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New York Times, Thursday, November 5, 1953

26-Down : Greek letter.

Author:
J. F. Kelly
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
J. F. Kelly has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,600
Across
1
Canvas on a windjammer. : TOPSAIL
8
Immigration problem of border states. : WETBACK
15
Overthrow. : UNHORSE
16
Citizen of Finger Lakes country. : ITHACAN
17
Hero of oldest English epic. : BEOWULF
18
Novel by W. S. Maugham. : THEATRE
19
Farm receptacle. : BIN
20
His day is Sept. 27. : MATTHEW
22
Mountain near ancient Troy. : IDA
23
Prepare copy. : EDIT
25
First word of a prayer. : HAIL
26
Roman poet. : OVID
27
Full of zest. : RACY
28
By nature. : BORN
29
Mop of hair. : MANE
30
Actor McCormick. : MYRON
32
Gene Autry's trademark. : GUITAR
34
Engage beforehand. : BESPEAK
37
Mysterious objects delivered in December. : PARCELS
38
Still in existence. : EXTANT
39
Native of an Asian tableland. : PAMIR
40
Man's nickname. : STAN
41
Friend of Gay and Swift. : POPE
42
Unclosed: Poet. : OPED
46
Beethoven's "Serenade in D Major." : TRIO
47
City in Moravia: Czech spelling. : BRNO
48
New: Comb. form. : NOVO
49
Campaigned. : RAN
50
Popeye, Deadeye, et al. : SEADOGS
53
Conducted. : LED
54
Perfectly. : IDEALLY
56
Problem in protocol for Washington hostess. : SEATING
58
A rich hanging at back of throne or altar. : DORSALE
59
Give a right to. : ENTITLE
60
Trier. : ESSAYER
61
Segments of a skyscraper. : STOREYS
Down
1
Ablutionary one. : TUBBER
2
Iroquoian Indian. : ONEIDA
3
Pertaining to voice. : PHONIC
4
Reaper's prerequisite. : SOW
5
Plant genus of jack-in-the-pulpit. : ARUM
6
___ de Pinos, south of Cuba. : ISLA
7
Part of Marciano's repertoire. : LEFTHOOK
8
Indoors. : WITHIN
9
Actress Waters. : ETHEL
10
Muscle. : THEW
11
Whiffenpoof's refrain. : BAA
12
Create or organize. : ACTIVATE
13
Member of the "Gashouse Gang." : CARDINAL
14
Dough handlers. : KNEADERS
21
Lake in the mountains. : TARN
24
Kettledrum. : TYMPANO
26
Greek letter. : OMICRON
28
A Katzenjammer Kid, for instance. : BRAT
31
Japanese dollar. : YEN
32
Saturday event. : GAME
33
Canton in central Switzerland. : URI
34
Stand over. : BESTRIDE
35
Outside curved surface of an arch. : EXTRADOS
36
Painters of furniture. : STAINERS
37
Reservation dwellers. : PAPOOSES
39
Relative of 21 Down. : POND
41
Opening of Inaugural ceremony. : PRAYER
43
Like Alphonse and Gaston. : POLITE
44
Serenely. : EVENLY
45
Moves quickly aside. : DODGES
47
Any Southern girl. : BELLE
50
Liquidate. : SLAY
51
Friend of a guy. : GENT
52
Japanese admiral of W.W. II. : SATO
55
Biblical name. : ASA
57
Rifle range: French. : TIR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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