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New York Times, Tuesday, June 1, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Early musical instrument. : HARP
5. Travels without plan. : ROAMS
10. Butter's rival. : OLEO
14. Exchange premium. : AGIO
15. One's ordinary course. : ORBIT
16. Cordelia's father. : LEAR
17. "And ___ day in June?" : WHATISSORAREASA
20. French chef's mixture of greens. : SALADE
21. Deprive. : BEREAVE
22. Variety. : TYPE
24. River in Belgium. : SENNE
25. Wheedlers. : CAJOLERS
29. Fiat. : EDICT
32. Babylonian god of the sky. : ANU
33. Summer ermines. : STOATS
36. To be: French. : ETRE
37. Opera impresario. : BING
39. Meat jelly. : ASPIC
40. Relative of a pinto. : ROAN
41. Hebrew measure. : OMER
42. Sierra and Monte. : LEONES
44. One: Spanish. : UNO
45. House appropriations chief. : TABER
47. Fraudulent voter. : REPEATER
49. French man's name. : RAOUL
52. Move. : STIR
53. Things to eat: Dial. : VITTLES
55. Captivate. : ENAMOR
59. News for the society page. : WEDDINGCEREMONY
61. Virginia willow. : ITEA
62. Chalcedony. : AGATE
63. Piece of news. : ITEM
64. Inquisitive: Colloq. : NOSY
65. Ecclesiastical council. : SYNOD
66. Dried up: Poet. : SERE
Down
1. Companions of hums. : HAWS
2. Turkish title. : AGHA
3. Silver coin of Iran. : RIAL
4. Staple food. : POTATO
5. Symbol of the flower girl. : ROSEPETAL
6. Companions of "eithers." : ORS
7. Nodding. : ABOB
8. Bogs down. : MIRES
9. Take a good look. : STARE
10. Flowering shrub. : OLEANDER
11. What some brides do with "Obey." : LEAVEITOUT
12. Affluence. : EASE
13. Pray: Latin. : ORA
18. Pastoral verses. : IDYLS
19. President Coty. : RENE
23. Worn away. : EROSE
25. Middle name of our U. N. Ambassador. : CABOT
26. Soul. : ANIMA
27. Members of the weddings. : JUNEBRIDES
28. Flavor. : SAPOR
30. Whooping ___. : CRANE
31. Richard Tucker, for instance. : TENOR
34. Prongs. : TINES
35. Invested with royal authority. : SCEPTERED
38. Vincent Youmans song. : GREATDAY
43. Rouen's river. : SEINE
46. Roasted: French. : ROTI
48. One of the Musketeers. : ARAMIS
50. Arm bones. : ULNAS
51. Describing a colt. : LEGGY
53. Forbid. : VETO
54. Recite metrically. : SCAN
56. Speck of dust. : MOTE
57. Outstanding person: Slang. : ONER
58. The surface of water: Nautical. : RYME
59. Take the cake. : WIN
60. World War II area. : ETO

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

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