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New York Times, Saturday, September 4, 1954

Author: Isaac Kert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.13, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Isaac Kert has 30 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,894
Across Down
1. Ornamental pine of Japan. : MATSU
6. Style of dress. : GARB
10. Directions in music. : FFFS
14. Constellation. : ORION
15. Habit of repeating others' words. : ECHOLALIA
17. Gemini. : SIGNOFTHEZODIAC
19. "Quiet, please!" sounds. : SSHS
20. Italian coin. : LIRA
21. Girls' nicknames. : GERTS
22. Moreover. : YET
23. Egyptian goddess. : SATI
24. Angler's action. : CAST
25. Castle, in chess. : ROOK
27. Turn one's back on. : SHUN
29. Member of the Ophidia. : ASP
32. Waikiki word. : ALOHA
34. Pierce. : STAB
35. Part of Brownell's title: Abbr. : ATTY
36. What TV sponsors strive for. : SUPERCOMMERCIAL
39. ___ coffee. : ICED
40. Good earth. : LOAM
41. Con ___ (with devotion). : AMORE
42. Featherstitch. : SEW
43. Mikes' friends. : PATS
44. A tire for a French car. : PNEU
45. In good time. : ANON
47. 902. : CMII
49. Tool. : SAW
52. ___ Island. : ELLIS
54. Kettle handle. : BAIL
55. Part of A.D. : ANNO
56. Bargainer's dictum. : TAKEITORLEAVEIT
59. Chanticleer. : ALECTRYON
60. Inventor in electricity. : TESLA
61. Rodent. : HARE
62. Capri. : ISLE
63. To eat: German. : ESSEN
1. Describing a rock garden. : MOSSY
2. Greet the new day. : ARISE
3. Circus attraction. : TIGHTROPEWALKER
4. Members of the family. : SONS
5. One, in Firenze. : UNO
6. Understand: Colloq. : GETIT
7. Memorable story of 1843. : ACHRISTMASCAROL
8. Ostrich. : RHEA
9. He wrote 7 Down. : BOZ
10. Wanes. : FADES
11. Coquette's specialty. : FLIRTATIOUSNESS
12. Let it be done: Latin. : FIAT
13. Indians. : SACS
16. High mountain in the Yukon. : LOGAN
18. A. A. fire. : FLAK
23. Fly high. : SOAR
24. Third power. : CUBE
26. Exclaimed with surprise. : OHED
28. City in the Ruhr. : HAMM
30. Excel. : STAR
31. Arizona's Governor. : PYLE
32. Without any changes, commercially speaking. : ASIS
33. Ambassadress. : LUCE
34. Black substance. : SOOT
35. The utmost reach. : ACME
37. Tribe. : CLAN
38. Indian queen. : RANI
43. Set down as fact. : POSIT
44. Soft, velvety surface. : PILE
46. Relative. : NIECE
48. The children's favorite. : MILNE
50. Like an old woman. : ANILE
51. Operatic role. : WOTAN
52. Base in Greenland. : ETAH
53. French exclamation. : LALA
54. Space cadets. : BOYS
55. The birds. : AVES
57. Numerical prefix. : TRI
58. Used up. : ATE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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