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New York Times, Friday, May 21, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,788

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Hornet. : WASP
5. Baby's conversation. : DADA
9. Enemy of Esther. : HAMAN
14. Nerve signal. : ACHE
15. Actor Jannings. : EMIL
16. Mr. Dionne. : OLIVA
17. Famous play (with "The"). : FRONTPAGE
19. Locomotive power. : STEAM
20. Unruly child. : TERROR
21. Attribute of some fiction. : SUSPENSE
23. Conversation piece. : TOPIC
25. Cravings. : THIRSTS
26. Like a billiard ball. : BALD
28. Duct, in anatomy. : VAS
30. Had a bite. : ATE
31. Where: Latin. : UBI
32. Harvest goddess. : CERES
34. I am present: Lat. : ADSUM
38. Clock shaped like a ship. : NEF
39. First, second, etc. : ORDINAL
41. Chinese name. : HSU
42. Forbidding. : STERN
44. Cookies. : SNAPS
45. Companion of "offs." : ONS
46. Strategic Service group. : OSS
48. Self-pride. : EGO
49. Scottish hillside. : BRAE
50. Street cruiser. : TAXICAB
54. Small herring. : SPRAT
56. Too partisan. : ONESIDED
58. Not of the clergy. : LAICAL
61. Lone Ranger's Sancho Panza. : TONTO
62. Hearth. : FIREPLACE
64. Parting word. : ADIEU
65. Cameo stone. : ONYX
66. Dust-bowl refugee. : OKIE
67. A nonsense rimester and a king. : LEARS
68. Black-footed albatross. : GONY
69. Burgundy, garnet, etc. : REDS
Down
1. Blow gently. : WAFT
2. Field. : ACRE
3. "It's a ___ and a gay one." : SHORTLIFE
4. Boy to rival Tom Sawyer. : PENROD
5. Despoiler of others. : DEPRIVER
6. Medical association. : AMA
7. Innuendoes. : DIGS
8. Alaskan islander. : ALEUT
9. Life-saving institutions. : HOSPITALS
10. Made over. : ALTERED
11. Personal aspects. : MIENS
12. Sailor's "Stop!" : AVAST
13. These make news. : NAMES
18. Kind of secret. : TOP
22. Urial sheep. : SHA
24. Never-say-die wags. : CARDS
26. Rolls. : BUNS
27. Further. : ABET
29. Rouen's river. : SEINE
32. Intentional. : CONSCIOUS
33. Nylon mishaps. : SNAGS
35. Part of a fruit dessert. : SHORTCAKE
36. Where Radford was, 1916. : USNA
37. Polyhymnia. : MUSE
40. Dangerous stroke. : APOPLEXY
43. Carouse. : ROISTER
47. Downcast. : SAD
49. Depositor of surety money. : BAILOR
50. Utter. : TOTAL
51. Positive pole. : ANODE
52. City near Dayton, Ohio. : XENIA
53. Render obscure. : BEFOG
55. Knock. : RAP
57. Dreadful: Comb. form. : DINO
59. Tart. : ACID
60. Dregs. : LEES
63. Rembrandt van ___. : RYN

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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