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New York Times, Friday, June 25, 1954

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.63, Missing: { F Q W }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 2-Down clue had "etc"; corrected it to "etc."

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,823
Across
1
Sea food. : SMELTS
7
Elis. : YALEMEN
14
Emulated Stan Musial. : HOMERED
16
Summary. : EPITOME
17
Green arsenate of copper. : ERINITE
18
Exports from Cuba. : HAVANAS
19
Rodent. : RAT
20
Product of Hollywood. : PICTURE
22
Bank item: Abbr. : INT
23
Zoo quarters for bears. : PITS
25
Indispensableness. : NEED
26
Amount of assessment. : RATAL
28
Highest peak of Pyrenees. : ANETO
30
Corn lily. : IXIA
32
Bird's home. : COTE
33
Orchestral composition. : SERENATA
35
Lined with mother-of-pearl. : NACRED
37
Power: Poetic. : PUISSANCE
39
Offer opposition. : RESIST
42
"Ticket" collectors. : SPEEDERS
46
Fair. : EVEN
47
Silk: Italian. : SETA
49
Go to the plate again. : REBAT
50
Poetic form of "is able." : CANST
52
Automobile tool. : JACK
54
Dickens character. : DORA
55
Old Testament Book: Abbr. : ISA
56
Too torrid. : OVERHOT
59
Dress stone. : NIG
60
Of great strength. : TITANIC
62
Scholarly. : ERUDITE
64
Subject of Sir John Hunt's book. : EVEREST
65
Portugal's Premier and dictator since 1932. : SALAZAR
66
Greenish yellows. : RESEDAS
67
Lucky numbers. : SEVENS
Down
1
Tenzing and other Himalayan guides. : SHERPAS
2
Mass of rocks, gravel, sand, etc. on a glacier. : MORAINE
3
Issuer. : EMITTER
4
First name of Idaho's Gov. Jordan. : LEN
5
Junket. : TRIP
6
Begin. : SETIN
7
First name of famous violinist. : YEHUDI
8
S. American armadillo. : APAR
9
Bacon's companion. : LIVER
10
Greek letter. : ETA
11
Take notes on, as a phone call. : MONITOR
12
Send forth. : EMANATE
13
Cuddled up. : NESTLED
15
Duplicities. : DECEITS
21
A state and its symbol. : TEXASSTAR
24
Open-heeled shoes or slippers. : STEPINS
27
Concurred. : ACCEDED
29
Burden. : ONUS
31
Little princess. : ANNE
34
Islets in a lake. : AITS
36
Maple genus. : ACER
38
Geronimo and his braves. : APACHES
39
Speaker of a piece. : RECITER
40
Not frank. : EVASIVE
41
Upper houses. : SENATES
43
Stain black. : EBONIZE
44
Perth Amboy's bay. : RARITAN
45
Old hands. : STAGERS
48
Throws out. : EJECTS
51
Softened, as color. : TONED
53
Asian birds, water cocks. : KORAS
57
Passport O. K. : VISA
58
Bulrush. : TULE
61
Common verb. : ARE
63
Man's name: Abbr. : DAV

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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