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New York Times, Wednesday, September 15, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,905
Across
1. Geologic layers. : STRATA
7. A synonym for trouble. : HOTWATER
15. Wry. : IRONIC
16. Extra-pay period. : OVERTIME
17. Baby sitter, for instance. : MINDER
18. Examined. : REGARDED
19. Eggs. : OVA
20. Natural adhesive product. : RESIN
22. Bridge supports. : PIERS
23. Medium for Anna Moses. : OILS
25. Nodded. : DOZED
27. Got down. : ALIT
28. Lowest point. : NADIR
30. Hillbilly falsetto. : YODEL
32. It follows zeta. : ETA
33. Cordelia's sister. : REGAN
35. Al ___, caliph and founder of Bagdad. : MANSUR
37. Implements for underwater fishermen. : SPEARS
39. Compulsion. : DURESS
40. From there. : THENCE
41. Powerful movement. : SURGE
42. Audience. : EAR
43. Mathematical chart. : TABLE
45. Pronouncement of authority. : EDICT
49. Commotions. : ADOS
51. Pledge of faith. : TROTH
53. Source of water. : SNOW
54. Stoppers. : CORKS
56. Thrush or blackbird. : OUSEL
58. Le dernier ___. : CRI
59. Expecting. : AWAITING
61. Two-door and four-door items. : SEDANS
63. Economize. : RETRENCH
64. Household item. : TEASET
65. Invade property. : TRESPASS
66. Daring athletes. : SKIERS
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1. Hot, sand-laden wind. : SIMOON
2. Things of inconsequence. : TRIVIA
3. Benita's husband. : RONALD
4. Plus. : AND
5. Row of seats. : TIER
6. Having fields. : ACRED
7. End of the visible earth. : HORIZON
8. Baked in a chamber. : OVENED
9. Young sheep. : TEG
10. Wind or fold. : WRAP
11. Roman rooms. : ATRIA
12. Like the Mediterranean Sea. : TIDELESS
13. Retired with a title. : EMERITUS
14. U. S. S. R. symbol. : REDSTAR
21. Oil beans. : SOYAS
24. Lorelei. : SIREN
26. Raise objection. : DEMUR
29. Exhibit a reflex. : REACT
31. Commodious. : LARGE
34. Above the crowd. : GREAT
36. Shortages. : NEEDS
37. Private eye on the job. : SHADOWER
38. Harangue. : PERORATE
39. Certain piano pieces. : DUETS
40. Transportation for 64 Across. : TEACART
41. Boggy spots. : SLOUGHS
44. Cowboys' mounts. : BRONCS
46. In the event that. : INCASE
47. Monopolist's goal. : CORNER
48. Trick endings to stories. : TWISTS
50. Whirs. : SKIRS
52. Commands: Archaic. : HESTS
55. Move. : STEP
57. Vegetable. : LEEK
60. Once ___ blue moon. : INA
62. ___ Nippon, Japan. : DAI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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