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New York Times, Saturday, September 18, 1954

Author:
Marian Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 52-Across clue had comma after blank; replaced it with period.

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© 1954, The New York TimesNo. 1,908
Across
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Fielder's move. : THROW
6
Luxurious nylons. : SHEERS
12
Go as far as. : REACH
13
Knight's pastime. : TILTING
15
15th century romancer. : SIRTHOMASMALORY
18
Month: Abbr. : APR
19
Moved over ice. : SLID
20
Meadowsweet. : SPIREA
21
A park for Parisians. : BOIS
23
Whiffenpoofs. : ELIS
25
Grandchild: Ger. : ENKEL
26
Slip off. : ELOPE
28
Cabbage relative. : KALE
30
Chap. : GENT
31
Portrayer of "Saadia." : RITAGAM
33
Decline. : EBB
35
Grassy field. : LEA
36
Fashion for the Forum. : TOGA
37
Beery brother. : NOAH
39
Department of France. : VAR
42
Of oneself: Lat. : SUI
43
River into Black Sea. : DNIEPER
47
River into the Baltic. : ODER
49
Part of a blade. : EDGE
51
Sparely worded. : TERSE
52
"As it isn't, it ain't. That's ___."—Tweedledee. : LOGIC
54
Subject of Tito. : SERB
56
Typewriter type. : PICA
57
Blanche's neighbor. : GRACIE
59
Greek "new." : NEOS
61
Bowed down. : SAD
62
Barsetshire chronicler. : ANTHONYTROLLOPE
65
Design maker. : STENCIL
66
19th cen. actress and manager. : KEENE
67
Leblanc's hero. : ARSENE
68
Dotted muslin. : SWISS
Down
1
Port of Lebanon. : TRIPOLI
2
French advocate of United States of Europe. : HERRIOT
3
Malt-eater in the "house that Jack built." : RAT
4
American publisher. : OCHS
5
Intact. : WHOLE
6
Where the fans gather. : STADIA
7
Towel marking. : HIS
8
Beetles' prey. : ELMS
9
Troops' halting place. : ETAPE
10
Irritating: Colloq. : RILING
11
Submarine device. : SNORKEL
14
English novelist. : GREENE
15
Cavalry symbol. : SABER
16
Patience and others. : MILKMAIDS
17
Historic town on Black Sea. : YALTA
22
Young oyster. : SPAT
24
Less robust. : SLENDERER
27
Psychologist's problems. : EGOS
29
Very dark: Poet. : EBON
32
Febrile symptom. : AGUE
34
Night crawlers. : BAIT
38
Copperfield's enemy. : HEEP
39
Important waterway of Europe. : VOLGA
40
Makes beautiful. : ADORNS
41
River event. : REGATTA
44
Bastilles. : PRISONS
45
Breakouts. : ESCAPES
46
"Peg Woffington" author. : READE
48
An alternative in the wedding ritual. : RICHER
50
Tarkington's Julia. : GENTLE
53
Shoots. : CIONS
55
"Weapons," according to F.D.R. : BOOKS
58
Noun suffix. : ENCE
60
A large number. : SLEW
63
Chinese dynasty. : YIN
64
Floral neckwear. : LEI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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