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New York Times, Wednesday, August 4, 1954

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,863
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1. Most desirable. : BEST
5. The ins: Colloq. : REPS
9. French painter of ballet dancers. : DEGAS
14. Roman Emperor, 936–973. : OTHO
15. Author Gardner. : ERLE
16. Irregular, as if gnawed away. : EROSE
17. Unprincipled fellow. : SCOUNDREL
19. Frosty. : GELID
20. Vacation spots. : SHORES
21. Omnia vincit ___ (love conquers all). : AMOR
23. Trygve's successor at U. N. : DAG
24. The most serenaded girl in history. : SWEETADELINE
27. Bankers' group. : ABA
30. Accustomed to man. : TAME
31. Business transaction. : DEAL
32. Man's name. : ROLLO
34. Run slowly, as a motor. : IDLE
36. Croaker. : TOAD
39. H.S.T.'s retired rank. : COLONEL
41. A thing for sale. : ARTICLE
43. Item in an album. : SNAP
44. Bubble. : BEAD
46. Braid made of yarn thread. : INKLE
47. Captain of the Nautilus. : NEMO
49. Sandbank under water. : FLAT
51. Full of woe. : SAD
52. Paul Bunyan's forte. : AMAZINGFEATS
56. Pal of 17 Across. : CAD
57. Arion played it well. : LYRE
58. Sits on the throne. : REIGNS
62. Commerce. : TRADE
64. Cousin of the concertina. : ACCORDION
66. Floating tanker. : OILER
67. Overwhelm. : STUN
68. Actress Logan. : ELLA
69. Highland flings. : REELS
70. Sounds for silence. : PSTS
71. Clinker. : SLAG
1. Political party manipulator. : BOSS
2. Practice an art. : ETCH
3. Chase away. : SHOO
4. City on the Loire. : TOURS
5. Great trade route of Suez Canal. : REDSEA
6. Trip or slip. : ERR
7. 64 Across is. : PLEATED
8. City in Alabama. : SELMA
9. Relative rank. : DEGREE
10. Before. : ERE
11. Nursery tale runaway. : GOLDILOCKS
12. Chinese. : ASIAN
13. Coarse grass. : SEDGE
18. Booth Tarkington's first name. : NEWTON
22. More bizarre. : ODDER
25. M. Zola. : EMILE
26. Ancient tongue. : LATIN
27. Rainbow curves. : ARCS
28. A welcome benefit. : BOON
29. One of Robin Hood's friends. : ALLANADALE
33. Manager of the Cleveland Indians. : LOPEZ
35. Scoop. : LADLE
37. Nazimova. : ALLA
38. Real estate document. : DEED
40. Durable wood. : EBONY
42. Laugh nervously. : TITTER
45. Stirs the emotions of. : AFFECTS
48. Landy, Bannister, Santee. : MILERS
50. ___ rod, plant with flowers on a long stem. : AARONS
52. Member of ANTA. : ACTOR
53. Irving Berlin song. : MARIE
54. Comprehend. : GRASP
55. Contesting parties. : SIDES
59. Small liquid measure. : GILL
60. Song hit of yesteryear. : NOLA
61. Unforeseen obstacle. : SNAG
63. Its flower is the peach blossom: Abbr. : DEL
65. The fashion of a garment. : CUT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later.

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