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New York Times, Wednesday, October 14, 1953

Author: Roberta Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 31-Across clue had comma after "lecturer"; removed it.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,578
Across Down
1. Pish and tush! : BOSH
5. Chief god of Memphis. : PTAH
9. Member of a mob scene. : EXTRA
14. Combining form for a number. : OCTA
15. Killer whale. : ORCA
16. Concern of Smokey, the bear. : FIRES
17. Donald Gordon's word for certain reading matter. : WHODUNITS
19. Decrees. : FIATS
20. Time. : ERA
21. Child's garment. : NIGHTIE
23. Member of G. A. R. : VET
24. Make one's home. : SETTLE
26. Adlai Stevenson's Dalmatian. : ARTIE
28. Plant that is planted again. : RESET
31. Famous writer and lecturer Helen Adams ___. : KELLER
34. Capital of French Morocco. : RABAT
37. Division of the earth's surface. : ZONE
39. Shirley Booth's role in "Come Back, Little Sheba." : LOLA
40. "As snug as ___ in a rug." : ABUG
41. Member of old religious order in Britain. : DRUID
42. Ill-favored. : UGLY
43. Thames estuary. : NORE
44. Galley power. : OARS
45. Quadrupeds. : ASSES
46. Former coin of the Netherlands. : GULDEN
48. Phantom. : SHADE
50. Judicial circuits. : EYRES
52. Decorated a lower wall with a molding. : DADOED
56. Exclamations. : AHS
58. Uncharged particle. : NEUTRON
61. Department of France, where Toulon is. : VAR
62. Close-fitting hat. : TOQUE
64. "Life Can Be Beautiful." : SOAPOPERA
66. Some race track devotees. : TOUTS
67. Entrance. : ADIT
68. Part of an inventory. : ITEM
69. Form of trapshooting. : SKEET
70. Opposite of "ouis." : NONS
71. Desk equipment. : PADS
1. M. C. of the original Amateur Hour. : BOWES
2. Yellowish pigment. : OCHRE
3. Valuable fur animal. : STOAT
4. Retained. : HAD
5. Shaggy Shetland animals. : PONIES
6. In good condition. : TRIG
7. Wonder drug. : ACTH
8. ___ la vista (good-by): Span. : HASTA
9. Worn out. : EFFETE
10. A dozen. : XII
11. Certain educational movie programs. : TRAVELOGS
12. Plexus: Anat. : RETE
13. Co-worker: Abbr. : ASST
18. Unusual state of a small apartment. : UNLET
22. Annoyed. : IRKED
25. "Death of a Salesman," for instance. : TRAGEDY
27. Treated badly. : ILLUSED
29. Actor Stone. : EZRA
30. City on the Loire. : TOURS
32. French pronoun. : ELLE
33. Messrs. Bolger and Robinson. : RAYS
34. Phoned. : RANG
35. Oriental name. : ABOU
36. What made Minsky famous. : BURLESQUE
38. Yugoslav city. : NISH
41. Receiver of a gift. : DONEE
45. Fictional bell town. : ADANO
47. First name of "Papa" H. : ERNEST
49. Selects and takes. : ADOPTS
51. Lazy ___. : SUSAN
53. First name of a Cabinet member. : OVETA
54. Describing a turned-down page corner. : EARED
55. Small weights. : DRAMS
56. Legists: Abbr. : ATTS
57. Pirate captain in "Peter Pan." : HOOK
59. Fuss-budget's forte. : TODO
60. Shower. : RAIN
63. Indian. : UTE
65. Cabin boy in "Moby Dick." : PIP

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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