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New York Times, Friday, December 31, 1954

Author:
Alice Skodzus
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 2,012
Across
1
Witticism. : JEST
5
Island in a song. : CAPRI
10
Refection. : MEAL
14
Eight: Comb. form. : OCTO
15
Synthetic fabric. : ORLON
16
As soon as. : ONCE
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Sobriquet of James G. Blaine. : THEPLUMEDKNIGHT
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English coin: Abbr. : SOV
21
Mimicked. : APED
22
Straw mattress. : PALLET
23
Brownies. : ELVES
25
Italian physicist. : ROSSI
26
Toastmaster's first word. : LADIES
28
Rodents. : RATS
29
Soothing sounds. : SHS
32
Historic river. : AVON
33
___ Bismarck. : VON
34
Albert's wife. : ETHEL
36
Kentucky college. : BEREA
38
Freudian factor. : EGO
39
Hero of boy's books. : ROLLO
40
Metropolitan conductor. : EREDE
41
Sequence. : RUN
42
Ale. : MALT
43
Fleur. : LYS
44
Wander. : ROVE
46
Large birds. : CRANES
48
Pastry thief. : KNAVE
50
Indian hemp. : BHANG
51
Paternally related. : AGNATE
53
Romantic petition. : SUIT
54
Dos Passos novel. : USA
57
V. I. P. of 70 years ago. : GROVERCLEVELAND
60
Ceremonial form. : RITE
61
Mayor of New York, 1784–89. : DUANE
62
Chill. : AGUE
63
Part of a church. : APSE
64
33 Across and others. : OTTOS
65
Throws: Colloq. : PEGS
Down
1
Very small amounts. : JOTS
2
Sound wave reflection. : ECHO
3
Waterfront ties. : STEVEDORESKNOTS
4
Boy's toy. : TOP
5
Auto styles. : COUPES
6
"Aux ___, citoyens!" : ARMES
7
Implored. : PLED
8
Symbol of discipline. : ROD
9
Desk accessory. : INKPOT
10
Drudges. : MOILS
11
Great means of communication. : ENGLISHLANGUAGE
12
Yearn for. : ACHE
13
European. : LETT
18
Wash. : LAVE
19
Top man in Cairo. : NASSER
24
Placed in a row. : LINED
25
Talked continuously. : RANON
26
Classify as. : LABEL
27
Dramatist Hopwood. : AVERY
28
Rascal. : ROGUE
30
She fell off the golden ram into the sea. : HELLE
31
Keyways. : SLOTS
33
Enthusiasm. : VERVE
35
"Man's inhumanity ___." : TOMAN
37
Charge with gas. : AERATE
45
Carry to excess. : OVERDO
46
Flavoring agent. : CHIVES
47
Tempo. : RATE
49
"Now I am the ruler of the Queen's ___!" : NAVEE
50
Good: Span. : BUENO
51
Indian city. : AGRA
52
Firm control. : GRIP
53
Lath. : SLAT
55
Warm. : SNUG
56
Fruit drinks. : ADES
58
Part omitted. : CUT
59
Fold. : LAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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