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New York Times, Tuesday, March 16, 1954

Author: Morton Braun
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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. 1,722
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1. Comedian Bert. : LAHR
5. "North of Boston" poet. : FROST
10. Companion of sound. : SAFE
14. Inter ___ (among other things): Lat. : ALIA
15. "___ Come Back to Me." : LOVER
16. Braid. : PLAT
17. High officer in NATO. : MONTGOMERY
19. August: French. : AOUT
20. Astern. : AFT
21. Islands in Galway Bay. : ARAN
22. Character in "Porgy and Bess." : SERENA
24. Major Baltic port. : STETTIN
26. School groups. : PTAS
27. Nothing: French. : RIEN
28. Divides into thirds. : TRISECTS
32. Soapstone and French chalk. : TALCS
34. Fictional destroyer-minesweeper. : CAINE
35. Taunting exclamation. : OHO
36. Aleutian island. : ADAK
37. Arranging. : DOING
38. Speak sharply. : SNAP
39. Brothers. : MEN
40. Sham attack. : FEINT
41. He wrote, "How doth the little busy bee . . . " : WATTS
42. Useful piece of furniture. : ENDTABLE
44. Read carefully. : PORE
45. Man's name. : AMOS
46. Early. : BETIMES
49. Writer Gogarty. : OLIVER
52. Evening: It. : SERA
53. New Deal agency. : NRA
54. Wait. : BIDE
55. Styptic. : ASTRINGENT
58. In any case. : EVER
59. Learns. : HEARS
60. ___-dieu, low desk for kneeling at prayer. : PRIE
61. Senior member. : DEAN
62. Actress Churchill. : SARAH
63. Secondhand. : USED
1. Actor Fernando. : LAMAS
2. In the air. : ALOFT
3. Back country. : HINTERLAND
4. Rodent. : RAT
5. Two shillings. : FLORIN
6. ___ candle. : ROMAN
7. Furnace. : OVEN
8. Former Italian title. : SER
9. ___ place, a rendezvous. : TRYSTING
10. Few and far between. : SPARSE
11. Sego's relative. : ALOE
12. Rural deity. : FAUN
13. Girl's nickname. : ETTA
18. Entrances. : GATES
23. Affluence. : EASE
25. Check mark. : TICK
26. Photograph. : PRINT
28. French historian. : TAINE
29. Scorners. : CONTEMNERS
30. Conjunction. : THAT
31. Becomes wet. : SOPS
32. Gentle. : TAME
33. Arabian port. : ADEN
34. Fakes, as a rope. : COILS
37. Actress Kerr and others. : DEBORAHS
38. Draped garment. : SARI
40. Renown. : FAME
41. Wagnerian role. : WOTAN
43. The Mermaid of London, circa 1600. : TAVERN
44. Be destroyed. : PERISH
46. Yankee catcher. : BERRA
47. Actor Truex. : ERNIE
48. Gratified. : SATED
49. Biblical name. : OBED
50. Of immediate interest. : LIVE
51. Project : IDEA
52. Excel. : STAR
56. Rough water. : SEA
57. Former version of MVD. : GPU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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