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New York Times, Friday, January 8, 1954

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 257 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,655
Across Down
1. Crusader's enemy. : SARACEN
8. First, second, high. : SPEEDS
14. Interpretation of the Scriptures. : ANAGOGE
15. A mineral. : URALITE
17. Important North American waterway. : STLAWRENCERIVER
19. Have: Scot. : HAE
20. Chooses. : SELECTS
21. Common contraction. : IVE
22. Silkworm. : ERI
23. City dating from 2800 B.C. : TYRE
24. Month: Abbr. : DEC
25. Painter of ballet dancers. : DEGAS
28. V.F.W. member. : VET
30. "In God We Trust" is on it. : CENT
31. He wrote "In the Wet." : SHUTE
33. Eight Kings of England. : EDWARDS
35. Duration. : TERM
37. Respectful title in Africa. : SIDI
38. Keeps in stock. : CARRIES
41. Greek letter. : GAMMA
44. Die-hard. : TORY
45. Canary fancier. : CAT
46. Humane feeling. : HEART
48. Rodent. : RAT
49. Praise highly: Colloq. : TOUT
52. Aunt: Spanish. : TIA
53. American ship: Abbr. : USS
54. Ancient Italians. : SABINES
57. Plural suffixes. : IES
58. They are not "rugged individualists." : STATESOCIALISTS
61. Supporting column in form of a man's figure. : TELAMON
62. Major seaport of the Adriatic. : TRIESTE
63. Historic horseman. : REVERE
64. Take from law court records. : ESTREAT
1. Most windows are. : SASHED
2. Large red star. : ANTARES
3. Governor Umstead's capital. : RALEIGH
4. Turkish title. : AGA
5. Suppliers to the food industry. : COWS
6. White plume. : EGRET
7. Senator Kilgore's colleague. : NEELY
8. Follows. : SUCCEEDS
9. Past tense: Abbr. : PRET
10. " . . . lend me your ___." : EARS
11. New Haven student. : ELI
12. Shared. : DIVIDED
13. The Met's Carmen. : STEVENS
16. Upright. : ERECT
18. Coolness in danger. : NERVE
26. Idol of screen and TV. : AUTRY
27. Noun suffix. : STER
29. Part of a tree. : TWIG
30. Mickey Spillane's subject. : CRIME
32. Composer Coates. : ERIC
34. Lamech's wife. : ADAH
36. Something for soup making. : MEATBONE
38. Amusement railway, roller ___. : COASTER
39. Event at a gallery. : ARTSALE
40. Impassive person. : STOIC
42. French painter and sculptor. : MATISSE
43. Short song. : ARIETTA
44. Faith. : TRUST
47. Steel armor splint: Var. : TASSET
50. Bring together. : UNITE
51. Briny drops. : TEARS
54. Dotted, as with stars: Heraldry. : SEME
55. Ancient instrument. : ASOR
56. Pocket opening. : SLIT
59. Hebrew letter. : TAV
60. Noun suffix. : IER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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