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New York Times, Saturday, January 30, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,677

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Country of the Blue Nile. : ETHIOPIA
9. Ornamental lines on type. : SERIFS
15. Bombardiers. : SHELLERS
16. Urban way. : AVENUE
17. Not a console model. : TABLETOP
18. Josher. : KIDDER
19. Clear of. : RID
20. Of the Chinese. : SINITIC
22. A pub serving. : ALE
23. Crookedly. : ALOP
25. Buddhist monastery in Japan. : TERA
26. London subways. : TUBES
28. These make news. : NAMES
30. Tear. : REND
32. Essential element. : PART
33. Twists, like an old oak. : GNARLS
35. Checks. : STEMS
37. Forming vortices. : EDDYING
39. Checkers of a nuisance. : ABATORS
43. Eastern rulers. : EMIRS
45. An ideal vacation. : TRAVEL
46. Topknot of a pineapple, in botany. : COMA
49. Keystone props. : PIES
51. A kind of paper. : CREPE
52. Macaw of Brazil. : ARARA
54. Nickname of Gen. Ridgway. : MATT
56. Tupelo. : TREE
57. Convened. : SAT
58. Equal. : COMPEER
61. Crown. : CAP
62. A thing unique. : UNICUM
64. Impervious to appeal. : OBDURATE
66. Akin; similar. : AGNATE
67. Saviour. : REDEEMER
68. Mr. Pearson of Canada. : LESTER
69. Meeters in lovers' lane. : TRYSTERS
Down
1. Cause a person's ardor to cool. : ESTRANGE
2. Country south of the Mekong River. : THAILAND
3. A week. : HEBDOMAD
4. Out of sorts. : ILL
5. Cheers for matadors. : OLES
6. Small: French. : PETIT
7. Laundry appliance. : IRONER
8. Is ambitious (with "to"). : ASPIRES
9. H. H. Munro, the British O. Henry. : SAKI
10. Put out. : EVICT
11. Shreveport's river. : RED
12. South African native council. : INDABA
13. Supplier of gas or coal. : FUELER
14. Most withered. : SEREST
21. Aunt: So. African. : TANTA
24. Annually. : PERYEAR
27. Member of the nouveau riche. : UPSTART
29. Governor General of Australia. : SLIM
31. Concomitant of credit. : DEBT
34. A chit of a girl. : SNIP
36. Playwright Connelly. : MARC
38. Brainfather of Hansel and Gretel. : GRIMM
40. Subdued. : OVERCAME
41. A parrot. : REPEATER
42. Surprise successes. : SLEEPERS
44. What Trieste is. : SEAPORT
46. Haphazard. : CASUAL
47. 1,300-mile river in South Africa. : ORANGE
48. Morning songs. : MATINS
50. Eleanor ___, Met soprano. : STEBER
53. Mentally alert. : ACUTE
55. Nursery bruin. : TEDDY
59. Biblical measure. : OMER
60. Laments the deed. : RUES
63. Maltese. : CAT
65. Soak to soften. : RET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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