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New York Times, Friday, April 2, 1954

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,739
Across Down
1. George Washington ___. : BRIDGE
7. Voice training exercise. : LALALA
13. Petty spats. : RUNINS
14. Tricky. : GUILEFUL
16. Ancestor of the comptometer. : ABACUS
17. Dispossess occupants: Rare. : UNTENANT
18. Scene of many an adventure tale. : WEST
19. Where Lake Baikal is. : ASIA
21. Songbird. : VIREO
22. Star of Norman Krasna play. : MARYMARTIN
25. “Et tu, ___.” : BRUTE
27. Dishearten. : UNMAN
28. Brooklyn-Manhattan subway. : BMT
31. She sings the “Mad Scene.” : LUCIA
32. Wheeze. : GASP
33. Black haw. : SLOE
34. On terra firma. : ASHORE
36. Structure at El Giza, Egypt. : SPHINX
38. President O’Kelly. : SEAN
39. Site of Baylor U. : WACO
43. Actress Darnell. : LINDA
44. Letter. : ESS
45. Caribbean game fishes. : CEROS
46. Setting of Lake Titicaca. : ANDES
47. Assumed. : POSTULATED
49. Musical instrument. : PRGAN
52. Cattle brander. : IRON
53. A day in June, for instance. : RARE
56. Reciprocal affection. : DEARNESS
58. Draw tighter. : TAUTEN
60. Take the first step. : INITIATE
61. Use up. : EXPEND
62. “___, but soon.” : NOTYET
63. French fashion designer. : DESSES
1. Handsome; smart: Scot. : BRAW
2. Opposite of a city slicker. : RUBE
3. Seeing that. : INASMUCHAS
4. Business study course. : DICTATION
5. Ox-headed antelope. : GNU
6. Dissertation. : ESSAY
7. Illuminated. : LIT
8. Newly hatched salmon. : ALEVIN
9. Founder of the Comintern. : LENIN
10. Way off. : AFAR
11. Crescent-shaped figure. : LUNE
12. Voice. : ALTO
14. Region of South America. : GUIANA
15. Deprives of weapons. : UNARMS
20. Self-satisfied. : SMUG
23. Build. : REAR
24. Heel pieces. : TAPS
25. Satiated and bored. : BLASE
26. Tricks. : RUSES
28. Teen-age adventures. : BLINDDATES
29. World: French. : MONDE
30. One-twelfth of the area of U. S. : TEXAS
33. Housewives with floor wax. : SHINERUPS
35. Merinos. : EWES
37. Patch of ground. : PLAT
40. Peter Hurd, for instance. : ARTIST
41. Series. : COURSE
42. Where Nobel Institute is. : OSLO
45. Baseball’s Mr. Mack. : CONNIE
47. A person, facetiously. : PARTY
48. Chipped in. : ANTED
49. Ba1der’s father. : PDIN
50. Las Vegas rival. : RENO
51. Lope or trot. : GAIT
54. President Coty of France. : RENE
55. Rings down the curtain. : ENDS
57. Bore into. : EAT
59. Part of the fasces. : AXE

Answer summary: 8 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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