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New York Times, Thursday, October 29, 1953

Author: Marian Moeser
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,593
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1. Table decoration. : VASE
5. ___ Jumbo, African medicine man. : MUMBO
10. Mrs. Goldberg's creator. : BERG
14. Height: Abbr. : ELEV
15. Lily relative. : ONION
16. Arena shape. : OVAL
17. Dickens character. : EDWINDROOD
19. Ship's course. : LANE
20. Pair of baskets for pack mules. : PANNIERS
21. 1,300-mile river in South Africa. : ORANGE
23. Nut tree. : COLA
24. Maturing. : AGING
25. Guiana natives. : CARIBS
28. Scoffers. : DERIDERS
31. Chemical compound. : AMINE
32. Contemporary of Toulouse-Lautrec. : DEGAS
33. Took fire. : LIT
34. Russell B. of Louisiana. : LONG
35. Jeans fabric. : DENIM
36. Danny Kaye's Sylvia. : FINE
37. Energy unit. : ERG
38. Basketball teams. : FIVES
39. Horizontal band in an escutcheon. : FESSE
40. Is convinced. : BELIEVES
42. Superior to another. : BETTER
43. Appear. : ENTER
44. Displease. : ROIL
45. License tags. : PLATES
47. David Copperfield's nurse. : PEGGOTTY
51. Ghislanzoni's libretto. : AIDA
52. Indian pilgrim area near Cochin. : TRAVANCORE
54. Travel slowly. : TREK
55. Overready. : EAGER
56. Distinguish. : KNOW
57. Aesop character. : HARE
58. Lingered. : DWELT
59. 6-4, 7-5, etc. : SETS
1. V. I. P. in Washington. : VEEP
2. Broadway star. : ALDA
3. Basted. : SEWN
4. Making manifest. : EVINCING
5. Automobile designs. : MODELS
6. Post-war agency. : UNRRA
7. My: Spanish. : MIOS
8. A razzberry. : BOO
9. Record of wave forms of electric current. : ONDOGRAM
10. Fluttery actress. : BOLAND
11. Graham or Sunday. : EVANGELIST
12. Sounded. : RANG
13. Hilarity. : GLEE
18. Sad Grecian. : NIOBE
22. N. Y. social reformer. : RIIS
24. Sponsorship. : AEGIS
25. Biblical wanderer settler in Canaan. : CALEB
26. Love: Italian. : AMORE
27. Chief mutineer. : RINGLEADER
28. Sand hills in England. : DENES
29. Remove the soap. : RINSE
30. Direct. : STEER
32. Former Governor of Massachusetts. : DEVER
35. Deprived of. : DIVESTED
36. Horse's joints. : FETLOCKS
38. Garden party. : FETE
39. Simulate. : FEIGN
41. Consumption. : INTAKE
42. Skipper of the "African Queen." : BOGART
44. Merrymaking. : REVEL
45. Course taken. : PATH
46. Turkish pound. : LIRA
47. Congressional attendant. : PAGE
48. Inflection. : TONE
49. Submit for approval (with "out"). : TROT
50. Berry-bearing evergreens. : YEWS
53. Chilly. : RAW

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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