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New York Times, Saturday, April 3, 1954

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,740

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Across
1
“Jabberwocky” word. : WABE
5
Light carriages. : SHAYS
10
Fort Dix, for instance. : POST
14
Eastern officers. : AGAS
15
Of the Vatican. : PAPAL
16
Colloquial form of “that’s a.” : ATTA
17
Utterances by thespians. : CURTAINSPEECHES
20
Melancholy. : SAD
21
Nota ___. : BENE
22
Prevents. : ESTOPS
23
Kipling character. : OHARA
25
Writer’s afterthoughts. : PPS
26
Wall items. : SAFES
28
Diminutive suffix. : CULE
29
Greek letter. : PSI
32
Sea lanes. : TRADEROUTES
35
Poetic contraction. : EER
36
Jealousy. : ENVY
37
An edge: Arch. : ARRIS
38
Island east of Java. : BALI
39
Italian pronoun. : MIO
40
Sudden aberrations. : BRAINSTORMS
42
Japanese coin. : SEN
43
700-mile Congo river. : UELE
44
The God of 150 million. : ALLAH
45
Born: Fr. : NEE
46
Propeller. : SCREW
48
Lake, source of the Mississippi. : ITASCA
52
Dear, dear! : ALAS
53
Possesses. : HAS
56
Debatable question. : MATTEROFOPINION
59
Fiber used for cord. : PITA
60
Spasm. : THROE
61
Sicilian sight. : ETNA
62
Stigma. : SLUR
63
Lady’s-wear in the good old days. : HOOPS
64
Dickens character. : HEEP
Down
1
Women in service. : WACS
2
What to drink in Buenos Aires. : AGUA
3
Literary figure. : BARDOFAVON
4
Founded: Abbr. : EST
5
Secret watcher. : SPIER
6
Political leader of 1900. : HANNA
7
Part of a church. : APSE
8
Island of the Carolines. : YAP
9
Word for an insomniac. : SLEEPLESS
10
Covenant. : PACT
11
Holy Roman emperor. : OTHO
12
“___ on it.” : STEP
13
Old drinking cup. : TASS
18
Humble. : ABASE
19
Before tees. : ESSES
24
Well-known first name in Hollywood. : HEDY
25
Interpose. : PUTIN
26
Bunches of bananas. : STEMS
27
Man’s nickname. : ARNIE
28
Only scientist to win two Nobel prizes. : CURIE
29
Star of the silent films. : PEARLWHITE
30
City in Alabama. : SELMA
31
Men of Kerry. : IRISH
33
Basic oxide. : RAREEARTH
34
Pope’s shawl. : ORALE
38
Tree trunk. : BOLE
40
Actor in TV’s “Ethel and Albert.” : BUNCE
41
Ankle bones. : TARSI
46
Relative of a cutter. : SLOOP
47
Fear and Hatteras. : CAPES
48
Gremlins. : IMPS
49
Part of a plane. : TAIL
50
One of the Aleutians. : ATTU
51
Brigadier General’s pride. : STAR
52
A continent: Comb. form. : AFRO
54
Maritime rating. : AONE
55
Break in two. : SNAP
57
Well, well! : OHO
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Old Testament book: Abbr. : NEH

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

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