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New York Times, Wednesday, February 10, 1954

Author: Marian Moeser
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,688
Across Down
1. Egyptian reptiles. : ASPS
5. Smiths or Seckels. : PEARS
10. Barber's problem. : MANE
14. Soft ___. : SOAP
15. Think: Dialect. : ALLOW
16. Oklahoma city. : ENID
17. Largest atoll in the Pacific. : CHRISTMASISLAND
20. More violent. : HOTTER
21. Robbed (of something). : REFT
22. A chance to speak. : SAY
23. Norse name. : ERIC
25. Limitation. : STINT
27. Bonaparte was one. : CORSICAN
31. Unmusical dreamer. : SNORER
34. Spanish "bravo." : OLE
35. Author Shute. : NEVIL
37. Little man in the underground. : GNOME
38. Dietrich's daughter, Maria. : RIVA
40. Verb suffix. : ISE
41. Thin, pointed sword. : EPEE
42. Warm places. : OVENS
44. Contract. : LEASE
47. Underworld queen. : HEL
48. Historic cloth. : TARTAN
50. Whole numbers. : INTEGERS
52. TV background. : SETUP
54. F.D.R.'s mother. : SARA
55. French friend. : AMI
57. Golden calf. : IDOL
59. Best quality of merchandise. : FIRSTS
63. Puck. : ROBINGOODFELLOW
66. Largest island in the Hebrides. : MULL
67. Result. : ENSUE
68. Hoover's birthplace. : IOWA
69. Quest. : SEEK
70. Out of style. : DATED
71. Per ___. : CENT
1. Modern novelist. : ASCH
2. London district. : SOHO
3. Member. : PART
4. Vents one's ill will upon. : SPITES
5. She plays "Melba." : PATRICE
6. Hard, heavy wood. : ELM
7. Like a wing. : ALAR
8. Ramblers. : ROSES
9. Sooty-brown birds. : SWIFTS
10. Actor Ferrer. : MEL
11. Word inversion, such as "Came the dawn." : ANASTROPHE
12. Ship of 1492. : NINA
13. Popular singer and actor. : EDDY
18. Small finch. : SERIN
19. Goad. : STING
24. Quibble. : CAVIL
26. Nothing. : NONE
27. Painter of misty dawns. : COROT
28. Mr. Dionne. : OLIVA
29. A kind of coat. : REVERSIBLE
30. U. S. citizen of Japanese parentage. : NISEI
32. Eastern prince. : EMEER
33. Film components. : REELS
36. Relies. : LEANS
39. Preceding: Prefix. : ANTE
43. Kind of embroidery stitch. : SATIN
45. Manned. : STAFFED
46. Hair-raising. : EERIE
49. Elbowed. : NUDGED
51. Plant of the lily family. : GARLIC
53. City in central Bombay. : POONA
55. Up in ___ (indignant). : ARMS
56. Mademoiselle's sulky look. : MOUE
58. Absorbed. : LOST
60. Blackthorn. : SLOE
61. Grover's Corners, for instance. : TOWN
62. Wallop. : SWAT
64. Kind. : ILK
65. Directly. : DUE

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later.

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