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New York Times, Thursday, October 1, 1953

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,565
Across Down
1. Substance for making cleansers. : SOAPFAT
8. Difference between price and production cost. : MARGIN
14. An old campaigner. : WARHORSE
15. Sorrel, roan or bay. : EQUINE
16. Tryout for radio. : AUDITION
17. Sound of distant thunder. : RUMBLE
18. Let it stand. : STET
19. Arabian classic romance. : ANTARA
21. Delinquent. : BAD
22. Pronoun. : HER
23. Full of prickly shrubs. : BRIERY
24. Rabbit fur. : CONY
25. Predecessor of a fall. : PRIDE
27. Undersurface of vaulted masonry. : ARCHBAND
29. Temper in fire. : ANNEAL
31. Musical symbol. : SHARP
32. Nullify. : NEGATE
33. General merrymaking. : HOOPLA
37. Kingdom. : REALM
40. Achieve. : ATTAIN
41. Policy of free trade. : OPENDOOR
44. British author of historical novels for boys. : HENTY
45. Blemish. : SCAR
46. ___ colleagues were Danton and Robespierre. : MARATS
48. Prize of the collection. : GEM
49. Army Transport Service. : ATS
50. Black Sea port: birthplace of Diogenes. : SINOPE
51. Matador's bull. : TORO
52. Simple triangular sail. : LATEEN
54. Advertising leaflet. : CIRCULAR
56. Develop, as a species. : EVOLVE
57. A monk. : CENOBITE
58. Front-page news of the day. : SERIES
59. Plant leaf used as a condiment. : OREGANO
1. A white table wine. : SAUTERNE
2. Doing the marketing. : ORDERING
3. "We want ___," frequent Stadium cry. : AHIT
4. Kitchen utensil. : POT
5. Tuck or Lawrence. : FRIAR
6. Deafness to certain tones. : ASONIA
7. Campers-out. : TENTERS
8. Laughter directed at the outwitted: Slang. : MERRYHAHA
9. Water: Latin. : AQUA
10. Refrain word in a "Treasure Island" song. : RUM
11. English M. P. and historian, 18th century. : GIBBON
12. Away from the sea. : INLAND
13. In rags and patches. : NEEDY
14. Supplement to the kitchen sink. : WASHPAN
20. Coy. : ARCH
23. Made thin by hammering. : BEATEN
24. Author of "The Grass Harp." : CAPOTE
26. More cherished. : DEARER
28. Meat soups. : BROTHS
30. Where galena is found. : LEADMINES
34. Long-tailed scaly anteater. : PANGOLIN
35. A man of letters: Italian. : LITERATO
36. "Annie doesn't live here ___." : ANYMORE
38. Give for temporary use. : LOAN
39. Troubled corner of Africa. : MOROCCO
41. Composed of eight. : OCTAVE
42. Churchman. : PASTOR
43. Slim sword. : RAPIER
45. Transactions. : SALES
47. Coat with lead and tin. : TERNE
50. Special quality of wine: Fr. : SEVE
51. Bass horn. : TUBA
53. Samuel's teacher. : ELI
55. Gear tooth. : COG

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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