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New York Times, Saturday, May 15, 1954

Author: Isaac Kert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,782
Across Down
1. What army training is. : BASIC
6. Site of famous Italian vineyards. : ASTI
10. Listen! : HIST
14. Object of worship. : ALLAH
15. Marshall ___. : PLAN
16. Harp: Ital. : ARPA
17. Hersey's bell town. : ADANO
18. A fantastic plan. : PIPEDREAM
20. Part of a race. : LAP
21. Native of Malmö. : SWEDE
23. Shaw of music. : ARTIE
24. Henry ___. : STEELE
26. Met tenor Sullivan. : BRIAN
27. That which is kept. : RETENT
29. Dignitaries in Asia. : KHANS
31. The "Jewel Song." : ARIA
32. Get together in June. : REUNE
33. Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
36. Almost every home owner. : JACKOFALLTRADES
40. Invite. : ASK
41. Diminutive of a girl's name. : MILLA
42. Mead's successor in Congress. : IVES
43. Blancmange. : JELLY
44. Unruffled. : SEDATE
46. Will. : SHALL
48. Diarist Pepys. : SAMUEL
50. ___ Patrol. : SHORE
51. Bride-and-groom rendezvous. : ALTAR
52. Hardwood tree. : OAK
55. What the best pitchers are. : HARDTOHIT
57. In ancient times. : EARLY
59. High: Comb. form. : ALTI
60. Pop. : SODA
61. Candia: Gr. sp. : KRETE
62. Have in mind. : MEAN
63. Starer. : EYER
64. Abbesses. : AMMAS
1. False god. : BAAL
2. Actor Robert ___. : ALDA
3. Circus comedy. : SLAPSTICK
4. Man's name. : IAN
5. Elected. : CHOSEN
6. Tap of the foot, in fencing. : APPEL
7. Old-time baseball exhortation. : SLIDEKELLYSLIDE
8. End of a race. : TAPE
9. Feminine suffix. : INE
10. Julie of the stage. : HARRIS
11. Girl's name. : IRETA
12. Where the Escorial is. : SPAIN
13. Unexciting. : TAME
19. Mender. : DARNER
22. Rainy. : WET
25. Ship-building wood. : TEAK
26. Go on a diet: Humorous. : BANT
27. East Indian prince. : RAJA
28. Saecula. : ERAS
30. Native dance. : HULA
32. Gradually slower: Mus. abbr. : RALL
33. A basis for assessing duties. : ADVALOREM
34. Mangel-wurzel. : BEET
35. Sum, ___, fui, futurus. : ESSE
37. Fooyoung. : OMELET
38. Be a substitute (with "in"). : FILL
39. Staff member. : AIDE
43. Any garden in Paris. : JARDIN
44. Not big: Scot. : SMA
45. Motto of California. : EUREKA
46. Rock. : SHALE
47. Trans-Atlantic airbase in the Azores. : HORTA
49. Rose product. : ATTAR
50. Pillow cover. : SHAM
51. Sea hail. : AHOY
53. Alberta: Abbr. : ALTA
54. Former aide to Sec. Wilson. : KYES
56. Full of: Suffix. : OSE
58. Kind of chair. : ARM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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