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New York Times, Thursday, December 10, 1953

Author:
Willard Jordan
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Willard N. Jordan has 39 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
Jim Horne notes:

This is the first pangram published in the NYT.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,626
Across
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Crystallize: Colloq. : JELL
5
Gables or Sea. : CORAL
10
Date: Abbr. : APPT
14
Singer Pinza. : EZIO
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Bull ring. : ARENA
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Operating at a distance: Comb. form. : TELE
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Czech city in Moravia. : BRNO
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Head of A. F. of L. : MEANY
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Clout. : SWAT
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Entertainer from Alabama. : BANKHEAD
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Palomino. : EQUINE
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Mr. Frick of baseball. : FORD
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Acrobat's forte. : STUNTS
26
Indian name for Mt. Rainier. : TACOMA
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Misses Gam and Hayworth. : RITAS
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Lake in northern Finland. : ENARE
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Stunt man. : DAREDEVIL
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Work over a Ms. : EDIT
36
Contesting parties. : SIDES
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Spare ___. : TIRE
38
Object of a business deal, May 6, 1626. : MANHATTAN
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Dixon's partner. : MASON
41
Hero of "Bride of Lammermoor." : EDGAR
42
Tomorrow: Span. : MANANA
43
"Arkansas toothpicks." : BOWIES
45
Mamie's maiden name. : DOUD
46
Peter Lorre role. : MRMOTO
47
Silver coins of Venezuela. : BOLIVARS
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Unhappy destiny. : DOOM
52
River flowing through Lake Geneva. : RHONE
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South African iris. : IXIA
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Rice rail. : SORA
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Strong-arm men. : GOONS
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Intimate. : NEAR
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Downing Street figure. : EDEN
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Inhabitant of a bird sanctuary. : EGRET
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Miss Cinders. : ELLA
Down
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His next assignment, Ambassador to France. : JEBB
2
Philanthropist Cornell. : EZRA
3
Waterfall. : LINN
4
Classic solution to many a mystery. : LOOKFORTHEWOMAN
5
Action word in the studio. : CAMERA
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Naiad's cousin. : OREAD
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Study. : READ
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Southern girl. : ANN
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Wardrobes for the youngest set. : LAYETTES
10
Locale of Hollywood crossroads. : ATSUNSETANDVINE
11
One of the flycatchers. : PEWIT
12
Schedules. : PLANS
13
Head: French. : TETE
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Restful or congenial place. : HOME
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Campus: Colloq. : QUAD
25
Lorelei Lee, for instance. : SIREN
26
Superabound. : TEEM
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"Coming in on a wing ___ prayer." : ANDA
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Sen. Jackson took his place. : CAIN
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Super-sleuth of the air waves. : RADAR
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Devil's-trees of India. : DITAS
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Part of a passport. : VISA
33
Household implement. : IRON
34
Singer Horne. : LENA
36
Well-known dragon slayer. : STGEORGE
39
Colliery tunnel. : ADIT
40
One of the Hawaiian islands. : MAUI
42
Bother. : MOLEST
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Children in a family. : BROOD
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Rory of a famous ballad. : OMORE
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He wrote, "Go and Catch a Falling Star." : DONNE
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Goods: Abbr. : MDSE
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He's no gentleman. : BOOR
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Swedish man's name. : AXEL
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Coin of Iran. : RIAL
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Girl's name. : SARA
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Relative of the hippopotamus. : HOG

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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