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New York Times, Tuesday, April 13, 1954

Author: Ralph Henderson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,750
Across Down
1. Servicewoman. : SPAR
5. Reduce in rank, in Army lingo. : BUST
9. Emporiums. : MARTS
14. "Ferdinand," in Spain. : TORO
15. Opposed. : ANTI
16. Fatuous one. : IDIOT
17. Landed. : ALIT
18. United. : TIED
19. The Champ. : ROCKY
20. H. L. Mencken's home. : BALTIMORE
22. Staggering. : AREEL
23. Setting in "The Green Pastures." : EDEN
24. Forest canton of Switzerland. : LUCERNE
26. Chief Justice. : WARREN
29. A kind of soil. : MARL
30. Ignore. : ELIDE
31. Land of Ten Thousand Lakes. : MINNESOTA
36. Mother of Castor and Pollux. : LEDA
37. Smoothes by rubbing, as furniture. : SANDS
38. Breed of horses. : ARAB
39. Gov. Beardsley's capital. : DESMOINES
41. Moccasin. : SNAKE
42. Cheers. : RAHS
43. Camel's-hair fabric. : CAMLET
44. Where Wheeler Dam is. : ALABAMA
48. The Forsyte story. : SAGA
49. Have confidence in: 2 wds. : BETON
50. Irish county celebrated in song. : TIPPERARY
55. Winning a tennis serve. : ACING
56. Singing group. : TRIO
57. Hera's messenger. : IRIS
58. Bootlegger's stock in trade. : BOOZE
59. Sanction. : AMEN
60. Yellow green. : NILE
61. Mrs. Lindbergh and others. : ANNES
62. Nostril. : NARE
63. German river. : ODER
1. Jerky stroke with a bat. : STAB
2. Actress Negri. : POLA
3. Seed coat. : ARIL
4. Large port at the mouth of the Maas river. : ROTTERDAM
5. Orderlies in the British army. : BATMEN
6. Theological seminary in N. Y. C. : UNION
7. One who: Suffix. : STER
8. Controversial shore properties. : TIDELANDS
9. Wonder. : MIRACLE
10. Worship. : ADORE
11. Kitchen device. : RICER
12. Gift evidencing esteem. : TOKEN
13. Mode. : STYLE
21. ___ fixe. : IDEE
25. Samovars. : URNS
26. Unite by fusing. : WELD
27. Not aweather. : ALEE
28. Clears. : RIDS
29. Rich sources. : MINES
31. Theatrical center of U. S. : MANHATTAN
32. Smallest republic in world. : SANMARINO
33. Spoken. : ORAL
34. Apprehend. : TAKE
35. Encourage. : ABET
37. Yul Brynner's kingdom. : SIAM
40. Product of California. : ORANGES
41. Half-shrubby mint. : SAGE
43. Name in annals of crime. : CAPONE
44. Addis ___. : ABABA
45. Lesson: Fr. : LECON
46. Common noun and verb suffix. : ATION
47. Japanese or Chinese Buddhist priest. : BONZE
48. Watcher. : SPIER
51. Marie Wilson's role. : IRMA
52. Barren. : ARID
53. Vex: Colloq. : RILE
54. River into North Sea. : YSER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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