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New York Times, Monday, November 2, 1953

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 14-Down clue had "Fledgings"; although that is a word, probably "Fledglings" was meant, so made that change.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,597
Across Down
1. Brooklyn bay, barge canal terminal. : GOWANUS
8. The grove where Plato taught. : ACADEME
15. Director Litvak of Hollywood. : ANATOLE
16. Ancient kingdom between Judea and Galilee. : SAMARIA
17. Permitting. : LETTING
18. Slackening speed. : SLOWING
19. Used up. : ATE
20. Symbol of fame and honor. : LAURELS
22. Nothing. : NIL
23. Engage. : HIRE
25. Hydraulic engines. : RAMS
26. Ramble. : ROVE
27. May it be so! : AMEN
28. Metrical foot of two syllables. : IAMB
29. Harass. : BESET
30. Boston suburb. : DEDHAM
32. Trial lawyers. : PLEADERS
34. Dolomites. : ALPS
36. Part of the Yale campus. : YARD
37. Vanish in vapor. : EVANESCE
41. Opera star who sang at Bayreuth's 1953 Festival. : STEBER
45. Receiver of stolen goods. : FENCE
46. Subject for art students: Abbr. : ANAT
48. Glacial snow. : NEVE
49. What is beyond man's control. : FATE
50. Slash. : SLIT
51. Proofreader's word. : STET
52. Mr. Yale. : ELI
53. Pets. : LAPDOGS
56. Sen. Morse's state: Abbr. : ORE
57. God of the dolphin and trident. : NEPTUNE
59. Make smooth. : SLEEKEN
61. Device for drawing off liquid. : DRAINER
62. Feline from Thailand. : SIAMESE
63. Promulgators. : ISSUERS
64. Withdraws (oneself). : ABSENTS
1. Very noble man. : GALAHAD
2. Quondam. : ONETIME
3. Resembling moire. : WATERED
4. Small coin of Siam. : ATT
5. Short-staple wool used for yarn. : NOIL
6. Bone of the forearm. : ULNA
7. Sedgman opponent in tennis tour. : SEGURA
8. Body presided over by Mme. Pandit. : ASSEMBLY
9. Brief visits. : CALLS
10. Freeman Gosden character. : AMOS
11. Relative of the grackle. : DAW
12. Plant disease. : ERINOSE
13. White fur used in medieval times. : MINIVER
14. Fledglings of a large bird. : EAGLETS
21. Slope joining two levels. : RAMP
24. Raise in esteem. : ENHANCE
26. Incarnadines. : REDDENS
28. Satan's satellites. : IMPS
29. Abbreviation of a British rank. : BART
31. Word to a helmsman. : ALEE
33. Aurora's domain. : EAST
35. Ticket speculators. : SCALPERS
37. The Turkish equivalent of "Sir." : EFFENDI
38. Calves ready for market. : VEALERS
39. Herod who condemned John the Baptist. : ANTIPAS
40. Miss Bagnold, novelist. : ENID
42. Presage. : BETOKEN
43. Hillary's conquest. : EVEREST
44. Hydocarbons from pine tar. : RETENES
47. Mother of King Xerxes of Persia. : ATOSSA
50. More sensible. : SANER
53. Debussy's "Clair de ___." : LUNE
54. Fluent but insincere. : GLIB
55. Broad expanses. : SEAS
58. Teutonic sky-god. : TIU
60. Uncle: Scot. : EME

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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