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New York Times, Friday, October 23, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,587
Across
1. Crown Prince Akihito's father. : MIKADO
7. Cause to lose heart. : DISPIRIT
15. Shrew, for example. : ANIMAL
16. Cruel. : INHUMANE
17. Muss. : CREASE
18. More disheveled. : SLOPPIER
19. Red Sox batsman. : KELL
20. Pertaining to Swiss ranges. : ALPEN
22. River at Frankfurt. : ODER
23. Pre-graduation ordeal. : FINALTEST
26. Pitcher's hand aid. : ROSIN
29. Dance step. : PAS
30. Gift of the dove. : PEACE
34. Referee Simon. : ABE
35. French cop: Slang. : FLIC
37. Zoo favorites. : PANDAS
38. Publicity hounds. : HEADLINEHUNTERS
41. Of the stars. : ASTRAL
42. Ding ___ School, on TV. : DONG
43. Before: Prefix. : PRE
44. Harried. : BESET
45. River bounding Uruguay and Paraguay. : APA
46. Liquid rubber. : LATEX
48. Divided like an orange. : SEGMENTED
51. Cries in the fold. : BAAS
54. Slow and stately: Music. : LARGO
55. Situations. : JOBS
59. People off a plane. : ARRIVALS
61. Bruiser. : MAULER
63. Shooting script. : SCENARIO
64. Mistakes in printing. : ERRATA
65. Rawhide with a rough surface. : SHAGREEN
66. Remembered vistas. : SCENES
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1. Connie of baseball. : MACK
2. About. : INRE
3. 61-mile ship canal between North Sea and Baltic. : KIEL
4. Historic port near Salerno. : AMALFI
5. Men of law: Abbr. : DAS
6. City on the Allegheny. : OLEAN
7. Seeker of a country. : DISPLACEDPERSON
8. Creeks. : INLETS
9. Glinted. : SHONE
10. Young seal. : PUP
11. Powerless. : IMPOTENT
12. Foray. : RAID
13. Arrow poison. : INEE
14. Hawaii's status: Abbr. : TERR
21. French rabbit. : LAPIN
24. Blow up. : INFLATE
25. Stud with sequins. : SPANGLE
26. The dragon of darkness: Job, ix, 13. : RAHAB
27. Having embonpoint. : OBESE
28. Large houses on country estates. : SEATS
31. Deft. : ADEPT
32. Roulette bet centering on four adjacent squares. : CARRE
33. U. S. carrier. : ESSEX
36. Size for Abner. : LIL
37. Kind of verbal quibble. : PUN
39. Sauce for the goose. : DRESSING
40. ___-ho, Chinese river; Var. : HOANG
45. Charlotte ___, U. S. Virgin Island capital. : AMALIE
47. Entreat solemnly. : ADJURE
49. Fierce gaze. : GLARE
50. Most reference books. : TOMES
51. Quartet member. : BASS
52. Roguish. : ARCH
53. 60 square miles for D. C. : AREA
56. Heroine of "The Good Earth." : OLAN
57. Stupide! : BETE
58. Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
60. Another way to spell a word: Abbr. : VAR
62. Abstract curve. : ARC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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