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New York Times, Saturday, March 6, 1954

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,712
Across
1. Weight. : HEFT
5. Regular beat. : PULSE
10. Tundra dweller. : LAPP
14. Set forth. : AVER
15. Rebecca's father. : ISAAC
16. Battle scene, 1813. : ERIE
17. Gory drama, once credited to Shakespeare. : TITUSANDRONICUS
20. Cold showers. : SLEETS
21. Room: Spanish. : SALA
22. M. T.'s father. : HST
23. Tosspots. : SOTS
25. Spyri's heroine. : HEIDI
27. Huge lake in Africa. : VICTORIA
31. Sudden falls. : SLUMPS
34. Stir. : ADO
35. Awaits decision. : PENDS
37. Scottish dagger. : SKEAN
38. Nothing but. : MERE
40. Actress Cornell. : KIT
41. Writer Ferber. : EDNA
42. Great care. : PAINS
44. Immerses in liquid. : SOAKS
47. Historic Siamese twin. : ENG
48. Slowpokes. : SLOTHS
50. Brief reviews. : SYNOPSES
52. Signal system. : LORAN
54. Wading bird. : SORA
55. O. W. I.'s wartime magazine. : USA
57. Greek letters. : ETAS
59. Rachmaninoff. : SERGEI
63. Captian Cook's find. : SANDWICHISLANDS
66. Footprint or fingerprint. : CLUE
67. Pachyderm: Colloq. : RHINO
68. Median priests. : MAGI
69. Adventure. : GEST
70. Heating lamps. : ETNAS
71. Is obligated to. : OWES
Down
1. Usual contents of party crackers. : HATS
2. Disastrous. : EVIL
3. Mardi gras event. : FETE
4. Most reliable. : TRUEST
5. Turkish coin. : PIASTRE
6. Radford's concern. : USN
7. Youngsters. : LADS
8. Churchill's daughter. : SARAH
9. French schools. : ECOLES
10. Frangipani neckwear. : LEI
11. Discoverer of the principle of the lever. : ARCHIMEDES
12. Reverend figure. : PIUS
13. Plague. : PEST
18. Brownstone feature. : STOOP
19. Catches: Colloq. : NAILS
24. Salt lakes. : SINKS
26. Windsor. : DUKE
27. Improvised song introductions. : VAMPS
28. Perfect model. : IDEAL
29. Drama by Shakespeare. : CORIOLANUS
30. Farewell, amigo. : ADIOS
32. Soft fabric. : PANNE
33. Catches. : SNAGS
36. Tarries. : STAYS
39. Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
43. Petruchio's bride. : SHREW
45. King Minos' capital, in ancient Crete. : KNOSSOS
46. Stendhal hero. : SOREL
49. Type of writing. : SATIRE
51. Andes plateau. : PARAMO
53. Night: German. : NACHT
55. Federal police force at sea. : USCG
56. Auction. : SALE
58. Tibia. : SHIN
60. Chew. : GNAW
61. Advantage: Colloq. : EDGE
62. Nile goddess. : ISIS
64. Unit of troops: Abbr. : DET
65. Girl's name. : INA

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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