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New York Times, Saturday, February 13, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.82, Missing: { F Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,691
Across
1. Multitude. : HOST
5. "Fame is the ___." : SPUR
9. Squish-squash. : SLOSH
14. Medieval silk fabric. : ACCA
15. Program for a gourmet. : MENU
16. Calico pony. : PINTO
17. Pipe joints. : TEES
18. Merchants of portraiture. : ARTDEALERS
20. Columbus' first landfall. : SANSALVADOR
22. Small bird. : TIT
23. Swiss summer resort. : INTERLAKEN
24. Guided missile. : NIKE
25. Tulip grower of Holland. : ZEELANDER
26. Man with a trumpet. : JAMES
27. Professor's degree. : EDD
28. Auxiliary verb. : BEEN
29. Mikan and Cousy. : CAGERS
30. Fie! : SISS
31. Prefixed German titles. : VONS
32. Title for Naguib and others. : PASHAS
35. "And the ___ raths outgrabe." : MOME
36. Pip emma or ___ emma (P. M. or A. M.). : ACK
39. Par ___ (French airmail). : AVION
40. Firehouse denizen. : DALMATIAN
42. Tear. : REND
43. Where to play baccarat. : MONTECARLO
44. Sen. Fulbright's state: Abbr. : ARK
45. Florence Chadwick swam it. : DARDANELLES
46. Usher's counterpart. : BRIDESMAID
48. Aids to modern cooks. : CANS
49. Figure in Red Square. : LENIN
50. To be: Fr. : ETRE
51. Solve. : UNDO
52. Moves by degrees. : EDGES
53. He's one of nine. : REED
54. Army meal. : MESS
Down
1. 6 7/8, for instance. : HATSIZE
2. Surrounded by seas: Rare. : OCEANED
3. Fragrant. : SCENTED
4. Part of a fez. : TASSEL
5. Insignificance. : SMALLNESS
6. Permeates. : PERVADES
7. Vacant. : UNTAKEN
8. Plane's steering apparatus. : RUDDER
9. Woman in the service. : SPAR
10. Girl's nickname. : LIL
11. Quondam. : ONETIME
12. Member of a picket line. : STRIKER
13. Epithet for Perle Mesta. : HOSTESS
19. Many ages. : EON
21. Native of Riyadh. : ARABIAN
24. Acts like Xantippe. : NAGS
26. Goodman's wife. : JANEACE
29. Cited for valor. : COMMENDED
30. Wearing scuffs. : SHOD
31. Contemporary of Rousseau. : VOLTAIRE
32. Biblical narrative. : PARABLE
33. Swore to. : AVERRED
34. Kind of fund. : SINKING
35. Trusteeship under the U. N. : MANDATE
36. Highway in the sky. : AIRLANE
37. Roman date. : CALENDS
38. Ancient city of Crete. : KNOSSOS
40. Style of window. : DORMER
41. Barbershop item. : TALCUM
43. Parents. : MAS
45. Hideaways. : DENS
47. Shaping tool. : DIE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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