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New York Times, Friday, December 18, 1953

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.53, Missing: { J K Q U X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,634
Across Down
1. Laniel's headquarters. : PARIS
6. Time to visit 1 Across. : APRIL
11. Popular sandwich cut. : SALAMI
12. Writer Asch. : SHOLEM
14. Frau Krupp's namesakes. : BERTHAS
15. St. Louis is its capital. : SENEGAL
17. Toward the center. : INTO
18. Balm of ___, a balsam fir. : GILEAD
20. Political group. : ADA
21. A street with houses on both sides. : ROW
22. Smokes: Var. : SEGARS
23. Smoker. : STAG
24. Coarse cotton cloth. : CRASH
26. Out. : NOTATHOME
28. Vehicle for a festive ride. : HAYWAGON
30. More intimate. : NEARER
31. Fragrance. : ODOR
32. Kindergarten award. : STAR
33. Jittery. : SCARED
36. Internal combustion engine. : GASMOTOR
40. Comelier. : HANDSOMER
42. Lake in Lapland. : ENARE
43. Cash register totals: Abbr. : AMTS
44. Spurious. : FORGED
46. Mrs. E. Cantor. : IDA
47. Book of the Old Testament: Abbr. : NEH
48. Beasts of burden. : LLAMAS
49. Coasting vehicle. : SLED
50. Slurring over of a vowel. : ELISION
52. Parts of dynamos. : STATORS
54. Wind cone used in aviation. : SLEEVE
55. Indian cavalrymen. : SOWARS
56. Bailed, as water. : LADED
57. Initiates. : OPENS
1. Not the whole distance. : PARTWAY
2. Member of a quartet. : ALTO
3. Part of a cheer. : RAH
4. Perfect likeness. : IMAGE
5. Polite assent in Italy. : SISIGNOR
6. Affirm. : ASSERT
7. Brilliantly colored wild birds. : PHEASANTS
8. ___ de serviette (napkin ring): Fr. : ROND
9. ___ de France. : ILE
10. Testator. : LEGATOR
11. Doña's relative. : SENORA
13. Title of General Assembly President. : MADAME
14. Hard, close-grained wood. : BIRCH
16. Beer. : LAGER
19. City in France. : LAON
22. Second word of Longfellow's "Excelsior." : SHADES
23. City in Pennsylvania. : SHARON
25. Sidney Howard's first play. : SWORDS
27. Paired. : TEAMED
29. Valentine motif. : GODOFLOVE
32. Floating brown seaweed. : SARGASSO
33. Horse-opera in color. : SHANE
34. Bactrians. : CAMELS
35. Eating place for aardvarks. : ANTHILL
36. Origin of an idea. : GERM
37. United Garment Workers. : TAILORS
38. Grocery store deliveries. : ORDERS
39. Spells out. : READS
41. Soughed hollowly. : MOANED
45. Bar legally. : ESTOP
48. German lyric. : LIED
49. Baseball's Musial. : STAN
51. See 32 Down. : SEA
53. Reverence, fear and wonder. : AWE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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