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New York Times, Wednesday, November 4, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 11, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,599
Across
1. Farmer's machine. : REAPER
7. Slander. : DEFAME
13. An alms distributor. : ALMONER
15. Moon goddess of Olympus. : ARTEMIS
16. Worshiper of a Syrian deity. : BAALITE
17. Products of illicit stills in Ireland. : POTEENS
18. Having twining stems. : BINED
19. For one's country: Latin. : PROPATRIA
21. Business abbreviations. : INCS
22. ___ Porsena, ancient Etruscan king. : LARS
23. Girl's name. : IVY
24. Afternoon affair. : TEA
25. Man's nickname. : MATT
26. Wiseacres. : SAGES
28. Rallying cries. : SLOGANS
31. Largest of the Lesser Sunda islands. : TIMOR
32. Army officer: Abbr. : LIEUT
33. Author of book on Stalin's crimes. : ORLOV
34. Pauses from labor. : RESTS
35. Romanced in Lover's Lane. : SPOONED
37. Yields. : CEDES
38. Agency: Abbr. : DEPT
39. ___ Salvador in Brazil. : SAO
41. Ophidian. : ASP
42. Buttress. : PIER
43. Ingredient in Irish stew. : SPUD
44. City in Loire department, France. : STETIENNE
47. French chemist, deviser of hydrometer scale. : BAUME
48. Cuban dictator. : BATISTA
49. Base of an ingredient in aspirin. : SALICIN
51. Workshop. : ATELIER
52. Bracket candlesticks. : SCONCES
53. Contrary opinions. : HERESY
54. Dress. : ATTIRE
Down
1. Occupant of a warren. : RABBIT
2. Lily Maid and others. : ELAINES
3. Nonfiction best seller. : AMANCALLEDPETER
4. Earners of zlotys. : POLES
5. City 65 miles north of Oklahoma City. : ENID
6. Inactive: Abbr. : RET
7. Pieces of candy. : DROPS
8. Girl's nickname. : ETTA
9. Iambs or trochees. : FEET
10. His namesake is world famed. : AMERIGOVESPUCCI
11. Greer Garson role. : MINIVER
12. Treatises. : ESSAYS
14. What gardeners do. : REPLANT
15. To the left side on a ship. : APORT
20. Scornful exclamation: Slang. : RATS
25. Minnie, in Munich. : MAUS
26. Airtight tower for fodder. : SILO
27. Egyptian sun god. : AMON
29. 186-mi. French river. : OISE
30. Prepares. : GETS
31. Jog. : TROT
33. Tyrannize over. : OPPRESS
34. Tell again. : RESTATE
35. Noticed. : SEEN
36. French caricaturist of 19th century. : DAUMIER
37. Boyer's favorite haunt. : CASBAH
38. Monetary unit of Iraq. : DINAR
40. City in Denmark, Hans Andersen's birthplace. : ODENSE
42. Diminutive of a man's name. : PETEY
43. One honored on November 1. : SAINT
45. Porcelain block. : TILE
46. Her crown is the sun's disk. : ISIS
47. Smutch. : BLOT
50. Radioactive element No. 84: Abbr. : ACA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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