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New York Times, Monday, December 27, 1954

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 87, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 2,008
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1. Slip of gummed paper. : PASTER
7. Barred. : STRIPED
14. Store-saloon of the Southwest. : CANTINA
15. Musical interval. : TRITONE
16. Goes with. : ATTENDS
17. Withstands. : RESISTS
18. Claim on property. : LIEN
19. Loafers. : SHOES
21. Resign (with "down"). : STEP
22. Forty days of the year. : LENT
23. World-wide. : VAST
25. Very: Comb. form. : ERI
26. ___ Domini. : ANNO
27. Lady Churchill. : CLEM
29. Property. : ACRES
31. Spica or Vega. : STAR
32. Noble. : EARL
33. Script in printing. : RONDE
34. Like twins. : IDENTICAL
37. Source of chocolate. : CACAO
40. Actor Andrews. : DANA
41. Rounded projecting part. : LOBE
45. Golf clubs. : IRONS
46. Twisted to one side. : SKEW
47. In law, to justify. : AVER
48. Wire: Abbr. : TEL
49. Skillful. : ABLE
51. Tissue: Anat. : TELA
52. Animal's burrow. : HOLE
54. New Year's Eve sounds. : RINGS
57. Historic times. : ERAS
58. Put on the qui vive. : ALERTED
60. Conduct. : OPERATE
62. Lie flat. : RECLINE
63. Senses of taste. : PALATES
64. Certifies. : ATTESTS
65. Named. : STYLED
1. Quietly persevering. : PATIENT
2. Feeler. : ANTENNA
3. Extremely loud. : STENTORIAN
4. ___ foil. : TIN
5. Certain of Terry Brennan's boys. : ENDS
6. Foolhardy. : RASH
7. Modernize by eliminating superfluities. : STREAMLINE
8. Lock. : TRESS
9. Japanese miles. : RIS
10. "___ later than you think." : ITIS
11. Castle gate. : POSTERN
12. Matriculated. : ENTERED
13. Contemn. : DESPISE
14. Lilies. : CALLAS
20. Caught up with. : OVERTAKEN
24. Scarlett O'Hara's home. : TARA
27. Letter. : CEE
28. Hoped-for political results. : LANDSLIDES
30. Side by side. : COLLATERAL
35. ___-dos, a sofa. : DOSA
36. Cry of a bird. : CAW
37. Ancient lyre-like instrument. : CITHARA
38. Small space. : AREOLET
39. Short prayer in certain church services. : COLLECT
42. Gourmandized. : OVERATE
43. Delayed. : BELATED
44. Rubs out. : ERASES
50. Irish actor, George ___. : BRENT
53. Author Gardner. : ERLE
55. Hall is the ___ chairman. : GOPS
56. Quarrel. : SPAT
59. Poetic contraction. : TIS
61. French general. : ELY

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