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New York Times, Monday, August 9, 1954

Author:
Ellsworth Smith
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J W X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Ellsworth Smith has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 46-Across clue had "artifically"; corrected this to "artificially."

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,868

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Cristoforo Colombo. : SHIP
5. Subdivision of a platoon. : SQUAD
10. Middle name of Joe E. Brown. : EVAN
14. Delicate fabric. : LACE
15. Passage played by all performers. : TUTTI
16. Starchy food. : SAGO
17. Bristol's river. : AVON
18. Items for a projector. : REELS
19. Group for chamber music. : TRIO
20. Noble-minded. : GENEROUS
22. Coloring stick. : CRAYON
24. An apostle. : LUKE
25. Tributary of the Danube. : PRUT
26. San ___, as the Texans say it. : ANTONE
29. Feigns. : PRETENDS
33. Cleansers. : SOAPS
34. Cooks. : FRIES
35. Not safe. : OUT
36. An industrial fuel. : COKE
37. Call for a bellhop. : FRONT
38. Girl's name. : MONA
39. Full of: Suffix. : OSE
40. City on the Rhine. : MAINZ
41. Worker with wicker. : CANER
42. Arm of a squid. : TENTACLE
44. Most confident. : SUREST
45. Man's name. : EMIL
46. Grain artificially germinated. : MALT
47. Appearing in the spring. : VERNAL
50. Hair sac. : FOLLICLE
54. Greedy. : AVID
55. Colloquialism. : IDIOM
57. Coward of the stage. : NOEL
58. Customary usage. : MODE
59. Human trunk. : TORSO
60. Hypocrisy, for instance. : EVIL
61. Equal. : PEER
62. Arab state. : YEMEN
63. Novel heroine. : TESS
Down
1. Smeltery waste. : SLAG
2. Engage in. : HAVE
3. Image or likeness. : ICON
4. Famous queen of Ithaca. : PENELOPE
5. Golf shot. : STROKE
6. A line at the box office. : QUEUE
7. Relatives of the Paiutes. : UTES
8. An ocean: Abbr. : ATL
9. Prudent. : DISCREET
10. One's entire property. : ESTATE
11. Modify. : VARY
12. Fee for money exchange. : AGIO
13. Mealtime. : NOON
21. Part of R.B.I. : RUNS
23. Usual ways of doing things. : RUTS
25. German title. : PRINZ
26. Formal neckwear. : ASCOT
27. Informal neckwear. : NOOSE
28. Captured. : TAKEN
29. Lying face downward. : PRONE
30. Who wants war? : NOONE
31. Cape Cod topography. : DUNES
32. Originate. : START
34. A fancy detail. : FRILL
37. Freedom from difficulty. : FACILITY
38. Strict disciplinarian. : MARTINET
40. A boy's best friend. : MAMA
41. Select and gather. : CULL
43. Small supply ship. : TENDER
44. Product of Alaska. : SALMON
46. Animal with palmate antlers. : MOOSE
47. Type of early screen star. : VAMP
48. Bacchanal cry. : EVOE
49. Move out of place (with "up"). : RIDE
50. Business house. : FIRM
51. Snug harbor. : COVE
52. Festive neckwear. : LEIS
53. Right-angled wings. : ELLS
56. Female animal. : DOE

Answer summary: 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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