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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
Across
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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
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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