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New York Times, Tuesday, December 7, 1954

Author:
Mary M. Clark
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,988

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Across
1
Open square in Paris. : PARC
5
Flower cluster. : UMBEL
10
Buzzing. : AHUM
14
American ostrich. : RHEA
15
A Bellini opera. : NORMA
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Spanish length measure. : VARA
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Swedish measures. : AMAR
18
Merry-go-round prizes. : BRASSRINGS
20
Harmonium. : MELODEON
22
Second word of "Excelsior!" : SHADES
23
Samovars. : URNS
24
Compensation: Abbr. : PAYT
25
Practically new. : UNUSED
28
South Carolina's symbol. : PALMETTO
32
Village blacksmith's strong point. : SINEW
33
Actress Oberon. : MERLE
34
Bob's friend. : ROB
35
Angle of stem and twig. : AXIL
36
Senator who took Taft's place. : BURKE
37
The pintado, a game fish. : CERO
38
Reached. : GOT
39
Tropical wood. : BALSA
40
Poet Rosetti. : DANTE
41
Shelter or hide. : ENSCONCE
43
Diacritical marks. : TILDES
44
Man's name. : HUGH
45
Spike. : HEEL
46
Unmitigated. : ARRANT
49
City on English Channel. : HASTINGS
53
Merry-go-round, in England. : ROUNDABOUT
55
Honolulu's locale. : OAHU
56
In good shape. : TRIG
57
Enraged. : IRATE
58
Type of school. : PREP
59
Ago: Scot. : SYNE
60
English actor. : LODER
61
___ right! : EYES
Down
1
Park vehicle. : PRAM
2
Alas! : AHME
3
Existing. : REAL
4
1944 musical. : CAROUSEL
5
Be less formal. : UNBEND
6
Natives of the Philippines. : MOROS
7
Muffin stuff. : BRAN
8
Spa in Germany. : EMS
9
Chicago's "Wall Street." : LASSALLE
10
Operate a jet. : AVIATE
11
A promise to marry. : HAND
12
Press on. : URGE
13
Large-scale. : MASS
19
"Old King Cole," for instance. : RHYME
21
Elicited. : DREW
24
Arctic garment. : PARKA
25
Habit. : USAGE
26
G. O. P. spokesman. : NIXON
27
Work credits. : UNITS
28
By itself; Lat. : PERSE
29
Tendency. : TREND
30
German cake. : TORTE
31
Reeds. : OBOES
33
Winter coat for plants. : MULCH
36
Race horse: Slang. : BANGTAIL
37
Merry-go-round music-maker. : CALLIOPE
39
Obliged. : BOUND
40
Daily fare. : DIET
42
Another suit of clothes. : CHANGE
43
Bed canopy. : TESTER
45
Terre ___. : HAUTE
46
Companion of sciences. : ARTS
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Irish man's name. : RORY
48
Road to ___. : RUIN
49
Tennis star. : HOAD
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Not any: Colloq. : NARY
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Tibetan butter. : GHEE
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Takes a meal. : SUPS
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Relative: Abbr. : BRO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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