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New York Times, Monday, January 4, 1954

Author: M. S. Manning
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Mary S. Manning has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,651
Across Down
1. Edison's middle name. : ALVA
5. Bangkok's river. : MENAM
10. Coaling station of the Middle East. : ADEN
14. Vichyssoise ingredient. : LEEK
15. Town in New York. : OWEGO
16. Person unaware of new ideas. : DODO
17. Against. : ANTI
18. Furnish with new workers. : REMAN
19. Particular form. : MODE
20. City in New Hampshire, pop. 34,669. : NASHUA
22. Firsthand. : ORIGINAL
24. Ireland is one. : ISLE
26. Isolated rock projecting from the sea. : SCAR
27. Peewee Reese and Alvin Dark. : CAPTAINS
31. Where the "midnight choo-choo" goes. : ALABAM
35. Fee for money exchange. : AGIO
36. Sea between the Philippines and Borneo. : SULU
38. Girl's nickname. : ELLIE
39. Relative of a hoot or atom. : RAP
40. Bundles of fiber forming rope. : STRANDS
42. Cloak-and-dagger agency. : OSS
43. Foe. : ENEMY
45. Arabian title. : EMIR
46. How to play canfield. : SOLO
47. Hillbilly's food. : TATERS
49. Cattle raisers. : STOCKMEN
51. See 5 Across. : SIAM
53. Actress Logan. : ELLA
54. Zealous actions for causes. : CRUSADES
58. Lou of football. : LITTLE
62. Piece of foreign currency. : LIRA
63. Indian. : OSAGE
65. Waters: French. : EAUX
66. Biblical king. : AGAG
67. Earnings. : WAGES
68. Pagliacci's word. : RIDI
69. Twenty-minute walk. : MILE
70. Valuable thing. : ASSET
71. Necessity for a hobble skirt. : SLIT
1. Author Paton. : ALAN
2. 2,600-mile river into the Arctic. : LENA
3. Members of the V. F. W. : VETS
4. Royal visitor to U. S. : AKIHITO
5. Writer of fables. : MORALIST
6. Lamb's mother. : EWE
7. Captain of a fictional submarine. : NEMO
8. Seaweed products. : AGARS
9. Girl's name. : MONICA
10. Fechteler or McCormick. : ADMIRAL
11. Tam O'Shanter's river. : DOON
12. Mussolini's daughter. : EDDA
13. Joyeux ___. : NOEL
21. O. W. I. magazine of World War II. : USA
23. Weather forecast. : GALES
25. Harden. : ENURE
27. Proofreader's mark. : CARET
28. Capital of Guam. : AGANA
29. Laboratory tube. : PIPET
30. Shuts with force. : SLAMS
32. Flower. : BLOOM
33. Usher's bailiwick. : AISLE
34. A heavy electron. : MESON
37. Act in concert. : UNITE
40. Republic south of Turkey. : SYRIA
41. Funniest. : DROLLEST
44. President's January speech to Congress. : MESSAGE
46. Subject of popular Currier and Ives sports print. : SKATERS
48. 1866 battle site on Elbe River. : SADOWA
50. Year in time of Pius I. : CLI
52. Western scenery. : MESAS
54. Mollusk. : CLAM
55. Mountain near Lake of Lucerne. : RIGI
56. European boundary range. : URAL
57. Droops. : SAGS
59. Large part of a polliwog. : TAIL
60. Public games of ancient Rome. : LUDI
61. Theater sign. : EXIT
64. Letter. : GEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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