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New York Times, Wednesday, October 7, 1953

Author: Roberta Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,571
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1. Respectful title in Turkey. : BABA
5. Appeared to be. : ACTED
10. Note on an invitation. : RSVP
14. Popular figure in society. : LION
15. Tenor Lanza. : MARIO
16. Seaport of Samoa. : APIA
17. Role for Silvana Mangano. : ANNA
18. Fetch. : BRING
19. Atoms, electrically charged. : IONS
20. Where West trades with East. : HONGKONG
22. Awkward fellow: Slang. : GALOOT
24. Become stronger. : RISE
25. Actress and politician Douglas. : HELEN
26. Land warmed by the Black Stream. : JAPAN
29. A bit of finagling: 2 wds. : SHARPDEAL
33. A kind of paint. : ENAMEL
35. Summer drinks. : ADES
36. Absente ___ (in the absence of the defendant): Lat. : REO
37. Registrations for the Army: Abbr. : ENLS
38. Pertaining to part of the skull. : INIAL
40. Green land. : EIRE
41. Fermented taro paste. : POI
42. Result of 67 Across. : SMUT
43. Poisoning. : SEPSIS
45. Not genuine. : SYNTHETIC
48. The makings of 35 Across. : LIMES
49. Energetic ones. : DOERS
50. British C. I. C. in World War I. : HAIG
52. Beginning of a vocal exercise. : DOREMI
54. Mathews had the most this year. : HOMERUNS
58. De vous ___ (between you and me): Fr. : AMOI
59. Very hot seasoning. : CHILI
61. Biblical race of long necked Giants. : ANAK
62. Condemn as bad. : DAMN
63. Prevents publication of. : KILLS
64. Unpronounced letter. : MUTE
65. Where Eugene is: Abbr. : OREG
66. Old-time girdles. : STAYS
67. City atmospheric problem. : SMOG
1. Colorless: Slang. : BLAH
2. Primitive Japanese: Var. : AINO
3. European capital. : BONN
4. Pre-Scrabble game. : ANAGRAMS
5. Puplits in Eastern churches. : AMBOS
6. These are good with 59 Across. : CARNES
7. Spruce. : TRIG
8. One: German. : EIN
9. "Pomes" and jingles. : DOGGERELS
10. Spoke bitterly. : RAILED
11. "Blushing crow" for "crushing blow." : SPOONERISM
12. Wine, in Italy. : VINO
13. Ended. : PAST
21. Lowing herds, in poetry. : KINE
23. Where Monte Rosa is. : ALPS
25. "Mary ___ little lamb." : HADA
26. Reconnaissance cars. : JEEPS
27. Make angry. : ANNOY
28. "Was it a cat I saw?" for instance. : PALINDROME
30. Part of Hispaniola. : HAITI
31. High home. : AERIE
32. Fertile soil. : LOESS
34. "A flea in a fly in a flue," and others. : LIMERICKS
39. Historic American retort. : NUTS
40. Terse witticisms with a twist. : EPIGRAMS
42. Eldest son of Noah. : SHEM
44. ___ Faure, noted French writer. : ELIE
46. Driving a nail slantingly. : TOEING
47. Manager Grimm of the Braves. : CHOLLY
51. Beside the mark. : AMISS
52. Lower part of a wall with panel or border. : DADO
53. Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
54. The "eye" of a bean. : HILA
55. Unesco medium of exchange. : UNUM
56. Gruenther's command. : NATO
57. Stern extension of a ship's keel. : SKEG
60. Stroke of good fortune. : HIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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