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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 Down
1. Swamps. : BOGS
5. Circuit. : AMBIT
10. Fodder tower. : SILO
14. Curtain shade. : ECRU
15. Unattached. : LOOSE
16. Be aware of. : KNOW
17. Killarney land. : ERIN
18. Product of Bermuda. : ONION
19. Bath’s river. : AVON
20. Unfavorable criticisms: Colloq. : PANNINGS
22. 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
67. Noisy impact. : SLAM
1. Horn sound. : BEEP
2. Green pod. : OCRA
3. Facial expression. : GRIN
4. Most cheerful. : SUNNIEST
5. “Go it ___.” : ALONE
6. Asiatic. : MONGOL
7. French wood. : BOIS
8. Alike: Comb. form. : ISO
9. Squids have ten. : TENTACLES
10. Popular footwear. : SKATES
11. U. S. Savings Bonds. : INVESTMENT
12. Art of weaving. : LOOM
13. Recognizes. : OWNS
21. Futile. : IDLE
23. Football. : OVAL
25. Hidden difficulty. : SNAG
26. Brownies. : CAKES
27. Theatre-in-the-round. : ARENA
28. Phenomenon of the vaudeville stage. : MINDREADER
30. Get together. : AMASS
31. Relaxes. : EASES
32. Test again. : RETRY
34. Dollars: Slang. : SIMOLEONS
39. Thalia or Clio. : MUSE
40. Supports for ties and rails. : ROADBEDS
42. Shield. : EGIS
44. Gem. : OPAL
46. Unit of electrical current. : AMPERE
47. Richard III’s great need. : AHORSE
51. Picture holder. : EASEL
52. Famous bridge builder. : EADS
53. Place or stead. : LIEU
54. Solicitude. : CARE
55. Theatre goers’ favorite. : IDOL
56. Girl’s name. : NINA
57. Pedicel. : STEM
60. Ammon’s consort. : MUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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