway. : KREMLIN
37. Riotous outbursts. : TUMULTS
41. Island in N. Y. Bay. : ELLIS
43. Environment. : MILIEU
44. Like a cactus. : SPINY
47. Sleuth: Slang. : TEC
49. Pole thrown in Gaelic sport. : CABER
50. A kind of house. : PENT
51. American plan items. : MEALS
53. Movie director Le Clair. : RENE
54. Fortune. : LOT
55. Gunny sacks. : BURLAPS
57. Operated. : RAN
58. Teheran natives. : IRANIS
60. Cinderella's coach, for instance. : EQUIPAGE
62. ___ Creed of 325 A. D. : NICENE
63. Comes up, as a submarine. : SURFACES
64. Rag. : TATTER
65. Homesteaders. : SETTLERS
1. Disadvantage. : DRAWBACK
2. One left behind. : REMAINER
3. Weary to excess. : OVERTIRE
4. Ballpoint. : PEN
5. Long-tailed apes. : KRAS
6. Russian log huts. : ISBAS
7. TV reporter Ned ___. : CALMER
8. Pathologically thievish. : KLEPTIC
9. Forbidden. : TABOO
10. So be it! : AMEN
11. Enter a port (with "in"). : PUT
12. Draw forth. : ELICIT
13. Answer to a problem. : RESULT
14. Hard. : STEELY
21. Brown ermine. : STOAT
24. Basic part. : ELEMENT
26. Having a flat surface. : TABULAR
28. Witty remark. : SALLY
30. Adjective for George Gobel. : COMIC
32. Size for Abner. : LIL
34. Inferior: Slang. : BUM
36. Saltpeter. : NITER
38. Music man. : LIBERACE
39. Tomorrow's voter. : TEENAGER
40. Certainty. : SURENESS
42. Without a marine coast. : SEALESS
44. Thin strip of wood. : SPLINT
45. City on the Illinois river. : PEORIA
46. Undamaged. : INTACT
48. Professional cheering squad. : CLAQUE
51. Thoughtful one. : MUSER
52. Last lap effort. : SPURT
55. Climbing stem. : BINE
56. Screen. : SIFT
59. Make a profit. : NET
61. Friend. : PAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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