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New York Times, Thursday, May 6, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Char-a-___. : BANC
5. Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
10. Cloak for a señorita. : CAPA
14. Robert ___. : ELEE
15. Leonardo da ___. : VINCI
16. Declare. : AVER
17. Nothing: Fr. : RIEN
18. Put into action. : EXERT
19. Security hazard. : LEAK
20. Irish-born actress. : GARSON
22. Interruptions in progress. : SETBACKS
24. Ignoramuses. : DOLTS
26. Native of Nish. : SERB
27. Of a style of English architecture. : GEORGIAN
30. Spanish police officer. : RURALE
34. Inexperienced. : RAW
35. For this special purpose: Lat. phrase. : ADHOC
37. N. Y. political symbol. : TIGER
38. City in Hungary. : EGER
40. Duck. : EIDER
42. Cultivated lands: Lat. : AGRI
43. "Lady of the Lake." : ELLEN
45. Ol' Man River's cargo. : BALES
47. Fish delicacy. : ROE
48. Depended. : RELIED
50. Languid. : LISTLESS
52. 2½ inches. : NAIL
54. Mountain range in No. Africa. : ATLAS
55. Protective device on an escalator. : HANDRAIL
59. Deprivations. : LOSSES
62. Tropical tree. : EBOE
63. Unaffected. : NAIVE
65. What to call a king. : SIRE
66. "Oh, give me a ___ . . . " : HOME
67. Mrs. Lindbergh and others. : ANNES
68. Nydia's rival. : IONE
69. Petitioner. : SUER
70. Wise men. : SAGES
71. City of Judah. : ENAM
Down
1. Mass of ice. : BERG
2. Inter ___. : ALIA
3. Good-for-nothing. : NEERDOWELL
4. Official with power to suppress. : CENSOR
5. "All things come home at ___." : EVENTIDE
6. Fifty-nine. : LIX
7. Spanish girl's name. : INES
8. Rival of Capt. Absolute. : ACRES
9. Mother's helper. : SITTER
10. The "toe" of Italy's boot. : CALABRIA
11. With: French. : AVEC
12. McKinley or Logan. : PEAK
13. Flatboats. : ARKS
21. Former Queen of Greece. : OLGA
23. Champagne adjective, very dry. : BRUT
25. European in India. : SAHIB
27. First name of 20 Across. : GREER
28. Colonel's insigne. : EAGLE
29. Knotlike. : NODAL
31. Unprovoked attack. : AGGRESSION
32. Dodecanese island. : LEROS
33. Enemies of the Mohawks. : ERIES
36. Rosalind's cousin. : CELIA
39. Donner and Blitzen. : REINDEER
41. Discontented. : RESTLESS
44. Skinflinty. : NEAR
46. Town near Caen. : STLO
49. Girls named after a goddess. : DIANAS
51. "I Love a ___." : LASSIE
53. Tropical vine. : LIANA
55. Sounds of inquiry. : HEHS
56. Oriental name. : ABOU
57. "Caro ___," from Rigoletto. : NOME
58. Cod's relative. : LING
60. Soprano Berger. : ERNA
61. Appear. : SEEM
64. Symbolic letter. : VEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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