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New York Times, Thursday, October 7, 1954

Author: David L. Corbin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F H K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,927
Across Down
1. Calaboose. : JAIL
5. Crucial point. : CRUX
9. Full to overflowing. : ABRIM
14. First word of the "Aeneid." : ARMA
15. Port. : WINE
16. Tropical vine. : LIANA
17. Fifty years hence. : MMIV
18. Principal agent or motive. : MAINSPRING
20. "Peter, Peter, pumpkin ___." : EATER
22. Angus or Sandy. : SCOT
23. June 6, 1944. : DDAY
24. Amphitheatres. : STADIA
26. Burden. : ONUS
28. It follows zeta. : ETA
29. Other than. : BUT
30. Snarl. : GNAR
32. Companion of flint and steel. : TINDER
34. Yard. : AREA
36. Part of a small apartment. : DINETTE
38. Polite reply. : YESMAAM
40. Describing certain eyes. : DEEPSET
44. Pillow. : BOLSTER
46. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
47. Street urchins : GAMINS
50. Firsts. : ONES
52. "Ay, there's the ___." : RUB
53. Eastern name. : ALI
54. Enough: Poet. : ENOW
56. Entertain. : REGALE
58. Furnish. : LEND
60. Mediterranean island. : ELBA
62. Band leader. : CUGAT
63. Summer jaunts. : EXCURSIONS
66. Canadian province: Abbr. : ALTA
67. Possible subject for nepotism. : NIECE
68. Go: Latin. : VADE
69. Mere nothing, in France. : RIEN
70. Valuable thing. : ASSET
71. On tiptoe. : ATIP
72. Bed or bunk, in Limehouse. : DOSS
1. Body of water in NE Canada. : JAMESBAY
2. Part of a dynamo. : ARMATURE
3. Takes off. : IMITATES
4. Washed. : LAVED
5. The Western ___, between Nuptse and Everest. : CWM
6. Spanish inlets. : RIAS
7. Figure in British coat of arms. : UNICORN
8. Element in air. : XENON
9. Political party: Abbr. : ALP
10. Capercaillie or towhee. : BIRD
11. Made a foray. : RAIDED
12. Natural. : INNATE
13. Hungarian. : MAGYAR
19. Nervous speaker. : STUTTERER
21. Horse and carriage. : RIG
25. Port in Norway, scene of 1940 fighting. : ANDALSNES
27. Locus. : SITE
31. Intentions. : AIMS
33. Fiber clusters. : NEPS
35. Both: Prefix. : AMBI
37. ___ Musée. : EDEN
39. Superior: Colloq. : AONE
41. Harem. : SERAGLIO
42. Tries to surpass. : EMULATES
43. Neighbors of the Sherpas. : TIBETANS
45. Tug. : TOWBOAT
47. Lead ore. : GALENA
48. Father of Peter the Great. : ALEXIS
49. Chopped preparations. : MINCES
51. Dry. : SEC
55. Father Dionne. : OLIVA
57. Basketball player. : GUARD
59. Leader. : DUCE
61. "The Moon ___," Yum-Yum's song. : ANDI
64. Not active: Abbr. : RET
65. A month: Abbr. : SEP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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