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New York Times, Monday, March 1, 1954

Author: Morton Braun
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Morton B. Braun has 13 pre-Shortz puzzles and 1 Shortz Era puzzle in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,707
Across Down
1. Strip of wood. : SLAT
5. German river. : WESER
10. Bar for a barbecue. : SPIT
14. Whine. : PULE
15. Con ___ (tenderly): Music. : AMORE
16. Hindustani dialect. : URDU
17. Inter ___. : ALIA
18. Flanders battleground. : YPRES
19. Poetic contraction. : NEER
20. Medieval name for Russia. : RUTHENIA
22. Native of Oklahoma. : TULSAN
24. Hebrew measure. : OMER
25. ___ Wars between Rome and Carthage. : PUNIC
26. That tired feeling. : ENNUI
29. Learning. : ERUDITION
33. Suit accessories. : WAISTS
35. Neglect. : OMIT
36. Summer: Fr. : ETE
37. Italian noble family. : ESTE
38. Yawning. : AGAPE
40. Our national theatre group. : ANTA
41. Lighter: Abbr. : LTR
42. At a distance. : AFAR
43. Aid. : SUCCOR
45. Land in Arthurian legend. : LYONNESSE
48. Steak garnish. : CRESS
49. March. : MONTH
50. French composer. : LALO
52. Plenty of room. : LEEWAY
54. Graceful, slow Spanish dance. : SARABAND
58. Where Edmonton is: Abbr. : ALTA
59. Part of the eye. : PUPIL
61. State. : AVER
62. "To love, cherish, and to ___." : OBEY
63. Pointless. : INANE
64. Infinitive. : TOBE
65. Indian weights. : SERS
66. By which people are counted. : NOSES
67. The makings of a certain man. : SNOW
1. Boom. : SPAR
2. Something outstanding: Slang. : LULU
3. Perched. : ALIT
4. Setting of a Broadway hit. : TEAHOUSE
5. A star in 4 Down. : WAYNE
6. Recently demolished Broadway landmark. : EMPIRE
7. Rail bird. : SORA
8. Before. : ERE
9. Examines again. : RESTUDIES
10. Cheerfully bright. : SUNLIT
11. Foreknowledge. : PRESCIENCE
12. Thought. : IDEA
13. Momentary shock: Colloq. : TURN
21. Give out. : EMIT
23. Single item. : UNIT
25. Stylish shoe. : PUMP
26. "Seven Year Itch" star. : EWELL
27. Disagreeable. : NASTY
28. Measuring apparatus for an element. : NITROMETER
30. Crowd noises. : ROARS
31. Kahn, Kruger, et al. : OTTOS
32. Approaches. : NEARS
34. Perennial of the notion counter. : SAFETYPIN
39. Cut. : GASH
40. Circus performers. : ACROBATS
42. Indian coin. : ANNA
44. Pacific coast campus. : UCLA
46. Not at all. : NOWAYS
47. Arthurian maiden. : ELAINE
51. City on the Rhone delta. : ARLES
52. Part of Indo-China. : LAOS
53. German river. : ELBE
54. Health resorts. : SPAS
55. Bristol's river. : AVON
56. Biblical mount. : NEBO
57. Sketched. : DREW
60. The U. N. in 1945. : UNO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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