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New York Times, Friday, September 24, 1954

Author: H. L. Risteen
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Herb L. Risteen has 244 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,914
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1. Greek letter. : BETA
5. Stacks of straw. : RICKS
10. Sound of a sockdolager. : WHAM
14. Injun sounds. : UGHS
15. One-third of a Kipling trio. : ABONE
16. Flying machine. : AERO
17. Negatives. : NOES
18. Dramatic action in a Western. : INDIANRAID
20. Apportion. : ASSESS
22. Tread down. : TRAMPLE
23. Take a firm stand. : INSIST
26. Native of: Suffix. : ITE
27. Church's share. : ONETENTH
29. Singer Conner. : NADINE
33. Nonpedigreed pets. : CURS
34. Dominion. : REIGN
36. Fort ___. : DIX
37. Make a mistake. : ERR
38. College head. : PROVOST
40. Eastern title. : AGA
41. Man's name. : ASA
42. Stuff again. : REPAD
43. Son of Noah. : SHEM
44. Bird in the spring. : NESTER
46. Selected students. : MONITORS
49. A very little. : ACE
50. Joiner's tools. : PLANES
51. Not important. : TRIVIAL
55. Well-known Yankee. : MANTLE
58. What a cowboy does. : RIDESRANGE
61. Gray: French. : GRIS
62. Declare. : AVER
63. Turkish title. : EMEER
64. Lamper ___. : EELS
65. Lacking dignity of mind. : MEAN
66. Composer Taylor. : DEEMS
67. ___ majesty. : LESE
1. Artificial rubber. : BUNA
2. Conceits. : EGOS
3. Western mountains. : THESIERRAS
4. Concurs. : ASSENTS
5. Dried fruit. : RAISIN
6. ___ Saud : IBN
7. Soft-finned fish. : COD
8. Work with needles. : KNIT
9. Scorchings. : SEARINGS
10. Became animated (with "up"). : WARMED
11. A great number: Colloq. : HEAP
12. Seed covering. : ARIL
13. Way. : MODE
19. Swimming. : NATANT
21. Compass point. : SSE
24. Sharpen. : STROP
25. What Theda Bara was called. : THEVAMP
27. Vast amount. : OCEAN
28. Cherish. : NURSE
30. The white pine. : IDAHOSTREE
31. River into Bight of Benin. : NIGER
32. Student's tribulations. : EXAMS
35. Antiseptic. : IODOL
38. Concise statement. : PRECIS
39. Rebuilt. : REREARED
43. A mighty Casey. : STENGEL
45. The Mermaid. : TAVERN
47. Designators. : NAMERS
48. Win ___ walk. : INA
51. Vehicle. : TRAM
52. Split. : RIVE
53. Impression. : IDEA
54. Unsatisfactory. : LAME
56. "Diamond" and others. : LILS
57. Latin verb. : ESSE
59. Born: French. : NEE
60. Zircon. : GEM

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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