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CUES AND CLUES

New York Times, Sunday, March 14, 1954

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 136, Blocks: 65, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J Y }, Scrabble score: 553 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 132, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 36
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,720
Across Down
1. Song of praise. : ANTHEM
7. Sniper’s vantage point. : AMBUSH
13. Part of a chiffonier. : DRAWER
19. Mossadegh’s successor. : ZAHEDI
20. Recited in monotone. : CHANTED
22. Name for the Black Sea. : EUXINE
23. Family in Scott’s “The Monastery.” : AVENEL
24. Laconic. : CONCISE
25. Actress Adler. : STELLA
26. Pile driver weight. : RAM
27. “The biggest little city.” : RENO
29. President of Mexico. : CORTINES
31. “A Shropshire ___.” : LAD
32. Where Meshed is. : IRAN
34. Edges. : RIMS
36. Like an axis. : POLAR
37. Betel pepper. : SIRI
38. Unaccented part of a poetic foot. : ARSIS
40. Japanese banjo. : SAMISEN
43. Kind of battery. : STORAGE
45. Stolen auto. : HOTCAR
47. Charges. : COSTS
48. London daily. : THETIMES
49. Congeree fisher. : EELER
51. Mush. : GOO
52. Bovine. : TAURINE
53. Rower. : OAR
55. Greek letters. : TAUS
57. California resort beach. : LAGUNA
59. Cornwall creels. : CAWLS
62. As a matter of form: Latin. : PROFORMA
64. Slanted. : ATILT
65. Foot movement. : GAIT
66. Spritelike. : ELFIN
67. 3 Down, for instance. : SCOT
69. ___ tide. : NEAP
71. Battleground of 1918. : MARNE
72. Beaks. : NEBS
73. Lloyd Nolan’s role. : QUEEG
75. M. C.’s specialty. : REPARTEE
77. Handle of a scythe. : SNATH
79. College of the “Boilermakers.” : PURDUE
80. Axillary: Anat. : ALAR
81. Watchdog’s voice. : GRR
82. Mortgagors. : LIENEES
84. Indicating every third. : TRI
86. Important exam. : FINAL
88. Consolers. : SOLACERS
90. Highlanders. : GAELS
92. Esteem. : REGARD
95. Rattled. : CLANKED
96. Wastes time. : DAWDLES
98. More primitive. : RUDER
99. Heroine of Conrad’s “Victory.” : LENA
100. Noble. : DUCAL
102. Commotion. : STIR
104. ___ Perpetua: Idaho’s motto. : ESTO
105. German composer. : ABT
106. Splitting. : CLEAVING
109. Forehead. : BROW
111. Product of Bolivia. : TIN
112. Rage: It. : FURORE
114. Crested, as a woodpecker. : PILEATE
116. Sen. McCarran’s colleague. : MALONE
118. Lemon or lime. : FLAVOR
119. Evaporated. : STEAMED
120. Trojan warrior. : AGENOR
121. Nights: Amer. Indian. : SLEEPS
122. Stendhal’s Julien and others. : SORELS
123. Staircase posts. : NEWELS
1. Man’s name, of Biblical origin. : AZARIAH
2. Texas oilfield county. : NAVARRO
3. Recent color film. : THEMASTEROFBALLANTRAE
4. Cackler. : HEN
5. German dam. : EDER
6. Wes Santee, for instance. : MILER
7. Virginia peninsular county. : ACCOMAC
8. Electrical unit. : MHO
9. Judge’s bench. : BANC
10. Extremely: Scot. : UNCO
11. Bases for genealogical trees. : STIRPES
12. Charlton of Hollywood. : HESTON
13. Candidate for court-martial. : DESERTER
14. Wheel tracks. : RUTS
15. Turkey’s nemesis. : AXE
16. Champion of Home Rule (1809–98). : WILLIAMEWARTGLADSTONE
17. Augment. : ENLARGE
18. Prepares. : READIES
21. Auld Clootie. : DEIL
28. City in Yugoslavia. : NIS
30. City of N. H. : NASHUA
33. Riviera resort. : NICE
35. Atmospheric problem. : SMOG
37. Kashmir’s capital. : SRINAGAR
39. Sea in Imperial Valley, Calif. : SALTON
41. Placed apart. : ISOLATED
42. Fur animal. : STOAT
44. Auricular. : OTIC
46. Farthest from the van. : REAR
48. Blare of a horn. : TANTARA
50. Distilled liquors. : RUMS
52. Bulrush. : TULE
53. Begins. : OPENS
54. British-Armenian novelist. : ARLEN
56. Dressing jackets. : SACQUES
58. Made lively. : GINGERED
60. It’s often a base hit. : LINER
61. Guide. : STEER
63. The lore of pugilism. : FISTIANA
68. Pronoun. : OURS
70. Lucre. : PELF
71. The weaver of Raveloe. : MARNER
74. ___ Springs, 1781 battleground. : EUTAW
76. Partners at duplicate. : PAIR
78. “The dickens.” : HECK
79. Lost to view: Var. : PERDUE
83. Relatives of hecklers. : NEEDLERS
85. Afflictions. : ILLS
87. Chills and fever. : AGUE
88. Scrapes the ground with a golf club. : SCLAFFS
89. Famous Norwegian violinist. : OLEBULL
90. Noted astronomer (1564–1642). : GALILEO
91. Features of a formal garden. : SETBEDS
93. Oil from resin. : RETINOL
94. Monotonous speakers. : DRONERS
96. Cranes on lifeboats. : DAVITS
97. Title. : SIR
101. Freshmen’s insignia. : CAPS
103. Ruth of the screen. : ROMAN
106. Farmer’s concern. : CROP
107. Intimate. : NEAR
108. Having enough spirit: Colloq. : GAME
110. Carry on. : WAGE
113. Egg-shaped: Fr. : OVE
115. ___ Aviv. : TEL
117. Author Wallace. : LEW

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 29 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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