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New York Times, Friday, April 30, 1954

Author:
Anthony Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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Across
1
Old gold coin. : DUCAT
6
Luna ___. : MOTH
10
Favorites. : PETS
14
City in Portugal. : EVORA
15
Wind instrument. : OBOE
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Inspiration. : IDEA
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Command to Rover. : FETCH
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Soup makings for a gourmet. : TERRAPINS
20
Use a hand shuttle. : TAT
21
Part of an old calendar. : IDES
23
Northern Spies. : APPLES
24
Country places. : ESTATES
27
Reverence. : PIETY
28
Brooches. : BARPINS
30
English river. : AVON
32
The men in blue: Slang. : UMPS
33
High school emblem. : CLASSPIN
37
2,001. : MMI
38
Confection. : PRALINE
41
Two words of agreement. : IDO
42
Petty irritation. : PINPRICK
44
Shortly. : ANON
45
"Last Days of Pompeii" heroine. : IONE
46
Leaflet of a plant. : PINNULE
49
Miss O'Brien-Moore and others. : ERINS
52
Change in an organization. : SHAKEUP
54
Desk item. : PENCIL
56
Is under obligation. : OWES
57
Devotees of 34 Down. : GIS
60
Household necessity. : SAFETYPIN
62
Motto for the office wall. : THINK
64
German river. : ODER
65
Elevation. : RISE
66
City in SE Spain. : LORCA
67
Seas: French. : MERS
68
Pay up. : ANTE
69
Brilliancy. : ECLAT
Down
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Expert. : DEFT
2
Part of the eye. : UVEA
3
Split fastener. : COTTERPIN
4
Curve. : ARC
5
Where Gauguin painted. : TAHITI
6
Choral compositions. : MOTETS
7
Pinguid. : OBESE
8
Pinnacle. : TOR
9
Olympian goddess. : HERA
10
See 23 Across. : PIPPINS
11
Roman official. : EDILE
12
Maxim. : TENET
13
Pert: Colloq. : SASSY
19
Place opposite. : APPOSE
22
The late Mr. McGrew. : DAN
25
Shore Patrols: Abbr. : SPS
26
Salt: Comb. form. : SALI
28
Motoring hazard. : BUMP
29
Genus of herbs. : AMMI
31
Truck. : VAN
33
Office worker: Abbr. : CLK
34
Mural decoration. : PINUPGIRL
35
Public favorite. : IDOL
36
Zero. : NONE
38
A toast. : PROSIT
39
Japanese measure. : RIN
40
Experts. : ACES
43
Holding tool. : PINCERS
44
Babylonian god. : ANU
46
Enemy of the Cheyenne. : PAWNEE
47
Famous nickname. : IKE
48
Cuddle. : NESTLE
49
___ Downs. : EPSOM
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Aptly named English novelist. : READE
51
Conclude. : INFER
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Lift. : HOIST
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Constellation resembling a harp. : LYRA
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Indian empire of 1500. : INCA
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Card game. : SKAT
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Hold down. : PIN
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Ad ___. : HOC

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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