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New York Times, Saturday, October 17, 1953

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.37, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,581
Across
1. New Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff, first admiral in that post. : RADFORD
8. Galveston, Houston, Beaumont. : PORTS
13. Reward excessively. : OVERPAY
14. Results of scrimmages. : PILEUPS
16. Popular song often heard at weddings. : BECAUSE
17. "Its body brevity, and wit its soul"—Coleridge. : EPIGRAM
18. Girl's name. : INA
19. Wearing a shoulder wrap. : SHAWLED
21. Compass point. : NNE
22. Without feeling. : NUMB
24. Audacious. : BOLD
25. Lady of Iberia. : DONA
26. ___ Rebellion in India, 1857–58. : SEPOY
28. Author of "Nonsense Verses." : LEAR
29. In any case. : EVER
30. Portends. : BODES
32. Place for catching anguineous fish. : EELERY
34. Partially dark. : DUSKY
36. Affirms. : AVERS
37. Cause of hay fever. : POLLEN
38. British jet transport. : COMET
40. Stringed instrument. : LUTE
41. Colorless salt in baking powders. : ALUM
43. Antitoxin. : SERUM
47. Footnote abbreviation. : IBID
48. Shank's ___. : MARE
49. Jackknife. : DIVE
50. Tall shade tree. : ELM
51. Wasted time. : FIDDLED
54. Express. : PUT
55. Fidelity to nature. : REALITY
57. Arithmetic problem. : EXAMPLE
59. Seams. : SUTURES
60. Existing in name only. : TITULAR
61. Relatives of jeunes filles. : PERES
62. Lingering guests. : STAYERS
Down
1. Thrushes. : ROBINS
2. Way of approach. : AVENUE
3. Run away suddenly. : DECAMP
4. Title of monk or friar. : FRA
5. Literary work. : OPUS
6. Daredevil. : RASH
7. Stainable. : DYEABLE
8. Kin of a castle in Spain. : PIPEDREAM
9. Having a strong smell. : OLID
10. Rule: Abbr. : REG
11. Amount of business done in a given time. : TURNOVER
12. Wrenches. : SPANNERS
14. New Italian premier. : PELLA
15. Bedaubed. : SMEARY
20. Rainy day items. : WOES
23. Double-ripper. : BOBSLED
25. Crossed out. : DELETED
27. Servitude. : YOKE
31. Blows up. : DYNAMITES
33. Periods before events. : EVES
34. Bend over, as in laughter. : DOUBLEUP
35. Final. : ULTIMATE
37. Small pincers with long jaws. : PLIERS
38. What bonnyclabber is. : CURD
39. Fooyungs. : OMELETS
42. ___ maid. : LADYS
44. Ruffle slightly. : RIPPLE
45. Pertaining to part of soft palate. : UVULAR
46. Measures of length. : METERS
51. Make in a kiln. : FIRE
52. Theatre sign. : EXIT
53. Facts. : DATA
56. One of a Persian people. : LUR
58. Very: Spanish. : MUY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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