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New York Times, Thursday, May 20, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J W X }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,787
Across
1. Talk big. : BRAG
5. Parts of houses. : ELLS
9. Invention developed in World War II. : RADAR
14. Sludgy. : OOZY
15. Character in "The Green Pastures." : NOAH
16. Mr. Yale. : ELIHU
17. Some people just kill it. : SPARETIME
19. Pickets. : PALES
20. Member of Congress. : SENATOR
21. Vacation spot. : SEASIDE
23. Picklock. : THIEF
25. Expect. : ASK
26. Discipline. : SCHOOL
29. Greatly delighted. : ECSTATIC
34. Yesterdays: Fr. : HIERS
35. Parts of vending machines. : SLOTS
36. Literary collection. : ANA
37. A friend indeed. : ALLY
38. Departs from. : QUITS
39. Dance. : CLOG
40. "Rolling Down to ___." : RIO
41. ___ paper. : FUNNY
42. Early coonskin-cap wearer. : BOONE
43. The 180th meridian. : DATELINE
45. Resort of 58 Across. : CANNES
46. Large tub. : VAT
47. Squash, for instance. : SPORT
49. Cloaks worn at masquerades. : DOMINOS
53. Punished with a fine. : AMERCED
57. Taking advantage of. : USING
58. Holiday place in Europe. : COTEDAZUR
60. Light entertainment on Broadway. : FARCE
61. Greek coin. : OBOL
62. Girl's name meaning princess. : SARA
63. Lets fly. : FREES
64. Undersized. : TINY
65. Card. : TREY
Down
1. Political party sachem. : BOSS
2. Tug of war item. : ROPE
3. Muezzin's call to prayer. : AZAN
4. Whirlpool's motion. : GYRATORY
5. Take by craft. : ENTOIL
6. Tours' river. : LOIRE
7. Escape: Slang. : LAM
8. Copies of a Haggard novel. : SHES
9. Dinners. : REPASTS
10. Where Anchorage is. : ALASKA
11. City on Timor Island. : DILI
12. Exclaimed in wonder. : AHED
13. Artful dodge. : RUSE
18. Natural endowment of a people. : ETHOS
22. Middle, Far, and Near. : EASTS
24. Lions, tigers, leopards. : FELINES
26. Broken piece of pottery. : SHARD
27. The eyelashes. : CILIA
28. Slave in ancient Laconia. : HELOT
30. Successor to Vincent Auriol. : COTY
31. Hawk's weapon. : TALON
32. Ace stroke in golf. : INONE
33. Zoo equipment. : CAGES
35. East Indian hemplike plant. : SUNN
38. Capital of Ecuador. : QUITO
39. Set or place in opposition. : CONTRAST
41. Rims of a car wheel. : FLANGES
42. Revealed. : BARED
44. Show. : EVINCE
45. Pleasing to the eye. : COMELY
48. Well-known South African author. : PATON
49. Pennsylvania's 20 Across. : DUFF
50. Geological term for gravel ridges. : OSAR
51. Bog down. : MIRE
52. Campbell. : SCOT
54. Ruler with unlimited power. : CZAR
55. Chartres' river. : EURE
56. Cousin of the oxcart. : DRAY
59. Sash. : OBI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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