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New York Times, Thursday, December 23, 1954

Author: Anthony Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 2,004
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1. Hello, amigo! : HOLA
5. Character in a Menotti opera. : AMAHL
10. Concerning. : ASTO
14. In a crowd. : AMID
15. Event at Cheyenne. : RODEO
16. Social success. : LION
17. Be too sentimental. : DOTE
18. Outdoor chef's equipment. : GRILL
19. ___ Elizabeth Alice Louise. : ANNE
20. Early American planter. : JOHNNYAPPLESEED
23. Troubles. : AILS
24. Source of butter in Tibet. : YAK
25. Informal. : CASUAL
28. Adjuncts of a square rigger. : TOPSAILS
33. Friends in France. : AMIES
34. Western lake. : TAHOE
35. Hemp fiber. : TOW
36. Whirring sound. : BIRR
37. Lowest deck of a ship. : ORLOP
38. Lassen output. : LAVA
39. Dessert. : ICE
40. Grotto temple of antiquity. : SPEOS
41. Industrial city of Italy. : MILAN
42. ___ fifty-five. : NINETEEN
44. Hans Brinker's shoes. : SABOTS
45. Pullman. : CAR
46. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
47. Early American event. : PAULREVERESRIDE
55. City in India. : AGRA
56. Person of great power. : TITAN
57. ___ Deucey, sailor's game. : ACEY
58. Pagliacci's "laugh." : RIDI
59. Germanic: Comb. form. : TEUTO
60. Acquire (with "by"). : COME
61. Go on the road. : TOUR
62. Goodbye, amigo. : ADIOS
63. Girl's name. : ENID
1. Pilgrimage to Mecca. : HADJ
2. Book by Melville. : OMOO
3. Stone: Comb. form. : LITH
4. Outstanding European. : ADENAUER
5. Scottish county or gay sock pattern. : ARGYLL
6. Units of metrical time. : MORAS
7. Take ___ in the ocean. : ADIP
8. Be useful. : HELP
9. Confection. : LOLLYPOP
10. Where Mt. McKinley is. : ALASKA
11. ___ qua non (a necessity). : SINE
12. Modulation. : TONE
13. United. : ONED
21. Island near Sumatra. : NIAS
22. Relaxation. : EASE
25. ___ cruiser. : CABIN
26. Friends: Latin. : AMICI
27. Lorelei. : SIREN
28. Claw. : TALON
29. Crowing exclamations. : OHOS
30. Combining form for a country. : ITALO
31. Noted British Commando. : LOVAT
32. Symbols of gracefulness. : SWANS
34. Tupelo. : TREE
37. "Show Boat." : OPERETTA
38. TV star. : LIBERACE
40. Outstanding person. : STAR
41. Household equipment. : MATS
43. Something good to eat. : ECLAIR
44. Key-pounders. : STENOS
46. Muse. : ERATO
47. Duty. : PART
48. Fee for money exchange. : AGIO
49. Language of Pakistan. : URDU
50. Competed. : VIED
51. Small case. : ETUI
52. Religious figure. : ICON
53. Half: Prefix. : DEMI
54. Stared at. : EYED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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