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New York Times, Wednesday, February 3, 1954

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,681
Across Down
1. Cut of beef. : FLANK
6. Newsman's quest: Colloq. : PHOTOS
12. Exemplar. : PARAGON
14. Screen actress. : LUPINO
15. Alligator pear. : AVOCADO
16. Tree-lined promenade. : ALAMEDA
18. Air flight record. : LOG
19. Merganser or motmot. : SAWBILL
21. Booby: Slang. : SAP
22. Bough. : LIMB
24. Shortening. : LARD
25. Baseball park in Philadelphia. : SHIBE
27. Playground for the Nautilus. : OCEAN
29. Young woman. : LASS
31. Jewish month. : ADAR
32. Ready for leasing. : RENTABLE
34. Proprietors. : OWNERS
36. Biblical prophet. : AMOS
37. Turnpike. : ROAD
38. Road covering. : GRAVEL
41. Not in fashion. : OUTMODED
45. Gypsy lady. : RANI
46. Silent. : DUMB
48. Prize money. : PURSE
49. Miss Kett and others. : ETTAS
51. Lush meadows. : LEAS
53. Playful farewell. : TATA
54. Where Shaef was. : ETO
55. Familiar patron saint. : PATRICK
58. Money in Tokyo. : YEN
59. 10th word of U. S. Marine hymn. : TRIPOLI
61. Whiffenpoofs. : YALEMEN
63. Biblical giants. : ANAKIM
64. Where Wilson Dam is. : ALABAMA
65. Spanish coin. : PESETA
66. Member to fit a mortise. : TENON
1. U. S. Navy's underwater adventurers. : FROGMEN
2. Ingredient of japan. : LAC
3. Mohammedan officers. : AGAS
4. Of a knot. : NODAL
5. Wise guys. : KNOWALLS
6. Clan symbols. : PLAIDS
7. "Father of the United Nations." : HULL
8. Precious stones. : OPALS
9. Man's nickname. : TIM
10. Clear the way! : ONESIDE
11. Drugstore adjunct. : SODABAR
12. Colorlessness. : PALLOR
13. What Moses heard on Sinai. : AVOICE
17. Copyists. : APERS
20. Heather-grown slope. : BRAE
23. Former name of Jakarta. : BATAVIA
26. Hobo's delight. : HANDOUT
28. Noted person. : NAME
30. Housewife's woe. : SOOT
33. Prominent and clear. : BOLD
35. Common American eider. : WAMP
37. Quatrains. : RUBAIYAT
38. Welcome. : GREET
39. Hopeless situation. : RATTRAP
40. M. Pinay. : ANTOINE
41. Hebrew measure. : OMER
42. Teamster. : DRAYMAN
43. Respect. : ESTEEM
44. Actress Durbin. : DEANNA
47. ___ Thule. : ULTIMA
50. Wheel part. : SPOKE
52. Balance. : SCALE
56. Roosted. : ALIT
57. The third K. : KLAN
60. Foot movement in choreography. : PAS
62. Nigerian tribe. : EBO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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