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New York Times, Tuesday, January 6, 1953

Author:
Louise Rabb
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Louise Rabb has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 42-Across clue had acute accent over first e in siècle; corrected it to grave accent.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,297
Across
1
Old-fashioned word for garden vegetables. : SASS
5
Coaches. : CARS
9
Perennial circus performers. : FLEAS
14
German: Abbr. : TEUT
15
Part of a lobster. : CLAW
16
Feet of two syllables. : IAMBI
17
Burrowing animal with bony plates. : ARMADILLO
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Flavoring agent. : ONION
20
Hero of a Gounod opera. : ROMEO
21
Gymnasium equipment, for instance. : APPARATUS
23
Measures of length, 45 inches. : ELLS
25
She married Hercules. : HEBE
26
Sound meaning it's cold outside. : BRR
28
Part of the eye. : LID
30
Slip by. : ELAPSE
35
Mulberry tree of N. Z. : AUTE
37
Dances at debutante balls. : COTILLIONS
40
Brittle. : CRISP
42
___ de siècle (end of the century): Fr. : FIN
43
Beginning. : ONSET
44
Norwegian port, northernmost city of Europe. : HAMMERFEST
47
To be: French. : ETRE
48
Describing winter weather. : SLEETY
49
Son of Abe and Mary. : TAD
51
Officers of the day: Abbr. : ODS
52
Pro ___. : RATA
55
Ike's favorite pastime. : GOLF
57
Oriental chastisement, applied to the soles of the feet. : BASTINADO
62
Former Italian singer at the Met. : RUFFO
65
Be of use. : AVAIL
66
Birds flying south. : MIGRATION
68
"Don Quixote," for instance. : NOVEL
69
Phyllis in "Iolanthe." : PERI
70
Light tan. : ECRU
71
January: Spanish. : ENERO
72
100 miles between the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. : SUEZ
73
Escorts. : SEES
Down
1
One of billions in the Via Lactea. : STAR
2
Flying machine. : AERO
3
Memorable song from "Porgy and Bess." : SUMMERTIME
4
Mme. de ___, French authoress. : STAEL
5
Ten score, plus one. : CCI
6
Mme. Nazimova. : ALLA
7
Sen. Flanders of Vermont. : RALPH
8
Herbert Bayard ___. : SWOPE
9
The Little Flower. : FIORELLO
10
Actress Turner. : LANA
11
Give out. : EMIT
12
Arabian name. : ABOU
13
Venial acts. : SINS
18
"Oh, You Beautiful ___." : DOLL
22
Hero of "Green Mansions." : ABEL
24
Palermo is its capital: Abbr. : SIC
26
Johann and family. : BACHS
27
Pertaining to agriculture. : RURAL
29
Opposite of "don." : DOFF
31
Elder: French. : AINE
32
Old-time kissing game. : POSTOFFICE
33
Low I. Q. radio character. : SNERD
34
Park in the Rockies. : ESTES
36
Girl's name. : ESME
38
Relative of a stock. : TIE
39
This month: Abbr. : INST
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Labor leader in musical world. : PETRILLO
45
Pat Nixon's maiden name. : RYAN
46
Popular game. : TAG
50
Dickens character. : DORA
53
Drives down by a series of blows. : TAMPS
54
Good-by. : ADIEU
56
Old stringed instruments. : LUTES
57
Harm. : BANE
58
River in central England. : AVON
59
But. : SAVE
60
One of a number of galleries. : TIER
61
Blunderbore, for instance. : OGRE
63
Word used in 55 Across. : FORE
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Burden. : ONUS
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Got up: Dial. : RIZ

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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