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New York Times, Friday, May 14, 1954

Author:
Edward Early
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q V }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Edward Early has 7 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,781
Across
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Famous playwright. : SHAW
5
Pressing machine for hay, straw, etc. : BALER
10
French cleric. : ABBE
14
Part of a golf course. : HOLE
15
Make gay. : ELATE
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Lag behind. : DRAG
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Excuses: Slang. : OUTS
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Person who doesn't think for himself. : ROBOT
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"Celeste ___." : AIDA
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Meat, eggs, etc. : PROTEINS
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Manipulated fraudulently. : RIGGED
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Spring activity on the campus. : SING
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Indian queen. : RANI
26
Top layer of a masonry wall. : COPING
29
Germs. : MICROBES
33
Tannic and sulphuric. : ACIDS
34
Dull finish. : MATTE
35
Rent. : LET
36
Rendezvous. : DATE
37
Princes in India. : RAJAS
38
Goddess. : HERA
39
Labor group. : ILO
40
Test pilot's specialties. : SOLOS
41
Trotsky's associate. : LENIN
42
British protectorate, off Africa. : ZANZIBAR
44
Transmitted (with "down"). : HANDED
45
Scene of Tara's halls. : ERIN
46
Indian foot soldier. : PEON
47
Chance. : HAPPEN
50
Native of Ajaccio. : CORSICAN
54
Where Bryce Canyon is. : UTAH
55
Force from concealment (with "out"). : SMOKE
57
Back of the neck. : NAPE
58
Reactionary. : TORY
59
Fertile spots. : OASES
60
Flourished. : GREW
61
Woman in uniform. : SPAR
62
Clamorous. : NOISY
63
Canonical hour. : SEXT
Down
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Store. : SHOP
2
April 25th loss. : HOUR
3
Singer. : ALTO
4
Part of N. Y. C. : WESTSIDE
5
Vitus ___, Danish navigator. : BERING
6
In a line. : ALONG
7
College classes: Colloq. : LABS
8
1944 Theatre. : ETO
9
Disavows. : RETRACTS
10
Slowly: Music. : ADAGIO
11
Navy guardhouse. : BRIG
12
Ordered. : BADE
13
Minced oath. : EGAD
21
___, zwei, drei. : EINS
23
Concerning. : INRE
25
Mrs. Haymes and others. : RITAS
26
City in Spain. : CADIZ
27
City in Florida. : OCALA
28
Mountaineer's iron peg. : PITON
29
Military rank. : MAJOR
30
Mix. : BLEND
31
Inspiring fear. : EERIE
32
Hold one's ground. : STAND
34
South African P. M. : MALAN
37
Mr. Peepers. : ROBINSON
38
Senator from Missouri. : HENNINGS
40
Title of respect. : SIRE
41
Where Vientiane is. : LAOS
43
Breeze. : ZEPHYR
44
Dissenting opinion to an accepted doctrine. : HERESY
46
Dawdlers: Slang. : POKES
47
Wartime dwellings. : HUTS
48
On. : ATOP
49
Rubber port. : PARA
50
"___ fan Tutte." : COSI
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Custody. : CARE
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Vertex. : APEX
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Triton. : NEWT
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Red China dictator. : MAO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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