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New York Times, Wednesday, January 6, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Noah's second son. : HAM
4. Sec. of Agriculture's home state. : UTAH
8. Range of view. : SCOPE
13. Synthetic drug used in treatment of malaria. : ATABRINE
15. Split. : CLOVEN
16. Source of caviar. : STURGEON
17. Feeblest. : LAMEST
18. Ascertain one's bearings. : ORIENT
19. Italian man's name. : ROBERTO
20. High note in "The Star-Spangled Banner." : FREE
21. Chief. : HEAD
23. Island in Netherland Indies. : BALI
24. Great expert: Slang. : ONER
25. Hurl missiles. : PELT
26. Type of roll. : BAGEL
27. Part of our defense. : USN
28. Adriatic north wind. : BORA
29. Adjourn for a short time. : RECESS
30. Pedestrian's lane. : CROSSWALK
32. Outcast. : PARIAH
35. Part of a plane. : TAIL
36. Boy Scouts' group: Abbr. : BSA
39. Hebrew measures. : OMERS
40. Boreas or Zephyr. : WIND
41. Commander in Chief of 1918. : FOCH
42. Soft soapy mineral. : TALC
43. Night: Comb. form. : NOCT
44. Inter ___ (among other things): Lat. : ALIA
45. Blue-green cheese from England. : STILTON
47. Limestone of fish-egg appearance. : OOLITE
50. Take a header: 2 wds. : DIVEIN
51. Fireplace trappings. : ANDIRONS
53. Lake near Naples. : AVERNO
54. Act of mercy. : CLEMENCY
55. Untidy. : MESSY
56. Mr. Rochester's Jane. : EYRE
57. But: Latin. : SED
Down
1. Acquires. : HAS
2. Continues as tenant under a new landlord. : ATTORNS
3. Miss Connolly of tennis. : MAUREEN
4. Insist. : URGE
5. ___ Shan, mountain chain in China. : TIEN
6. Belonging to someone else. : ANOTHERS
7. Billina, in the Oz books. : HEN
8. Thick plate. : SLAB
9. Gloria Swanson's forte. : COMEBACK
10. Surplus. : OVERAGE
11. Chemists' tools. : PESTLES
12. Catches in a snare. : ENTOILS
14. Favorite pipe. : BRIER
15. Dolt. : CLOD
19. Granary foe. : RAT
20. Succès ___ (tremendous success): Fr. : FOU
22. Flexible. : ELASTIC
25. Christopher Robin's friend. : POOH
26. Shape of many a flower. : BELL
28. Arm: French. : BRAS
29. Foray. : RAID
30. Riders in a six-day bicycle race, for instance. : CIRCLERS
31. Unrestrainedly. : WANTONLY
32. Site of a 1945 agreement. : POTSDAM
33. Loving. : AMATIVE
34. Experiences anew. : RELIVES
36. Mother and son in Congress. : BOLTONS
37. Astronomy, for example. : SCIENCE
38. Eureka! : AHA
40. Conquered. : WON
41. Laissez ___. : FAIRE
43. Admonition to a toddler. : NONO
46. Minute. : TINY
48. River on Polish-German border. : ODER
49. Citrus fruit. : LIME
51. First-rate: Colloq. : ACE
52. Man's nickname. : SYD

Answer summary: 11 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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