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New York Times, Wednesday, February 17, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
David Steinberg notes:

Original 46-Across clue had comma after "Morgan"; deleted it.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,695

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Dweller in Catfish Row. : BESS
5. Susan Hayward portrayed her. : JANEFROMAN
15. Miss Cinders. : ELLA
16. Make better. : AMELIORATE
17. Adjoin. : ABUT
18. Recent visitor to Russia. : PERLEMESTA
19. Rocky and family. : MARCIANOS
21. Chief god of Assyria. : ASHUR
22. Four inches. : HAND
23. Perch. : SIT
24. Tremulous. : ASPEN
27. Heroes of science fiction. : SPACEMEN
32. Roll, as a flag. : FURL
33. Become heated. : BROIL
35. Maine city, settled in 1631. : SACO
36. Three: Comb. form. : TRI
37. Range where Kings Peak is. : UINTA
38. Trigger's rider. : ROY
39. Archaic oath. : EGAD
41. Contemporary of the bustle. : STAYS
42. Wing: French. : AILE
43. Bear in mind. : REMEMBER
45. Floating ice fields. : FLOES
46. Morgan le ___, half-sister of King Arthur. : FAY
47. Partners at duplicate. : PAIR
49. Municipal. : CIVIC
52. Road-building machine. : BULLDOZER
57. One-chambered, as Nebraska's Legislature. : UNICAMERAL
59. Make an estimate of (with "up"). : SIZE
60. Like a network. : RETICULATE
61. Girl's name. : ENID
62. Carry Nation, for example. : TEETOTALER
63. Cpl., sgt., etc. : NCOS
Down
1. Radio signal. : BEAM
2. Island off Tuscany. : ELBA
3. Aspersion. : SLUR
4. Nickname of famous relief pitcher. : SATCHEL
5. Gen. Hull's HQ. : JAPAN
6. Rectify. : AMEND
7. Husband of Octavia and Poppaea. : NERO
8. Additions to a farmhouse. : ELLS
9. For shame! : FIE
10. Modern Greek. : ROMAIC
11. Matricide of Greek myth. : ORESTES
12. Soft mixture. : MASH
13. Rugged Aleutian island. : ATTU
14. Hard by. : NEAR
20. Scottish man's name. : IAN
23. Parlors: Span. : SALAS
24. In honor of. : AFTER
25. Billow. : SURGE
26. Last King of Troy. : PRIAM
27. Location device for submarines. : SONAR
28. Compassion. : PITY
29. Singer Lanza. : MARIO
30. School: Fr. : ECOLE
31. Contemporary English poet. : NOYES
33. Tall fur hat. : BUSBY
34. Baptism, for instance. : RITE
40. It means "there is lacking," in Latin. : DEFICIT
42. American League home run king, 1953. : ALROSEN
44. Black lemur. : MACACO
45. Wooden pin used in splicing rope. : FID
47. Spot guarded by Campanella. : PLATE
48. To go: French. : ALLER
49. Abrupt in speech. : CURT
50. Arrow poison. : INEE
51. Quickly: Music. : VITE
52. Biblical name. : BELA
53. Magnitogorsk's river. : URAL
54. Coating on galvanized iron. : ZINC
55. Singer Pinza. : EZIO
56. Mao's men. : REDS
58. Theban goddess. : MUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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