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New York Times, Tuesday, March 23, 1954

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,729
Across
1. French enthusiasm. : ELAN
5. Tarheel State: Abbr. : NCAR
9. Distant. : AFAR
13. Dancer Jeanmaire. : RENEE
15. Mme. Bovary. : EMMA
16. Glen: Poet. : VALE
17. Offensive line-up on the gridiron. : SINGLEWING
19. Sooner State: Abbr. : OKLA
20. Same as 17 Across. : TFORMATION
21. Darnel or wild carrot. : WEED
22. Propeller. : OAR
23. Slanted type: Abbr. : ITAL
25. Crowbar. : PRY
26. Members of families. : MAS
29. Compass point. : NNW
31. Mrs. Haymes. : RITA
33. Actor Walter. : ABEL
35. Pyromaniacs. : ARSONISTS
40. Received: Fr. : RECU
41. Babbling water. : BROOK
42. Biblical name. : ESAU
43. Special timepiece. : STOPWATCH
45. Fraternity member: Colloq. : DEKE
46. Want. : NEED
47. Conjunctions. : ORS
50. Resolute. : SET
51. Extra. : ODD
53. Where Shannon is. : EIRE
56. Semblance. : AIR
58. Bricklayers’ burdens. : HODS
60. Popular evening entertainment. : NIGHTGAMES
65. Soon. : ANON
66. What the co-ed calls the football captain. : ADREAMBOAT
67. Britain’s poet laureate, 1715–18. : ROWE
68. Letters. : GEES
69. Lower. : ABASE
70. English composer. : ARNE
71. Superlative suffixes. : ESTS
72. Scrap: Colloq. : ITEM
Down
1. Formerly: Arch. : ERST
2. Son of Eric the Red. : LEIF
3. Part of A. D. : ANNO
4. Tributary of the Amazon. : NEGRO
5. Salamander. : NEWT
6. 903. : CMIII
7. “I ___ a Virginian, but an American.”—Patrick Henry. : AMNOT
8. Gotterdammerung in Norse myth. : RAGNAROK
9. Admit openly. : AVOW
10. Deceptive plays in football. : FAKEPASSES
11. River into the Weser. : ALLER
12. Unhesitant. : READY
14. Violinist Mischa. : ELMAN
18. Merit. : EARN
24. Author Yutang. : LIN
26. Stop-off point for Capt. Video. : MARS
27. Assist. : ABET
28. Part of a football game. : SECONDDOWN
30. Kind of hog. : WART
32. Evened the score. : TIED
34. Actress Velez. : LUPE
36. Conveyance for Sinbad. : ROC
37. London district. : SOHO
38. Write down. : TAKE
39. Fat. : SUET
41. M. C.’s stock in trade. : BADINAGE
44. Bide a ___! : WEE
48. Pro ___. : RATA
49. Greek letter. : SIGMA
51. Kim’s last name. : OHARA
52. Depositor in a blood bank. : DONOR
54. Token journeys. : RIDES
55. Wading bird. : EGRET
57. Ben Ezra. : RABBI
59. Snicker ___. : SNEE
61. Rudolph of the Reich. : HESS
62. Ditch around a castle. : MOAT
63. Leisure. : EASE
64. Shaft on a watch. : STEM

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later.

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