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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
David Steinberg notes:

Original 60-Across clue had "Ukranian"; corrected it to "Ukrainian."

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,299

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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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