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New York Times, Wednesday, January 7, 1953

Author: C. M. Fair
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,298
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1. Actress Emerson. : FAYE
5. A loyal friend, since the 4th century B. C. : DAMON
10. Opposite of stern. : STEM
14. Not written. : ORAL
15. French girl's name. : ELISE
16. Large seaport on Honshu Island. : KOBE
17. Little stream. : RILL
18. He's unpopular in school. : TALEBEARER
20. Founded: Abbr. : EST
21. Group. : SECT
22. Mr. Sinclair and others. : UPTONS
23. Canadian humorist. : LEACOCK
25. Fruit of the blackthorn. : SLOE
26. "___ in the stilly night . . . " : OFT
27. Handsome bird. : WOODDUCK
31. One lacking common sense. : IDIOT
34. Actor Jack ___. : LARUE
35. Language-stock of Indo-China. : TAI
36. "Pay-as-we-go" was his idea. : RUML
37. Pocket openings. : SLITS
38. Impart. : LEND
39. Isthmus between Bay of Bengal and Gulf of Siam. : KRA
40. Bulgars, for example. : SLAVS
41. Sprinkles. : DUSTS
42. Gershwin's "A Woman Is a ___ Thing." : SOMETIME
44. ___ de sac. : CUL
45. Girl's name. : LITA
46. A family in Verona. : CAPULET
50. Decolorize. : BLEACH
53. Skipping ___. : ROPE
54. Peak overlooking ancient Troy. : IDA
55. Combine into a complex whole. : SYNTHESIZE
57. Man's name. : EMIL
58. Indian. : ERIE
59. Mr. Kyes, designated as Charles E. Wilson's aide. : ROGER
60. I forbid: Latin. : VETO
61. Pops. : DADS
62. Persons of unusual beauty. : SWANS
63. An organization: Abbr. : ASSN
1. A slipcase to hold a book. : FOREL
2. Get up. : ARISE
3. Where history was made, Feb. 4–12, 1945. : YALTA
4. Wing. : ELL
5. What private eyes do. : DETECT
6. Oh, dear! : ALACK
7. Berle, for short. : MILT
8. Full of: Suffix. : OSE
9. Vague. : NEBULOUS
10. Emulated Dick Button. : SKATED
11. Ferdinand in Spain. : TORO
12. Mr. Holden. : EBEN
13. Seas: French. : MERS
19. Type of lyric verse. : EPODE
21. "Not so fast!" in Shakespeare's day. : SOFT
24. Self-possessed. : COOL
25. Classes. : SORTS
27. Put aside for a time. : WAIVE
28. Kin of the Comanches. : UTES
29. Hollow talk. : CANT
30. Small fry. : KIDS
31. Annoys. : IRKS
32. Peso ___ (hard piastre). : DURO
33. Priest of a mosque. : IMAM
34. Relative of the camel. : LLAMA
37. Moves like a snake. : SLITHERS
38. Something extraordinary: Slang. : LULU
40. Verse or line of poetry. : STICH
41. Trick. : DUPE
43. Makes gay. : ELATES
44. Flower buds used for seasoning. : CAPERS
46. Defraud in a paltry way. : COZEN
47. Sour fruits. : LIMES
48. Directs the policies of. : EDITS
49. The cards left over after the deal. : TALON
50. Bachelor of Science in Education. : BSED
51. Constellation containing Vega. : LYRA
52. Authoress Bagnold. : ENID
53. Baltic port. : RIGA
56. Disseminate. : SOW
57. Miss St. Claire of Kentucky. : EVA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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