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New York Times, Wednesday, August 25, 1954

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 12-Across is as it appeared in the original, though it probably should have been "Lights, camera, ___!"

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J
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D
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K
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,884

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Across
1
Cuts of meat. : JOINTS
7
Unbeliever. : PAGAN
12
Lights, ___, camera! : ACTION
13
Samuel Francis Smith's hymn. : AMERICA
16
TV accessory. : ANTENNA
17
Blackguards. : RASCALS
18
Violin and piano. : DUO
19
Gains by effort. : ATTAINS
21
Light in the Gay Nineties. : GAS
22
Researchers' workshops. : LABS
24
American newspaper publisher (1858–1935). : OCHS
25
Actress Maureen. : OHARA
27
Girl in a song. : IRENE
29
A laugh. : HAHA
31
U. S. chemist, worker at Site Y. : UREY
32
Blue line on auto map. : BYROAD
34
Box spring supports. : BEDSLATS
36
Opera cape. : WRAP
38
Kitchen accessory. : SINK
39
Great apes. : GORILLAS
43
Aladdin's father's calling. : TAILOR
47
Port across from Cartagena. : ORAN
48
French islands. : ILES
50
Brownie. : GNOME
51
Load. : CARGO
53
Utility conduit. : MAIN
55
End of a race. : GOAL
56
Broke bread. : ATE
57
Word beginning a formal resolution. : WHEREAS
60
Greek letter. : PHI
61
The chaffinch. : ROBINET
63
Varnish ingredient. : SHELLAC
65
Fish spear. : TRIDENT
66
Dish for minestrone. : TUREEN
67
Trunk. : TORSO
68
Circuits. : AMBITS
Down
1
FDR's birth month. : JANUARY
2
Ike's birth month. : OCTOBER
3
Noun suffix. : ITE
4
Actress Foch. : NINA
5
Rider with the Lone Ranger. : TONTO
6
Fragment. : SNATCH
7
Counties in Louisiana. : PARISHES
8
"A man's ___ for a' that!" : AMAN
9
Plaster surface for painting. : GESSO
10
Relief society: Abbr. : ARC
11
Where tons of rock fell, at Prospect Point. : NIAGARA
14
Red Bordeaux. : CLARET
15
Chemical analyses. : ASSAYS
16
Quip, sans script. : ADLIB
20
Coming role for Gregory Peck. : AHAB
23
Welcome word to skiers. : SNOWING
26
Loutish. : HULKING
28
Chief Justice Warren. : EARL
30
Mine entrance. : ADIT
33
Ultramodernist painter. : DALI
35
Hidden difficulty. : SNAG
37
South Carolina's tree. : PALMETTO
39
Kiddie conveyor. : GOCART
40
Spellbinder. : ORATOR
41
Fondue-like dish. : RAREBIT
42
Dry up. : SEAR
44
Tiny noose. : LOOPLET
45
Fred Astaire, Montgomery Clift. : OMAHANS
46
Something from the past. : RELIC
49
Forty winks. : SIESTA
52
Proprietor. : OWNER
54
Book of the Old Testament. : NAHUM
58
Chickabiddies. : HENS
59
Yugoslav. : SERB
62
Oath-taker's words. : IDO
64
Ritual garland. : LEI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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