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New York Times, Wednesday, January 20, 1954

Author:
Albert Blum
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Albert V. Blum has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 47-Down clue had no colon before "Lat."; added one.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,667

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Bursts open. : POPS
5. Eisenhower's right-hand man. : ADAMS
10. Something to wear. : WRAP
14. Far north Greenland base. : ETAH
15. Name of Charley's real aunt : LUCIA
16. Direction to "James." : HOME
17. Leonard Hall or Stephen Mitchell. : POLITICALLEADER
20. Having a nonraveling edge. : SELVAGED
21. Performers on radio, TV, etc. : TALENT
22. Eagles. : ERNS
23. Formal observance. : RITE
24. Obtains information. : LEARNS
27. Important natural resources. : MINERALS
31. American landscape painter. : INNES
32. Fine stationery. : LINEN
33. Sign of the zodiac. : LEO
34. Breslau's river. : ODER
35. Stylish hair-do. : BANGS
36. Wither. : SEAR
37. Filbert. : NUT
38. Subjects to annoyances. : TRIES
39. Malediction. : CURSE
40. Native of Navarre. : SPANIARD
42. An easy gallop. : CANTER
43. Sacred bird of the Nile. : IBIS
44. Store, as of good humor. : FUND
45. Humbled. : ABASED
48. A barely sufficient amount. : PITTANCE
52. Healthful strolls. : CONSTITUTIONALS
54. Whet. : HONE
55. The present occasion. : NONCE
56. Cut close. : CROP
57. Black. : EBON
58. Alaric's men. : GOTHS
59. Air current. : EDDY
Down
1. Encourages (with "up"). : PEPS
2. Sioux Indian. : OTOE
3. Become boring. : PALL
4. Man in a chill wind. : SHIVERER
5. Adjusts. : ALIGNS
6. Italian nobles. : DUCES
7. Educational institution: Abbr. : ACAD
8. Small coin of Israel. : MIL
9. Crackers. : SALTINES
10. Captain Ahab's Pequod. : WHALER
11. Bicycled. : RODE
12. Verily. : AMEN
13. Saucy. : PERT
18. Mountain lakes. : TARNS
19. Consumed. : EATEN
23. Circus arenas. : RINGS
24. Celebrities. : LIONS
25. Finish. : ENDUP
26. Dutch news service. : ANETA
27. Worked in a colliery. : MINED
28. Watchful. : ALERT
29. Hold under contract. : LEASE
30. More angry: Colloq. : SORER
32. Mountain hideouts. : LAIRS
35. Trimming. : BRAIDING
36. Ceremonial of the Plains Indians. : SUNDANCE
38. Autonomous province of China since 1951. : TIBET
39. Division of a poem. : CANTO
41. Prefabricated shelter in Britain. : NISSEN
42. Pretty maidens. : CUTIES
44. Polecat of Europe. : FITCH
45. Give pain. : ACHE
46. Nitwit. : BOOB
47. ___ regni (in the year of the reign): Lat. : ANNO
48. Flat-bottomed boat. : PUNT
49. Ointment. : NARD
50. Lump of clay. : CLOD
51. Descry. : ESPY
53. More than enough. : TOO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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