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New York Times, Tuesday, April 20, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,757
Across
1. Doubles back cloth. : PLAITS
7. Pioneer road. : TRAIL
12. Having worn-down heels. : SLIPSHOD
14. Damaged. : HARMED
16. None too soon. : HIGHTIME
17. Full of chinks. : RIMOSE
18. Queen, in India. : RANI
19. Caught. : SEIZED
21. Win in a card game. : GIN
22. Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
23. Molding. : OGEE
24. City in Spain. : LEON
25. "A right jolly old ___." : ELF
26. Fabric resembling velvet. : PANNE
28. Italian leftist. : NENNI
29. Part of a door. : KEYHOLE
31. Timidity. : SHYNESS
33. Rather than. : ERE
34. High tone. : ALT
35. Withdraw from a contest. : SCRATCH
39. Overwhelmed. : FLOODED
43. Scorches. : CHARS
44. Rival of cotton and wool. : ORLON
46. Ratite bird. : EMU
47. Large collection: Colloq. : RAFT
48. Sloping bank: Scot. : BRAE
49. ___ patriae (love of country). : AMOR
50. Flat: Abbr. : APT
51. Laid one down toward third. : BUNTED
53. Allot. : METE
54. Chirped. : PEEPED
56. Hermits. : EREMITES
58. Malay garment. : SARONG
59. Mockers. : DERIDERS
60. Customary procedure. : USAGE
61. Discourages. : DETERS
Down
1. Easily influenced. : PLIABLE
2. Convert into wood. : LIGNIFY
3. Garden pest. : APHID
4. Noun suffix. : IST
5. Demonstrative word. : THIS
6. "___ to Watch Over Me." : SOMEONE
7. A crowd. : THREE
8. Foray. : RAID
9. Fortify. : ARM
10. Sid's long-time partner. : IMOGENE
11. Injuries. : LESIONS
12. Cry. : SHRIEK
13. Condescend. : DEIGN
15. Day of TV. : DENNIS
20. Letters. : ZEES
24. Slow, musically. : LENTO
26. Boston, Beaumont, San Diego, etc. : PORTS
27. Man's name. : ALEC
28. See 44 Across. : NYLON
30. Courage. : HEART
32. Nimbus. : HALO
35. Mementos in a book. : SCRAPS
36. Easter parade specialty. : CHAPEAU
37. Roof timbers. : RAFTERS
38. Loud-speaker of a certain shape. : HORN
39. Laughed scornfully. : FLEERED
40. Earth-goddess of Greece. : DEMETER
41. Ham actors. : EMOTERS
42. Constraint. : DURESS
45. Chided. : RATED
48. Former tennis star. : BUDGE
49. Chemical compound. : AMIDE
51. Gypsy devil. : BENG
52. Streeter's "___ Mabel." : DERE
55. Blue grass. : POA
57. College in Cambridge. : MIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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