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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
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,704
Across
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Tobacco kiln. : OAST
5
Major Atlantic port in Africa. : DAKAR
10
Meat products. : HAMS
14
Motor. : AUTO
15
Grenoble's river. : ISERE
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Instigate. : ABET
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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
Down
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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
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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
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Man's name. : ELMO
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Jewish month. : ADAR
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The Darlings' baby sitter. : NANA
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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