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New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,996

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Students & seniors
Across
1
Exercise for the younger set. : SEESAW
7
Giant outfielder. : IRVIN
12
Shut out. : RUNLESS
13
Every football team has one. : TRAINER
15
Release. : UNCLASP
16
Prepare to return, in tennis. : RECEIVE
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Relative: Abbr. : BRO
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Travel route. : SEALANE
20
Race track hint. : TIP
21
Something for the watchers. : BIRD
23
Former name of Connie Mack Stadium. : SHIBE
24
Track event. : MILE
25
Fencers use them. : EPEES
27
Born. : NEE
28
Play for time: Slang. : STALL
29
Have a quiet time. : RESTUP
31
Grows in all directions. : RAMBLES
33
Mrs. Haymes. : RITA
35
Lime tree. : TEIL
36
Small boy's locomotion. : SCOOTER
39
Writes or tells with bias. : SLANTS
43
Reynolds of the Yankees. : ALLIE
44
Four quarts: Abbr. : GAL
47
Accustom. : ENURE
48
Fishing necessity. : BAIT
49
Special cigarette. : CUBEB
51
Fill overfull. : CRAM
52
Waterway: Abbr. : RIV
53
Symbols of harvest. : SHEAVES
55
Small taste. : SIP
56
Issuer. : EMITTER
58
Cotton fabric. : ETAMINE
60
Soothsayer. : SEERESS
61
Owner of a sugar mill. : REFINER
62
Sheds rain water. : DRIPS
63
Winter vehicle. : SLEDGE
Down
1
Fully developed on tree. : SUNRIPE
2
Repetitions. : ENCORES
3
Wing. : ELL
4
Yacht racer's milieu. : SEAS
5
Longears. : ASSES
6
Signature of the Braves' southpaw. : WSPAHN
7
Actress Dunne. : IRENE
8
Track event. : RACE
9
Compete. : VIE
10
First. : INITIAL
11
Mr. Chamberlain. : NEVILLE
12
Pitcher's mound. : RUBBER
13
Outdoor singles champion, 1953. : TRABERT
14
Causes disgust. : REPELS
19
Author of "In the Cause of Peace." : LIE
22
Home of the football Lions. : DETROIT
24
Climb for Maurice Herzog. : MTBLANC
26
Set of related things. : SUITE
28
Victor's expression. : SMILE
30
Private (soldier): Abbr. : PTE
32
Stevenson. : AES
34
Umpire disputers. : ARGUERS
36
Speed-of-sound planes. : SABRES
37
Maintained. : CLAIMED
38
Old Vic star. : OLIVIER
40
"A Career With a Future." : NURSING
41
Baseball rookie. : TRAINEE
42
Part of the U. S. M. C. motto. : SEMPER
45
Arab's garment. : ABA
46
Bars. : LEVERS
49
Larry Evans' game. : CHESS
50
Pepper plant. : BETEL
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Glissade. : STEP
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Umpire's decision. : SAFE
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Numerical prefix. : TRI
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Among. : MID

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

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