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New York Times, Thursday, January 8, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.74, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
PS notes: Original 60-Across clue had "Ukranian"; corrected it to "Ukrainian."
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,299
Across
1. Companion of "Old Lace." : ARSENIC
8. Struck lightly. : SPATTED
15. Philippine island. : MINDORO
16. Line shading used on maps. : HACHURE
17. Perfidious one. : TRAITOR
18. Doctor in training. : INTERNE
19. Native of Nish. : SERB
20. Snooped around. : NOSED
22. Adam's grandson. : ENOS
23. A substitute for grass: 2 wds. : LAWNPLANT
26. Wall lining next to the floor. : BASEBOARD
29. A captain and a king. : AHABS
33. Egyptian snake. : ASP
34. Leavening agent. : SODA
35. Kind of holiday for Caesar. : ROMAN
36. Orientation trip for a ship's crew: 2 wds. : SHAKEDOWNCRUISE
40. City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
41. Variant of a girl's name. : LORA
42. Give: Scot. : GIE
43. Sluggish. : INERT
44. Documents pleading for action. : PETITIONS
46. Sounds the "h." : ASPIRATES
48. Maneuver to combat the wind. : TACK
51. Expedition. : HASTE
52. Actress Velez. : LUPE
56. Inordinately cruel. : INHUMAN
58. Command giver. : ORDERER
60. Ukrainian city named for a dictator. : STALINO
61. Weapon to quell mobsters: 2 wds. : RIOTGUN
62. Brawls or disagreements: Slang. : HASSLES
63. Impertinent talkers. : SASSERS
Down
1. Bookkeeper's figures: Abbr. : AMTS
2. To laugh: French. : RIRE
3. Growl: Obs. : SNAR
4. Ready for the table. : EDIBLE
5. Negative. : NOT
6. Very hard, heavy timber. : IRONWOOD
7. Spanish explorer of New Mexico. : CORONADO
8. Protection for a jouster. : SHIELD
9. Popular zoo animal. : PANDA
10. Part of a revue. : ACT
11. Pronouns in Quaker colloquy. : THEETHOU
12. Put about. : TURN
13. Man's name. : ERNO
14. Fourth-rate grades. : DEES
21. Bobbysoxers in usual array. : SPRAWLERS
24. Stays away. : ABSENTS
25. Tell. : NARRATE
26. Pinza and Chaliapin. : BASSI
27. Drained of color. : ASHEN
28. Well-known private op. : SPADE
30. A friend on the border. : AMIGO
31. The Saar ___. : BASIN
32. Cuts; snicks. : SNEES
37. Persian lambs. : KARAKULS
38. Skilled copiers of music. : NOTATORS
39. Standards to judge by. : CRITERIA
44. Popular concerto instruments. : PIANOS
45. Small landfalls. : ISLETS
47. Suffix indicating similarly, as cello-___. : PHANE
48. A Mary Roberts Rinehart heroine. : TISH
49. National theatre group. : ANTA
50. Cartoonist Addams. : CHAS
53. Use persuasion. : URGE
54. Sans ___ et sans reproche (without fear and without reproach). : PEUR
55. Sea eagles. : ERNS
57. Of the army: Abbr. : MIL
59. Festivities or treats: Colloq. : DOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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