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New York Times, Saturday, May 1, 1954

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 64, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,768
Across Down
1. Author Sinclair. : UPTON
6. Baltic natives. : LETTS
11. Who killed Cock Robin? : SPARROW
13. Banishes. : DEPORTS
15. "Le ___," Mozart opera. : MARIAGEDEFIGARO
17. French season. : ETE
18. Vote to accept. : ADOPT
19. Source of indigo. : ANIL
20. Governor of Topeka. : ARN
21. Miss De Haven and Miss Grahame. : GLORIAS
23. Compete in a slalom. : SKI
24. Surface a road again. : RETAR
26. Embraced. : CLASPED
28. Polite acquiescence, à la "Dragnet." : YESMAAM
31. American Apaches. : TONTOS
32. Red wine. : TINTA
33. Home of a Biblical witch. : ENDOR
34. Describing a large truck. : TENTON
35. Considered. : DEBATED
38. Obliterating. : ERASING
39. "I'll be down to get you in ___, honey . . . " : ATAXI
40. Varnish ingredient. : LAC
41. Giving strength or courage to. : NERVING
45. Honor card. : TEN
46. Eight: German. : ACHT
48. Cheese fancier. : MOUSE
49. Popular dessert. : ICE
50. Just before it is too late. : THEELEVENTHHOUR
54. Audrey Hepburn, for instance. : HEROINE
55. City on a Great Lake. : TORONTO
56. Valued possession. : ASSET
57. Aspect. : PHASE
1. Cornered: Colloq. : UPATREE
2. Important partners in the community. : PARENTSTEACHERS
3. Three: Comb. form. : TRI
4. Pray: Latin. : ORA
5. Pecan tree. : NOGAL
6. What a recluse wants to be. : LEFTALONE
7. Finial. : EPI
8. Roman wrap-around. : TOGA
9. Removals. : TRANSPORTATIONS
10. Umpire's decisions. : STRIKES
11. Bedaubed. : SMEARY
12. Two words of agreement. : WEDO
13. Portrayed. : DEPICTED
14. Geometric term. : SOLID
16. Beetle. : DOR
21. Kind of supplementary Federal aid. : GRANTIN
22. Balloon adjunct. : SANDBAG
25. Ammonia compounds. : AMINS
27. Brown ermine. : STOAT
29. Expiation. : ATONEMENT
30. Tropical tree growing in swamps. : MANGROVE
34. Windpipe. : TRACHEA
36. Carry out. : EXECUTE
37. Money in Madrid. : DINERO
38. Growing seaport in Israel. : ELATH
42. Vista: Fr. : VUE
43. Contracted negative. : ISNT
44. Friend: colonist's greeting to an Indian. : NETOP
47. Birthplace of Anacreon. : TEOS
51. The Big ___. : LIE
52. Princess Margaret: Abbr. : HRH
53. Exclamation of triumph. : HOA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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