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New York Times, Saturday, April 17, 1954

Author: Marian Moeser
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,754
Across Down
1. Mollusk. : CLAM
5. Titan. : ATLAS
10. Skilled. : ABLE
14. Syrian city. : HAMA
15. Lawmaker's activity. : PROBE
16. Old ___. : MAID
17. Unloved leader. : IVANTHETERRIBLE
20. Weight "lifters." : CALORIES
21. East Indian fig tree. : BANYAN
22. Alumni: Colloq. : GRADS
23. More than the contents of a split. : PINT
24. Assertions. : CLAIMS
26. Appeases. : PLACATES
30. Actor in "Rose Marie." : LAMAS
31. Pickle bath. : BRINE
32. Clever beast. : RAT
33. Gem stone. : OPAL
34. East Indian wood. : ALOES
35. Rubber center in Brazil. : PARA
36. Voter: Abbr. : CIT
37. Chef's equipment. : OVENS
38. Resolute. : MANLY
39. Kitchen exercise. : KNEADING
41. Works with grammar. : PARSES
42. Patrol torpedo ___. : BOAT
43. Former operatic star. : GIGLI
44. Lebanon's capital. : BEIRUT
47. Commands. : MANDATES
50. Beloved leader. : ARTUROTOSCANINI
52. Impulsive, as a decision. : SNAP
53. Wash out. : RINSE
54. Food for a china pig. : COIN
55. Highlander: Var. : KELT
56. Gray or brown butterfly. : SATYR
57. Last scenes. : ENDS
1. Smartly stylish. : CHIC
2. Menacing rock. : LAVA
3. Combine. : AMALGAMATE
4. Of stately homes. : MANORIAL
5. Gardener's bane. : APHIDS
6. Popular poem. : TREES
7. Acreage. : LOTS
8. Son of Tom and Nancy. : ABE
9. Slavs. : SERBIANS
10. George Meredith heroine. : AMINTA
11. Lauren Bacall's nickname. : BABY
12. Girl's name. : LILA
13. Where the tree of life grew. : EDEN
18. Foreign cars. : TRAMS
19. Belgian marble. : RANCE
23. Keeps busy. : PLIES
24. Stocking ornament. : CLOCK
25. Fancy rabbit. : LAPIN
26. Fork tip. : PRONG
27. Change. : TRANSITION
28. Man's name. : EARLE
29. Supports. : STAYS
31. Mixed thoroughly. : BLENT
34. Servicemen. : AVIATORS
35. Debate. : PARLANCE
37. Cooking enticement: Brit. sp. : ODOUR
38. One Gabor. : MAGDA
40. Unexpected. : ABRUPT
41. Part of a pair of nippers. : PINCER
43. Boastful: Colloq. : GASSY
44. Sit in the sun. : BASK
45. Osprey. : ERNE
46. A kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
47. ___ Blanc. : MONT
48. Oklahoma city. : ENID
49. Pride and its retinue. : SINS
51. Aunt: Spanish. : TIA

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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