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New York Times, Friday, April 23, 1954

Author: Marian Moeser
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.54, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,760
Across Down
1. Crossword solver's friend. : ERASER
7. Belgian commune. : SPA
10. A step. : PAS
13. Altered. : REMADE
14. Nickname from the 1920's. : SCARFACE
16. 1934 arrival in Callender. : EMILIE
17. Amphitrite's mate. : POSEIDON
18. Ballroom dances. : COTILLIONS
20. Girl's name. : EDNA
21. Threefold. : TRINE
22. Squares. : DICE
23. Skirt feature. : SLIT
24. Douay form of Hosea. : OSEE
25. Marcus Aurelius' doctor. : GALEN
26. French head. : TETE
27. Things: Law. : RES
28. Scornful exclamations. : BAHS
29. Categories. : GRADES
31. TV singing star. : COMO
32. Frozen vegetable. : PEAS
33. Bobby-soxers' favorite. : DAMONE
36. Flippant. : AIRY
37. Smoke: Slang. : CIG
40. Column note. : ITEM
41. Complains: Colloq. : KICKS
43. Southern serving. : PONE
44. An injury to pride. : SLAP
45. Noun suffix. : ENCE
46. "Fair, fat, and ___." : FORTY
47. Biblical town. : CANA
48. Endless times. : ETERNITIES
50. Reveals. : UNDRAPES
52. Exact satisfaction for. : AVENGE
53. Tea brewers. : STEEPERS
54. Writer. : PENNER
55. Patriotic organization. : SAR
56. Bird. : ERN
57. Vase occupants. : ASTERS
1. Builder. : ERECTOR
2. Too-late emotion. : REMORSE
3. Friendships. : AMITIES
4. Like the ocean. : SALINE
5. Roman official. : EDILE
6. Dance. : REEL
7. Wall bracket for candles. : SCONCE
8. Token buyers. : PASSENGERS
9. Live. : ARE
10. Spanked. : PADDLED
11. Monkshood. : ACONITE
12. State councils. : SENATES
14. Loot. : SPOILS
15. Holidays. : FIESTAS
19. Where Sun Valley is. : IDAHO
25. Poacher's foe. : GAMEKEEPER
28. Good: Fr. : BON
30. Guitarfish. : RAY
31. Be regarded as similar. : COMPARE
32. Small-time gambler. : PIKER
33. Talk about. : DISCUSS
34. Peachtree Street city. : ATLANTA
35. Ramble. : MEANDER
36. Admittance. : ACCESS
37. Name meaning maiden. : CORINNE
38. Number. : INTEGER
39. Features of Yellowstone. : GEYSERS
42. Detain, as ships in port. : INTERN
43. Influential. : POTENT
46. English game of handball. : FIVES
49. California wine city. : NAPA
51. J. Fred Muggs of TV. : APE

Answer summary: 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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