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New York Times, Saturday, July 31, 1954

Author: Thomas J. Varner
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,859
Across Down
1. Companion of a staple. : HASP
5. River-mouth land deposit. : DELTA
10. Piece of scenery. : FLAT
14. Depose. : AVER
15. Predecessor of the picture window. : ORIEL
16. River in France. : OISE
17. Lake north of Milan. : COMO
18. Third longest river of England. : TRENT
19. ___ arms. : UPIN
20. Vagabond. : KNIGHTOFTHEROAD
23. Small wading bird. : RAIL
24. Former Giant manager. : OTT
25. Ragweed sound effect. : SNEEZE
28. Full of pathos. : TOUCHING
33. Analyze grammatically. : PARSE
34. "Erin Go ___." : BRAGH
35. Conjunction. : NOR
36. Slaughter of baseball. : ENOS
37. Novelist Baldwin. : FAITH
38. Remedy. : CURE
39. Football lineman. : END
40. Outlays. : COSTS
41. Forward motion. : SURGE
42. Silk-finishing establishment. : DYEHOUSE
44. New York's financial district (with "the"). : STREET
45. Musical appreciation. : EAR
46. Be washed out. : FAIL
47. Relative of a pot-boiler expert. : FREELANCEWRITER
55. Of luxuriant growth. : LUSH
56. Bring with it. : CARRY
57. Nursery rhyme oldster. : COLE
58. Girl's nickname. : ETTA
59. Style of lyric poem. : EPODE
60. Major or Minor. : URSA
61. Heated exclamation. : WHEW
62. Seamstress. : SEWER
63. Observed. : EYED
1. A carriage for hire. : HACK
2. English river. : AVON
3. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
4. Moral improvement. : PROGRESS
5. Bing and Bob's "Road" companion. : DOTTIE
6. Actor Flynn. : ERROL
7. Willingly. : LIEF
8. Pup ___. : TENT
9. Notwithstanding. : ALTHOUGH
10. Holiday. : FOURTH
11. Great Chinese poet. : LIPO
12. U. N. problem. : ASIA
13. Cultivate. : TEND
21. Slight confusion. : HAZE
22. Practice an art. : ETCH
25. Landy's forte. : SPEED
26. Pram pusher. : NANNY
27. Wear down. : ERODE
28. Commonplace. : TRITE
29. Feed. : OATS
30. Habituate. : INURE
31. Name on a stamp from Oslo. : NORGE
32. Address. : GREET
34. Having a low musical pitch. : BASS
37. High poker hand. : FOURACES
38. Penmanship flourish. : CURLICUE
40. Fuel. : COAL
41. Kitchen activity. : STIR
43. Loud, silly laugh. : HEEHAW
44. Member of Truman Cabinet. : SAWYER
46. Composer Grofé. : FERDE
47. Moved swiftly. : FLEW
48. Book of the Old Testament. : RUTH
49. This: Spanish. : ESTE
50. Part of the neck. : NAPE
51. Exult. : CROW
52. Whig's rival. : TORY
53. Other. : ELSE
54. Study. : READ

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later.

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