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New York Times, Saturday, September 18, 1954

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 52-Across clue had comma after blank; replaced it with period.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,908

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Fielder's move. : THROW
6. Luxurious nylons. : SHEERS
12. Go as far as. : REACH
13. Knight's pastime. : TILTING
15. 15th century romancer. : SIRTHOMASMALORY
18. Month: Abbr. : APR
19. Moved over ice. : SLID
20. Meadowsweet. : SPIREA
21. A park for Parisians. : BOIS
23. Whiffenpoofs. : ELIS
25. Grandchild: Ger. : ENKEL
26. Slip off. : ELOPE
28. Cabbage relative. : KALE
30. Chap. : GENT
31. Portrayer of "Saadia." : RITAGAM
33. Decline. : EBB
35. Grassy field. : LEA
36. Fashion for the Forum. : TOGA
37. Beery brother. : NOAH
39. Department of France. : VAR
42. Of oneself: Lat. : SUI
43. River into Black Sea. : DNIEPER
47. River into the Baltic. : ODER
49. Part of a blade. : EDGE
51. Sparely worded. : TERSE
52. "As it isn't, it ain't. That's ___."—Tweedledee. : LOGIC
54. Subject of Tito. : SERB
56. Typewriter type. : PICA
57. Blanche's neighbor. : GRACIE
59. Greek "new." : NEOS
61. Bowed down. : SAD
62. Barsetshire chronicler. : ANTHONYTROLLOPE
65. Design maker. : STENCIL
66. 19th cen. actress and manager. : KEENE
67. Leblanc's hero. : ARSENE
68. Dotted muslin. : SWISS
Down
1. Port of Lebanon. : TRIPOLI
2. French advocate of United States of Europe. : HERRIOT
3. Malt-eater in the "house that Jack built." : RAT
4. American publisher. : OCHS
5. Intact. : WHOLE
6. Where the fans gather. : STADIA
7. Towel marking. : HIS
8. Beetles' prey. : ELMS
9. Troops' halting place. : ETAPE
10. Irritating: Colloq. : RILING
11. Submarine device. : SNORKEL
14. English novelist. : GREENE
15. Cavalry symbol. : SABER
16. Patience and others. : MILKMAIDS
17. Historic town on Black Sea. : YALTA
22. Young oyster. : SPAT
24. Less robust. : SLENDERER
27. Psychologist's problems. : EGOS
29. Very dark: Poet. : EBON
32. Febrile symptom. : AGUE
34. Night crawlers. : BAIT
38. Copperfield's enemy. : HEEP
39. Important waterway of Europe. : VOLGA
40. Makes beautiful. : ADORNS
41. River event. : REGATTA
44. Bastilles. : PRISONS
45. Breakouts. : ESCAPES
46. "Peg Woffington" author. : READE
48. An alternative in the wedding ritual. : RICHER
50. Tarkington's Julia. : GENTLE
53. Shoots. : CIONS
55. "Weapons," according to F.D.R. : BOOKS
58. Noun suffix. : ENCE
60. A large number. : SLEW
63. Chinese dynasty. : YIN
64. Floral neckwear. : LEI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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