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New York Times, Tuesday, November 2, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { W X }, Scrabble score: 325 (avg 1.72)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,953
Across
1
Snatch. : GRAB
5
Audacious. : BOLD
9
Simulated. : ACTED
14
Pro ___. : RATA
15
Sapphire. : BLUE
16
Aptly named author. : READE
17
Popular figure. : IDOL
18
Wainscot. : CEIL
19
Native of Oriente. : CUBAN
20
Spring flower. : LILAC
22
Small blue or white flowers. : AGERATUMS
24
The "Woman of Rome." : LOLLOBRIGIDA
26
Friend. : ALLY
27
Playing card. : ACE
28
Opportune. : PAT
31
Actors' group. : EQUITY
34
To the ___ degree. : NTH
35
Graduates' objectives. : JOBS
36
White trousers of heavy cotton cloth. : DUCKS
37
He wrote "Lenore." : POE
38
Snake. : MAMBA
39
Arizona river. : GILA
40
Debutante. : BUD
41
Display of irritation. : TEMPER
42
Greek letter. : ETA
43
Having: Suffix. : FUL
44
Dweller in Belgrade. : SERB
45
Something very striking: Slang. : LOLLAPALOOZA
50
Exaggeration for effect. : HYPERBOLE
53
Blundered. : ERRED
54
Con ___ (with love): Mus. : AMORE
55
In the place of. : VICE
57
Repeatedly. : EVER
58
Take a photograph. : SHOOT
59
Wicked. : EVIL
60
One: German. : EINE
61
Handles. : HAFTS
62
Part of 3 Down. : REEF
63
Stratum of ore. : SEAM
Down
1
Outdoor chef's adjunct. : GRILL
2
Communication device. : RADIO
3
Ring-shaped island. : ATOLL
4
Triangular stringed instrument. : BALALAIKA
5
British radio. : BBC
6
Lady with the careless cow. : OLEARY
7
"Life With ___." : LUIGI
8
Toiler in the U. N. : DELEGATE
9
Covered walk. : ARCADE
10
African end of the Pillars of Hercules. : CEUTA
11
Forbidden. : TABU
12
Netherlands city. : EDAM
13
Caves. : DENS
21
Yearlings. : COLTS
23
Sumptous. : RICH
25
World-traveling news woman. : BLY
28
Brilliant display. : POMP
29
French priest. : ABBE
30
Dictator. : TSAR
31
Slight advantage. : EDGE
32
Discontinue. : QUIT
33
Western university. : UCLA
34
Sign of assent. : NOD
35
Boy Scouts' gatherings. : JAMBOREES
37
Kind of sweater. : PULLOVER
38
Actress Oberon. : MERLE
40
Gardener's concern. : BULB
41
Oolong. : TEA
43
Woodlands: Fr. : FORETS
44
Hard money. : SPECIE
45
Dormouse. : LEROT
46
Land sakes ___! : ALIVE
47
Little ___, Booth Tarkington boy. : ORVIE
48
Ethan Frome's wife. : ZEENA
49
To the point at issue: Lat. phrase. : ADREM
50
Hodgepodge. : HASH
51
Youth organization. : YMHA
52
A blowing-away sound. : POOF
56
Brownie. : ELF

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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