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New York Times, Tuesday, August 24, 1954

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Flying Dutchman. : SHIP
5. Companion of "tush." : PISH
9. Mme. Bovary and others. : EMMAS
14. Arizona pueblo. : HANO
15. Greek letter. : IOTA
16. Role for J. Carrol Naish. : LUIGI
17. Important piece of news. : EYEOPENER
19. Stranger. : ODDER
20. Yogi's relatives. : BERRAS
21. American verse maker. : NASH
23. Well-known initials. : DDE
24. Garden annual. : ASTER
25. Japan's Premier. : YOSHIDA
27. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
29. Cousin of a chow. : SAMOYED
32. Made richer. : FATTENED
36. Italian family name. : ESTE
37. Function. : USE
38. "Inka Dinka Doo" singer. : DURANTE
42. Indian. : UTE
43. Off. : AWAY
45. Comic character. : LILABNER
47. Slandered. : DEFAMED
51. Opening. : PORE
52. Locale of "The Tea House." : OKINAWA
54. South American city 12,000 feet up. : LAPAZ
58. Timetable abbr. : ARR
60. Antitoxins. : SERA
61. Lipstick shade. : CERISE
62. Bending easily. : LITHE
64. Second games of double headers. : NIGHTCAPS
66. Arbor. : BOWER
67. Needle case. : ETUI
68. Dill seed. : ANET
69. Unfeeling. : STONY
70. Forty days. : LENT
71. Singer Bennett. : TONY
Down
1. Biblical region of Arabia. : SHEBA
2. Famous name in the theatre. : HAYES
3. Motionless. : INERT
4. Worst. : POOREST
5. Apple, peach, cherry. : PIES
6. Particle. : ION
7. Office worker: Colloq. : STENO
8. Trouble. : HARASS
9. Hebrew name for God. : ELOHIM
10. See 5 Down. : MUD
11. "Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the ___." : MIDDAYSUN
12. Full of years. : AGED
13. King-size title. : SIRE
18. Left. : PARTED
22. Shinto temple. : SHA
25. Belgian river. : YSER
26. John or Jane, in law courts. : DOE
28. Babylonian sky god. : ANU
30. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
31. Whitetail. : DEER
32. Former King of Egypt. : FUAD
33. "God ha' mercy on such ___ . . . " : ASWE
34. Memorable Youmans song. : TEAFORTWO
35. Split pea. : DAL
39. East Indian palm. : NIPA
40. Insurance term for complete loss: Abbr. : TLO
41. Small spike of corn. : EARLET
44. Jabber: Slang. : YAK
46. U. S. fighter plane. : BEARCAT
48. Lover of company. : MISERY
49. Chemical suffix. : ENE
50. Rye grass. : DARNEL
53. Chief Justice, 1874–88. : WAITE
55. Borge's instrument. : PIANO
56. Quivering tree. : ASPEN
57. Full of vim. : ZESTY
58. White vestments. : ALBS
59. Kind of police squad. : RIOT
61. Tab. : CHIT
63. Symbol of Delaware. : HEN
65. Throttle of an engine: Slang. : GUN

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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