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New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 1954

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,996
Across Down
1. Exercise for the younger set. : SEESAW
7. Giant outfielder. : IRVIN
12. Shut out. : RUNLESS
13. Every football team has one. : TRAINER
15. Release. : UNCLASP
16. Prepare to return, in tennis. : RECEIVE
17. Relative: Abbr. : BRO
18. Travel route. : SEALANE
20. Race track hint. : TIP
21. Something for the watchers. : BIRD
23. Former name of Connie Mack Stadium. : SHIBE
24. Track event. : MILE
25. Fencers use them. : EPEES
27. Born. : NEE
28. Play for time: Slang. : STALL
29. Have a quiet time. : RESTUP
31. Grows in all directions. : RAMBLES
33. Mrs. Haymes. : RITA
35. Lime tree. : TEIL
36. Small boy's locomotion. : SCOOTER
39. Writes or tells with bias. : SLANTS
43. Reynolds of the Yankees. : ALLIE
44. Four quarts: Abbr. : GAL
47. Accustom. : ENURE
48. Fishing necessity. : BAIT
49. Special cigarette. : CUBEB
51. Fill overfull. : CRAM
52. Waterway: Abbr. : RIV
53. Symbols of harvest. : SHEAVES
55. Small taste. : SIP
56. Issuer. : EMITTER
58. Cotton fabric. : ETAMINE
60. Soothsayer. : SEERESS
61. Owner of a sugar mill. : REFINER
62. Sheds rain water. : DRIPS
63. Winter vehicle. : SLEDGE
1. Fully developed on tree. : SUNRIPE
2. Repetitions. : ENCORES
3. Wing. : ELL
4. Yacht racer's milieu. : SEAS
5. Longears. : ASSES
6. Signature of the Braves' southpaw. : WSPAHN
7. Actress Dunne. : IRENE
8. Track event. : RACE
9. Compete. : VIE
10. First. : INITIAL
11. Mr. Chamberlain. : NEVILLE
12. Pitcher's mound. : RUBBER
13. Outdoor singles champion, 1953. : TRABERT
14. Causes disgust. : REPELS
19. Author of "In the Cause of Peace." : LIE
22. Home of the football Lions. : DETROIT
24. Climb for Maurice Herzog. : MTBLANC
26. Set of related things. : SUITE
28. Victor's expression. : SMILE
30. Private (soldier): Abbr. : PTE
32. Stevenson. : AES
34. Umpire disputers. : ARGUERS
36. Speed-of-sound planes. : SABRES
37. Maintained. : CLAIMED
38. Old Vic star. : OLIVIER
40. "A Career With a Future." : NURSING
41. Baseball rookie. : TRAINEE
42. Part of the U. S. M. C. motto. : SEMPER
45. Arab's garment. : ABA
46. Bars. : LEVERS
49. Larry Evans' game. : CHESS
50. Pepper plant. : BETEL
53. Glissade. : STEP
54. Umpire's decision. : SAFE
57. Numerical prefix. : TRI
59. Among. : MID

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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