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New York Times, Monday, May 17, 1954

Author: William S. Woods
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,784
Across Down
1. Lily. : PONS
5. Ship. : SLOOP
10. A very short time: Colloq. : JIFF
14. Incite. : ABET
15. Food from heaven. : MANNA
16. Angle between leaf and twig. : AXIL
17. Voice of the sea. : ROAR
18. Park in Colorado. : ESTES
19. Actress Maria. : RIVA
20. They snatch music from the skies. : AERIALS
22. Hopeful young actress. : STARLET
24. Voices below treble. : ALTOS
26. Sash of Madame Butterfly. : OBI
27. Raccoon-like animals. : COATIS
30. City of SE Italy: Anc. name. : TARENTUM
35. Asphyxia. : APNEA
36. "Questa o Quella." : ARIA
37. Used up. : GONE
38. Man's nickname. : LEN
39. Setting of a Rossini opera. : SEVILLE
42. A painting. : OIL
43. True: French. : VRAI
45. Weber, Flotow, Bulow. : VONS
46. Classic Italian prima donna. : PATTI
48. Part of the White House. : EASTWING
50. Recording secretary: Abbr. : RECSEC
51. Help. : AID
52. Kind of music. : SHEET
54. Magic potion for Tristan and Isolde. : PHILTER
58. Took for granted. : ASSUMED
62. Pagliacci's word. : RIDI
63. Emotional control. : NERVE
65. "Celeste ___." : AIDA
66. 180 sq. ft. for a diamond. : AREA
67. Henry ___ Lodge. : CABOT
68. Decorate. : TRIM
69. Have in mind. : MEAN
70. Author Ambler and others. : ERICS
71. Breakfasts. : EATS
1. Estuary of the Amazon. : PARA
2. Hautboy. : OBOE
3. Adjacent. : NEAR
4. Marked with fine lines. : STRIATE
5. Silvery food fishes. : SMELTS
6. Lariat. : LASSO
7. Canadian province: Abbr. : ONT
8. Units. : ONES
9. Music of a rustic style. : PASTORAL
10. Conflicting. : JARRING
11. Indian of a Mayan tribe. : IXIL
12. Tea time. : FIVE
13. Piece of scenery. : FLAT
21. Assumed name. : ALIAS
23. Presidential nickname. : ABE
25. Orchestra section. : STRINGS
27. Carmen of the Gay Nineties. : CALVE
28. Grand, light or comic. : OPERA
29. Mme. Case and others. : ANNAS
31. Troubles. : AILS
32. Whistle sounds. : TOOTS
33. Bring together. : UNITE
34. Suitable for singing. : MELIC
36. Stratford's river. : AVON
40. Ground for belief. : EVIDENCE
41. Fencing swords. : EPEES
44. Perennial opera lover. : ITALIAN
47. Put into operation. : ACTUATE
49. Drollery. : WIT
50. Fixes again. : RESETS
53. Destruction. : HAVOC
54. Baby coach. : PRAM
55. Take on. : HIRE
56. Vague notion. : IDEA
57. Bring up. : REAR
59. Variable star. : MIRA
60. Revise mss. : EDIT
61. Hoover, Garrison, Oahe, etc. : DAMS
64. Runs batted in. : RBI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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