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New York Times, Saturday, February 6, 1954

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,684
Across Down
1. Light low-wheeled carriage. : CALASH
7. Channel port. : CALAIS
13. Blonde whom gentlemen prefer. : LORELEI
14. 24,634 sq. mi. of water. : ARALSEA
16. Recent bestseller by Robb White. : OURVIRGINISLAND
18. Peculiarity. : TRAIT
19. Oilstones. : HONES
20. Pop. : DAD
21. Beach acquisitions. : TANS
22. Species of pepper. : BETEL
23. Dust particle. : MOTE
24. Ingredient of a flip. : EGG
25. Composer Franck. : CESAR
26. Craze. : FUROR
27. Adjective for the Pacific. : DEEPEST
29. Ladderlike. : SCALAR
31. Worry and hurry. : ADO
32. Harriman's nickname. : AVE
33. Run away. : DECAMP
36. Thwarts. : CROSSES
40. First permanent tooth. : MOLAR
41. More underdone. : RARER
43. Filling for shells. : TNT
44. Wellaway! : ALAS
45. Philosopher influential in education. : DEWEY
46. Moderate. : BATE
47. British novelist. : RLS
48. Author of "Moll Flanders." : DEFOE
49. French pronoun. : NOTRE
50. Warren Giles is his president. : NATIONALLEAGUER
53. Controversial. : ERISTIC
54. Terminates. : EXPIRES
55. Design. : SCHEME
56. Interviews again. : RESEES
1. Mettle. : COURAGE
2. Make plans. : ARRANGE
3. Kin of dungarees and jeans. : LEVIS
4. Got off. : ALIT
5. Weight of India. : SER
6. Adjective for Tibet. : HIGHEST
7. Food processors. : CANNERS
8. Caliban's opposite. : ARIEL
9. Colleen. : LASS
10. Quite. : ALL
11. Dancer Duncan. : ISADORA
12. He gets $15,000 a year. : SENATOR
13. Apportioned. : LOTTED
15. Viper. : ADDER
17. Particle. : IOTA
22. Broom made of twigs. : BESOM
23. Lounging slippers. : MULES
25. ___ waxwing. : CEDAR
26. Party trinket. : FAVOR
28. Spotted rodents. : PACAS
30. Composer of "Sally in Our Alley." : CAREY
33. Mrs. Priest's concern. : DOLLARS
34. Buoyant. : ELASTIC
35. Begin. : PREFACE
36. Worker at a loom. : CREELER
37. Growth reached. : STATURE
38. Dinner courses. : ENTREES
39. Tips, sometimes bum. : STEERS
40. Chateau-Thierry's river. : MARNE
42. M.P.'s concern. : AWOL
45. Overalls material. : DENIM
46. Lauren's spouse. : BOGIE
48. Love too fondly. : DOTE
49. Snoozes. : NAPS
51. Adjective suffix. : ISH
52. River into English Channel. : EXE

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

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