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New York Times, Wednesday, December 29, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
David Steinberg notes:

Original 38-Across clue had "vacation"; corrected this to "vocation."

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 2,010
Across
1. File. : RASP
5. La ___, Milan opera. : SCALA
10. The "abominable snowman" of the Himalayas. : YETI
14. Miss Chase of TV. : ILKA
15. Mitchell's concern. : LABOR
16. Seaweed derivative. : AGAR
17. Without warranty of condition: Seller's phrase. : ASIS
18. Fallacy. : ERROR
19. Philippine inhabitant. : MORO
20. Juvenile delinquent of rhyme. : TOMTHEPIPERSSON
23. Sanction. : APPROVE
24. Exclamation of surprise. : HAH
25. Belgian canal. : YSER
26. Son of Agamemnon. : ORESTES
31. Wide open areas. : SPACES
34. Variety of police dog. : ALSATIAN
35. Dictator in Belgrade. : TITO
36. Compass point. : NNE
37. Handle. : ANSA
38. Mr. Tutt's vocation. : ATTORNEY
41. Trade. : BARTER
43. Islands between Japan and Formosa. : RYUKYUS
44. Disney. : WALT
45. Former Giant. : OTT
46. Canaries. : ISLANDS
50. Second grade above a tenderfoot. : FIRSTCLASSSCOUT
55. Name for a pigskin. : OVAL
56. Girl's name. : AIMEE
57. American author of popular fiction. : KYNE
58. Mauna Loa's product. : LAVA
59. Leather whip. : KNOUT
60. Side glance. : LEER
61. Became aware. : KNEW
62. Where the solar ship was found. : EGYPT
63. To be: Lat. : ESSE
Down
1. Gaucho's gear. : RIATA
2. Washington commentator. : ALSOP
3. Get along with little. : SKIMP
4. Occupant of the kitchen. : PASTRYCOOK
5. What jumpers lack. : SLEEVES
6. Complainer. : CARPER
7. Shelter: Fr. : ABRI
8. Means of escape. : LOOPHOLE
9. Unfinished business. : ARREARS
10. Vegetables. : YAMS
11. Self-assertive tendencies. : EGOS
12. Source of poi. : TARO
13. Type of curtain. : IRON
21. Socks. : HOSE
22. Ostrich relative. : RHEA
27. Lineman deluxe. : STARTACKLE
28. Shade. : TINT
29. Readiness. : EASE
30. Growl: Obs. : SNAR
31. Excel. : STAR
32. Compassion. : PITY
33. U. S. island near Kamchatka. : ATTU
34. Indefinite amount. : ANY
36. Peeper. : NESTLING
39. Peasant of India. : RYOT
40. Product of 4 Down. : NUTCAKE
41. American historian. : BASSETT
42. "___ well!" : ALLS
44. Become informed: Slang. : WISEUP
47. Contemporary English poet. : NOYES
48. Kitty Hawk scenery. : DUNES
49. Cubic meter. : STERE
50. People. : FOLK
51. Tolstoy character. : IVAN
52. Talk extravagantly. : RAVE
53. Type of salad. : SLAW
54. Chinese Communist island. : AMOY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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