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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.
JimH notes: This is the first pangram published in the NYT.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,626
Across Down
1. Crystallize: Colloq. : JELL
5. Gables or Sea. : CORAL
10. Date: Abbr. : APPT
14. Singer Pinza. : EZIO
15. Bull ring. : ARENA
16. Operating at a distance: Comb. form. : TELE
17. Czech city in Moravia. : BRNO
18. Head of A. F. of L. : MEANY
19. Clout. : SWAT
20. Entertainer from Alabama. : BANKHEAD
22. Palomino. : EQUINE
24. Mr. Frick of baseball. : FORD
25. Acrobat's forte. : STUNTS
26. Indian name for Mt. Rainier. : TACOMA
29. Misses Gam and Hayworth. : RITAS
30. Lake in northern Finland. : ENARE
31. Stunt man. : DAREDEVIL
35. Work over a Ms. : EDIT
36. Contesting parties. : SIDES
37. Spare ___. : TIRE
38. Object of a business deal, May 6, 1626. : MANHATTAN
40. 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
51. Unhappy destiny. : DOOM
52. River flowing through Lake Geneva. : RHONE
54. South African iris. : IXIA
55. Rice rail. : SORA
56. Strong-arm men. : GOONS
57. Intimate. : NEAR
58. Downing Street figure. : EDEN
59. Inhabitant of a bird sanctuary. : EGRET
60. Miss Ciders. : ELLA
1. 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
6. Naiad's cousin. : OREAD
7. Study. : READ
8. Southern girl. : ANN
9. 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
21. Restful or congenial place. : HOME
23. Campus: Colloq. : QUAD
25. Lorelei Lee, for instance. : SIREN
26. Superabound. : TEEM
27. "Coming in on a wing ___ prayer." : ANDA
28. Sen. Jackson took his place. : CAIN
29. Super-sleuth of the air waves. : RADAR
31. Devil's-trees of India. : DITAS
32. 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
43. Children in a family. : BROOD
44. Rory of a famous ballad. : OMORE
45. He wrote, "Go and Catch a Falling Star." : DONNE
46. Goods: Abbr. : MDSE
47. He's no gentleman. : BOOR
48. Swedish man's name. : AXEL
49. Coin of Iran. : RIAL
50. Girl's name. : SARA
53. 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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