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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
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,740
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
58. Old Testament book: Abbr. : NEH

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

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