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New York Times, Thursday, March 11, 1954

Author:
Albert Blum
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Albert V. Blum has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,717
Across
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Swamps. : BOGS
5
Circuit. : AMBIT
10
Fodder tower. : SILO
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Curtain shade. : ECRU
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Unattached. : LOOSE
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Be aware of. : KNOW
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Killarney land. : ERIN
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Product of Bermuda. : ONION
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Bath’s river. : AVON
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Unfavorable criticisms: Colloq. : PANNINGS
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Clan symbols. : TOTEMS
24
Idea: Comb. form. : IDEO
25
Keeps. : SAVES
26
Relative of the llama. : CAMEL
29
Candidate for an Oscar. : LANCASTER
33
Springs. : ARISES
35
Shaded walk. : MALL
36
Girl’s name. : MAE
37
Where Maidstone is. : KENT
38
Typical example. : IMAGE
40
Time out. : REST
41
Fade-out. : END
42
Cassowaries’ cousins. : EMUS
43
More quickly. : SOONER
45
Spanish city on the Ebro. : SARAGOSSA
48
Actress Kelly. : PATSY
49
Educational work by Rousseau. : EMILE
50
Large, compact bud. : HEAD
52
Pass. : ELAPSE
54
Adjuncts to the furnace. : COALBINS
58
Staff officer. : AIDE
59
Bradley and others. : OMARS
61
Revise. : EDIT
62
Polygamous animal. : DEER
63
Role of Mr. Peepers’ girl friend. : NURSE
64
Completed. : DONE
65
Unerring. : SURE
66
Chrome ___. : STEEL
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Noisy impact. : SLAM
Down
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Horn sound. : BEEP
2
Green pod. : OCRA
3
Facial expression. : GRIN
4
Most cheerful. : SUNNIEST
5
“Go it ___.” : ALONE
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Asiatic. : MONGOL
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French wood. : BOIS
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Alike: Comb. form. : ISO
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Squids have ten. : TENTACLES
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Popular footwear. : SKATES
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U. S. Savings Bonds. : INVESTMENT
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Art of weaving. : LOOM
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Recognizes. : OWNS
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Futile. : IDLE
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Football. : OVAL
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Hidden difficulty. : SNAG
26
Brownies. : CAKES
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Theatre-in-the-round. : ARENA
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Phenomenon of the vaudeville stage. : MINDREADER
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Get together. : AMASS
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Relaxes. : EASES
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Test again. : RETRY
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Dollars: Slang. : SIMOLEONS
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Thalia or Clio. : MUSE
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Supports for ties and rails. : ROADBEDS
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Shield. : EGIS
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Gem. : OPAL
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Unit of electrical current. : AMPERE
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Richard III’s great need. : AHORSE
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Picture holder. : EASEL
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Famous bridge builder. : EADS
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Place or stead. : LIEU
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Solicitude. : CARE
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Theatre goers’ favorite. : IDOL
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Girl’s name. : NINA
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Pedicel. : STEM
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Ammon’s consort. : MUT

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

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