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New York Times, Saturday, February 20, 1954

Author: Israel Gitter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,698
Across Down
1. The "ox-eyed" goddess. : HERA
5. Esteemed. : DEAR
9. French clergymen. : ABBES
14. Part of a range. : OVEN
15. Groundless. : IDLE
16. Tree bearing three-cornered nuts. : BEECH
17. Radio listeners by necessity. : CAPTIVEAUDIENCE
20. Moslem ruler. : SULTAN
21. Propaganda weapon for dictators. : BIGLIE
22. ___ entendu (of course): Fr. : BIEN
23. Prepare to catch another fish. : REBAIT
24. New facet of TV. : COLOR
26. Potential fricassee. : HEN
27. President Bayar's predecessor. : INONU
30. Chemical derivative: Var. : AMIN
31. "Trade, not ___." : AID
32. Former Mexican President. : ALEMAN
33. Man's nickname. : MAC
34. Intervals in music. : OCTAVES
36. Times of prosperity. : UPS
37. Provide with means. : ENABLE
39. Ethiopian title. : RAS
40. Afloat. : ASEA
41. Brought into conformity. : LINED
42. Afternoons: Abbr. : PMS
43. Girl's nickname. : CISSY
44. One way to cook meat. : PANFRY
46. Test for a pilot's license. : SOLO
47. Special password in military usage. : PAROLE
48. Pitchman's talks. : SPIELS
50. Coral Sea or Midway. : AIRCRAFTCARRIER
53. Perform the functions of. : ACTAS
54. English river. : AVON
55. Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
56. Ditto 50 Across. : LEYTE
57. Ping-pong paddles. : BATS
58. Decree ___. : NISI
1. Ad ___ (for this case only): Lat. : HOC
2. Miss St. Clare and others. : EVAS
3. It was founded in 1854. : REPUBLICANPARTY
4. Kind of insect. : ANTLION
5. Piece of furniture. : DIVAN
6. Berlin conferee. : EDEN
7. Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
8. Man's name in a nursery jingle. : REUBEN
9. Second first lady and others. : ABIGAILS
10. Straight route. : BEELINE
11. One of Hitler's puppets. : BENITOMUSSOLINI
12. Behold: Latin. : ECCE
13. Ship or girl. : SHE
18. Brain passage. : ITER
19. Dip bait into water. : DIB
23. Its shadow is over Europe. : REDARMY
24. Vicuña's relative. : CAMEL
25. Native of Muscat. : OMANI
26. Three-bagger. : HIT
28. Backs of necks. : NAPES
29. Retract a statement. : UNSAY
31. First-rate: Colloq. : ACE
32. Well-known initials. : AES
34. Language of the sagas. : OLDNORSE
35. Duct: Latin. : VAS
38. Panda. : BEARCAT
40. Part of a plane. : AILERON
42. A home in a jiffy. : PREFAB
43. Coconut fiber. : COIR
45. Where Orlando is: Abbr. : FLA
46. Extends across. : SPANS
47. Coin for a ryot. : PICE
48. Highlander. : SCOT
49. Chinaware, silverware, etc. : SETS
50. Indian mulberry. : AAL
51. Hydroelectric development in U. S. : TVA
52. Louis Quinze. : ROI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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