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New York Times, Friday, June 4, 1954

Author: Anthony Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Anthony Morse has 35 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,802
Across Down
1. Column. : PILLAR
7. Projection on a wheel. : CAM
10. Surfeited (with "of"). : SICK
14. The procurator of Judaea. : PILATE
15. Unclose: Poet. : OPE
16. Joint of a horse's leg. : HOCK
17. Bridgeman, Jabara, etc. : PILOTS
18. Conjunction. : NOR
19. The ordinary crowd. : RUCK
20. Occupy the next chair. : SITBESIDE
23. Go about seeking excitement. : GAD
26. Speaks tenderly. : COOS
27. Most recent. : NEWEST
31. Nautical term. : ALEE
33. Philter. : POTION
35. Golfer's objective. : PAR
36. City in Texas. : DALLAS
38. Greek mountain. : OSSA
39. Levantine name. : ALI
40. ___ potatoes. : SMALL
41. No one else but me. : EGO
42. Job of delivering newspapers, etc. : ROUTE
44. Spanish noble. : DON
45. Girl's name. : LANA
47. Winker. : EYELID
48. Old name of Tokyo. : EDO
49. Sitting Bull's domicile. : WIGWAM
51. Parting point. : RENO
52. Bird. : NESTER
54. Ottoman standard. : ALEM
56. Sawbuck. : TEN
57. Surprising statement: Colloq. : STAGGERER
60. Tribunals. : FORA
63. Greek letter. : RHO
64. Fragrances. : AROMAS
68. A table at bridge. : FOUR
69. Homo sapiens. : MAN
70. Beasts of burden. : LLAMAS
71. Prepositions. : FORS
72. Highways: Abbr. : STS
73. Skin layers. : DERMAS
1. Very soft: Abbr. : PPP
2. Three. : III
3. Legal degree. : LLL
4. Region in Indo-China. : LAOS
5. Upper story. : ATTIC
6. Pauses again. : RESTOPS
7. Predecessors of the Superchief. : CONESTOGAWAGONS
8. Addresses for G. I.'s : APOS
9. Sheep. : MERINOS
10. Small mouselike mammal. : SHREW
11. Poker payment. : IOU
12. Three hundred. : CCC
13. Hooded organization. : KKK
21. Hoot. : BOO
22. Tenfold. : DENARY
23. City in Alabama. : GADSDEN
24. Fashionably. : ALAMODE
25. Relatives of the Roosevelts. : DELANOS
28. Shoulder ornament. : EPAULET
29. Cracker. : SALTINE
30. Had a fitting. : TRIEDON
32. House wing. : ELL
34. Equal: prefix. : ISO
37. Completely wrong: Slang. : ALLWET
41. One of the Siamese twins. : ENG
43. Poetic contraction. : OER
46. The USAF and the RAF. : AIRARMS
47. May's birthstone. : EMERALD
50. Drink. : ALE
53. Rulers. : TSARS
55. Actress Oberon. : MERLE
58. Mountain pass in India. : GHAT
59. Tiger talk. : ROAR
60. Opposite of 1 Down : FFF
61. Goose eggs. : OOO
62. Capek's play. : RUR
65. Three thousand. : MMM
66. Sign for some motorists. : AAA
67. Draft organization. : SSS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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