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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
William S. Woods has 3 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

The area of a baseball diamond (66-Across) is 8,100 sq. ft., yet the 180 sq. ft. measure appears in several AREA clues from this time. It's a bit of a mystery.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,784

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Across
1
Lily. : PONS
5
Ship. : SLOOP
10
A very short time: Colloq. : JIFF
14
Incite. : ABET
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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
Down
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
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Put into operation. : ACTUATE
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Drollery. : WIT
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Fixes again. : RESETS
53
Destruction. : HAVOC
54
Baby coach. : PRAM
55
Take on. : HIRE
56
Vague notion. : IDEA
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Bring up. : REAR
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Variable star. : MIRA
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Revise mss. : EDIT
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Hoover, Garrison, Oahe, etc. : DAMS
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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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