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New York Times, Tuesday, November 17, 1953

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 317 (avg 1.68)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,612

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Across
1. Wearers of sheets and hoods. : KKKS
5. Nickname of new middleweight champion Olson. : BOBO
9. Price-fixing agency. : OPS
12. Illuminated letter: Abbr. : INIT
13. Bakery item, shaped like a doughnut. : BAGEL
14. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
15. Team from New Orleans. : TULANEGREENWAVE
18. Time of the cave man. : STONEAGE
19. Disney character. : MINNIE
20. Mythical female with snaky hair : FURY
21. Part of Gen. Stilwell's sobriquet. : VINEGAR
22. Enthusiasms. : ARDORS
25. Tawny or swarthy: French. : BISTRE
26. ___ Castle, famous fortress of Havana. : MORRO
27. Kind of rabbit. : WELSH
28. W. S. Gilbert's "___ Ballads." : BAB
31. Tennyson poem. : MAUD
32. Man's nickname. : HAL
33. Third word of "Silent Night." : HOLY
34. Branch of a river. : ARM
35. Car pedal. : BRAKE
37. Cutting machine. : MOWER
38. Picture by a famous American artist. : MARINS
40. Wailed. : HOWLED
41. Springing. : LEAPING
43. U. S. security. : BOND
44. "Cowboys and ___." : INJUNS
45. Nocturnal noisemaker. : ALLEYCAT
49. Team from Athens. : GEORGIABULLDOGS
51. Take on. : HIRE
52. Not any: Dial. : NAIRY
53. Ingredient of gumbo. : OKRA
54. Gridiron scores. : TDS
55. Middleweight champion of 30 years ago. : GREB
56. Brand. : SEAR
Down
1. Sets of tools. : KITS
2. Norwegian novelist Hamsun. : KNUT
3. One thousand, in the metric system. : KILO
4. Home of the "Indians." : STANFORD
5. Unpressed. : BAGGY
6. Giant. : OGRE
7. Ferdinand's nemesis. : BEE
8. Team from Oxford, Mississippi. : OLEMISS
9. Scene of New Year's Day classic. : ORANGEBOWL
10. City in Lombardy, Italy. : PAVIA
11. Manifest disdain. : SNEER
13. Baylor eleven. : BEARS
14. Proprietor. : OWNER
16. Nerve: Comb. form. : NEURO
17. End of a ball game. : NINTH
21. Town: French. : VILLE
22. Spiritual mother. : AMMA
23. Sound of the football throng. : ROAR
24. They star at the half. : DRUMMAJORS
25. Sharp snouts of sawfishes. : BEAKS
27. A resounding blow. : WHANG
29. Away from the wind. : ALEE
30. Senator Robertson's colleague. : BYRD
33. Embarassing situations: Colloq. : HOWDYDOS
35. Convey. : BRING
36. Washing lightly. : RINSING
37. Metal resembling nickel. : MONEL
39. Venezuelan river, into the Orinoco. : APURE
40. Seasonal decoration. : HOLLY
41. Word in Genesis I:3. : LIGHT
42. Vergil's epic: Var. : ENEID
43. Gelett Burgess' word for book jacket copy. : BLURB
45. Rose's husband. : ABIE
46. Fuel. : COKE
47. City in India. : AGRA
48. Ruler. : TSAR
50. Swiss river. : AAR

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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