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New York Times, Friday, August 20, 1954

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q V }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,879
Across
1. Rugged feature of Annapurna. : ARETE
6. TV comedienne. : BALL
10. Man from the Orkneys. : SCOT
14. Kitchen item. : DICER
15. Ad men's flash. : IDEA
16. Its President is Sean O'Kelly. : EIRE
17. Colonial fighter for freedom of the press. : JOHNPETERZENGER
20. Turf. : SOD
21. Army officers: Abbr. : LTS
22. Forming an imaginary line. : AXIAL
23. Alleviate. : EASE
25. Earlier. : PRIOR
26. American humorist. : THURBER
29. Snares again. : RETRAPS
32. Dancer Jeanmaire. : RENEE
33. Proofreader's marks. : STETS
35. Monkey. : SAI
36. Novelist Bagnold. : ENID
37. Man from Lucerne. : SWISS
38. Loving: Comb. form. : PHIL
39. Hoop or ring: Sp. : ARO
40. Takes notice. : HEEDS
41. Place for sports. : ARENA
42. Bolivian asset. : TINMINE
44. Ancient Pharaoh. : RAMESES
46. French painter. : COROT
47. New Haven men. : ELIS
48. Ethiopian city. : HARAR
49. Besides: Prefix. : EPI
50. Political initials. : AES
53. Antiquities in the news. : PYRAMIDSOFEGYPT
57. Hollywood singer. : EDDY
58. ___ sheet. : TEAR
59. Eastern inn. : SERAI
60. Promontory. : NESS
61. Border on. : ABUT
62. Popular English couple. : EDENS
Down
1. Army officer: Abbr. : ADJ
2. Ebro and Tagus. : RIOS
3. Repeat. : ECHO
4. Presented for acceptance. : TENDERED
5. Former U. S. aid program. : ERP
6. Noel Coward work. : BITTERSWEET
7. Soft drinks. : ADES
8. Sea god. : LER
9. Ship storage places: Var. : LAZARETS
10. College man. : SENIOR
11. What a silent butler holds. : CIGARASHES
12. Russian city. : OREL
13. Hawaii is one: Abbr. : TER
18. Additional to. : ELSE
19. Theater signs. : EXITS
24. Man's nickname. : ABE
25. News release. : PRESSREPORT
26. Dutch ___. : TREAT
27. Ambassador Bonnet. : HENRI
28. What Petrillo's men have. : UNIONCARDS
30. 18th century writer. : PAINE
31. Eliot hero. : SILAS
34. Three times a day on a prescription. : TID
37. Caballero's date. : SENORITA
38. Portended. : PRESAGED
40. Man's name meaning exalted brother. : HIRAM
41. Calais friend. : AMI
43. Coral reef eels. : MORAYS
45. Arabic "A." : ALIF
48. ___ Park. : HYDE
49. Isaac's son. : ESAU
51. Mrs. Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
52. Airplane's wing length. : SPAN
53. International writers' group. : PEN
54. Society girl. : DEB
55. Compass reading. : ESE
56. A contraction. : TIS

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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