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New York Times, Saturday, October 10, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,574
Across
1. Island in San Pablo Bay. : MARE
5. Covered walk in Athens. : STOA
9. West Pointer. : CADET
14. Lump of earth. : CLOD
15. Layers. : HENS
16. Musical hit of 1913. : ADELE
17. Windows. : CASEMENTS
19. ___ Goodfellow. : ROBIN
20. Spenser's Ireland. : IRENA
21. Tribal symbol. : TOTEM
23. Japanese name. : ITO
24. Hilarity. : MIRTH
26. Family in "Tobacco Road." : LESTER
28. Mrs. Burns. : GRACIE
30. Popular Western. : SHANE
32. "Music in the ___." : AIR
33. Morning reception. : LEVEE
35. Russian peasant under the Czars. : MUJIK
39. Antimacassar. : DOILY
41. Seventeen or ninety-seven. : AGE
42. Actress Massey. : ILONA
43. Rudy Vallee's "___ Song." : STEIN
44. Of the sun. : SOLAR
46. Hello there! : HEY
47. French girl friends. : AMIES
49. ___ Bill. : PAWNEE
51. Tarkington hero. : PENROD
54. Doyle's middle name. : CONAN
55. Beverage. : ALE
56. Lariat loop. : NOOSE
59. In an unemotional way. : DRYLY
62. Contestant in 66 Across. : RIDER
64. Producer of "Uncle Vanya," "Our Town," et al. : JEDHARRIS
66. Wild West show. : RODEO
67. Litany words. : ORAS
68. Roof edge. : EAVE
69. Distinction in art or acting. : STYLE
70. Spanish muralist. : SERT
71. Henna user. : DYER
Down
1. Fourteen years before Magna Charta. : MCCI
2. Having wings. : ALAR
3. Musical hit of 1924. : ROSEMARIE
4. Utopian. : EDENIC
5. A Helen Gahagan role. : SHE
6. Row J. : TENTH
7. Preposition. : ONTO
8. Helper: Abbr. : ASST
9. She played in "Scared Stiff." : CARMENMIRANDA
10. Bustle. : ADO
11. Red-ink item. : DEBIT
12. Le beau monde. : ELITE
13. Brian Sullivan. : TENOR
18. Star of "How to Marry a Millionaire." : MARILYNMONROE
22. High note. : ELA
25. Where a golf match begins. : TEE
27. Pas ___ (solo dance): French. : SEUL
28. Gallivants. : GADS
29. Cause of laughter: Slang. : RIOT
30. Lilies of Utah. : SEGOS
31. Shoe part. : HEEL
34. Container for 30 Down. : VASE
36. Variation of the lachrymal singer's name. : JOHNNYRAY
37. Arrow poison. : INEE
38. Hans Andersen. : KAYE
40. Ananias. : LIAR
45. Part of a G.I.'s address. : APO
48. Form of Esperanto. : IDO
50. Engaged in battle. : WARRED
51. Relatives of Heny VIII's sixth wife. : PARRS
52. Author of "The Cocktail Party." : ELIOT
53. Donkey. : NEDDY
54. Wide-spreading evergreen. : CEDAR
57. Eyes: Spanish. : OJOS
58. Parched. : SERE
60. Wide-awake. : LIVE
61. Belgian river. : YSER
63. Wriggler. : EEL
65. Winner of the Four Freedoms Award. : HST

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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