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New York Times, Thursday, February 18, 1954

Author: Jack Chaikin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,696
Across Down
1. Closed. : SHUT
5. Opposite of 1 Across: Poet. : OPED
9. Relative of the canvasback. : SCAUP
14. Seasonal meteorological affliction. : HURRICANE
16. "___ coffee . . . " : ILIKE
17. Heir apparent. : OLDESTSON
18. U. S. M. A. student. : CADET
19. Greek letter. : TAU
20. Renter. : LESSEE
22. Nautical initials. : USSS
23. Man's name in an expression. : PETE
24. Prank. : DIDO
26. Horrified. : AGHAST
29. Is remiss. : NEGLECTS
33. Chinese man's name. : CHOU
34. Nail polish. : ENAMEL
36. Three letters of debt. : IOU
37. Shed: Brit. sp. : MOULT
39. Weapon. : ARM
40. Disburse. : SPEND
42. Letter. : ESS
43. Government department. : BUREAU
46. Diminutive of a girl's name. : ETTA
47. Ocean liner V. I. P.'s. : STEWARDS
49. "If music be the food of love, ___." : PLAYON
51. Sea: Latin. : MARE
52. Winged. : ALAR
53. Bubble. : BEAD
55. Business sycophant. : YESMAN
58. "___ and Hers." : HIS
61. Notwithstanding. : ASIDE
63. Quailing. : BLENCHING
65. Soup server. : LADLE
66. Former federal council of the German Empire. : BUNDESRAT
67. One in reverie. : MUSER
68. Places. : SETS
69. Hardy character. : TESS
1. Sequence on movie film. : SHOT
2. Hawaiian specialty. : HULA
3. Pakistan's language. : URDU
4. Town: Prefix. : TRE
5. Chamber ensemble. : OCTETTE
6. Out of date. : PASSE
7. Biblical character. : ENOS
8. Sandy tract by the sea. : DENE
9. Thus: Latin. : SIC
10. Actor Rains. : CLAUDE
11. Travelers' ___. : AIDSOCIETY
12. Music-makers. : UKES
13. Favorites. : PETS
15. Paradisical bits of land. : ISLES
21. Verge. : EDGE
23. Frederika's spouse. : PAUL
25. Troubles. : ILLS
26. Culminations. : ACMES
27. Banquo at the banquet. : GHOST
28. ___ knee. : HOUSEMAIDS
29. Nostrils. : NARES
30. Ill-fated Flaubert heroine. : EMMA
31. Lone Ranger's pal. : TONTO
32. Where Khartum is. : SUDAN
35. Fragrant ointment. : NARD
38. Shaped metal beam. : TBAR
41. Alligator ___. : PEAR
44. Prominent chemist. : UREY
45. High regions. : UPLANDS
48. Duck's walk. : WADDLE
50. Jousting weapon. : LANCE
52. Catkin. : AMENT
53. Anything soothing. : BALM
54. Jacob's twin. : ESAU
56. Recedes. : EBBS
57. Twist. : SLUE
58. Engage. : HIRE
59. Miss Claire and others. : INAS
60. Non-coms. : SGTS
62. Always: Poet. : EER
64. Semi-retired V. I. P. : HST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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