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New York Times, Thursday, January 15, 1953

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,306
Across
1. A particularly favored thing. : SPECIAL
8. Voices. : ALTOS
13. Little fishes. : SMALLFRY
14. Seaport and capital of Lebanon. : BEIRUT
16. Bebop, for instance. : HOTMUSIC
17. Snack for a party. : CANAPE
18. Any official proclamation. : UKASE
19. "Dat ole davil" in "Anna Christie." : SEA
21. Celebrations. : FETES
22. Camper's shelter. : TENT
23. Puzzled: Colloq. : STUCK
25. Housewife's bugaboo. : DIRT
26. Title used by Nehru. : SRI
27. Deceived. : FLAMMED
29. Girdle of a kimono. : OBI
30. Hill, in Scotland. : BRAE
31. Kind of city Rome is. : ETERNAL
33. Corresponds. : AGREES
36. Super-duper. : CLASSY
37. Whisper. : BREATHE
39. Meat and potatoes in the army. : CHOW
40. Penalty: Slang. : RAP
41. In earnest. : SERIOUS
43. Spigot. : TAP
46. Cain's wife, in a Byron poem. : ADAH
48. Something sweet. : SIRUP
49. City of 50,246 in Ohio. : LIMA
50. Spanish silver dollars. : DUROS
52. Olivier's title. : SIR
53. Duck yielding down. : EIDER
54. Gobbles: 2 wds. : EATSUP
56. Nicer. : DAINTIER
58. Mans the helm. : STEERS
59. They don't pay attention. : IGNORERS
60. Norse literature. : EDDAS
61. Acolytes swing them. : CENSERS
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1. Well-populated railroad car. : SMOKER
2. River in Siam. : PATANI
3. Sign akin to Maple Rd. : ELMST
4. Guide to the solution. : CLUE
5. Speculations. : IFS
6. Awns. : ARISTAE
7. Association for discussion, lectures, etc. : LYCEUM
8. The rudiments of a subject. : ABC
9. Turn the pages of a book. : LEAF
10. Like a fork. : TINED
11. Commencement speeches. : ORATIONS
12. Onetime nickname of Brooklyn Dodgers. : SUPERBAS
13. Closes. : SHUTS
15. In a huffy manner. : TESTILY
20. Top point. : ACME
23. Cuts. : SLASHES
24. Spicy culinary concoction. : KETCHUP
27. Chafes. : FRETS
28. Island in the Aegean. : DELOS
30. Lady Peel. : BEA
32. Untrained. : RAW
33. Rubs off. : ABRADES
34. Leave ivied walls. : GRADUATE
35. Separated again. : REPARTED
38. Greek goddess. : ERIS
39. Pluck. : COURAGE
42. Of a silver-white metal. : IRIDIC
43. In better trim. : TIDIER
44. Moslem leaders. : AMEERS
45. Young salmon. : PARRS
47. Having nylons. : HOSED
49. Metric unit, a little over a quart. : LITRE
51. One of the 124 chapters of the Koran. : SURA
53. Biblical name. : ENOS
55. Epistolary afterthoughts. : PSS
57. Tabard ___. : INN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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