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New York Times, Wednesday, March 3, 1954

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,709
Across
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Not excited. : COOL
5
Catchers' equipment. : MASKS
10
Head ailment. : ACHE
14
Top. : ACME
15
Object of Mother Hubbard's quest. : ABONE
16
Exclamation of surprise. : PHEW
17
German policy-maker. : DRADENAUER
19
Reduce. : PARE
20
NCO's: Colloq. : SARGES
21
Changes, as a decision. : REVERSES
23
Mr. Kazan. : ELIA
25
French girl's name. : LILI
26
Oklahoma city. : ADA
29
Soak up, in chemistry. : SORB
31
Only active volcano in U. S. : LASSEN
35
Prima donna. : DIVA
37
Roughly forty million years ago. : NEOCENEAGE
39
Baffle. : EVADE
41
Pleasant associate of bill. : COO
42
Commodities of slow sale. : DRUGS
43
Appropriated sites for State colleges. : LANDGRANTS
46
Deer track. : SLOT
47
Whole. : ENTIRE
48
Box ___. : SEAT
50
Chemical symbols for tin. : SNS
51
Williams and Mack. : TEDS
53
Mrs. High Hat. : SNOB
55
Ready to atone. : PENITENT
59
White tie and tails, for instance. : DRESSY
63
A bit of baby talk. : AGOO
64
Dodger No. 39 : CAMPANELLA
66
East Indian tree. : POON
67
South African village. : KRAAL
68
Inferior. : POOR
69
Expects. : ASKS
70
Transmits. : SENDS
71
Hemmed. : SEWN
Down
1
Bounders. : CADS
2
Pods for soup. : OCRA
3
Oriental name. : OMAR
4
Shelf. : LEDGE
5
The White House. : MANSION
6
Arab's robe. : ABA
7
Tart. : SOUR
8
Bend in adoration. : KNEEL
9
Obsequious. : SERVILE
10
Informers. : APPRISERS
11
Cartoonist Addams. : CHAS
12
Exclamation to attract attention. : HERE
13
Members of the flock. : EWES
18
Fish. : EELS
22
Large antelope. : ELAND
24
Betel palm. : ARECA
26
Mrs. Robert Lovett. : ADELE
27
Coffee room of café. : DIVAN
28
En ___ (in front): French. : AVANT
30
Blessings. : BOONS
32
Author Bellow and others. : SAULS
33
Incite. : EGGON
34
Retreats. : NESTS
36
New members of the family. : ADDITIONS
38
Sheds. : COTES
40
Plumed heron. : EGRET
44
Trims again. : REDECKS
45
Ladies' rubbers. : SANDALS
49
Ripped. : TORN
52
Catch. : SNARE
54
Traffic sounds. : BEEPS
55
Member of the family. : PAPA
56
Selves. : EGOS
57
Secluded spot. : NOOK
58
Treasury agent. : TMAN
60
Wild plum. : SLOE
61
Not interesting. : SLOW
62
Spin a story. : YARN
65
Water lily leaf. : PAD

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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