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New York Times, Thursday, December 17, 1953

Author:
Marion Moeser
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
Marion Moeser has 15 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original had no period after "etc"; added one.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,633

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Across
1
Leash for a dog. : SLIP
5
Adventurer. : DARER
10
Aldrich, Allen, Allison, etc.: Abbr. : AMBS
14
Old Testament mountain. : NEBO
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Actress Louise. : ANITA
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Chemist's bottle. : VIAL
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Range of the Appalachians. : ADIRONDACK
19
Constance Carpenter's role. : ANNA
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Napoleons. : PASTRIES
21
Laudation. : EULOGY
23
Night raiders. : RATS
24
Filial duty. : HONOR
25
Goddess of the moon and magic. : HECATE
28
Fixed. : DEFINITE
31
Yank Reynolds. : ALLIE
32
Glazed pottery. : DELFT
33
Surface protector. : TAR
34
Carnivore's diet. : MEAT
35
Hard-milled items. : SOAPS
36
Sibelius is one. : FINN
37
Busy creature. : ANT
38
Poe poem (with "The"). : BELLS
39
Occupants of a "Corner" in Westminster Abbey. : POETS
40
Football plays. : LATERALS
42
Foundation. : CORSET
43
Heroine of "Our Town." : EMILY
44
New England symbols. : ELMS
45
Islamic institutions. : HAREMS
47
Disney artist. : ANIMATOR
51
Sen. Johnston of South Carolina. : OLIN
52
The Grayson-Keel picture. : KISSMEKATE
54
Swedish soprano of the 1850's. : LIND
55
Edition. : ISSUE
56
Green land. : ERIN
57
Marbles or jets. : MIGS
58
Bird calls. : NOTES
59
Item in José Ferrer's make-up box. : NOSE
Down
1
Fastener. : SNAP
2
Spartan queen in Greek myth. : LEDA
3
Tropical cousin of the heron. : IBIS
4
Gainsborough's forte. : PORTRAIT
5
Ancient tribesman of Palestine. : DANITE
6
Llamas' habitat. : ANDES
7
Inlets. : RIAS
8
Useful Latin abbreviation. : ETC
9
Commissions, usually illegal. : RAKEOFFS
10
Arthurian island. : AVALON
11
Less numerous groups. : MINORITIES
12
Hair-do. : BANG
13
Destroy. : SLAY
18
Discourse. : ORATE
22
Group. : UNIT
24
Bolsters. : HELPS
25
Oriental porter. : HAMAL
26
Spanish Helen. : ELENA
27
Making a hubbub. : CLATTERING
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Secret bargains. : DEALS
29
Oncle's wife. : TANTE
30
Director Lubitsch. : ERNST
32
President's wife, 1809. : DOLLY
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What grandmother's tippet was made of. : SEALSKIN
36
Desolate. : FORSAKEN
38
Part of a hat. : BRIM
39
___ de terre (potato): Fr. : POMME
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Suggests a different reading for. : EMENDS
42
Regions: Poet. : CLIMES
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Result. : ENSUE
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Celeste of the stage. : HOLM
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Et ___ (and others): Lat. : ALII
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Helper: Abbr. : ASST
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Arum plant. : TARO
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American inventor. : OTIS
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M. Pleven. : RENE
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Equal: Comb. form. : ISO

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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