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New York Times, Saturday, October 23, 1954

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.49, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,943
Across
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Rock used for statues. : BASALT
7
Actress Rehan. : ADA
10
Mediterranean fruit. : FIG
13
Charlotte ___, capital of Virgin Islands. : AMALIE
14
Sudden mass movement. : STAMPEDE
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Fund-raising perennial. : RAFFLE
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Anthologist. : COMPILER
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Initiate. : START
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Pantechnicons. : VANS
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Epitome of discretion. : CLAM
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Becomes impatient. : TIRES
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Spreading mixture. : OLEO
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Down: Prefix. : KATA
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"Metamorphoses" author. : OVID
25
Forbidding. : STERN
26
Reporter's question. : WHEN
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The course of empire. : WESTWARD
29
___ Jupe, in "Hard Times." : SISSY
30
Irish river. : ERNE
31
Pianist Templeton. : ALEC
33
Banal: Slang. : CORNY
36
Moved slowly. : TRICKLED
40
Place for a casserole. : OVEN
41
Hero of "South Pacific." : EMILE
43
Apple. : POME
44
Group of girls. : BEVY
45
What the poor dog had. : NONE
46
Initiates, via horseplay and ordeals. : HAZES
47
Active Olympian. : ARES
48
Annoys. : IRKS
49
Golf tourneys. : OPENS
50
French encyclopedist. : LAROUSSE
52
___ honorable. : AMENDE
53
Star. : TWINKLER
54
Church caretaker. : VERGER
55
Bishopric. : SEE
56
Food fish. : EEL
57
Claim and defend. : ASSERT
Down
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Choreographer of "A Star Is Born." : BARSTOW
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Loving. : AMATIVE
3
Jungle jaunts. : SAFARIS
4
Baron of Aldworth and Farringford. : ALFREDTENNYSON
5
Swingy rhythms. : LILTS
6
Hogan accessory. : TEE
7
Self-reproacher. : ATONER
8
Purple plum. : DAMSON
9
Current unit: Abbr. : AMP
10
Egyptian peasants. : FELLAHS
11
Forms impressions. : IDEATES
12
New member of W. E. U. : GERMANY
14
Climbed. : SCALED
15
New English film (with "The"). : PICKWICKPAPERS
19
Your: French. : VOTRE
25
___ Remo. : SAN
28
Twisted. : WRY
29
Two shakes. : SEC
31
City on Rhone river. : ARLES
32
Extend. : LIE
33
Lustrous metals. : COBALTS
34
Terrify. : OVERAWE
35
Debussy opus. : REVERIE
36
Jack-of-all-trades. : TINKER
37
Throat soother. : LOZENGE
38
Editor. : EMENDER
39
Napolean. : DESSERT
41
Isolate. : ENISLE
42
Bit. : MORSEL
46
Apartments. : HOMES
51
Hula accompaniment. : UKE
52
Girl's name. : AVA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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