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New York Times, Friday, May 28, 1954

Author: Israel Gitter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { F G J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,795
Across Down
1. Girl's name. : ABBY
5. I love: Latin. : AMO
8. Violin's ancestor. : REBEC
13. Swing around. : SLUE
14. Best-selling novel. : LORDVANITY
17. Star of "The Solid Gold Cadillac." : HULL
18. Gymnastic item, used in a game. : INDIANCLUB
19. Hive units. : CELLS
21. Authentic. : REAL
22. Poetic form. : ODE
23. The "rail splitter." : ABE
24. Great American athlete. : THORPE
26. Swedish man's name. : AXEL
27. Negative. : NOT
28. Popular ballplayer. : REESE
29. Originate. : ARISE
30. Sullied. : SOILED
32. To laugh: French. : RIRE
34. Massage. : KNEAD
35. Feature of Hot Springs. : BATHS
38. Chalices. : AMAS
40. Is not on the qui vive. : SLEEPS
42. Personal appearance. : LOOKS
45. Assuages. : EASES
48. Important agency. : ARC
49. Pre-eminent. : ONLY
50. Of the nostrils. : NARINE
51. Darjeeling. : TEA
52. Use an abacus. : ADD
53. School: Abbr. : ACAD
54. Dam on the Nile. : ASWAN
56. Retail places. : DIMESTORES
60. Hollywood star. : LADD
61. Kitchen utensils. : ENAMELWARE
62. Part of the eye. : UVEA
63. Impenetrable. : DENSE
64. Hemp fibers. : TOW
65. European blackbird. : MERL
1. Part of the street scene. : ASHCANS
2. Official list of U. S. office-holders. : BLUEBOOK
3. Press release. : BULLETIN
4. College ___. : YELL
5. Arabic name. : ALI
6. Famous name in Hollywood. : MONROE
7. Lifeblood of industry. : ORDERS
8. Emulated Roger Bannister. : RAN
9. Reference book: Abbr. : ENC
10. Mississippi town on Gulf of Mexico. : BILOXI
11. Chopin's forte. : ETUDES
12. Roman goddess of nature. : CYBELE
15. Nursery item. : DIAPER
16. Farewell: Latin. : VALE
20. Flies as a flag in the breeze. : STREAMS
25. Creation of 33 Down. : HEDDA
26. Feature of a mountain range. : ARETE
29. Asiatic body of water. : ARALSEA
31. Not able to keep a secret: Colloq. : LEAKY
33. Norwegian dramatist. : IBSEN
36. Summer event. : HEATWAVE
37. Farm implement. : SPREADER
39. Walrus. : SEACOW
41. Political party's nightmare. : SCANDAL
42. Adverb for the bases. : LOADED
43. Broadway attraction. : ONDINE
44. Words in a Hemingway title. : OLDMAN
46. Biblical mountain. : ARARAT
47. Star: Comb. form. : SIDERO
50. One of the Leagues: Abbr. : NATL
55. Urban problem. : SLUM
57. English letters. : EMS
58. Holy ___. : SEE
59. Monopolize (with "up"): Colloq. : SEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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