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New York Times, Saturday, January 3, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 89, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
David Steinberg notes:

Original 7-Down clue had extra "for instance" at end; deleted it.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,294
Across
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The skipper's platform. : BRIDGE
7
Measurement of kilowatt usage. : METERAGE
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Summon to mind. : RECALL
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Olive shell mollusks. : OLIVELLA
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Clue in many a mystery. : ANONYMOUSLETTER
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Orange-sized fruit of a tropical tree. : GENIP
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Unicorn fish. : UNIE
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Bouncing boys. : SONS
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Smashes. : SHATTERS
25
Contemporary of Handel. : BACH
28
Democratic action group. : ADA
29
"Peace is for the strong," for instance. : SLOGAN
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Trouble. : ADO
35
"Les ___ Mousquetaires." : TROIS
37
Custom. : USAGE
38
Swindlers' stratagems. : CONFIDENCEGAMES
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What 25 across composed for. : ORGAN
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Oodles. : SCADS
43
Savings bank item: Abbr. : INT
44
Requirer. : NEEDER
46
A doctor of laws. : LLD
47
Colony insects. : ANTS
48
That after-Christmas condition. : SEMIPOOR
51
Actress Nazimova. : ALLA
55
Army air base, Alaska. : NOME
56
Ballet painter. : DEGAS
60
Subject for the jury's decision. : REASONABLEDOUBT
63
Native. : INDIGENE
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Guest at Aunt Dinah's quilting party. : NELLIE
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A guiding light. : LODESTAR
66
"No. 1 American in Europe." : DRAPER
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Boast. : BRAG
2
Philosopher Descartes. : RENE
3
Sacred image. : ICON
4
Language of Jutland. : DANISH
5
Egyptian picture writing. : GLYPH
6
Shade tree. : ELM
7
Switzerland's Raymond Lambert, for instance. : MOUNTAINCLIMBER
8
Actress Janis. : ELSIE
9
Masonic doorkeepers. : TILERS
10
"The stag at ___ . . . " : EVE
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Steeps. : RETS
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Section of a glee club. : ALTO
13
Secluded valley. : GLEN
14
Rabbit's pride. : EARS
18
Surpasses. : OUTDOES
23
___-vark (earth pig). : AARD
24
Lines of type in one piece, from a linotype machine. : SLUGS
25
What to bring home. : BACON
26
Enshrine. : ADORE
27
Unceremonious dismissal. : CONGE
30
Explorer Johnson. : OSA
31
Boy of the streets. : GAMIN
32
Not a principal. : AGENT
33
Snug shelters. : NESTS
35
Prongs. : TINES
36
Dissecting knife. : SCALPEL
39
Hand-painted ties, for instance. : FAD
40
Taro plant. : EDDO
45
Substance that curdles milk. : RENNET
47
Small area. : AREOLA
49
South Seas heroine of a film classic. : MOANA
50
Less ordinary. : ODDER
51
Seed coat. : ARIL
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Curtain fabric. : LENO
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He plays James Bowie. : LADD
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Asia to the French. : ASIE
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A large swallow. : GULP
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Hero of a marathon Broadway show. : ABIE
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One who: Suffix. : STER
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Name for giants, Biblical and literary. : OGS
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Finis. : END

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 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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