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New York Times, Monday, December 6, 1954

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { H J K Q U X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,987
Across Down
1. Dipped out. : LADLED
7. Material of the French horn. : BRASS
12. Leave desolate. : BEREAVE
13. Sharp. : POINTED
15. Any of twelve Egyptians. : RAMESES
16. Make up for again. : REATONE
17. Political group. : ADA
18. Marksmen. : SNIPERS
20. Coiffure pad. : RAT
21. Edgar and Edmund. : NEDS
23. Lock. : TRESS
24. Counterpart. : MATE
25. Series of vivid events. : DRAMA
27. Letters. : ENS
28. Shuts up. : CAGES
29. Fixed rigidly in a custom. : OSSIFIED
31. Check. : ARREST
32. Cargo Weight. : TON
33. Coal ___. : TAR
34. Engine part. : PISTON
37. Ornamental borders. : FRAMINGS
42. Entrance. : INLET
43. Girl's name. : MAE
44. Minister and author. : PEALE
45. Historic school. : ETON
46. Western pals. : PARDS
48. Formal assembly. : DIET
49. Hereford or Jersey. : COW
50. Handy's title. : GENERAL
52. Large container. : VAT
53. Hostile forces. : ENEMIES
55. Small city W of Topeka. : ABILENE
57. Merit. : DESERVE
58. Transient laborer: Colloq. : FLOATER
59. Hackneyed. : STALE
60. Affectionate. : TENDER
1. Main editorials. : LEADERS
2. Fleets. : ARMADAS
3. Letter. : DEE
4. Annie Laurie. : LASS
5. Outcome. : EVENT
6. Role for Jean Simmons. : DESIREE
7. Residents of Natal. : BOERS
8. Inlets. : RIAS
9. Dweller in a formicary. : ANT
10. Cold —. : STORAGE
11. Legislatures. : SENATES
12. Napoleon, Mark Antony, et al. : BRANDO
13. ___ conference. : PRESS
14. Hate. : DETEST
19. Be undecided. : PEND
22. Deeply enamored. : SMITTEN
24. "Reader, I ___ him."—Jane Eyre. : MARRIED
26. In action. : AFOOT
28. Hamper. : CRAMP
30. Stopping place. : INN
31. ___ loss. : ATA
34. Joined together. : PIECED
35. Chants. : INTONES
36. Most tedious. : SLOWEST
37. Turn out. : FARE
38. A second version. : REDRAFT
39. Simplicity. : NAIVETE
40. Worker in the fields. : GLEANER
41. Pointer's friend. : SETTER
43. Emerson's Concord home. : MANSE
46. Annoyance: Colloq. : PEEVE
47. Dark fur. : SABLE
50. "Brownie." : GIRL
51. Social success. : LION
54. ___ culpa (I am to blame). : MEA
56. Friend of 4 Down. : LAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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