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New York Times, Tuesday, February 23, 1954

Author: Cora Goodman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,701
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1. Joe Jackson's role in vaudeville. : TRAMP
6. Quibble. : CAVIL
11. Anger. : CHOLER
12. Popular recordings. : OPERAS
14. Amy Lowell. : POETESS
15. Small cabbage-like buds. : SPROUTS
17. Word in a Shakespeare title. : LABORS
18. Try: Colloq. : STAB
19. The least bit: Colloq. : RAP
20. Put forth effort. : EXERT
21. Kind of meat. : VEAL
22. Milldam. : WEIR
23. English lodgings: Slang. : DIGS
24. Preoccupation of many women. : DIET
25. A "fabulous" comedienne. : FANNY
26. Practical joke. : GAG
27. Directly opposite. : DIAMETRIC
29. In high spirits. : ELATED
31. Alludes. : REFERS
34. Gave up. : RENOUNCED
38. Cereal seed. : OAT
39. Bad girl of the good old days. : HUSSY
41. Drench. : SOAK
42. More. : ELSE
43. Son of Seth. : ENOS
44. Liquefy. : MELT
45. Worth. : PRICE
46. Forty winks. : NAP
47. Spanish hall. : SALA
48. South American wildcat. : SERVAL
49. Ghost. : SPECTRE
51. Laments. : BEWAILS
52. Characteristics. : TRAITS
53. Features of Everest and Nuptse. : ARETES
54. A tapestry. : ARRAS
55. Exit, pursued by ___: "Winter's Tale." : ABEAR
1. Famous burlesque recently filmed. : THEBEGGARSOPERA
2. Dynamo parts. : ROTORS
3. Wide awake. : ALERT
4. How-de-do. : MESS
5. Couples: Abbr. : PRS
6. Having ribs. : COSTATE
7. Horrify: Var. : APPAL
8. Solve, for instance. : VERB
9. Initials of the ides of March. : IRO
10. Dramatic star who has taken up singing. : LAURENCEOLIVIER
11. Important cable. : COAXIAL
13. Discoloration. : STAIN
14. Promised donation. : PLEDGE
16. Brisk. : SPRY
18. Appear. : SEEM
21. Passing through. : VIA
22. Stray child. : WAIF
24. Prank. : DIDO
25. Portland's spouse. : FRED
27. Disown. : DENY
28. A long tramp. : TREK
30. Heroine of 1891 novel. : TESS
32. Scaramouches. : RASCALS
33. Hardens. : STEELS
35. Good-for-nothing. : USELESS
36. Old Lopez tune. : NOLA
37. Persian or Siamese. : CAT
39. Cacklers. : HENS
40. Not fitting. : UNAPT
42. Catches for the copyreader. : ERRATA
44. Flotow opera. : MARTA
45. Flycatcher. : PEWEE
47. Activity. : STIR
48. Balkan native. : SERB
50. Convertible. : CAR
51. Sheepish expression. : BAA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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