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New York Times, Monday, December 14, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.30, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 390 (avg 1.99)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 22
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,630
Across
1. Scene of 1914 assassination. : SARAJEVO
9. Bronx cheerer. : RAZZER
15. Extravagantly romantic. : QUIXOTIC
16. Salt derived from oil. : OLEATE
17. Disarrange. : UNSETTLE
18. Feline favorite. : CATNIP
19. Native of: Suffix. : ITE
20. Seat: Latin. : SELLA
22. Figaro's equipment, Act II. : RAZOR
23. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
25. Name meaning "my sweetness." : NAOMI
27. Tallest farm structure. : SILO
28. Recent visitor to U. S. S. R. : MESTA
30. Movie celebrities. : STARS
32. Native of southern Germany: Abbr. : BAV
33. Slangy "no." : NIX
35. T. E. Lawrence's legal name. : SHAW
36. Had dinner. : ATE
37. Baaed. : BLEATED
41. Escorts. : SQUIRES
43. Intention. : AIM
44. Seafood item. : CRAB
46. Gov. Craig's state: Abbr. : IND
47. Item found in 27 Across. : COB
48. Slave in ancient Sparta. : HELOT
50. Emulate Ophelia. : GOMAD
54. Recognized. : KNEW
56. Participants in Thurber "war." : SEXES
58. Loaf. : LAZE
59. His most famous opera was recently on color TV. : BIZET
61. Photoprints: Colloq. : STATS
63. Carved memorial post of Haida Indians. : XAT
64. Ex-king Charles. : EZZARD
66. A blank row in chess. : OPENFILE
68. Miss Forbush of Little Rock. : NELLIE
69. Long-handled weapons. : POLEAXES
70. Rather formal. : DRESSY
71. Chief ingredient of ragout. : STEWMEAT
Down
1. Wriggle. : SQUIRM
2. Perennial baby sitter. : AUNTIE
3. Parts of steps. : RISERS
4. High count word in Scrabble. : AXE
5. Very small amounts. : JOTS
6. Yankee precursor of Mize and Collins. : ETTEN
7. Côte d'Azur establishments. : VILLAS
8. Lesser lights in the lion house. : OCELOTS
9. Elephant-bearing bird. : ROC
10. Winged. : ALAR
11. Greek letters. : ZETAS
12. Island off Tanganyika. : ZANZIBAR
13. Bleach. : ETIOLATE
14. Finds fault with. : REPROVES
21. Oriental nurses. : AMAHS
24. 10,741-ft. peak in Sicily. : ETNA
26. Native of Baghdad. : IRAQI
29. Letter of the alphabet. : AITCH
31. Wielded a bat. : SWUNG
34. Sherry from Spain. : XERES
37. Calisthenic exercise. : BACKBEND
38. Celebrity worshiper. : LIONIZER
39. Steal from funds entrusted to one's care. : EMBEZZLE
40. Valleys. : DALES
42. Image. : IDOL
45. They're redeemable for premiums. : BOXTOPS
49. Object of much British ritual. : TEAPOT
51. Popular dance of the 1920's. : MAXIXE
52. It's popular in pots at Easter. : AZALEA
53. Abhor. : DETEST
55. Welts. : WEALS
57. Greek slab. : STELE
60. Mr. Speaker. : TRIS
62. Snowed: Dial. : SNEW
65. Pasha. : DEY
67. Community unit: Abbr. : FAM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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