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New York Times, Thursday, November 26, 1953

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 283 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Seasonal symbol. : PUMPKIN
8. Large umbrellas. : GAMPS
13. Colony of 1653. : CAROLINA
14. Region in N. Africa. : SAHARA
15. Manages with frugality. : HUSBANDS
16. Kindergarten tool. : CRAYON
17. "Stubborn ___ mule." : ASA
18. Gray. : NEUTRAL
20. Craze. : FAD
21. Teacher at Jefferson High. : PEEPERS
23. Bay window. : ORIEL
25. Pronoun. : ITS
26. Ousters. : EVICTORS
29. Gems. : OPALS
32. Pièce de résistance. : BEEF
33. Military misdemeanor. : AWOL
34. Sound with a deep tone. : DONG
35. Author of "The Philadelphia Story." : BARRY
36. Colorado phenomenon. : MESA
37. Composer Stravinsky. : IGOR
38. Goddess of strife. : ERIS
39. Adjective for George Washington. : FIRST
40. Appoint. : NOMINATE
42. Roaster. : PAN
43. Derivative of ammonia. : AMINE
44. Abhors. : DETESTS
48. Silver coin of Lima. : SOL
50. Adjective for an ingénue. : GIRLISH
52. Mauna ___, Hawaiian volcano. : LOA
53. Twist and turn. : WRITHE
55. Chanting: Var. : ENTONING
57. Kinsmen of the Eskimos. : ALEUTS
58. Herman of Atlanta. : TALMADGE
59. Peevish. : TESTY
60. Electra's brother. : ORESTES
Down
1. Stop for station identification. : PAUSE
2. Bears in the sky. : URSAE
3. Flock. : MOB
4. Orrery objects. : PLANETS
5. Ralph and Nancy. : KINERS
6. Longest of Himalayan rivers. : INDUS
7. Cartoonist of the Boss Tweed era. : NAST
8. Food seasoning. : GARLIC
9. There you are! : AHA
10. Historic 180-ton sailing vessel. : MAYFLOWER
11. Outrigger of the East. : PROA
12. Author of "Léila." : SAND
13. Guy. : CHAP
14. Make cutting remarks about. : SCARIFY
19. Foot-loose people. : ROVERS
22. William Bradford or John Carver. : PILGRIM
24. Fabric like bunting or voile. : ETAMINE
26. Adjective for Chas. Addams cartoons. : EERIE
27. Barney of boxing. : ROSS
28. Thin strip of wood. : SLAT
29. Husband of Frigg. : ODIN
30. Pupil in Owl's school. : POGO
31. Irregularities. : ANOMALIES
32. Method of trade. : BARTER
35. Popular headgear. : BEANIES
39. Understands thoroughly. : FATHOMS
41. Garment. : NIGHTY
42. Tool used for grinding. : PESTLE
44. About $2.80 in Iraq. : DINAR
45. Playground equipment. : SLIDE
46. Companion of hammer. : TONGS
47. Turkey dressing ingredient. : SAGE
48. Heavy blow: Colloq. : SWAT
49. Inner border on an escutcheon. : ORLE
51. Mother of Artemis. : LETO
54. Expression of mild rebuke. : TUT
56. Man's nickname. : NAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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