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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.
PS notes: Clue for 27-Down is how it appeared in the original, though it seems wrong.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,801
Across Down
1. 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
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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