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New York Times, Tuesday, January 12, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,659

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Across
1. News commentator, winner of recent award. : DAVIS
6. Fish for a gourmet. : SOLE
10. Cover with tarmac. : PAVE
14. Napoleon's oldest sister. : ELISA
15. Author's major concern. : PLOT
16. Nogs, in Britain. : ALES
17. Composers' association. : ASCAP
18. Milton Eisenhower, Nathan Pusey, etc. : EDUCATORS
20. Land of ___. : NOD
21. Nannies' adjuncts. : PRAMS
23. He blazed Wilderness Road. : BOONE
24. Mohammedan fast day. : ASHURA
26. "___, the Tulip," French movie spoof. : FANFAN
27. Decoration on a French sailor's cap. : POMPOM
29. Sea miles: Australia. : NAUTS
31. Lily plant. : ALOE
32. What to wear with 60 Across. : WAIST
33. Electrical unit: Abbr. : AMP
36. Two seasons. : WINTERANDSUMMER
40. Compass point. : NNE
41. Chalcedonies. : SARDS
42. What Napoleon was to Josephine: Fr. : MARI
43. Assigned task. : STINT
44. African telegraph. : TOMTOM
46. Cole Porter's latest. : CANCAN
49. He wants to be alone. : HERMIT
51. Slang of a particular class. : ARGOT
52. Star on ice. : HENIE
53. Part of a building. : ELL
56. Condition of many displaced persons. : STATELESS
58. "Vive ___!" : LEROI
60. Mainstay of a woman's wardrobe. : SUIT
61. Stead. : LIEU
62. Irregular. : EROSE
63. Son of Aphrodite. : EROS
64. Feature of Bobby Burns' country. : BRAE
65. First citizens of Cincinnati. : TAFTS
Down
1. Comic Martin. : DEAN
2. Besides. : ALSO
3. Current popular singer. : VICDAMONE
4. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : ISA
5. Poetess called the "tenth Muse." : SAPPHO
6. Weapon. : SPEAR
7. Recent best seller (with "The"). : OLDMANANDTHESEA
8. Little and Costello. : LOUS
9. Abbreviation to cover miscellaneous items. : ETC
10. South African novelist and family. : PATONS
11. Haughty. : ALOOF
12. Girl's name meaning spring-born. : VERNA
13. City of 521,000 in Rhine Province. : ESSEN
19. Dispirited: Fr. : ABATTU
22. Product of the West Indies. : RUM
25. Small barracuda. : SPET
26. Much ado over trifles. : FUSS
27. Person used as a tool. : PAWN
28. Senator Johnston of Spartanburg. : OLIN
30. Helps. : AIDS
32. Caution. : WARN
33. "As ___ fact." : AMATTEROF
34. Red grouper of Florida waters. : MERO
35. Descriptive of a Victorian lady. : PRIM
37. Property. : ESTATE
38. Shower. : RAIN
39. A little more than three thousand. : MMMI
43. Walter and Winfield. : SCOTTS
44. Numerical prefix. : TRI
45. Ham, tomato, or cheese ___. : OMELET
46. Broken: French. : CASSE
47. Conductor Rodzinski. : ARTUR
48. Miss Marsh, detective-story writer. : NGAIO
50. Result. : ENSUE
52. Receiver of 37 Down. : HEIR
54. Perplexed. : LOST
55. Tall tales. : LIES
57. Law degree. : LLB
59. Time span. : ERA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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