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New York Times, Friday, May 21, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
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Hornet. : WASP
5
Baby's conversation. : DADA
9
Enemy of Esther. : HAMAN
14
Nerve signal. : ACHE
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Actor Jannings. : EMIL
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Mr. Dionne. : OLIVA
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Famous play (with "The"). : FRONTPAGE
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Locomotive power. : STEAM
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Unruly child. : TERROR
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Attribute of some fiction. : SUSPENSE
23
Conversation piece. : TOPIC
25
Cravings. : THIRSTS
26
Like a billiard ball. : BALD
28
Duct, in anatomy. : VAS
30
Had a bite. : ATE
31
Where: Latin. : UBI
32
Harvest goddess. : CERES
34
I am present: Lat. : ADSUM
38
Clock shaped like a ship. : NEF
39
First, second, etc. : ORDINAL
41
Chinese name. : HSU
42
Forbidding. : STERN
44
Cookies. : SNAPS
45
Companion of "offs." : ONS
46
Strategic Service group. : OSS
48
Self-pride. : EGO
49
Scottish hillside. : BRAE
50
Street cruiser. : TAXICAB
54
Small herring. : SPRAT
56
Too partisan. : ONESIDED
58
Not of the clergy. : LAICAL
61
Lone Ranger's Sancho Panza. : TONTO
62
Hearth. : FIREPLACE
64
Parting word. : ADIEU
65
Cameo stone. : ONYX
66
Dust-bowl refugee. : OKIE
67
A nonsense rimester and a king. : LEARS
68
Black-footed albatross. : GONY
69
Burgundy, garnet, etc. : REDS
Down
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Blow gently. : WAFT
2
Field. : ACRE
3
"It's a ___ and a gay one." : SHORTLIFE
4
Boy to rival Tom Sawyer. : PENROD
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Despoiler of others. : DEPRIVER
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Medical association. : AMA
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Innuendoes. : DIGS
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Alaskan islander. : ALEUT
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Life-saving institutions. : HOSPITALS
10
Made over. : ALTERED
11
Personal aspects. : MIENS
12
Sailor's "Stop!" : AVAST
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These make news. : NAMES
18
Kind of secret. : TOP
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Urial sheep. : SHA
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Never-say-die wags. : CARDS
26
Rolls. : BUNS
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Further. : ABET
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Rouen's river. : SEINE
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Intentional. : CONSCIOUS
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Nylon mishaps. : SNAGS
35
Part of a fruit dessert. : SHORTCAKE
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Where Radford was, 1916. : USNA
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Polyhymnia. : MUSE
40
Dangerous stroke. : APOPLEXY
43
Carouse. : ROISTER
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Downcast. : SAD
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Depositor of surety money. : BAILOR
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Utter. : TOTAL
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Positive pole. : ANODE
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City near Dayton, Ohio. : XENIA
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Render obscure. : BEFOG
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Knock. : RAP
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Dreadful: Comb. form. : DINO
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Tart. : ACID
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Dregs. : LEES
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Rembrandt van ___. : RYN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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