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New York Times, Monday, July 26, 1954

Author: Ruth Oliver
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,854
Across Down
1. Swiss canton, where Lausanne is. : VAUD
5. Seed of a cereal grass. : CORN
9. Thicket of small trees. : COPSE
14. German girl's name. : ILSE
15. Diva's forte. : ARIA
16. Rowed. : OARED
17. Wedge-shaped part of a hammer head. : PEEN
18. Part of the eye. : LENS
19. Smart. : STING
20. Rough-and-tumble fight. : SCRIMMAGE
22. Tightly stretched. : TENSE
23. Highly malleable metal. : GOLD
24. More expressionless. : BLANKER
26. Governor in Little Rock. : CHERRY
29. Flap. : BEAT
30. Yankee southpaw. : LOPAT
31. Ships for convoy duty. : CORVETTES
36. Dismounted. : ALIT
37. Mitchell heroine. : OHARA
38. Knight of the road. : HOBO
39. Mandatory. : NECESSARY
41. Thin broth. : GRUEL
42. Charitable gift. : ALMS
43. Capital of South Dakota. : PIERRE
44. Baking dish. : SCALLOP
48. River into the Danube. : SAVA
49. Apportion. : ALLOT
50. Popular dessert. : APPLETART
55. Island republic. : HAITI
56. Purpose. : GOAL
57. Yale men. : ELIS
58. Incensed. : IRATE
59. Distinctive mark. : NOTE
60. Briefly brilliant star. : NOVA
61. More ignoble. : BASER
62. Formerly: Archaic. : ERST
63. Prophet. : SEER
1. Bigwigs. : VIPS
2. Actor Guinness. : ALEC
3. Partaker. : USER
4. Blacken the name of. : DENIGRATE
5. Serenely. : CALMLY
6. Mountain nymph. : OREAD
7. Boxing arena. : RING
8. Sapodilla plum. : NASEBERRY
9. Having ribs. : COSTATE
10. Made of a cereal grain. : OATEN
11. Dress for show. : PRINK
12. Meaning. : SENSE
13. Turf-cutting tool. : EDGER
21. Man's nickname. : MORT
25. Source of pumice. : LAVA
26. The Campbells, for instance. : CLAN
27. Part of a golf course. : HOLE
28. Heroic in scale. : EPIC
29. Swine. : BOARS
31. Symbol of luxurious living. : CHAMPAGNE
32. Is a source of danger. : THREATENS
33. Summer journey. : TOUR
34. Biblical name. : EBER
35. Fish delicacy. : SOLE
37. Scandinavian city. : OSLO
40. More pungent. : SALTIER
41. Put in words. : GIVE
43. Straw mattress. : PALLET
44. Title recently dropped in India. : SAHIB
45. Girl's name meaning bright. : CLARA
46. Otherwise called. : ALIAS
47. German girl's name. : LOTTE
48. Young oysters. : SPATS
51. Inadequate. : POOR
52. Lily plant. : ALOE
53. Tear apart. : RIVE
54. Emperor. : TSAR

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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