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New York Times, Thursday, June 3, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { H J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 27-Down is how it appeared in the original, though it seems wrong.

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B
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R
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,801
Across
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Merchants or merchant ships : TRADERS
8
Unpretentious. : MODEST
14
Largest land mass. : EURASIA
15
Have a third helping. : OVEREAT
17
Resembling a threshold. : LIMINAL
18
Dish cooked in a mold. : TIMBALE
19
What a close race is won by. : ANOSE
20
Sudden strong emotion. : AGONY
22
Pallid. : WAN
23
Differ. : VARY
24
Granite city in Vermont. : BARRE
25
Life of the party. : CARD
26
A native: Suffix. : ITE
27
Shrub used in tanning. : SUMAC
28
Mme. Curie. : MARIE
29
Summit or apex. : VERTEX
31
Schedule of events. : CALENDAR
33
Exculpate. : EXONERATE
35
Any member of the U. S. M. C. : RIFLEMAN
38
Fishing license. : PERMIT
42
Plans of action. : IDEAS
43
Morose brooder. : MOPER
45
Unit. : ONE
46
Gift of Prometheus. : FIRE
47
Gift of the Bronze Age. : METAL
48
Effervescent drink. : SODA
49
Craggy peak. : TOR
50
Floor pieces. : TILES
51
Submicroscopic infectious agent. : VIRUS
52
Light dress worsted. : ETAMINE
54
Salt water regatta. : SEARACE
56
Greek major thirds, in music. : DITONES
57
Whole number. : INTEGER
58
Evergreens. : CEDARS
59
Misters. : MESSERS
Down
1
City outside of Jaffa. : TELAVIV
2
Demolish. : RUINATE
3
Ground-crew man in charge of weapons. : ARMORER
4
Girl in an old song. : DAISY
5
Feudal slave. : ESNE
6
Creek or inlet. : RIA
7
Oriental obeisance. : SALAAM
8
Means of transportation. : MOTORCAR
9
Sheeplike. : OVINE
10
Paper size, 16x21 inches. : DEMY
11
Cockney's nickname. : ERB
12
Toward the ocean. : SEAWARD
13
Mercury's winged shoes. : TALARIA
16
Kind and gentle. : TENDER
21
Slight ornamental trill. : GRACENOTE
24
Plump and rosy. : BUXOM
25
Chair-bottom weaver. : CANER
27
Created He them. : SEXES
28
Foot-pattern, in poetry. : METER
30
Tissues: Anatomy. : TELAE
32
Part of a jacket. : LAPEL
34
Indescribable. : NAMELESS
35
Riven; split. : RIFTED
36
Senseless. : IDIOTIC
37
Salt of ferric acid. : FERRATE
39
Charge for anchoring privilege. : MOORAGE
40
Persuader. : INDUCER
41
Ads designed to excite interest. : TEASERS
44
Here and there: Lat. : PASSIM
47
Underground worker. : MINER
48
Fathers. : SIRES
50
Girl's nickname. : TINA
51
Tubs. : VATS
53
Moderate: Abbr. : MOD
55
Easterly point. : ENE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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