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New York Times, Thursday, December 2, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,983
Across
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Eastern ruler. : SHAH
5
Llama's habitat. : ANDES
10
City in India. : AGRA
14
Shakespearean role. : IAGO
15
Sheer fabric. : VOILE
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Stalemate. : DRAW
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Affectionate person. : TURTLEDOVE
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Piece of millinery. : VEIL
20
Skier's habitat. : SLOPES
21
Relatives of the canvasback. : REDHEADS
23
Scotland's crop. : OATS
25
Innuendos. : SLURS
26
Useful accessory for camping. : PACKSACK
30
Hot coals. : EMBERS
33
Wading bird. : EGRET
34
Dispossesses. : OUSTS
36
Library unit. : SET
37
Black, in roulette. : NOIR
38
Nicknames for Rudolphs. : RUDIS
39
Coast Guardienne. : SPAR
40
Opposite of drs. : CRS
41
King of Judea. : HEROD
42
Animals lacking feet. : APODA
43
Orientated. : EASTED
45
Removed from observation. : SECRETED
47
Jerome of Hollywood. : COWAN
49
Venture. : DARE
50
Newcomer. : STRANGER
53
Cars. : SEDANS
57
Clop-clop. : TROT
58
All tied up. : EVENSTEVEN
60
French river. : OISE
61
Italian socialist. : NENNI
62
Home of 61 Across. : ROMA
63
An affectation. : POSE
64
Redwoods. : TREES
65
Trade: Var. : SWOP
Down
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Minds the baby. : SITS
2
Catch. : HAUL
3
Field: Comb. form. : AGRO
4
A sizzling handful. : HOTPOKER
5
Sacred writings of Persia. : AVESTA
6
Partner of Wynken and Blynken. : NOD
7
Parisian couturier. : DIOR
8
Brownies. : ELVES
9
Tiny plant ovules. : SEEDLETS
10
Part of speech. : ADVERB
11
Job for the cleaner. : GREASESPOT
12
Sudden attack. : RAID
13
Pointed tools. : AWLS
18
Slightest. : LEAST
22
Sings a tune. : HUMS
24
Clean. : SCOUR
26
Money in London. : PENCE
27
Greek marketplace. : AGORA
28
Football play. : CRISSCROSS
29
Glory: Colloq. : KUDOS
31
Author of "Peg Woffington." : READE
32
Italian violin. : STRAD
35
Supported (with "with"). : SIDED
38
Spy from behind the Iron Curtain. : REDAGENT
39
State troopers' catches. : SPEEDERS
41
Felled by an ax. : HEWN
42
Louisiana court decree. : ARRET
44
Phrase meaning "exactly." : TOATEE
46
Black currant, used in French vermouth. : CASSIS
48
By no chance. : NEVER
50
Punctuation mark. : STOP
51
Musical group. : TRIO
52
M. Descartes. : RENE
54
Confess. : AVOW
55
Jules Verne character. : NEMO
56
Photo. : SNAP
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Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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