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New York Times, Thursday, March 25, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { W X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,731
Across
1
Top general of NATO ground forces. : JUIN
5
Hopper. : TOAD
9
Station. : DEPOT
14
Herzog best seller. : ANNAPURNA
16
Sultan's decree. : IRADE
17
Spanish gypsy dances. : FLAMENCOS
18
Resin used in varnish. : COPAL
19
Swamp. : FEN
20
Shakespearean character. : LEAR
21
Walter ___ Smith, Under-Secretary of State. : BEDELL
22
Former Miss Astaire. : ADELE
24
Chinese Communist leader. : MAO
26
Silkworm. : ERI
27
Professional trouble maker. : AGITATOR
31
More than three million boys. : BSA
33
You love: Latin. : AMAS
36
Proposed unit of speed. : VELO
37
King Feisal's people. : IRAQI
39
English ballerina. : FONTEYN
41
Small amount. : MODICUM
43
Ingredient in a liqueur. : ANISE
44
Entity. : UNIT
46
Pieces out. : EKES
47
British Sergeant Major: Abbr. : RSM
48
Crusaders' opponents. : SARACENS
51
Bern's river. : AAR
53
Nickname for 54 Across. : DEV
54
First name of Irish VIP. : EAMON
58
The maestro's first name. : ARTURO
60
Food for a bazooka. : AMMO
63
Part of an overseas address. : APO
64
"Dragnet" subject. : CRIME
65
Ridgway's successor in NATO. : GRUENTHER
67
New or Vineyard. : HAVEN
68
Types of wells. : ARTESIANS
69
Tax. : STENT
70
Take a quick look. : PEEK
71
Otherwise. : ELSE
Down
1
Seaport in Israel. : JAFFA
2
Not guided. : UNLED
3
Silly. : INANE
4
Viet ___. : NAM
5
Berlin's forte. : TUNE
6
Killer whale. : ORCA
7
Varying from the usual: Rare. : ANORMAL
8
German article. : DAS
9
Checker. : DICE
10
Disintegrate. : ERODE
11
Feature of current publishing. : PAPERBACK
12
Harem slave. : ODALISQUE
13
Inform. : TELL
15
Man's name. : PELEG
21
Scornful sound. : BOO
23
Shoe parts. : LASTS
25
Descriptive of this era. : ATOMIC
28
___ League. : IVY
29
Term of office. : TENURE
30
Slough off. : RID
32
Purposes. : AIMS
33
Away off. : AFAR
34
Author of "The Cruel Sea." : MONSARRAT
35
Life-giving. : ANIMATIVE
38
City on the Elbe. : RIESA
40
Eyes: Scot. : EES
42
Inhabitant: Suffix. : OTE
45
French general in Indo-China. : NAVARRE
49
Fuss. : ADO
50
Gay lights. : NEONS
52
Cow's cud. : RUMEN
55
Taj ___. : MAHAL
56
Starts the proceedings. : OPENS
57
Early discoverers. : NORSE
58
German exclamations. : ACHS
59
Torn. : RENT
61
Not pronounced. : MUTE
62
Patient and mild. : MEEK
65
Mountain pass. : GAP
66
Bow ___. : TIE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 9 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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