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New York Times, Wednesday, June 9, 1954

Author:
Ellsworth Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { G J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,807
Across
1. Purse item. : COMB
5. Dislocation of a rock stratum. : FAULT
10. Garden party. : FETE
14. Pertaining to grandparents. : AVAL
15. One-way sign. : ARROW
16. ___ avis. : RARA
17. Frenchman's name. : RENE
18. Scale of colors for comparing hues. : TINTOMETER
20. Soaks. : DRENCHES
22. Annie Oakleys. : PASSES
23. Farm implements. : HOES
24. Brake. : FERN
25. Seem. : APPEAR
28. Certain radio cabinets. : CONSOLES
32. Commendable quality. : MERIT
33. Part of the Statue of Liberty. : TORCH
34. Book of the New Testament: Abbr. : EPH
35. Edge. : BRIM
36. System of social distinctions. : CASTE
37. Outrigger canoe. : PROA
38. Cover. : LID
39. Bases for damage suits. : TORTS
40. Something to wear. : FROCK
41. Component parts. : ELEMENTS
43. Calm. : SOOTHE
44. Insects. : ANTS
45. Comedy. : SHOW
46. Thinly spread. : SPARSE
49. Relative of a shallot. : SCALLION
53. Occasion for the smoke-filled room. : CONVENTION
55. Girl's nickname. : ETTA
56. Pay up. : ANTE
57. Express appreciation to. : THANK
58. Impatient exclamation. : RATS
59. Indefinite amount. : DEAL
60. Suffixes used after two, three, etc. : SOMES
61. Deer track. : SLOT
Down
1. Ace. : CARD
2. Finished. : OVER
3. Mop of hair. : MANE
4. Duke of Marlborough's castle. : BLENHEIM
5. June 20th star. : FATHER
6. Sign of the zodiac. : ARIES
7. Samovars. : URNS
8. Biblical name. : LOT
9. Small change in London. : TWOPENCE
10. City in California. : FRESNO
11. Devours. : EATS
12. Ailanthus. : TREE
13. Sugar-bowl handles. : EARS
19. Bog. : MARSH
21. Duster. : COAT
24. Citadels. : FORTS
25. Go at an easy pace. : AMBLE
26. Danger. : PERIL
27. Group of lions. : PRIDE
28. Prices. : COSTS
29. Garden dormouse. : LEROT
30. Historical period. : EPOCH
31. Milk ___. : SHAKE
33. Pastries. : TARTS
36. Satisfies. : CONTENTS
37. Stealthy trespassers. : PROWLERS
39. High-strung. : TENSE
40. Person with little or no judgment. : FOOL
42. Wonderful thing. : MARVEL
43. ___ mare. : SHANKS
45. Tea cake. : SCONE
46. Food fish. : SCAD
47. Corn-meal loaf. : PONE
48. Theatre group. : ANTA
49. Part of the Far East. : SIAM
50. Type of type: Abbr. : ITAL
51. Norse name. : OTTO
52. Well-known cartoonist. : NAST
54. Even if. : THO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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