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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
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,712
Across
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Weight. : HEFT
5
Regular beat. : PULSE
10
Tundra dweller. : LAPP
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Set forth. : AVER
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Rebecca's father. : ISAAC
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Battle scene, 1813. : ERIE
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Gory drama, once credited to Shakespeare. : TITUSANDRONICUS
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Cold showers. : SLEETS
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Room: Spanish. : SALA
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M. T.'s father. : HST
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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
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Usual contents of party crackers. : HATS
2
Disastrous. : EVIL
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Mardi gras event. : FETE
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Most reliable. : TRUEST
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Turkish coin. : PIASTRE
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Radford's concern. : USN
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Youngsters. : LADS
8
Churchill's daughter. : SARAH
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French schools. : ECOLES
10
Frangipani neckwear. : LEI
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Discoverer of the principle of the lever. : ARCHIMEDES
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Reverend figure. : PIUS
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Plague. : PEST
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Brownstone feature. : STOOP
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Catches: Colloq. : NAILS
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Salt lakes. : SINKS
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Windsor. : DUKE
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Improvised song introductions. : VAMPS
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Perfect model. : IDEAL
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Drama by Shakespeare. : CORIOLANUS
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Farewell, amigo. : ADIOS
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Soft fabric. : PANNE
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Catches. : SNAGS
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Tarries. : STAYS
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Inner: Comb. form. : ENTO
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Petruchio's bride. : SHREW
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King Minos' capital, in ancient Crete. : KNOSSOS
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Stendhal hero. : SOREL
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Type of writing. : SATIRE
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Andes plateau. : PARAMO
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Night: German. : NACHT
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Federal police force at sea. : USCG
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Auction. : SALE
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Tibia. : SHIN
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Chew. : GNAW
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Advantage: Colloq. : EDGE
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Nile goddess. : ISIS
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Unit of troops: Abbr. : DET
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Girl's name. : INA

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

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