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New York Times, Tuesday, January 26, 1954

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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Students & seniors
Across
1. A must for motorists. : SPARETIRE
10. Life of the party. : CUTUP
15. Measuring implements. : TAPELINES
16. European news agency. : ANETA
17. Petitioner. : APPLICANT
18. Small finch. : SERIN
19. Jellifies. : GELS
20. Tunnel borer. : ANT
21. Position at golf. : STANCE
22. Sooner than. : ERE
23. Thong or cord. : LEASH
25. Ornamental stamp. : SEAL
26. Fails in duty. : LAPSES
29. Porous. : LEAKY
31. In a direction from pole to pole. : AXIAL
32. Japanese beer. : SAKE
33. Knot in wool fabric. : NEP
36. Vexed by repeated gibes: Colloq. : NEEDLED
39. Its capital once was Last Chance Gulch. : MONTANA
41. Minister's degree. : DSS
42. Form of a book: Abbr. : EDIT
44. Fragrant ointments. : NARDS
45. English: Comb. form. : ANGLO
46. Nicosia is its capital. : CYPRUS
47. Notorious enemy of china. : BULL
50. Lei greeting. : ALOHA
52. Common verb. : ARE
53. "___ the money . . . " : ONEFOR
55. Girl's nickname. : LIL
56. Comedian Laurel. : STAN
57. Actress Frances ___. : STARR
58. How Lone Ranger rides off. : GALLOPING
60. Musk-yielding cat. : CIVET
61. Speech. : UTTERANCE
62. Vehicles of the voyageurs. : SLEDS
63. Mercury. : MESSENGER
Down
1. Show business. : STAGELAND
2. Kindergarten cutouts for Feb. 22. : PAPERAXES
3. Best sellers in the bakery. : APPLEPIES
4. Electrical units. : RELS
5. Man's name. : ELI
6. Former coins of Siam. : TICALS
7. Lacking sense. : INANE
8. Amounts of leases. : RENTALS
9. Id ___. : EST
10. Throw. : CAST
11. Fidgety. : UNEASY
12. Dull in color: Fr. : TERNE
13. City on Erie Canal. : UTICA
14. Familiar kind of TV show. : PANEL
21. Dress parade headgear. : SHAKO
24. Thin layer of ore. : SEAM
27. Kind of sack. : SAD
28. The first Mrs. Wilson. : ELLEN
30. Elizabeth of Australia. : KENNY
33. Radio announcer's sideline. : NARRATING
34. Fortitude. : ENDURANCE
35. He's taken for a ride. : PASSENGER
37. Poet named Guest. : EDGAR
38. British Field Marshal, entombed in Arlington. : DILL
40. Ray Bolger's forte. : TAP
43. "'Tis never ___ for delight, my dear." : TOOLATE
45. A famous Smith. : ALFRED
46. Former President of Mexico. : CALLES
47. Russet pears. : BOSCS
48. Up to the time of. : UNTIL
49. Set out. : LEAVE
51. Parts of daggers. : HILTS
54. Valueless scraps. : ORTS
56. Pair, as of horses. : SPAN
58. Bubble maker. : GUM
59. Prospector's quest. : ORE

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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