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New York Times, Wednesday, December 16, 1953

Author: Ethel LeStrange
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { C Q V X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,632
Across Down
1. New York–New Jersey visitation. : SMAZE
6. Second-hand. : USED
10. Chesterfield. : SOFA
14. Role for Judith Anderson. : MEDEA
15. 78-year-old Asian. : RHEE
16. River flowing into Caspian Sea. : URAL
17. S-shaped curves. : OGEES
18. Receivers of food parcels. : BERLINERS
20. Highway sign. : GAS
21. Attendant who dies with Cleopatra. : IRAS
23. Hunting call. : HALLOO
24. Witnessed. : SEEN
25. Audrey Hepburn's stage success. : GIGI
26. Former Premier. : DEGASPERI
30. The second of two. : OTHER
34. Kindle. : IGNITE
35. Type of international race. : ARMS
37. Motorists' group. : AAA
38. Using speech. : ORAL
39. Type of bracelet. : ANKLE
41. Italian town noted for its sparkling wine. : ASTI
42. ___ Moines, Iowa. : DES
43. Folded: Fr. : PLIE
44. Behaved in a malicious manner. : SPITED
46. Lead compound in some motor fuels. : ETHYL
48. Heroes of "Operation Big Switch." : PRISONERS
50. Parts of cups. : EARS
52. Merge gradually. : MELT
53. Large showy daisy. : SHASTA
56. Active. : SPRY
57. Patriarch of steadfast faith. : JOB
60. Proposed isolationist policy. : GOITALONE
62. A mild cheese. : GOUDA
64. Stylishness. : TONE
65. Popular game. : POOL
66. All the birds of a certain region. : ORNIS
67. Short side track of a railroad. : SPUR
68. "___ business?" : HOWS
69. Times of greatest power. : NOONS
1. Cousin of 1 Across. : SMOG
2. A million times: Comb. form. : MEGA
3. George and others. : ADES
4. Letter. : ZEE
5. Least exacting. : EASIEST
6. Polished in manner. : URBANE
7. Ladies and ships. : SHES
8. Poetic contraction. : EER
9. A "New" capital. : DELHI
10. Having a southern exposure. : SUNLIT
11. 150-mile Russian river. : OREL
12. Game for Glitter Gulch. : FARO
13. Besides. : ALSO
19. False friends. : IAGOS
22. Event of Dec. 5, 1933. : REPEAL
24. Jib. : SAIL
25. Brownie of the G. S. A. : GIRL
26. Vacuum tube. : DIODE
27. White-plumed bird. : EGRET
28. Grind the teeth in anger. : GNASH
29. Autumn leaves gatherer. : RAKER
31. Reputed cause of waste. : HASTE
32. Trencherman. : EATER
33. Midnight trips to the icebox. : RAIDS
36. Sir: chiefly English. : MESSER
40. Benumbs. : NIPS
41. "It ___ Necessarily So." : AINT
43. River between Uruguay and Argentina. : PLATA
45. A many-angled figure. : POLYGON
47. Previous to this: Comb. form. : YESTER
49. Constrains. : IMPELS
51. Dr. Bunche. : RALPH
53. Army "masters": Abbr. : SGTS
54. Popular earring. : HOOP
55. Japanese tribe. : AINU
56. TV interference. : SNOW
57. Stately, regal woman. : JUNO
58. Wednesday's god. : ODIN
59. Striped ___. : BASS
61. Three goose eggs. : OOO
63. Gold: Span. : ORO

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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