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New York Times, Wednesday, December 8, 1954

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,989
Across Down
1. Old fashioned impudence. : SASS
5. Husks. : PODS
9. Away from. : APART
14. Naval transport vessel. : TROOPSHIP
16. Bannister or Landy. : MILER
17. Applauder. : ACCLAIMER
18. Be so minded. : OPINE
19. Couch covers. : THROWS
20. Frost or time. : HOAR
22. Most important part. : KEY
23. Strikes out. : FANS
24. Panlike creature. : FAUN
25. Tailors. : SEWS
26. Matches against. : PITS
27. Italian violinist (1692–1770). : TARTINI
29. Memento of Hawaii. : LEI
30. Praise. : LAUD
31. Powers. : MIGHTS
35. Charm. : ENCHANT
37. Italian Mrs. : SIGNORA
38. Hold condensed matter on a surface. : ADSORB
39. Cry to the huskies. : MUSH
40. Relative of a shrew. : NAG
41. Deaf to entreaty. : ADAMANT
43. Take highway and byway : ROVE
44. Smooth as an egg. : BALD
47. Framework for displaying goods. : RACK
48. Plain. : MERE
49. Presidential nickname. : ABE
50. Gumbo. : OKRA
51. Intrigue group. : CABALA
53. Restless tribesman. : NOMAD
55. Ivy Baker Priest. : TREASURER
57. Shun. : AVOID
58. Relic of crinoline days. : HOOPSKIRT
59. Imparts. : LENDS
60. Unfortunate Miss Boleyn. : ANNE
61. "Summertime, and the livin' is ___." : EASY
1. Photo copy, for short. : STAT
2. Lucifer himself. : ARCHFIEND
3. Followers of a questioning Greek. : SOCRATICS
4. Lawgivers. : SOLONS
5. Greek letters. : PSIS
6. Unit of electrical resistance. : OHM
7. Rampant conservative. : DIEHARD
8. Young shoot. : SPROUT
9. Love: Spanish. : AMOR
10. Cabin boy in "Moby Dick." : PIP
11. Similar. : ALIKE
12. Take a fresh contract. : RENEW
13. Cards. : TREYS
15. Rabbits' feet. : PAWS
21. Believer in the souls of beasts and objects. : ANIMIST
24. Comme il __ (proper): Fr. : FAUT
25. Traffic guide. : SIGN
26. Fervent appeal. : PLEA
27. Symbol of the circus. : TANBARK
28. Almost: Dial. : NIGH
30. Cooking fat. : LARD
32. Token fees. : HONORARIA
33. Innocents abroad, for instance. : TRAVELERS
34. Piquant herb. : SAGE
36. Aussie tennis ace. : HOAD
37. On the bottom. : SUNK
39. Coconut cookie: Fr. : MACARON
42. Von Flotow opera. : MARTHA
43. Reprimand. : REBUKE
44. Trite. : BANAL
45. Overhead. : ABOVE
46. Flavoring agent. : LEMON
48. Collect. : MASS
50. Advantages for winning. : ODDS
51. Fear or Flattery. : CAPE
52. Overly cultural. : ARTY
54. Assist. : AID
56. Measureless time. : EON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later.

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