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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
1. 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
16. Fund-raising perennial. : RAFFLE
17. Anthologist. : COMPILER
18. Initiate. : START
19. Pantechnicons. : VANS
20. Epitome of discretion. : CLAM
21. Becomes impatient. : TIRES
22. Spreading mixture. : OLEO
23. Down: Prefix. : KATA
24. "Metamorphoses" author. : OVID
25. Forbidding. : STERN
26. Reporter's question. : WHEN
27. 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
1. Choreographer of "A Star Is Born." : BARSTOW
2. 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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