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New York Times, Wednesday, April 21, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 48-Across clue had "Ante-freezer"; changed this to "Anti-freezer."

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,758
Across
1
More violent. : FIERCER
8
Nickname of a character in "Battle Cry." : SEABAGS
15
Gov. Craig's state. : INDIANA
16
Republic in the Pyrenees, pop. 6,000. : ANDORRA
17
Army Chief of staff. : RIDGWAY
18
Where Dienbienphu is. : VIETNAM
19
Yucatan Indian. : MAYA
20
Manners and customs. : MORES
22
Hearth and fireside. : HOME
23
Lorna of Exmoor. : DOONE
25
New Guinea seaport. : LAE
27
Still sweet. : UNSOUR
30
Facial distinctions of John L. Lewis. : EYEBROWS
35
Devoid of pity. : REMORSELESS
37
Town on the Niger, French Sudan. : GAO
38
Devout approvals. : AMENS
39
Garnet. : RED
40
Gasoline additive. : ETHYL
42
Grassy field. : LEA
43
Items about a log-cabin boy. : LINCOLNIANA
46
Soft silk lining fabric. : SARCENET
48
Anti-freezer workers. : ICEMEN
49
Art: Latin. : ARS
50
Place for a dropper. : EAVES
52
Hat fabric. : FELT
55
Water: Comb. form. : HYDRO
57
Mozart's "___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
61
Robert Taylor role. : IVANHOE
63
Swept the house. : BROOMED
65
Mediterranean coastal strip. : RIVIERA
66
Queeg's daily status. : ONTRIAL
67
Back ___. : SLAPPER
68
Flowerlike ornament. : ROSETTE
Down
1
Business concern. : FIRM
2
Dolphin of the Amazon. : INIA
3
Nelson of the operettas. : EDDY
4
Lively dance for two. : RIGADOON
5
Bird's call. : CAW
6
Charms. : ENAMORS
7
Acetate fabric. : RAYON
8
Redeem. : SAVE
9
Places on an Elba, for example. : ENISLES
10
Author from 15 Across. : ADE
11
Nuisance. : BOTHER
12
Creator of the "Whoops Sisters." : ARNO
13
Metric weight. : GRAM
14
Identical. : SAME
21
Back in office. : REELECTED
24
Author of "The Greatest Book Ever Written." : OURSLER
26
Possible truancy. : ABSENCE
27
Eurasian mountains. : URALS
28
Valley of Hercules' lion. : NEMEA
29
Political slander. : SMEAR
31
Tokyo before 1868. : YEDO
32
Early Irish alphabet. : OGHAM
33
Sen. Morse. : WAYNE
34
Gannet. : SOLAN
36
Sea bird. : ERNE
41
Cause of extra innings. : TIESCORE
44
Toward the land. : INSHORE
45
City of Leghorn: Ital. name. : LIVORNO
47
Feline tidbit. : CATNIP
51
Shaded retreat. : ARBOR
52
Balsams. : FIRS
53
Malignity. : EVIL
54
Destroyer of Pompeii. : LAVA
56
Candle on a cake. : YEAR
58
Skip over. : OMIT
59
Style in the saddle. : SEAT
60
Waiting for work. : IDLE
62
Informed: Slang. : HEP
64
Officers' prep school, for short. : OTS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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