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New York Times, Saturday, March 20, 1954

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,726
Across Down
1. Fabric of China's red curtain. : BAMBOO
7. Savory smells. : AROMAS
13. X. : HISMARK
14. Title of the late Queen Mary. : DOWAGER
16. ___ of democracy. : ARSENAL
17. Lassen of Asosan. : VOLCANO
18. One of Napoleon's marshals. : NEY
19. Victor's chaplet. : ANADEM
21. Sugarplum. : KISS
22. Cake-walk business. : STRUT
24. Novelist Fannie. : HURST
26. Man's nickname. : NAT
27. Cornelia Skinner's father. : OTIS
28. Chump. : BOOB
29. Rapidity. : HASTE
31. Colloquial form of address. : MAAM
32. Hesitant interjections. : UMS
33. Pancake mix. : BATTER
34. Actor Robert. : ALDA
36. Short for a course of study. : MATH
37. Articles of virtu. : CURIOS
40. Ballplayer Mel. : OTT
41. Bettor's word. : ODDS
45. Precious stones. : OPALS
46. Cattail. : RUSH
47. Calling Mr. Snerd. : MORT
48. A trade or its principles : ART
49. Time period. : EPOCH
51. Spanish title. : SENOR
52. Boozers. : SOTS
54. Struck with amazement. : AGHAST
56. Zsa Zsa's sister. : EVA
57. Coiled. : TORTILE
59. Having a body of assistants. : STAFFED
61. Pigment. : STAINER
62. Members of the ILGWU. : TAILORS
63. Sprinkles. : SPRAYS
64. Warmth, fire, spirit. : ARDORS
1. Priestly headdress. : BIRETTA
2. Nineveh was its capital. : ASSYRIA
3. ___ Pandit. : MME
4. District in Yugoslavia. : BANAT
5. French base in Africa. : ORAN
6. Outstanding long-run play. : OKLAHOMA
7. Part of speech. : ADVERB
8. Familiar brown-stone-front sign. : ROOMS
9. Friend of Pogo. : OWL
10. Baseball immortal. : MACK
11. Opposed to. : AGAINST
12. Felt; perceived. : SENSATE
13. Two-wheeled cab. : HANSOM
15. Roll or list. : ROSTER
20. Parts for two. : DUOS
23. Letter box device. : USMAIL
25. Clause introducer. : THAT
28. Signs of spring. : BUDS
30. In one's element. : ATHOME
33. Resort town in Somerset. : BATH
35. Forfeit. : LOSE
36. Extinct volcano in California. : MTSHASTA
37. Proceeds without power. : COASTS
38. Weeds out. : UPROOTS
39. Snaring device. : RATTRAP
40. Sharp cry of pain. : OUCH
42. Worn out. : DONEFOR
43. Herders. : DROVERS
44. Short for certain Cremonas. : STRADS
46. Ginger, Buddy or Roy. : ROGERS
50. Broadcasting executive. : PALEY
51. Sedate. : STAID
53. Rustle. : STIR
55. Likely addition to "Old Glory." : STAR
58. Actress Claire. : INA
60. Girl's nickname. : FLO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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