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New York Times, Thursday, December 9, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,990
Across
1. Rumor personified. : FAMA
5. Tubs. : BATHS
10. Willing: Abbr, : OBDT
14. Great mental burden. : LOAD
15. He wrote "Murder in the Cathedral." : ELIOT
16. Swarm. : POUR
17. Community recently in the news. : EUROPEANDEFENSE
20. Gets the attention of. : ATTRACTS
21. Buyer. : VENDEE
22. First two words of Genesis, : INTHE
23. Sarcastic comment. : JEER
24. Dutch theologian. : JANSEN
26. ___ box. : PANDORAS
30. European country: Abbr. : ENG
31. Review briefly. : SUMUP
33. River at Lyons. : SAONE
34. Partiality. : BIAS
36. Docile. : TAMED
38. Unit of force. : DYNE
39. Tree trunks. : BOLES
41. Demolishes. : RASES
43. Part of Scotland Yard. : CID
44. Footwear. : SNEAKERS
46. Lives alone: Slang. : BACHES
48. Marcelled. : WAVY
49. Its capital is Pago Pago. : SAMOA
50. Italian astronomer, comet-discoverer : DONATI
53. Breakfast food, in Philadelphia. : SCRAPPLE
56. One of the Governors-elect. : AVERELLHARRIMAN
58. Plumbum. : LEAD
59. Napoleon in 1814. : EXILE
60. Ismay is its Secretary General. : NATO
61. Makes faux pas. : ERRS
62. Covered with frost. : RIMED
63. Antelopes. : GNUS
Down
1. Chigger. : FLEA
2. August, in France. : AOUT
3. Check on a horse's head. : MARTINGALE
4. Decks. : ADORNS
5. Three-cornered fruit of hardwood tree. : BEECHNUT
6. Winged. : ALATE
7. Kitchen canisters. : TINS
8. Trough for carrying bricks. : HOD
9. Man's name. : STEVEN
10. Vagabond's way. : OPENROAD
11. Uniting force. : BOND
12. Immortal actress. : DUSE
13. Baobab. : TREE
18. French delicacies. : PATES
19. Eats. : FEEDS
23. Plays tricks. : JAPES
24. English Ambassador to France and family. : JEBBS
25. Negatively charged particle. : ANION
26. Cougars. : PUMAS
27. Explorer Andrews. : ROYCHAPMAN
28. Miss Laurie. : ANNIE
29. Grains. : SEEDS
32. Indeed!, in Shakespeare's day. : MARRY
35. Away from terra firma. : SEAWARDS
37. Prohibited. : DEBARRED
40. Ray. : SKATE
42. Philippine Island. : SAMAR
45. More vicious. : EVILER
47. Covering course of a wall. : COPING
49. Dieter's mentor. : SCALE
50. Mrs. Roy Rogers. : DALE
51. Superior. : OVER
52. St. Paul is to Minneapolis. : NEAR
53. Wedge for leveling masonry. : SHIM
54. Latvian monetary units. : LATU
55. Biblical name. : ENOS
57. 61. : LXI

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 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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