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New York Times, Monday, October 18, 1954

Author:
Jo Bodle
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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Students & seniors
Across
1. The actual facts: Colloq. : SCORE
6. Flat piece of stone. : SLAB
10. Accountants. : CPAS
14. Sacred book of Islam. : KORAN
15. Good Neighbor. : PERU
16. Like a behemoth. : HUGE
17. Passive. : INERT
18. In any degree. : EVER
19. Irish exclamation. : ARRA
20. "Arabia ___." : DESERTA
22. Jerauld Wright's rank. : ADMIRAL
24. Forecasters. : SEERS
26. Eternally: Poet. : EER
27. Lock. : FASTEN
30. Mountain range forming west rim of Death Valley. : PANAMINT
35. Mr. Gershwin. : IRA
36. Important industry. : STEEL
38. Former German coin. : TALER
39. Timber wolf. : LOBO
41. Photographic copies: Colloq. : STATS
43. ___ Scotia. : NOVA
44. Overact. : EMOTE
46. Animal discovered in Belgian Congo in 1900. : OKAPI
48. Lucky number. : VII
49. Viz. Sherlock Holmes. : RATHBONE
51. "The cares that ___ the day . . . " : INFEST
53. Make a faux pas. : ERR
54. Popular shortstop. : REESE
56. Town on the Shannon river. : ATHLONE
60. Sleep. : SLUMBER
64. ___ play. : FOUL
65. Lend assistance. : ABET
67. Wet. : RAINY
68. Shot and shell. : AMMO
69. Ripped. : TORE
70. Girl's nickname. : ELSIE
71. Rivals of Dems. : REPS
72. River in Austria. : ENNS
73. Sealed documents. : DEEDS
Down
1. Slide without turning. : SKID
2. Shape of a dunce cap. : CONE
3. Azurite, bauxite, chromite. : ORES
4. Most excellent. : RAREST
5. Palate tempters. : ENTREES
6. Javelin. : SPEAR
7. Old Testament book: Abbr. : LEV
8. 61.4 sq. mi. for D. C. : AREA
9. Weigh down. : BURDEN
10. Gavel wielder. : CHAIRMAN
11. Feline sound. : PURR
12. City of India. : AGRA
13. Paper stamp. : SEAL
21. "Shall fold their ___ like the Arabs . . . " : TENTS
23. Pemmican. : MEAT
25. Joe Martin. : SPEAKER
27. Keeper of records. : FILER
28. Perfume. : AROMA
29. Footwear. : SABOT
31. Canadian province: Abbr. : ALTA
32. "___ a Parade." : ILOVE
33. Ben in Scotland. : NEVIS
34. Personality factor. : TRAIT
37. College founded in 1400. : ETON
40. Walter Huston, Philip Merrivale, Paul Robeson. : OTHELLOS
42. Glib sales talk. : SPIEL
45. River in Spain. : EBRO
47. Guaranteed. : INSURED
50. Showy. : ORNATE
52. "The ___ of the Species." : FEMALE
55. Kefauver of Tennessee. : ESTES
56. Distant. : AFAR
57. Large book. : TOME
58. The Himalayas, to airmen. : HUMP
59. Dark. : EBON
61. Cold wind from the Swiss Alps. : BISE
62. City in Oklahoma. : ENID
63. Kinds of bread. : RYES
66. Sea bird. : ERN

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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