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New York Times, Monday, December 13, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { H J X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,994

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Football boot. : DROPKICK
9
Candles. : TAPERS
15
A setback. : REVERSAL
16
Charm against evil. : AMULET
17
Willing to follow advice. : AMENABLE
18
Act of stupidity: Fr. : BETISE
19
Contend. : WAR
20
U .S. admiral, Spanish-American War. : SAMPSON
22
Actor's signal. : CUE
23
Snack. : BITE
25
Brief boxing bout. : SETTO
26
Cash drawer. : TILL
27
Indigo plants. : ANILS
29
Beautiful harbor. : RIO
30
Conversationally spiteful. : CATTY
31
Battle Creek specialty. : CEREAL
33
Dish of skewered meats. : CABOB
35
Malenkov's hideaway. : KREMLIN
37
Riotous outbursts. : TUMULTS
41
Island in N. Y. Bay. : ELLIS
43
Environment. : MILIEU
44
Like a cactus. : SPINY
47
Sleuth: Slang. : TEC
49
Pole thrown in Gaelic sport. : CABER
50
A kind of house. : PENT
51
American plan items. : MEALS
53
Movie director Le Clair. : RENE
54
Fortune. : LOT
55
Gunny sacks. : BURLAPS
57
Operated. : RAN
58
Teheran natives. : IRANIS
60
Cinderella's coach, for instance. : EQUIPAGE
62
___ Creed of 325 A. D. : NICENE
63
Comes up, as a submarine. : SURFACES
64
Rag. : TATTER
65
Homesteaders. : SETTLERS
Down
1
Disadvantage. : DRAWBACK
2
One left behind. : REMAINER
3
Weary to excess. : OVERTIRE
4
Ballpoint. : PEN
5
Long-tailed apes. : KRAS
6
Russian log huts. : ISBAS
7
TV reporter Ned ___. : CALMER
8
Pathologically thievish. : KLEPTIC
9
Forbidden. : TABOO
10
So be it! : AMEN
11
Enter a port (with "in"). : PUT
12
Draw forth. : ELICIT
13
Answer to a problem. : RESULT
14
Hard. : STEELY
21
Brown ermine. : STOAT
24
Basic part. : ELEMENT
26
Having a flat surface. : TABULAR
28
Witty remark. : SALLY
30
Adjective for George Gobel. : COMIC
32
Size for Abner. : LIL
34
Inferior: Slang. : BUM
36
Saltpeter. : NITER
38
Music man. : LIBERACE
39
Tomorrow's voter. : TEENAGER
40
Certainty. : SURENESS
42
Without a marine coast. : SEALESS
44
Thin strip of wood. : SPLINT
45
City on the Illinois river. : PEORIA
46
Undamaged. : INTACT
48
Professional cheering squad. : CLAQUE
51
Thoughtful one. : MUSER
52
Last lap effort. : SPURT
55
Climbing stem. : BINE
56
Screen. : SIFT
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Make a profit. : NET
61
Friend. : PAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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