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Maura B. Jacobson
Maura B. Jacobson

New York Times, Friday, December 17, 1954

11-Down : Large port of Europe.

Author:
Maura B. Jacobson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J K Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Maura B. Jacobson has 63 pre-Shortz puzzles and 3 Shortz Era puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 44-Down clue had "Châtau"; corrected this to "Château." (Original had correct accent over the first a.)

Château

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B
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P
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,998
Across
1
Share. : QUOTA
6
He portrayed Gershwin. : ALDA
10
"And pretty maids all in ___." : AROW
14
Meany domain. : UNION
15
Parent of 52 Down. : LEAR
16
One of the Hebrides. : IONA
17
Ambassador to become Dulles aide. : ALLEN
18
Little Sheba's movie master. : LANCASTER
20
Machine tool. : DIE
21
Wool producers. : EWES
23
Hot and humid. : SULTRY
24
Artfully maneuvered. : STRATEGIC
27
Utah governor. : LEE
28
Lent an ear. : ATTENDED
30
Greek letter. : RHO
33
Frenchman's quaff. : CLARET
36
Card game. : GIN
37
"Green Pastures" character. : ADAM
38
Peace of mind. : REPOSE
39
Femme ___. : FATALE
41
Slavic man's name. : IVAN
42
Bachelor of Sacred Theology. : STB
45
Discernment. : ACUMEN
46
Place of judgment. : BAR
47
Landmark on the Potomac. : MTVERNON
49
Formula for success. : TRY
51
"I wrote ___ my love ... " : ALETTERTO
55
Sen. Capehart and others. : HOMERS
58
In conclusion. : LAST
59
Paleozoic, for example. : ERA
60
Sen. Wiley. : ALEXANDER
62
Protection. : AEGIS
64
Queue. : LINE
65
Zoological suffix. : IDAE
66
Fireplace. : GRATE
67
Movie studios. : LOTS
68
Fear: French. : PEUR
69
Household help for Ethelred. : ESNES
Down
1
Four of a kind. : QUADS
2
Dark. : UNLIT
3
Tanker. : OILER
4
Digit. : TOE
5
Namesakes of a Dionne. : ANNETTES
6
State without proof. : ALLEGE
7
Contracting for 35 Down. : LEASING
8
Gov. Thornton of Colorado. : DAN
9
Rainbows. : ARCS
10
Seat location for a reviewer. : AISLE
11
Large port of Europe. : ROTTERDAM
12
A real expert: Slang. : ONER
13
Cautious. : WARY
19
Word used on Jan. 1st. : AULD
22
At the saturation point. : WETTEST
25
Man's name. : AARON
26
401. : CDI
29
Second word of "La Marseillaise." : ENFANTS
31
Robust. : HALE
32
Writing on the wall. : OMEN
33
Nursery accessory. : CRIB
34
Coins of Bulgaria. : LEVA
35
Modern cliff dwelling. : APARTMENT
37
"While mammy hums ___." : ATUNE
40
"___ small by a waterfall." : ACOTTAGE
43
Federal power corporation. : TVA
44
Wood near Château-Thierry. : BELLEAU
47
Dame Hess. : MYRA
48
Nurturer. : REARER
50
Actor Harrison, et al. : REXES
52
Shakespearean princess. : REGAN
53
Not original. : TRITE
54
The Sahara in spots. : OASES
55
Chairman, Republican Nat'l Committee. : HALL
56
Spiced stew. : OLIO
57
Sound of a scissors. : SNIP
61
Former denizen of Denison. : DDE
63
Vocalized pauses. : ERS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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