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New York Times, Wednesday, August 18, 1954

Author:
Helen Fasulo
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Gershwin girl. : BESS
5. Band leader. : SHAW
9. Watercourse of medium size. : CREEK
14. Subway sign. : EXIT
15. Beyond the ___. : PALE
16. One of the zany Ritz Brothers. : HARRY
17. ___ horse!: Slogan of the 1900's. : GETA
18. Opera role. : ELSA
19. A derivative of ammonia. : AMINE
20. Picturesque. : SCENIC
22. One way to cross a road. : OVERPASS
24. Be overfond. : DOTE
26. Girl's name. : ELLA
27. Top golfer. : SAMSNEAD
31. Bowler: Slang. : KEGLER
35. Eastern title. : AGA
36. Slang. : ARGOT
38. Where the Pont Neuf is. : SEINE
39. Describing a leather binding. : LIMP
41. A weapon of preventive medicine. : SERUM
43. Granted facts. : DATA
44. Rogues' gallery notation. : ALIAS
46. Got one's dander up. : RILED
48. Man's nickname. : NED
49. Judged. : DEEMED
51. Attachments to cycles. : SIDECARS
53. Mexican laborer. : PEON
55. Heavy square column. : PIER
56. Describing a fugitive from ragweed. : ALLERGIC
60. Takes as one's own. : ADOPTS
64. Actor Victor. : MOORE
65. Small talk. : CHAT
67. Part of London. : SOHO
68. Brinks. : EDGES
69. A little over 2 lbs. in France. : KILO
70. Political group, : BLOC
71. Lacks. : NEEDS
72. Boom or gaff. : SPAR
73. City in England. : YORK
Down
1. ___ the question. : BEGS
2. Business manager: Abbr. : EXEC
3. Building lot. : SITE
4. Raised platforms. : STANDS
5. Ghosts. : SPECTERS
6. Dancer LeRoy. : HAL
7. In addition. : ALSO
8. Move from side to side. : WEAVE
9. Recent contender for heavyweight title. : CHARLES
10. Stormed about. : RAMPAGED
11. Silk worm. : ERIA
12. Ospreys. : ERNS
13. Former Wilson aide. : KYES
21. Hebrides island. : IONA
23. Shoe leather. : ELK
25. Zealous. : EAGER
27. Dish, usually cold. : SALAD
28. Deft and active. : AGILE
29. Mary Geneva. : MAMIE
30. Mrs. Pinza. : DORIS
32. Tropical vine. : LIANA
33. Begin (with "on"). : ENTER
34. Registers. : READS
37. Spring flower. : TULIP
40. Indulged to excess. : PAMPERED
42. Part played by an intercessor in a dispute. : MEDIATOR
45. Fortune-teller. : SEERESS
47. Feat of courage. : DEED
50. Borzoi. : DOG
52. Harry or Bob. : CROSBY
54. Chips. : NICKS
56. May it be so! : AMEN
57. Ore deposit. : LODE
58. Theater box. : LOGE
59. Kind of golf shot. : CHIP
61. ___ coat. : POLO
62. Thunder god. : THOR
63. Relative of swat. : SOCK
66. ___ king. : ALA

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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