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New York Times, Thursday, January 7, 1954

Author:
Natalie Hankemeyer
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { B F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,654
Across
1. Rules of conduct. : CODE
5. National character. : ETHOS
10. Booby ___. : TRAP
14. Frankfurt's river. : ODER
15. Source of annoyance. : TRIAL
16. Baltic gulf. : RIGA
17. Poet famous for heroic couplets. : POPE
18. Popular form of fiction. : HISTORICAL
20. Metrical scheme of "Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater." : TROCHEES
22. Makers of martial music. : PIPERS
23. Theatre folk. : STARS
24. Not counterfeit. : REAL
25. "Valse ___." : TRISTE
27. Current college exams. : MIDTERMS
31. Ten-gallon item. : HAT
32. Chicago Bears' owner. : HALAS
34. Massachusetts city. : ATHOL
35. Japanese herbs. : UDOS
37. Musical instruments. : LUTES
39. Antitoxins. : SERA
40. Bogs down. : MIRES
42. Actor Romero. : CESAR
44. Add (with "up"). : TOT
45. Not C. O. D. : POSTPAID
47. Antithesis of peaches. : LEMONS
49. Eucalyptus. : TREE
50. Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
51. Of part of the soft palate. : UVULAR
54. Limit. : RESTRICT
57. Hitler's philosophy. : MILITARISM
59. Tree genus. : ACER
60. Quaker colonist. : PENN
61. Aunt: French. : TANTE
62. Ship's path. : LANE
63. Burglar's loot. : SWAG
64. Urge or incite. : EGGON
65. Destroy. : SLAY
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1. Egyptian. : COPT
2. Bouquet. : ODOR
3. People with money in the bank. : DEPOSITORS
4. Constructs. : ERECTS
5. Heavenly. : ETHEREAL
6. Melts with ("out"). : TRIES
7. Radiator's song. : HISS
8. Cereal grain. : OAT
9. Describing a roof. : SLOPED
10. Three of a kind. : TRIPLETS
11. Staple food. : RICE
12. Herbert ___, historian. : AGAR
13. Good friends. : PALS
19. Cowboy's rope. : RIATA
21. "What ___ God wrought." : HATH
24. Ascends. : RISES
25. Whack. : THUMP
26. Wireless. : RADIO
27. Wed. : MATED
28. Describing a question used for effect. : RHETORICAL
29. Member of the "unintelligentsia." : MORON
30. Wood strips. : SLATS
33. Heroine of "Tale of Two Cities." : LUCIE
36. Solving. : SETTLING
38. TV announcers. : SALESMEN
41. Little fish. : SPRAT
43. Rodolfo's problem, "La Boheme," Act 1. : RENT
46. Expose to air. : AERATE
48. Principles of conduct. : MORALS
50. A sixth: Italian. : SESTO
51. Monarchs of baseball. : UMPS
52. Opinion. : VIEW
53. Arm bone. : ULNA
54. Where to toss one's hat. : RING
55. Roman mid-day meal. : CENA
56. Three-spot. : TREY
58. A very old dress. : RAG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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