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New York Times, Wednesday, July 21, 1954

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Building tools. : SAWS
5. Befalls: Poet. : HAPS
9. Outdoor activity. : SPORT
14. Milwaukee products. : ALES
15. Mexican stew. : OLLA
16. Member of the moth family. : TINEA
17. Soviet news outfit. : TASS
18. A highly uncertain situation. : TOUCHANDGO
20. Controversial military program. : UMT
21. Theatrical light. : SPOT
22. S-shaped curves. : OGEES
23. Parliamentary maneuver. : POINTOFORDER
26. Adroit. : NEAT
27. Indulged another. : HUMORED
31. Bit of gossip: French. : ONDIT
33. It will go (on): Refrain of a French Revolution song. : CAIRA
35. What the oath-taker says. : IDO
36. Where Smith beat Jones. : MAINE
37. Author Yutang. : LIN
38. Type of orange. : NAVEL
40. Miss Claire. : INA
41. Froth. : SPUME
43. V. I. P. in the entertainment world. : AGENT
44. Fit of bad temper. : TANTRUM
46. Czech river. : EGER
47. Wrestler's hold. : AIRPLANESPIN
52. Vanishing rulers. : KINGS
54. Finished. : OVER
55. Mouths: Latin. : ORA
56. Low man on political totem pole. : WARDHEELER
58. Disturb. : FRET
59. Medieval helmet. : ARMET
60. Unholy group. : GANG
61. Sicilian sight. : ETNA
62. Sea food. : CLAMS
63. First words of a famous song. : OSAY
64. Ass: German. : ESEL
Down
1. Became alert. : SATUP
2. Historic event in 1836. : ALAMO
3. Greater Antilles native. : WESTINDIAN
4. Gen. Hershey's concern. : SSS
5. Dish of meat and potatoes. : HOTPOT
6. Unsociable. : ALOOF
7. Walt Disney creation. : PLUTO
8. Reservation Indian. : SAC
9. V. I. P. in a play's success. : STAGEMANAGER
10. British playwright. : PINERO
11. Wavy: Heraldic. : ONDE
12. Army old-timers: Abbr. : REGS
13. Truth in Chinese philosophy. : TAO
19. Balder's killer: Norse myth. : HODUR
21. Thomas Jefferson believed in it. : STATESRIGHTS
24. German negative. : NEIN
25. Lorelei's river. : RHINE
28. St. Louis, Memphis, etc. : RIVERPORTS
29. Recent visitor to the White House. : EDEN
30. Ignoramus. : DOLT
31. Skip over. : OMIT
32. Zola work. : NANA
33. Tramp heavily. : CLUMP
34. Shoot at. : AIM
39. A long time. : AGES
42. Kentucky Derby item. : PURSE
45. Bicycle built for two. : TANDEM
46. Part of A.E.C. : ENERGY
48. Miss Montez et al. : LOLAS
49. Grass genus. : AVENA
50. Girl in a song. : IRENE
51. Brazilian port. : NATAL
52. Senator Mundt. : KARL
53. TV "friend." : IRMA
56. Oveta C. Hobby in 1943. : WAC
57. Alter ___. : EGO
58. Tuition. : FEE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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