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New York Times, Friday, July 23, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { H K Q }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
David Steinberg notes:

Note that the 20-Across clue is true to what was published! One solver suggested [Pepsins.] as a more accurate alternative.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,851
Across
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Diminished. : EBBED
6
Stagehand's concern. : PROP
10
Sustain. : FEED
14
Oriental version of a motel. : SERAI
15
McCarran's home town. : RENO
16
Vital auto part. : AXLE
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Moment of decision. : CROSSROADS
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River version of a trail truck. : SCOW
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Pepsin is one. : ENZYMES
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Word used in Oak Ridge. : ISOTOPE
23
Loblollies. : SAPPINES
25
Spanish king. : REY
26
Kind of torch carried by welders. : ACETYLENE
29
A grand-slammer counts 4. : RBI
31
Hog. : BOAR
32
Bauxite. : ORE
33
Become larger. : DILATE
36
Halves. : BISECTS
38
An evening of music. : RECITAL
39
Gazelles. : ARIELS
40
Coming-out girl. : DEB
41
Little ___. : NELL
42
Opposite of "hiver." : ETE
43
The Caspian, for instance. : INLANDSEA
45
Roast beef au ___. : JUS
47
Disney classic. : FANTASIA
49
In neutral equilibrium. : ASTATIC
51
Gypsy's source of information. : TEALEAF
55
Grow light. : DAWN
56
Any romantic spot. : LOVERSLANE
58
Maj. Hoople exclamation. : EGAD
59
Eastern prince. : EMIR
60
Fabric. : SERGE
61
Former Algerian rulers. : DEYS
62
They're inhabited by scouts-to-be. : DENS
63
Black crow, in Heraldry. : AYLET
Down
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Verb suffix. : ESCE
2
European capital. : BERN
3
Tito's real name. : BROZ
4
Where they live on velvet. : EASYSTREET
5
Consternation. : DISMAY
6
Makes out well. : PROSPERS
7
Cartoonist Gardner. : REA
8
Giraudoux-Valency play. : ONDINE
9
Westerners to the rescue. : POSSE
10
What Bannister and Landy are. : FAST
11
Denounces strongly. : EXCORIATES
12
Avoid a big wedding. : ELOPE
13
Albany V. I. P. : DEWEY
18
Reshapes the story line. : REPLOTS
22
Character in "Hamlet." : OSRIC
24
Feminine suffix. : INE
26
Eastern title. : ABBA
27
Coconut fiber. : COIR
28
Path of least resistance. : EASIESTWAY
30
Career with no future. : BLINDALLEY
33
Corrupter. : DEBASER
34
Tall story. : TALE
35
Girl's name. : ELLA
37
Fissure. : CLEFT
38
Story tellers. : RELATERS
40
Dinitrotoluene. : DNT
43
Important budget figure. : INCOME
44
District of Mozambique. : NIASSA
45
Worn-out. : JADED
46
Common practice. : USAGE
48
Was indisposed. : AILED
50
Conjunctions. : ANDS
52
Chief Justice Warren. : EARL
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Spirit: Fr. : ANGE
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Poetic syllables. : FEET
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___ rosé (wild cherry color). : VIN

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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