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New York Times, Tuesday, February 16, 1954

Author: Ralph Anderson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Ralph Anderson has 19 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,694
Across Down
1. Hot Springs, Mineral Wells, etc. : SPAS
5. Island near Java. : BALI
9. Coffee houses. : CAFES
14. Imaginary finishing line. : WIRE
15. Gulf between Arabia and Africa. : ADEN
16. Opposed to cathode. : ANODE
17. Sea bird, order of tube-nosed swimmers. : ALBATROSS
19. Latakia is its seaport. : SYRIA
20. Migratory workman: Slang. : BOOMER
21. New York and San Francisco. : SEAPORTS
23. Naval cadets wear gold ones. : STRIPES
25. Trigon. : TRINE
26. The United States. : LINER
28. Traveler by galley to Britain, 55 B.C. : CAESAR
31. Enjoyed. : LIKED
34. Species of hickory. : PECAN
36. Part of a musical phrase. : TRA
37. Singles. : ONES
38. Book of Hours. : HORAE
39. Levantine ketch. : SAIC
40. Pray: Latin. : ORA
41. True and faithful. : LOYAL
42. Make fast: Naut. : BELAY
43. Fabled marine creature. : MERMAN
45. Where Hercules killed the lion. : NEMEA
47. Beaches. : SANDS
49. 8½-mi.-long harbor in Northern Ireland. : BELFAST
53. B. S. A. member. : SEASCOUT
56. Ship of 1850. : SLAVER
57. Money bag. : PURSE
58. Adm. Rickover's concern. : SUBMARINE
60. Goader. : URGER
61. Nautical term. : ALEE
62. Royal Italian name. : ESTE
63. Gary Cooper's "pixilated" role. : DEEDS
64. Narrow. : NEAR
65. Course. : ROAD
1. Lubbers. : SWABS
2. King of the harbor. : PILOT
3. Where grapes grow. : ARBOR
4. Lengths of minutes of the earth's great circle. : SEAMILES
5. Unproductive. : BARREN
6. Fuss. : ADO
7. Not so much. : LESS
8. Small map within a larger one. : INSET
9. Sea, 92 ft. below ocean level. : CASPIAN
10. You or I. : ANYONE
11. Carrier under construction. : FORRESTAL
12. Correct manuscript. : EDIT
13. Freedom of the ___. : SEAS
18. Lukewarm. : TEPID
22. Alms boxes. : ARCAE
24. Former native soldier of India. : SEPOY
27. Published again. : RERAN
29. Part of an opera. : ARIA
30. Spirited. : RACY
31. Appear as on the horizon. : LOOM
32. Concerning: Latin. : INRE
33. She sank the Alabama in 1864. : KEARSARGE
35. Chief spy in Canaan. : CALEB
38. John Wayne movie. : HONDO
39. McGinty, for instance. : SEAFARER
41. Light cavalry soldiers. : LANCERS
42. Mrs. Spewack. : BELLA
44. Assembled. : MASSED
46. Famous name in hypnotism. : MESMER
48. Girl's name. : SUSAN
50. Dispatch boat. : AVISO
51. Maiden in Wagner's "Flying Dutchman." : SENTA
52. Cornered, as a raccoon. : TREED
53. Weeding tool. : SPUD
54. River into the Seine. : EURE
55. Bulrush. : TULE
59. Girl's nickname. : BEA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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