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New York Times, Monday, March 15, 1954

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,721
Across Down
1. Combination of cards. : MELD
5. Beethoven's "___ Solemnis." : MISSA
10. Science degrees. : BSCS
14. Mountain range in Kirghiz. : ALAI
15. Up and about. : ASTIR
16. Western university. : UCLA
17. Thoroughly dazed: Colloq. : PUNCHDRUNK
19. London streetcar. : TRAM
20. Put on a list. : SLATED
21. Interim. : MEANTIME
23. Son of Zeus. : ARES
25. Pry. : SNOOP
26. Called Mr. : MISTERED
30. Miami color effect. : SUNTAN
33. Bacchanal cries. : EVOES
34. New front-row theatre seat. : DIVAN
36. Indian. : UTE
37. Well-known name in Denver. : DOUD
38. Tenor Melton. : JAMES
39. Edge of a cliff. : BROW
40. Lord Boyd ___, Peace Prize winner, 1949. : ORR
41. Pleven and Mayer. : RENES
42. Tropical vine. : LIANE
43. Young swan. : CYGNET
45. Gocart. : STROLLER
47. Rough files. : RASPS
49. Ground. : SOIL
50. Imitates a wrestler. : GRAPPLES
53. Begins. : ARISES
57. Comedian born in England. : HOPE
58. Clearly. : APPARENTLY
60. Heroine of Irish legend. : EMER
61. Anne to Margaret Rose. : NIECE
62. Secluded valley. : GLEN
63. Unhurried. : EASY
64. Cafeteria customer. : EATER
65. Remarkable: Colloq. : SOME
1. Guide-book inserts. : MAPS
2. Jewish month. : ELUL
3. Actress Turner. : LANA
4. Commanded expressly. : DICTATED
5. Bright red. : MADDER
6. Levantine land: Abbr. : ISR
7. Unfermented grape juice. : STUM
8. Mathematical ratios. : SINES
9. Gov. Cherry's state. : ARKANSAS
10. Lapel ornament. : BUTTON
11. Biblical. : SCRIPTURAL
12. Chowder ingredient. : CLAM
13. Corresponding. : SAME
18. Toast's beginning. : HERES
22. Part of speech. : NOUN
24. Model in an auto show. : SEDAN
26. Red wine of France. : MEDOC
27. Creamy white. : IVORY
28. Things despised because out of reach. : SOURGRAPES
29. Small change. : DIMES
31. Make up for. : ATONE
32. Fresher. : NEWER
35. Relatives of hug-me-tights. : VESTS
38. Modern transportation. : JETPLANE
39. Montana city on Yellowstone River. : BILLINGS
41. In the order named: Abbr. : RESP
42. Orleans' river. : LOIRE
44. Household linen. : NAPERY
46. Bellower. : ROARER
48. Brown color. : SEPIA
50. Liquid butter from buffalo milk. : GHEE
51. Italian liner. : ROMA
52. Small European fish. : SPET
54. Normandy town. : STLO
55. Chemical substance: Abbr. : ELEM
56. Last word of New Year's toast. : SYNE
59. Single point. : ACE

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

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