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New York Times, Wednesday, February 17, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
David Steinberg notes:

Original 46-Across clue had comma after "Morgan"; deleted it.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,695
Across
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Dweller in Catfish Row. : BESS
5
Susan Hayward portrayed her. : JANEFROMAN
15
Miss Cinders. : ELLA
16
Make better. : AMELIORATE
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Adjoin. : ABUT
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Recent visitor to Russia. : PERLEMESTA
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Rocky and family. : MARCIANOS
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Chief god of Assyria. : ASHUR
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Four inches. : HAND
23
Perch. : SIT
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Tremulous. : ASPEN
27
Heroes of science fiction. : SPACEMEN
32
Roll, as a flag. : FURL
33
Become heated. : BROIL
35
Maine city, settled in 1631. : SACO
36
Three: Comb. form. : TRI
37
Range where Kings Peak is. : UINTA
38
Trigger's rider. : ROY
39
Archaic oath. : EGAD
41
Contemporary of the bustle. : STAYS
42
Wing: French. : AILE
43
Bear in mind. : REMEMBER
45
Floating ice fields. : FLOES
46
Morgan le ___, half-sister of King Arthur. : FAY
47
Partners at duplicate. : PAIR
49
Municipal. : CIVIC
52
Road-building machine. : BULLDOZER
57
One-chambered, as Nebraska's Legislature. : UNICAMERAL
59
Make an estimate of (with "up"). : SIZE
60
Like a network. : RETICULATE
61
Girl's name. : ENID
62
Carry Nation, for example. : TEETOTALER
63
Cpl., sgt., etc. : NCOS
Down
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Radio signal. : BEAM
2
Island off Tuscany. : ELBA
3
Aspersion. : SLUR
4
Nickname of famous relief pitcher. : SATCHEL
5
Gen. Hull's HQ. : JAPAN
6
Rectify. : AMEND
7
Husband of Octavia and Poppaea. : NERO
8
Additions to a farmhouse. : ELLS
9
For shame! : FIE
10
Modern Greek. : ROMAIC
11
Matricide of Greek myth. : ORESTES
12
Soft mixture. : MASH
13
Rugged Aleutian island. : ATTU
14
Hard by. : NEAR
20
Scottish man's name. : IAN
23
Parlors: Span. : SALAS
24
In honor of. : AFTER
25
Billow. : SURGE
26
Last King of Troy. : PRIAM
27
Location device for submarines. : SONAR
28
Compassion. : PITY
29
Singer Lanza. : MARIO
30
School: Fr. : ECOLE
31
Contemporary English poet. : NOYES
33
Tall fur hat. : BUSBY
34
Baptism, for instance. : RITE
40
It means "there is lacking," in Latin. : DEFICIT
42
American League home run king, 1953. : ALROSEN
44
Black lemur. : MACACO
45
Wooden pin used in splicing rope. : FID
47
Spot guarded by Campanella. : PLATE
48
To go: French. : ALLER
49
Abrupt in speech. : CURT
50
Arrow poison. : INEE
51
Quickly: Music. : VITE
52
Biblical name. : BELA
53
Magnitogorsk's river. : URAL
54
Coating on galvanized iron. : ZINC
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Singer Pinza. : EZIO
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Mao's men. : REDS
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Theban goddess. : MUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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