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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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Across
1
Calaboose. : JAIL
5
Crucial point. : CRUX
9
Full to overflowing. : ABRIM
14
First word of the "Aeneid." : ARMA
15
Port. : WINE
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Tropical vine. : LIANA
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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
Down
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
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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
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Chopped preparations. : MINCES
51
Dry. : SEC
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Father Dionne. : OLIVA
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Basketball player. : GUARD
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Leader. : DUCE
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"The Moon ___," Yum-Yum's song. : ANDI
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Not active: Abbr. : RET
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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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