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New York Times, Tuesday, March 2, 1954

Author:
Willard Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,708
Across
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Door position. : AJAR
5
Hard nut to crack. : POSER
10
Traffic sign. : SLOW
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Opposite of "yep." : NOPE
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Bouquet. : AROMA
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New Zealand bird. : KIWI
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January event since 1938. : THEMARCHOFDIMES
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Newspaper ad. : INSERT
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Hapsburg pretender. : OTTO
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Extrasensory perception. : ESP
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Facts and figures. : DATA
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Hair-raising. : EERY
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Prospector's quest. : PAYDIRT
30
Theatre district. : RIALTO
34
Tongue-tier. : GAG
35
___ propre. : AMOUR
37
Blotch. : SMEAR
38
Where Ogden is. : UTAH
40
Park in the Rockies. : ESTES
42
In the style of: It. : ALLA
43
Blue jeans. : LEVIS
45
14,079-ft. peak in Colorado. : EOLUS
47
Atomic particle. : ION
48
Coty's people. : FRENCH
50
Rutgers' river. : RARITAN
52
Barrel-like container for oil. : DRUM
54
Where Cuzco is. : PERU
55
Creek. : RIA
58
May it be so! : AMEN
60
City under four-power rule. : BERLIN
64
Disparaging. : UNCOMPLIMENTARY
67
Sideslip. : SKID
68
Principle. : TENET
69
Equal. : LIKE
70
Dr. Jekyll's alter ego. : HYDE
71
Irish poet. : YEATS
72
Formerly. : ERST
Down
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Con. : ANTI
2
Hoover's first name. : JOHN
3
Tarzan's foster brothers. : APES
4
Put right. : REMEDY
5
Descriptive of certain jobs. : PARTTIME
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Grampus. : ORC
7
London's movie district. : SOHO
8
Overact. : EMOTE
9
Beam. : RAFTER
10
Snow runner. : SKI
11
Lollypop flavor. : LIME
12
Is indebted to. : OWES
13
Shred. : WISP
18
Plowed land: Sp. : ARADA
19
Songstress Day. : DORIS
24
"Mighty Lak' ___." : AROSE
26
Four-armed god of Hindu underworld. : YAMA
27
___ Noster. : PATER
28
Century plant. : AGAVE
29
Private instructor. : TUTOR
31
Maurois' book about George Sand. : LELIA
32
Hawk's claw. : TALON
33
City of 244,594 in Algeria. : ORAN
34
Wide or impassable gap. : GULF
36
Fold repeatedly. : RELAP
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Stag's mate. : HIND
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Certain successes. : SUREBETS
44
Beat it! : SCRAM
46
Sea nymph, part bird and part woman. : SIREN
49
Half of a well-known egghead. : HUMPTY
51
Leatherback. : TURTLE
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Bargain sale combat. : MELEE
55
Big hurry. : RUSH
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Black. : INKY
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Battery requisite. : ACID
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Ship of 1492. : NINA
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Leopard's sanctum. : LAIR
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Annoys. : IRKS
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No, in Moscow. : NYET
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Poem. : ODE
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Mr. Bing's house. : MET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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