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New York Times, Thursday, September 2, 1954

Author:
Cora Goodman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,892
Across
1. Pauses in speaking. : HEMS
5. Hydrangea or raspberry. : SHRUB
10. U. S. Ambassador to Eire. : TAFT
14. Declare. : AVOW
15. "___ porridge hot . . . " : PEASE
16. Shaped piece of metal. : IBAR
17. Returned like for like. : RETALIATED
19. Man's nickname. : PETE
20. Simulated. : PRETENDED
21. Device used by gardeners. : SPRAY
22. Cure. : HEAL
23. Row. : TIER
24. Noun suffix. : ARD
27. Faux pas. : SLIP
29. Make angry. : ENRAGE
32. Contentious one's shoulder decor. : CHIP
34. Plotted a course for. : NAVIGATED
36. Dorothy Perkins. : ROSE
37. Mr. Scratch. : DEVIL
38. Enter in a cash register (with "up"). : RING
39. Augments. : INCREASES
41. Long ago. : YORE
42. Of the skin. : DERMAL
43. Daily fare. : DIET
46. Sign of assent. : NOD
47. Weird. : EERY
48. The Tentmaker. : OMAR
50. Decisive. : FATAL
52. Unlimited views. : PANORAMAS
57. Neglect. : OMIT
58. Legal period of delay in payment. : MORATORIUM
59. Mitch Miller plays it. : OBOE
60. Nominal capital of Bolivia. : SUCRE
61. Sea bird. : ERNE
62. Very large amount. : TONS
63. Guy ropes. : STAYS
64. Network. : RETE
Down
1. Symbolic instrument. : HARP
2. Repeatedly. : EVER
3. Speck. : MOTE
4. Row cut by scythe or mower. : SWATH
5. Of the backbone. : SPINAL
6. Press agents' aims. : HEADLINES
7. Class. : RATE
8. Secondhand. : USED
9. Ground prepared for plants. : BED
10. Small town celebrated in song. : TIPPERARY
11. Deviation from the typical. : ABERRATION
12. ___ Morgana. : FATA
13. Card. : TREY
18. Dregs. : LEES
21. Shout (with "out"). : SING
23. The linden. : TEIL
24. Bitter. : ACRID
25. Arles' river. : RHONE
26. Prudence. : DISCRETION
28. Prepared the way. : PAVED
30. Elder statesmen of Japan. : GENRO
31. Moved cautiously. : EDGED
33. Seeps through. : PERMEATES
35. Chimerical. : VISIONARY
37. Popular M. C. : DALY
40. Countess' husband. : EARL
44. Overacts. : EMOTES
45. Root from which poi is made. : TARO
49. Thinner. : RARER
50. Dance (with "it"). : FOOT
51. A large pulpit. : AMBO
52. Sulk. : POUT
53. Alms box. : ARCA
54. Slush. : MIRE
55. Tom Sawyer's Polly. : AUNT
56. Pintail duck. : SMEE
58. Library exhibits: Abbr. : MSS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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