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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.
PS 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 Down
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
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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