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MARCH OF WORDS

New York Times, Sunday, March 21, 1954

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 23, Columns: 23, Words: 170, Blocks: 76, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 681 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 154, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Jack Luzzatto has 292 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,727
Across Down
1. Book in red and black. : LEDGER
7. Young and frisky. : COLTISH
14. Morning-after applications. : ICEBAGS
21. Creator of Tartuffe. : MOLIERE
22. Late. : OVERDUE
23. Bone bearing the upper teeth. : MAXILLA
24. Coincide in part. : OVERLAP
25. Ready to forgive. : LENIENT
26. One of Malenkov’s titles. : PREMIER
27. Promenade, boat, etc. : DECKS
28. Sum up. : ADD
30. Surveyor’s nail. : SPAD
31. Boxers. : DOGS
32. Hammarskjold. : DAG
33. Common suffixes. : ESTS
34. Remark in “Strange Interlude.” : ASIDE
36. Plainsman of Argentina. : LLANERO
38. Legal job. : CASE
39. Where Regulus is. : LEO
40. Cause coldness between. : ESTRANGE
42. Orderly. : NEAT
43. It is one with Nineveh and Tyre. : SIDON
44. Portents in the wind. : STRAWS
46. Scrutinizer. : EYER
47. Box elder genus. : ACER
48. Convincing. : POTENT
49. Barkley’s former title: Slang. : VEEP
51. Refined ore. : SMELTED
53. Former middleweight titleholder. : ZALE
54. Charley E. Johns of Florida. : GOVERNOR
58. Four seasons. : YEAR
59. Pottery fragment. : SHARD
61. Embonpoint. : FAT
64. Hockey surface. : ICE
65. Sharpen. : STROP
67. Upbraid. : TWIT
69. Daughter of Oedipus. : ANTIGONE
71. Man’s nickname. : BERT
73. Lustrous satins. : ETOILES
75. A Charlie Chaplin street. : EASY
77. Gnaw away. : ERODE
78. Film actress and singer. : LAMOUR
80. Yacht-racing category. : STARCLASS
82. Browned crust on dishes. : GRATIN
83. Monstrous: Poetic. : ENORM
84. Man’s nickname. : STAN
85. Barbed javelin. : HARPOON
87. Early movie star. : BARA
88. Certain sheet metal. : TINPLATE
90. Sheet bend. : KNOT
92. Fight. : SCRAP
94. Company for Magog. : GOG
95. Had a place. : SAT
96. Watchful. : ALERT
98. Whit. : IOTA
100. Illuminant. : KEROSENE
102. Himalaya heights (with “the”). : HUMP
103. Red-berried sprigs. : HOLLIES
106. Stick. : GLUE
107. Icy rains. : SLEETS
110. By ___! : JOVE
111. All hands on deck. : CREW
113. Undamaged. : INTACT
117. Enumerates. : TELLS
118. Blameless. : PURE
119. Loaded. : WEIGHTED
121. Oppose. : BAR
122. Ready for geriatrics. : AGED
123. Largest of the Balearic Islands. : MAJORCA
125. Arab chief. : EMEER
126. Protection. : CARE
127. Game. : TAG
128. Circle: used in Japanese ship names. : MARU
129. Motion picture studios. : LOTS
131. Poetic time. : EEN
132. Lively old dance. : GALOP
133. Type used since 1501. : ITALICS
135. Hold. : CONTAIN
137. Winter capital of Libya. : TRIPOLI
139. Room of the Last Supper. : CENACLE
140. Critical examiner. : ANALYST
141. In snug harbor. : HAVENED
142. Waiting room furniture. : SETTEES
143. DeMille and others. : AGNESES
144. Rubbed into a nap, as leather. : SUEDED
1. 6-0. : LOVESET
2. Voter. : ELECTOR
3. Short swords. : DIRKS
4. Coagulates. : GELS
5. Important period. : ERA
6. Good meal. : REPAST
7. Earmuff weather. : COLDDAYS
8. Egg-shaped ornament: Fr. : OVE
9. Camera part. : LENS
10. Almost a homer. : TRIPLE
11. High goal. : IDEAL
12. Rite among Plains Indians. : SUNDANCE
13. All ___ up. : HET
14. Significance. : IMPORT
15. A holdful. : CARGO
16. Letters. : EXES
17. Barbados inhabitant. : BIM
18. Surveyor’s telescope. : ALIDADE
19. “Mr. Saturday Night.” : GLEASON
20. Painter of “Mme. X.” : SARGENT
21. Small copies. : MODELS
29. Foreboding. : DIRE
31. “___ Brutus.” : DEAR
34. Yesman. : ASSENTER
35. Hostile. : ENEMY
37. Lacks. : NEEDS
38. Adduce. : CITE
40. Jugs. : EWERS
41. Receptionist. : GREETER
43. Member of A. U. S. : SOLDIER
45. Hail! : AVE
47. Italian town. : ATRI
48. Duty. : PART
50. Mobile or Houston. : PORT
52. Where Stevenson was in 1925. : LAWSCHOOL
53. Buffoon. : ZANY
54. Gravy ingredients. : GIBLETS
55. Where Guam is. : OCEANIA
56. Where Smugglers Notch is. : VERMONT
57. Announcer of dawn. : ROOSTER
60. Informal seat. : HASSOCK
61. Length of film. : FOOTAGE
62. Hearth metal. : ANDIRON
63. Juvenile. : TEENAGE
66. Agave fiber. : PITA
68. Move with speed. : TEAR
70. Indecorous seizure. : GRAB
72. Small farm, in Sweden. : TORP
74. Tall and scrawny. : LANK
76. Vipers. : ASPS
79. Marks on German vowels. : UMLAUTS
81. Device of crossed slats. : LATTICE
82. More twisted. : GNARLIER
84. Proceeding. : STEP
86. Gov. Patterson’s state: Abbr. : OREG
89. Concrete charity. : ALMS
91. Rosetta’s river. : NILE
93. $2.80 plus. : POUND
97. Complete: Var. : THORO
99. High perch. : AERIE
101. Ready. : SET
102. Occupied. : HELD
104. Protracted. : OVERLONG
105. Pieces of arthropods. : SEGMENTS
107. Branch of mechanics. : STATICS
108. Heir. : LEGATEE
109. Fine: Colloq. : ELEGANT
110. African fetish. : JUJU
112. Cry used for speed or joy. : WHEE
114. Sea ear. : ABALONE
115. Sang. : CAROLED
116. Timorous. : TREPID
118. Breaks into grammatical parts. : PARSES
119. Dewlap. : WATTLE
120. Tithes. : TENTHS
123. Twin crystal. : MACLE
124. Doyle’s middle name. : CONAN
126. Cloaked for evening. : CAPED
128. Cartoon perennials. : MICE
130. “It ___ here . . .” : SAYS
132. Red Cross slogan. : GIVE
134. Classical tongue: Abbr. : LAT
135. Aeronautics agency: Abbr. : CAA
136. Fjord of the Kattegat. : ISE
138. Late Sir Benegal of India. : RAU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 21 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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