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New York Times, Thursday, June 11, 1953

Author: George Henderson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { Q V X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has repeated answers.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,453
Across Down
1. Governor at Harrisburg. : FINE
5. In pursuit of. : AFTER
10. Solemn agreement. : PACT
14. Part of the Near East. : IRAN
15. Mrs. John Ridd. : LORNA
16. Educate. : REAR
17. Dances. : JIGS
18. Sign of the zodiac. : ARIES
19. Singer Berger. : ERNA
20. A point of debate. : ISSUE
22. Fast but unforced pace, in horse racing. : ROMP
23. Household necessity. : SOAP
24. Loosen. : EASE
26. Barks. : YIPS
28. Small bed. : COT
31. Singer Stevens. : RISE
33. Centers of cells. : NUCLEI
37. Seaport of Israel. : ACRE
39. Lost sheep. : STRAGGLERS
41. Petiole of a fern. : STIPE
43. Secy. Benson's job: Abbr. : AGR
44. Mohammedan mystics. : SUFIS
45. Applied science. : TECHNOLOGY
48. Boy friend. : BEAU
49. Bayard, Bucephalus, et al. : STEEDS
50. Abound. : TEEM
52. One: French. : UNE
53. Gypsy or browntail. : MOTH
55. Fasten. : NAIL
57. Trans-Pacific air base. : WAKE
60. Shoemaker's model of human foot. : LAST
62. President of the National League. : GILES
66. But: German. : ABER
67. Moral. : ETHIC
69. Evening: It. : SERA
70. Alone (stage direction for an actress). : SOLA
71. Valence's river. : RHONE
72. Piquancy. : ZEST
73. Result of knowing the right people. : PULL
74. Opposing teams. : SIDES
75. Arbor vitae. : TREE
1. British island colony, N. of N. Z. : FIJI
2. Messenger of the gods. : IRIS
3. Scolds. : NAGS
4. Come after. : ENSUE
5. Where Muscle Shoals is: Abbr. : ALA
6. Huge new carrier, now being built. : FORRESTAL
7. Wynken, Blynken and Nod. : TRIO
8. Inimical. : ENEMY
9. Raucous. : RASPING
10. Newspaper man's hangout. : PRESSCLUB
11. Flying craft. : AERO
12. Where the water was changed to wine. : CANA
13. Relative of a dogcart. : TRAP
21. Spike of corn. : EAR
25. Member of the family. : SIS
27. Small dogs. : PUGS
28. Throws a hackle. : CASTS
29. Double quartet. : OCTET
30. Instant. : TRICE
32. Rye fungus. : ERGOT
34. Barbusse novel, 1916. : LEFEU
35. Pertaining to a lake. : ERIAN
36. The "I" in G. I. : ISSUE
38. Short-lived. : EPHEMERAL
40. Native of Bahia Blanca. : ARGENTINE
42. Within: Comb. form. : ENDO
46. Old-time innkeepers. : OSTLERS
47. Affirmative. : YEA
51. Lt. Jarecki's gift to the free world. : MIG
54. An elephant, in India. : HATHI
56. Richard Wagner's father-in-law. : LISZT
57. Kin of 6 Down. : WASP
58. Oriental name. : ABOU
59. Boston batsman. : KELL
61. Having sandals. : SHOD
63. Sinister look. : LEER
64. Gaelic. : ERSE
65. Cloy. : SATE
68. These: Fr. : CES

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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