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New York Times, Friday, April 30, 1954

Author: Anthony Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,767
Across Down
1. Old gold coin. : DUCAT
6. Luna ___. : MOTH
10. Favorites. : PETS
14. City in Portugal. : EVORA
15. Wind instrument. : OBOE
16. Inspiration. : IDEA
17. Command to Rover. : FETCH
18. Soup makings for a gourmet. : TERRAPINS
20. Use a hand shuttle. : TAT
21. Part of an old calendar. : IDES
23. Northern Spies. : APPLES
24. Country places. : ESTATES
27. Reverence. : PIETY
28. Brooches. : BARPINS
30. English river. : AVON
32. The men in blue: Slang. : UMPS
33. High school emblem. : CLASSPIN
37. 2,001. : MMI
38. Confection. : PRALINE
41. Two words of agreement. : IDO
42. Petty irritation. : PINPRICK
44. Shortly. : ANON
45. "Last Days of Pompeii" heroine. : IONE
46. Leaflet of a plant. : PINNULE
49. Miss O'Brien-Moore and others. : ERINS
52. Change in an organization. : SHAKEUP
54. Desk item. : PENCIL
56. Is under obligation. : OWES
57. Devotees of 34 Down. : GIS
60. Household necessity. : SAFETYPIN
62. Motto for the office wall. : THINK
64. German river. : ODER
65. Elevation. : RISE
66. City in SE Spain. : LORCA
67. Seas: French. : MERS
68. Pay up. : ANTE
69. Brilliancy. : ECLAT
1. Expert. : DEFT
2. Part of the eye. : UVEA
3. Split fastener. : COTTERPIN
4. Curve. : ARC
5. Where Gauguin painted. : TAHITI
6. Choral compositions. : MOTETS
7. Pinguid. : OBESE
8. Pinnacle. : TOR
9. Olympian goddess. : HERA
10. See 23 Across. : PIPPINS
11. Roman official. : EDILE
12. Maxim. : TENET
13. Pert: Colloq. : SASSY
19. Place opposite. : APPOSE
22. The late Mr. McGrew. : DAN
25. Shore Patrols: Abbr. : SPS
26. Salt: Comb. form. : SALI
28. Motoring hazard. : BUMP
29. Genus of herbs. : AMMI
31. Truck. : VAN
33. Office worker: Abbr. : CLK
34. Mural decoration. : PINUPGIRL
35. Public favorite. : IDOL
36. Zero. : NONE
38. A toast. : PROSIT
39. Japanese measure. : RIN
40. Experts. : ACES
43. Holding tool. : PINCERS
44. Babylonian god. : ANU
46. Enemy of the Cheyenne. : PAWNEE
47. Famous nickname. : IKE
48. Cuddle. : NESTLE
49. ___ Downs. : EPSOM
50. Aptly named English novelist. : READE
51. Conclude. : INFER
53. Lift. : HOIST
55. Constellation resembling a harp. : LYRA
58. Indian empire of 1500. : INCA
59. Card game. : SKAT
61. Hold down. : PIN
63. Ad ___. : HOC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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