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New York Times, Tuesday, September 14, 1954

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,904
Across
1. Costume jewelry. : BEADS
6. Part of a uniform. : BLOUSE
12. Missile. : BULLET
13. Least ostentatious. : PLAINEST
15. Verdi opera. : OTELLO
16. Las Vegas specialty. : ROULETTE
17. Thomas ___ Edison. : ALVA
18. Religious house. : PRIORY
20. Three: Italian. : TRE
21. Viewed. : SEEN
22. ___ cum laude. : SUMMA
23. Show approval. : CLAP
24. Corporation officers: Abbr. : TRS
25. Verb forms. : MODES
26. Pickle. : BRINE
27. Powder or Yellowstone. : RIVER
28. Famous name in football. : GRANGE
29. Farm worker. : GLEANER
32. Valencias or Kings. : ORANGES
33. Cutting instrument. : RIMMER
34. Covet. : CRAVE
35. "___ Irish Rose." : ABIES
36. Genus of orchids. : VANDA
37. Bird sound. : CAW
40. Baby boy: Span. : NENE
41. Ave ___. : MARIA
42. Island S. of Florida. : CUBA
43. Common verb. : ARE
44. Interfere with. : MOLEST
45. Counting device: Var. : ABAC
46. Fifty brides of Greek myth. : DANAIDES
48. 2,250-mile river of Siberia. : IRTISH
50. Agreers. : ACCEDERS
51. Beginning. : OUTSET
52. In a fearful manner. : EERILY
53. Orioles' homes. : NESTS
Down
1. Hero of GWTW. : BUTLER
2. French students. : ELEVES
3. Gov. Shivers. : ALLAN
4. Baseball's Webb. : DEL
5. Makes a short visit. : STOPSOVER
6. Flowers. : BLOOMS
7. La Gioconda's rival. : LAURA
8. Slick-mannered. : OILY
9. One: French. : UNE
10. Making one's home. : SETTLING
11. Turn away. : ESTRANGE
12. Braggart's claim. : BOAST
13. School book. : PRIMER
14. Homes of the bison hunters. : TEEPEES
19. Less refined. : RUDER
23. Lifting device. : CRANE
25. Where rock salt is found. : MINES
26. Cheer for an actress. : BRAVA
27. Ouida's real name. : RAMEE
28. Gradual change. : GRADATION
29. Spanish city. : GRANADA
30. Musical headliner. : LIBERACE
31. Greatness. : EMINENCE
32. All the birds of a certain region. : ORNIS
34. Sign of affection. : CARESS
36. Violetta ___, heroine of "La Traviata." : VALERY
37. Artist of abstractions. : CUBIST
38. Lowers. : ABASES
39. "Die ___ am Rhein." : WACHT
41. Photogenic one. : MODEL
42. Carrie Chapman's in-laws. : CATTS
44. The South of France. : MIDI
47. Air: Comb. form. : AER
49. ___ Morgue. : RUE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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