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New York Times, Wednesday, July 28, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,856
Across
1. A prince of India. : RAJAH
6. Fused with color. : STAINED
13. Moon's nearest orbital point. : PERIGEE
15. Permeate. : PERVADE
16. Flying colors. : EMBLEMS
17. Devotee of austerity. : ASCETIC
18. Waste fibers of wool. : NOILS
19. Shopping carriers. : CARTS
21. City in the Urals. : UFA
22. Part of Patton's sobriquet. : GUTS
23. Girls in Navy blue. : WAVES
24. Needing irrigation. : ARID
25. Impersonal pronoun. : ONE
26. Savory. : SAPID
27. Two dead ducks. : BRACE
28. High and dry. : STRANDED
30. Spanish dance affairs. : BAILES
31. Tavern sentimentality. : BEERINESS
33. Gardening tool for planting. : DIBBER
36. Raised a nap by brushing. : TEASELED
40. Danube tributary in Bavaria. : ILLER
41. Winter resort. : MIAMI
42. Man in a shell. : OAR
43. "The Teahouse," for instance. : PLAY
44. Certain South Africans. : BOERS
45. Urania or Clio. : MUSE
46. Fired. : LIT
47. By itself: Lat. : PERSE
48. Devilfish. : MANTA
49. Musical sweet potato. : OCARINA
51. The man at bat. : SWINGER
53. Record of the session. : MINUTES
54. Leather factory. : TANNERY
55. Speaks as a witness. : ATTESTS
56. Long. : YEARN
Down
1. A change of horses. : REMOUNT
2. Umpire. : ARBITER
3. Nursery rhyme girls. : JILLS
4. Centuries. : AGES
5. Pause in speaking. : HEM
6. Showed mercy to. : SPARED
7. Civil Service tryouts. : TESTS
8. Bows. : ARCS
9. Verbal contraction. : IVE
10. Without mannerisms. : NATURAL
11. Structure. : EDIFICE
12. Century units. : DECADES
13. Coins of Hungary, replaced by forints, 1946. : PENGOS
14. Refugee. : ESCAPER
20. Greeds. : AVIDITIES
23. Child at the shore. : WADER
24. Start from. : ARISE
26. Facial scorn. : SNEER
27. Opera heavies. : BASSI
29. Church connected with a monastery. : ABBEY
30. Radio-signal directions. : BEAMS
32. Most intimate. : NEAREST
33. Sheepskin. : DIPLOMA
34. Unauthorized. : ILLICIT
35. Too loud for elegance. : BLATANT
37. Loafer. : LOUNGER
38. Denoting an important seaboard. : EASTERN
39. Dismal. : DREARY
41. Swamp. : MORASS
44. Poet of "John Brown's Body." : BENET
45. Provisions of the Lord. : MANNA
47. Where orchestras sit, in theatres. : PITS
48. Any great source of supply. : MINE
50. Symbol of regret. : RUE
52. Method. : WAY

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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