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New York Times, Wednesday, March 17, 1954

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 28, Avg Word Len: 5.79, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,723
Across
1. Outdo. : SURPASS
8. Montgomery's rank. : MARSHAL
15. Hide in the ground. : INEARTH
16. Author France. : ANATOLE
17. Under controversy. : ATISSUE
18. Cry of surrender, 1918. : KAMERAD
19. Belgian city. : MONS
20. Exemplary specimen. : MODEL
22. Copper coin of India. : ANNA
23. Fruit skin. : APPLEPEEL
26. Breeches: Span. : BRAGAS
29. Make anew. : RECREATE
33. Ask further alms. : REBEG
34. Deep-pitted, as the moon. : CRATEROUS
35. European aid plan, before M. S. A. : ECA
36. Of high professional character. : ETHICAL
38. Registered nurses: Abbr. : RNS
39. Product of Groton shipyard. : SUBMARINE
41. Port of ancient Rome. : OSTIA
43. Soldier's basic work. : TRAINING
44. Constrained. : UNEASY
45. Hooperatings, for instance. : STANDINGS
47. Topper. : COAT
50. Kings in manes. : LIONS
51. Shipshape. : TRIM
55. Nullify a wrong method. : UNLEARN
57. Halo. : AUREOLE
59. Very affectionate embrace. : BEARHUG
60. Idle chatter. : PRATTLE
61. Family of Menlo Park. : EDISONS
62. Most keyed up. : TENSEST
Down
1. Indo-Chinese neighbor land. : SIAM
2. Preposition: Poet. : UNTO
3. Bridle strap. : REIN
4. A journey by water. : PASSAGE
5. Art: Latin. : ARS
6. Confounds the experts. : STUMPS
7. Biblical Hades. : SHEOL
8. Famous literary middle name. : MAKEPEACE
9. Collections of literary excerpts. : ANALECTA
10. Sign of the zodiac. : RAM
11. Pilferer. : STEALER
12. A stormy cape. : HORN
13. Ex-Ambassador Kirk. : ALAN
14. Spartan queen. : LEDA
21. "Desperate deeds of ___." : DERRINGDO
24. Showy celebration. : PAGEANT
25. Soon. : ERELONG
26. Chief French naval station. : BREST
27. Crop up again. : RECUR
28. Addis ___, Ethiop capital. : ABABA
30. Heart artery. : AORTA
31. French-African capital. : TUNIS
32. Attempt. : ESSAY
34. Gym pull-ups on a bar. : CHINNINGS
37. Test flight. : TRIALRUN
40. Men's titles. : MISTERS
42. Sonnet stanzas. : SESTETS
44. In doubt. : UNSURE
46. Unsuited. : INAPT
47. Nonliquid bullion. : CUBE
48. United. : ONED
49. Turkish regiment. : ALAI
52. Repetition. : ROTE
53. Defects. : ILLS
54. Make a junction. : MEET
56. Exclamation: Var. : AHO
58. Operated. : RAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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