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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 Down
1. Door position. : AJAR
5. Hard nut to crack. : POSER
10. Traffic sign. : SLOW
14. Opposite of "yep." : NOPE
15. Bouquet. : AROMA
16. New Zealand bird. : KIWI
17. January event since 1938. : THEMARCHOFDIMES
20. Newspaper ad. : INSERT
21. Hapsburg pretender. : OTTO
22. Extrasensory perception. : ESP
23. Facts and figures. : DATA
25. Hair-raising. : EERY
27. 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
1. Con. : ANTI
2. Hoover's first name. : JOHN
3. Tarzan's foster brothers. : APES
4. Put right. : REMEDY
5. Descriptive of certain jobs. : PARTTIME
6. 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
39. Stag's mate. : HIND
41. 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
53. Bargain sale combat. : MELEE
55. Big hurry. : RUSH
56. Black. : INKY
57. Battery requisite. : ACID
59. Ship of 1492. : NINA
61. Leopard's sanctum. : LAIR
62. Annoys. : IRKS
63. No, in Moscow. : NYET
65. Poem. : ODE
66. Mr. Bing's house. : MET

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

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