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New York Times, Wednesday, May 19, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Piece of wood. : SLAT
5. Seaport in Israel. : JAFFA
10. Wedding ___. : CAKE
14. German mister. : HERR
15. Violently. : AMAIN
16. Man's name. : ALEX
17. One's own: Comb. form. : IDIO
18. A Yankee. : BERRA
19. Small tractor for towing canal boats. : MULE
20. Location of the big telescope. : PALOMAR
22. Provides scantily. : SCRIMPS
24. What 40 Down is usually under. : PAR
25. Place for tired feet. : STOOL
26. Popular pianist on TV. : LIBERACE
30. Hose. : NYLONS
34. On the lookout. : ALERT
35. Overcame. : AWED
37. Kind of exam. : ORAL
38. Massachusetts specialty. : COD
39. To the extent that. : ASFARAS
42. Stir. : ADO
43. "Well, hardly ___." : EVER
45. Air: Comb. form. : AERI
46. Girl at the K-K-K-Kitchen door. : KATIE
48. Heat up again. : REWARM
50. Lincoln and Douglas, for instance. : DEBATERS
52. Endures. : LASTS
54. Broke fast. : ATE
55. Famous first name in movies. : MARLENE
58. Bishop. : PRELATE
62. Jai ___. : ALAI
63. Young conger. : ELVER
65. Symbol of strength. : IRON
66. Symbol of servitude. : YOKE
67. Equally. : ALIKE
68. Old English oath. : EGAD
69. Uncloses: Poet. : OPES
70. Bewildered. : DAZED
71. Fisherman's pride. : RODS
Down
1. Freighter. : SHIP
2. Mythical mother of two eggs. : LEDA
3. Part of a seed. : ARIL
4. Canadian mountie. : TROOPER
5. American ace. : JABARA
6. U. S. A.: Abbr. : AMER
7. Considerably. : FAR
8. Primary. : FIRST
9. Montana copper town. : ANACONDA
10. Guareschi's Don. : CAMILLO
11. Potash ___. : ALUM
12. Source of iodine. : KELP
13. Crosses. : EXES
21. Von Flotow opera. : MARTA
23. "Campy" of the Dodgers. : ROY
25. "___ Folly" (Alaska). : SEWARDS
26. Shoestring. : LACER
27. "___ Lucy." : ILOVE
28. Moisten. : BEDEW
29. Bistro. : CAFE
31. Sound off. : ORATE
32. The depths. : NADIR
33. Wild plums. : SLOES
36. Where to catch a cisco. : ERIE
40. Winner of the Masters. : SAMSNEAD
41. Salt-water fish. : SKATE
44. Tennis exchanges. : RALLIES
47. Rodolfo's lodging. : ATELIER
49. Girl's name. : RAE
51. Vetoed. : BARRED
53. "I cannot ___ lie." : TELLA
55. County in Connaught. : MAYO
56. Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
57. Hogarth engraved his progress. : RAKE
58. Lapdog. : PEKE
59. Jason's ship. : ARGO
60. Hopper. : TOAD
61. Objects. : ENDS
64. Namely. : VIZ

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later.

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