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New York Times, Wednesday, October 21, 1953

Author: Helen Chapman
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { B J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Helen H. Chapman has 5 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,585
Across Down
1. Covenant. : PACT
5. Much impressed. : AWED
9. Money in Pakistan. : RUPEE
14. Side petals: Botany. : ALAE
15. Heroine of "Last of the Mohicans." : CORA
16. Papa Dionne. : OLIVA
17. Tennessee eleven. : VOLS
18. Nebraska football player. : CORNHUSKER
20. Isolate. : ENISLE
22. Bustles about. : SCUTTERS
23. Provides material (to a machine) again. : REFEEDS
25. Relative of 19 Down. : ERIE
26. Barley water beverage. : ORGEAT
28. Stampede. : ONRUSH
32. Rich tapestry. : ARRAS
34. Home of the "Gophers." : MINNESOTA
36. The "Louisiana Perches," à la Walt Kelly. : PUN
37. Alone on stage. : SOLUS
38. Unwelcome winter visitant. : FLU
39. Alma mater of the "Buckeyes." : OHIOSTATE
42. Bundle of twigs. : FAGOT
44. Poorly insulated. : DRAFTY
45. Slender and graceful. : SVELTE
47. Well-known pet. : FALA
49. Henry and Webster. : ORATORS
52. Rebellious ones. : UPRISERS
56. Gilled mushroom. : AGARIC
57. Cause for Saturday cheer. : TOUCHDOWNS
59. Engineer Sikorsky. : IGOR
60. Be suitable (with "with"). : AGREE
61. Kimberley, for instance. : MINE
62. Name for a Spanish miss. : NITA
63. Units of academic credit. : HOURS
64. Matured. : AGED
65. Australian island: Abbr. : TASM
1. Way preparer. : PAVER
2. With nothing more. : ALONE
3. Home of the "Golden Bears." : CALIFORNIA
4. Small mosaic piece. : TESSERA
5. Become a party to. : ACCEDE
6. Importune. : WOO
7. Makes a slip. : ERRS
8. Hop. : DANCE
9. Entirely customary. : ROUTINE
10. Belted topcoats. : ULSTERS
11. Fresh-water fish. : PIKE
12. Repeatedly. : EVER
13. Up to the ___ (very deeply). : EARS
19. Wyandots. : HURONS
21. Sides of dividers. : LEGS
24. One-time Navigators Islands. : SAMOA
27. Awnings. : TILTS
29. Home of the "Bulldogs." : UOFGEORGIA
30. Normandy town. : STLO
31. ___ monde (high society): Fr. : HAUT
32. Having no feet. : APOD
33. Tributary of the Rhine. : RUHR
35. ___ Leon, Mexican state. : NUEVO
37. Smartly fashioned. : STYLED
40. ___ of the day. : OFFICER
41. Hides away: Slang. : STASHES
42. Its day is June 14. : FLAG
43. Disgrace. : ATTAINT
46. Obliterated. : ERASED
48. Spicy fragrance. : AROMA
50. Recent East Berlin events. : RIOTS
51. Beat it! : SCRAM
52. Home of the "Redskins." : UTAH
53. Popular possum. : POGO
54. Nightjar or boobook. : RURU
55. Healthy swallow. : SWIG
58. Compass point. : NNE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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