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New York Times, Saturday, January 23, 1954

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 313 (avg 1.66)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 8-Down clue had "bacterioligist"; corrected it to "bacteriologist."

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,670
Across
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Companion of "starts." : FITS
5
Drives a taxi. : HACKS
10
June 6, 1944. : DDAY
14
Traditions. : LORE
15
Become a member. : ENROL
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Dry: Comb. form. : XERO
17
Celebes ox. : ANOA
18
Calumets : PEACEPIPES
20
She wrote "Lucy Gayheart." : WILLACATHER
22
Naval vessel. : LST
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Victor in recent, European election. : SALAZAR
24
He sings "Tit-Willow." : KOKO
26
American League player. : NAT
27
Hizzoner. : THEMAYOR
31
Metal dish. : PATEN
34
Cygnet. : SWAN
35
Novice: Var. : TIRO
36
Tree with elastic wood. : ASH
37
Double-trouble for heavyweights. : CHINS
38
Different. : NEW
39
Gossip column tidbit. : ITEM
41
Regatta men. : OARS
42
Lady of the "Cabbage Patch." : WIGGS
44
Indo-China has one. : RICEBOWL
46
Clear of. : RID
47
By word of mouth. : ORAL
48
Noted Spanish guitarist. : SEGOVIA
52
Italian city: Abbr. : VEN
54
Where Dennis Roberts is Governor. : RHODEISLAND
57
Half of a city in darkness. : EASTBERLIN
59
Early South American. : INCA
60
Former Japanese naval base. : TRUK
61
Actress MacMahon. : ALINE
62
Dross. : SCUM
63
Where Marshall received his prize. : OSLO
64
Gov. Herter's predecessor. : DEVER
65
Fictional heroine. : TESS
Down
1
Some diamonds have them. : FLAWS
2
Part of ancient Asia Minor. : IONIA
3
Chant merrily. : TROLL
4
New York to Le Havre. : SEALANE
5
Jazz enthusiast: Slang. : HEPCAT
6
Close: Poet. : ANEAR
7
Ruler: Comb. form. : CRAT
8
Famous German bacteriologist. : KOCH
9
Makes smooth. : SLEEKENS
10
511. : DXI
11
Placing, as troops. : DEPLOYING
12
Olympian god. : ARES
13
Famous name in football. : YOST
19
College event. : PROM
21
Muezzin's call. : AZAN
25
"Krazy" feline. : KAT
27
Ballerina's finale. : TWIRL
28
Fritz's partner in mischief. : HANS
29
Secy. of Interior's state: Abbr. : OREG
30
Noisy quarrels. : ROWS
31
Two non-voting Senators. : PAIR
32
Italian sparkling wine. : ASTI
33
Menotti opera. : THECONSUL
34
He wrote "Candida." : SHAW
37
Asset for a diplomat. : COOLHEAD
40
Mal de ___. : MER
42
Important make-up items. : WIGS
43
Worshiper. : IDOLIST
45
Sharpness. : BARB
46
Noted conductor. : REINER
48
French river into English Channel. : SEINE
49
Fictional detective. : VANCE
50
Middle ear bone. : INCUS
51
White House V. I. P. : ADAMS
52
Pocket ___. : VETO
53
Spaniel's special feature. : EARS
55
Escutcheon border. : ORLE
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554 : DLIV
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Boxing decision: Abbr. : TKO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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