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New York Times, Monday, August 30, 1954

Author: E. H. Mudge
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
E. H. Mudge has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,889
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1. Public conveyance. : TRAM
5. Separates into classes. : SORTS
10. Man's name. : OTTO
14. Laugh. : HAHA
15. 16 or 32 Boy Scouts. : TROOP
16. Red Premiere. : CHOU
17. Skip over. : OMIT
18. Lessen in force. : ABATE
19. Web-footed bird. : COOT
20. Pleasant aspect of a sales chart. : UPTURN
22. Practical people. : REALISTS
24. Frees from. : RIDS
26. Slip sideways. : SKID
27. Solemn agreement. : COVENANT
31. Uses up. : SPENDS
35. 5th ___. : AVE
36. Combine in a unit. : GROUP
38. Sleep sound. : SNORE
39. Senator from Connecticut. : BUSH
41. Damon Runyon characters. : DOLLS
43. Deodar. : TREE
44. River city in Illinois. : ALTON
46. He said, "A thing of beauty is a joy forever." : KEATS
48. Woeful. : SAD
49. Granted use of property. : LEASED
51. Members of the picket line. : STRIKERS
53. Menu item. : PEAS
55. Person showing judgment. : SAGE
56. Making up one's mind. : DECIDING
60. Closely occupied. : INTENT
64. Lawless demonstration. : RIOT
65. Reception room. : SALON
67. Middle section of a minuet. : TRIO
68. Solo. : ARIA
69. Conductor at the Metropolitan. : EREDE
70. Having a delicate open pattern. : LACY
71. Intimately. : WELL
72. Frighten: Dial. : SKEER
73. Horned ruminants. : ELKS
1. Pronoun. : THOU
2. Approach to a highway. : RAMP
3. "We want ___!" : AHIT
4. Actor in "The Egyptian." : MATURE
5. Flag or emblem. : STANDARD
6. Globe. : ORB
7. Loud continuous noise. : ROAR
8. Transports things by hand. : TOTES
9. Expresses opinions. : SPEAKS
10. Countries west of Asia. : OCCIDENT
11. Man's name: Abbr. : THOS
12. Whistle sound. : TOOT
13. Baseball decisions. : OUTS
21. Introduce unfairly (with "in"). : RING
23. Edges. : LIPS
25. A fish, the robalo. : SNOOK
27. Junto. : CABAL
28. Embryo seed. : OVULE
29. Hearth goddess. : VESTA
30. Bulrushes. : TULES
32. Ancient language. : NORSE
33. Gloomy and tiresome. : DREAR
34. Contents of pods. : SEEDS
37. Ground plans. : PLATS
40. Beneficiary of the community chest. : HOSPITAL
42. Kitchen utensil. : STRAINER
45. Lack. : NEED
47. Cattle Crossing, for instance. : SIGN
50. Platforms. : DAISES
52. Ma or Pa of the movies. : KETTLE
54. Boojum. : SNARK
56. Boxing decision. : DRAW
57. Modern Ireland. : EIRE
58. Twist. : COIL
59. Joy. : GLEE
61. Of a time period. : ERAL
62. Exact moment (of time). : NICK
63. Baubles. : TOYS
66. Lofty lyric. : ODE

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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