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New York Times, Friday, February 26, 1954

Author: Israel Gitter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { G Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,704
Across Down
1. Tobacco kiln. : OAST
5. Major Atlantic port in Africa. : DAKAR
10. Meat products. : HAMS
14. Motor. : AUTO
15. Grenoble's river. : ISERE
16. Instigate. : ABET
17. Herr's wife. : FRAU
18. Achieve a significant effect. : STRIKEHOME
20. Broadway comedy. : SABRINAFAIR
22. Mal de ___. : MER
23. Well-known monogram. : DDE
24. Quick-witted. : NIMBLE
26. Senator from West Virginia. : NEELY
28. She eloped with Jason. : MEDEA
30. He married Pocahontas. : ROLFE
31. Library forms. : CALLSLIPS
35. Early Christian pulpit. : AMBO
36. Asiatic fiber used for fine cloth. : RAMIE
37. See 33 Down. : TROT
38. Weapons in a P. D. arsenal. : TEARBOMBS
40. What all the girls are wearing. : JEANS
41. Carved gem of the jabot days. : CAMEO
42. Educator at Harvard. : PUSEY
43. A tip in Barcelona. : PESETA
46. Compass reading. : ENE
47. Insect. : ANT
48. It's the third largest of its kind. : INDIANOCEAN
55. Weapons of demagogues. : BLACKLISTS
57. Former Met. star. : ALDA
58. Surprised exclamation. : LALA
59. What a miss is as good as. : AMILE
60. Smuggler's nemesis. : TMAN
61. Too smooth. : OILY
62. The Pied Piper's river. : WESER
63. Wading bird. : SORA
1. Clumsy fellows. : OAFS
2. Distinctive quality. : AURA
3. Attempt: Colloq. : STAB
4. A feat of ingenuity. : TOURDEFORCE
5. His latest is "Rob Roy." : DISNEY
6. Thin Man's dog. : ASTA
7. Notch made by ax or saw. : KERF
8. Diva's forte. : ARIA
9. Light up again. : REKINDLE
10. Sound of triumph. : HAH
11. Subject of a Baruch plan. : ABOMB
12. Baltic port. : MEMEL
13. Cubic meter. : STERE
19. Iroquoian Indians. : ERIES
21. Pointless. : IDLE
25. Domestic pets. : MALTESECATS
26. City in Alaska, pop. 1,876. : NOME
27. Island off Tuscany. : ELBA
28. Latin dance. : MAMBO
29. "Y" men. : ELIS
30. Coiffure accessory. : RAT
31. Appeared. : CAME
32. Dies ___, Judgment Day. : IRAE
33. Much-used "schoolbook." : PONY
34. Main and Elm: Abbr. : STS
36. Basis of many modern legal systems. : ROMANLAW
39. Malayan dyed cloth. : BATIK
40. Regal woman. : JUNO
42. To think: Fr. : PENSER
43. Señor Casals. : PABLO
44. Premier Chou ___. : ENLAI
45. Place at a country fair. : STALL
49. Price of a Buntline book. : DIME
50. Osiris' wife. : ISIS
51. Salt tree. : ATLE
52. Man's name. : ELMO
53. Jewish month. : ADAR
54. The Darlings' baby sitter. : NANA
56. Coral reef off a mainland. : CAY

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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