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New York Times, Saturday, August 28, 1954

Author: Herbert Ettenson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 311 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Herbert Ettenson has 87 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,887
Across Down
1. Yankee southpaw. : FORD
5. Author Michener. : JAMES
10. Gaelic. : ERSE
14. ___ Novello. : IVOR
15. Soaring. : ALOFT
16. Long, swinging stride. : LOPE
17. The "loyal opposition." : LABORPARTY
19. Large Atlantic island: Abbr. : ICEL
20. Relative of the mastodon. : ELEPHANT
21. Sycophant. : LACKEY
23. "Swedish Nightingale." : LIND
24. Song dating from 1859. : DIXIE
25. Sen. Johnson and Gov. Mechem. : EDWINS
28. Journals. : GAZETTES
31. Triple. : TRINE
32. Mentions for bravery. : CITES
33. Good news for a producer. : SRO
34. Khartoum's river. : NILE
35. Dragged. : HALED
36. Oriental sailboat. : DHOW
37. Apiece, in tennis. : ALL
38. More rational. : SANER
39. Gov. Jordan's capital. : BOISE
40. Running noose. : SLIPKNOT
42. Natty. : DAPPER
43. Apocopate. : ELIDE
44. Melpomene. : MUSE
45. An emphatic inquiry. : DEMAND
47. Direct hit. : BULLSEYE
51. Port east of Gibraltar. : ORAN
52. Public appeal. : OPENLETTER
54. TV comedienne. : RAYE
55. To whatever place. : WHERE
56. Hence. : ERGO
57. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
58. Spanish children. : NINOS
59. Standing army men: Abbr. : REGS
1. Office equipment. : FILE
2. Athletic field. : OVAL
3. 1943 novel (with "The"). : ROBE
4. Youngster's fishing equipment. : DROPLINE
5. Lacquers. : JAPANS
6. Islands in Gulf of Bothnia. : ALAND
7. Singer Downey to his friends. : MORT
8. Salamander. : EFT
9. Unimaginative. : STYLIZED
10. Draw out. : ELICIT
11. Air Force experiment at San Antonio. : ROCKETSHIP
12. Graf ___. : SPEE
13. Slithery. : EELY
18. Opening scene of "The Ring." : RHINE
22. Spindles. : AXES
24. Time stamp. : DATER
25. Heating vessels. : ETNAS
26. Military training. : DRILL
27. Baseball's "say hey" kid. : WILLIEMAYS
28. Vest. : GILET
29. Showing detrition. : EROSE
30. Farmer. : SOWER
32. Pirogue. : CANOE
35. Give a legal decision. : HANDDOWN
36. Tout. : DOPESTER
38. Swindle: Colloq. : SKIN
39. Important Swiss city. : BASLE
41. Mars. : PLANET
42. Head of C. I. A. : DULLES
44. Saki. : MUNRO
45. Another name for Theo. : DORA
46. Time divisions. : ERAS
47. Auxiliary verb. : BEEN
48. Raison d'___. : ETRE
49. Safecracker. : YEGG
50. Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
53. Alpha Delta ___. : PHI

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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