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New York Times, Friday, November 20, 1953

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,615
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1. Political dictator. : BOSS
5. Fencers use them. : EPEES
10. Eastern name. : ABOU
14. Pilotless crew. : BROOKLYNDODGERS
17. A. J. Cronin's latest. : BEYONDTHISPLACE
18. List of candidates. : SLATE
19. Pillbox. : HAT
20. Native of Crimea. : TATAR
21. Relative of the spoonbill. : HERON
23. What the Nautilus is part of. : USN
24. German pocket battleship, sunk in 1939. : SPEE
27. Quechuan. : INCAN
29. Small talk. : CHAT
33. Presidential prerogative. : PARDON
35. Range of hearing. : EARREACH
37. Oriental name. : ITO
38. Turkish commander. : AGA
40. Girl's name. : RAE
41. Pi, ___, sigma. : RHO
42. Quacks sell them. : NOSTRUMS
45. Stitcher of shoes. : VAMPER
47. Chop ___. : SUEY
48. Small bird. : PEWEE
50. Business group: Abbr. : ASSN
51. Dollars: Abbr. : DLS
53. He's worshipped in Mecca. : ALLAH
55. Largest regular size of book. : FOLIO
58. Compass reading. : ENE
59. Synonym for hardness. : NAILS
63. Hit song writer of 139 years ago. : FRANCISSCOTTKEY
66. Prospectus for rocket travel. : FLIGHTTOTHEMOON
67. Words having the same meanings: Abbr. : SYNS
68. Perceptual: Comb. form. : SENSO
69. Girl's name meaning grace. : ANNE
1. Sizes of shot used for air rifles. : BBBS
2. Black Earth city. : OREL
3. Valuable bean. : SOYA
4. Calmed down. : SOOTHED
5. Old word for old times. : ELD
6. Kaa of "The Jungle Book." : PYTHON
7. Augment. : ENHANCE
8. Blue-pencil. : EDIT
9. Call for help. : SOS
10. Looking. : AGLANCE
11. Scoop, in journalism. : BEAT
12. Killer whale. : ORCA
13. Utilizer. : USER
15. Joint. : KNEE
16. Divisions of France: Abbr. : DPTS
22. Cash sales. : RINGUPS
23. Disentangle. : UNRAVEL
24. Prolongs (with "out"). : SPINS
25. Famous French designer. : PATOU
26. Irregularly notched, as a leaf. : EROSE
28. Bern's river. : AAR
30. Dwells tediously. : HARPS
31. Charley horses. : ACHES
32. Part of a rose. : THORN
34. What a thole is for. : OAR
36. This agency electrified farms. : REA
39. Soul: French. : AME
43. Ex-Senator from Maryland. : TYDINGS
44. Famous name in movies. : SWANSON
46. Wise and holy person of India. : MAHATMA
49. Puts into office. : ELECTS
52. Lomond. : LOCH
54. Pay one's share. : ANTE
55. Fortissimo marks in music. : FFFS
56. Airfield near Paris. : ORLY
57. Reclined. : LAIN
58. East wind: Sp. : ESTE
60. Object of worship in the Orthodox Church. : IKON
61. M. Jouhaux, Peace Prize winner of 1951. : LEON
62. "Auld Lang ___." : SYNE
64. Pronoun. : ITS
65. Taunting exclamation. : OHO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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