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New York Times, Tuesday, September 28, 1954

Author:
Thomas J. Varner
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q V W }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Thomas J. Varner has 12 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,918
Across
1. American explorer and scientist. : BYRD
5. Uppity. : HIGHHAT
12. Shakespearean character. : ROMEO
13. Empty. : UNLOADED
15. Fix. : REPAIR
16. Wall-painter. : STIPPLER
17. Draftsman's curve. : ESS
18. Mild substitute for "devil." : DICKENS
20. Give ___ chance. : ITA
21. Game equipment. : MITT
23. George or James. : SAINT
24. Be guided by. : OBEY
25. High goal. : IDEAL
27. Square-dance group. : SET
28. Nine daughters of Zeus. : MUSES
29. Educates. : NURTURES
31. Cooking adjunct. : FAT
32. Overthrow. : DESTROY
33. Status of many during 38 Across. : SERFAGE
37. Nickname of an English Queen. : LIZ
38. Early part of medieval period. : DARKAGES
39. Lee's Traveler, for instance. : STEED
42. Evil-doing. : SIN
43. Heavy impacts. : SLAMS
44. Heavy rain. : POUR
45. Concealed. : PERDU
47. Soda-pop flavor. : LIME
48. Pronoun. : OUR
49. Quarrels. : BICKERS
51. Sister. : NUN
52. Often-raided repositories. : ICEBOXES
54. Important aspect of military effectiveness. : MORALE
56. Resort town near Sandusky. : LAKESIDE
57. Silly. : INANE
58. Cotton cloth. : NANKEEN
59. Over ninety. : AGED
Down
1. Dizzy Gillespie fans. : BOPSTERS
2. Miss Sumac, Peruvian singer. : YMA
3. Designer of present U. S. flag, 1818. : REID
4. Actress Day. : DORIS
5. Sledge dogs. : HUSKIES
6. Anxiously diligent. : INTENT
7. Flash of light. : GLINT
8. Jumps onto. : HOPS
9. Man's nickname. : HAP
10. Remarks not in script. : ADLIBS
11. Small monkey. : TEETEE
12. Left-over part. : RESIDUE
14. Strong carts. : DRAYS
15. Prompt. : REMIND
19. Famous Mudville slugger. : CASEY
22. Gossip. : TATTLER
24. Mouth of a river. : OUTFALL
26. Sensational. : LURID
28. Brands. : MARKS
30. Actress Russell's nickname. : ROZ
31. Chemin-de-___, game like baccarat. : FER
33. Three-time Kentucky Derby winner. : SANDE
34. ___ again. : AGAINAND
35. Little bud. : GEMMULE
36. Ancient brotherhood member. : ESSENE
38. GOP Senator. : DIRKSEN
39. Mar. : SPOIL
40. Long-billed bird. : TOUCAN
41. California's motto. : EUREKA
42. Withdraw. : SECEDE
45. Elf. : PIXIE
46. Salt lake in Iran. : URMIA
49. Clump of trees. : BOSK
50. "Hernando's Hideaway." : SONG
53. Peak, in Scotland. : BEN
55. Girl's name. : RAE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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