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New York Times, Thursday, April 1, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,738
Across
1. Contemporary of the Army duck. : JEEP
5. The dancing Rooneys. : PATS
9. Turned in. : ABED
13. High points. : ACMES
15. Gallimaufry. : OLIO
16. Victim. : PREY
17. Referee’s signals, in football. : WHITEFLAGS
19. Mrs. Rex Stout. : POLA
20. Sparkler. : SOLITAIRE
21. Needled. : SEWED
22. Civil wrong. : TORT
23. Rocky’s latest victim. : ROLAND
25. Its capital is Tirana: Abbr. : ALB
28. Bills. : NEBS
30. What tholes are for. : OARS
31. ETO battle. : BULGE
33. Descriptive of a “gate crasher.” : UNINVITED
37. Khabarovsk’s river. : AMUR
38. Where to find a match. : ARENA
39. Knot. : NODE
40. Watercraft. : SPEEDBOAT
42. Miss de Mille. : AGNES
43. Tell fluently (with “off”). : REEL
44. Aly or Genghis. : KHAN
46. “Cap’n ___.” : ERI
47. Fastened. : PINNED
49. Keenness. : EDGE
51. Land ruled by Red China. : TIBET
52. Rainproof. : REPELLENT
57. Precious stone. : RUBY
58. Navy. : MARINEBLUE
59. Winnebago Indian. : OTOE
60. Similar. : AKIN
61. Parker House items. : ROLLS
62. Baby-sit. : TEND
63. Star of “Roman Holiday.” : PECK
64. Father of Skeezix. : WALT
Down
1. Talks back to the ump. : JAWS
2. Yes man. : ECHO
3. Schram of U.S.O. : EMIL
4. Kind of jury. : PETIT
5. Predecessor of the Presidium. : POLITBURO
6. Winged. : ALAR
7. College mascot. : TIGER
8. Call for help. : SOS
9. On stage. : APPEARING
10. Outmoded type of building. : BROWNSTONE
11. Caught spitchcocks. : EELED
12. Pair. : DYAD
14. ___ back, i.e. cost. : SETONE
18. Man in a taxi. : FARE
21. Resident of Brno. : SLAV
24. Mrs. Chaplin. : OONA
25. Desert garments. : ABAS
26. Include in one group. : LUMP
27. First prize. : BLUERIBBON
29. He’s underhanded. : SNEAK
32. Jealous. : GREENEYED
34. Healthy. : INTHEPINK
35. River in Westphalia. : EDER
36. He loves Lucy. : DESI
38. Fit. : ABLE
41. Collision memento. : DENT
42. User of hook and line. : ANGLER
45. Gulf near Arabia. : ADEN
47. Snake Indian. : PIUTE
48. Star of “Kismet.” : DRAKE
50. Funny bone site. : ELBOW
51. Hambletonian’s specialty. : TROT
53. “The Red” of the 10th century. : ERIC
54. Miss Cinders. : ELLA
55. Insignificant. : NULL
56. ___ pilot. : TEST
58. Put on the ___. : MAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later.

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