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New York Times, Thursday, December 24, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { F H J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 252 (avg 1.33)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
David Steinberg notes:

Original 32-Across clue had period outside final quotation mark; put it inside.

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L
2
I
3
L
4
I
5
L
6
I
7
L
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O
9
L
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E
11
L
12
I
13
A
14
A
N
E
W
15
I
S
A
W
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O
R
A
N
G
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L
L
E
W
18
E
L
L
Y
N
19
U
N
I
T
E
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A
Y
R
21
G
L
E
E
22
L
E
A
N
E
R
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M
A
I
S
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L
I
L
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E
R
S
26
A
27
L
28
L
U
D
E
29
G
I
L
L
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S
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B
O
U
T
S
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L
A
L
L
A
T
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I
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O
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N
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E
L
L
A
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B
O
U
L
E
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R
O
M
E
39
T
A
U
T
40
O
L
O
G
Y
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L
I
L
A
C
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E
R
O
S
E
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L
A
N
A
R
K
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A
45
D
46
A
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D
O
E
48
L
O
N
G
49
M
O
S
50
L
E
M
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K
I
L
N
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S
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O
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U
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A
T
T
A
R
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L
O
L
L
Y
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P
O
P
S
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S
T
O
L
E
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O
L
L
A
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A
L
E
E
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S
Y
N
O
D
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P
A
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R
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P
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S
© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,640
Across
1
Long-run movie hit. : LILI
5
French dancer in "Can-Can." : LILO
9
Current biography of George Sand. : LELIA
14
Over again. : ANEW
15
Caesar's "Vidi." : ISAW
16
Long-armed resident of a zoo. : ORANG
17
Mr. Lewis' middle name. : LLEWELLYN
19
Join forces. : UNITE
20
Scottish county. : AYR
21
"Filled to the brim with girlish ___." : GLEE
22
What dieters hope to be. : LEANER
23
"___ oui!" : MAIS
24
Mae West's alter ego. : LIL
25
Kin of "uhs" and "ahems." : ERS
26
Refer. : ALLUDE
29
Liquid measures. : GILLS
31
TV fare for the men folk. : BOUTS
32
Pronouncing "r" like "l." : LALLATION
36
Actress Logan. : ELLA
37
Branch of the Greek legislature. : BOULE
38
Where Audrey Hepburn holidayed. : ROME
39
"General consensus of opinion," for example. : TAUTOLOGY
41
Contemporary of dogwood. : LILAC
42
Worn away. : EROSE
43
Another Scottish county. : LANARK
44
City SE of Oklahoma City. : ADA
47
Name for the nameless man. : DOE
48
Ellender's colleague. : LONG
49
Adherent of Islam. : MOSLEM
51
Where ceramics are baked. : KILN
52
A pittance in Paris. : SOU
55
Rose essence. : ATTAR
56
Prizes for good children. : LOLLYPOPS
58
Over-the-shoulder wear. : STOLE
59
Jar used in Latin America. : OLLA
60
Not aweather. : ALEE
61
Council of churches. : SYNOD
62
Gloves or shoes. : PAIR
63
A famous Lily. : PONS
Down
1
Part of the refrain of "Deck the Halls." : LALA
2
Toward the middle. : INLY
3
Wolf's expression. : LEER
4
The "Wobblies" of 1917. : IWW
5
Auntie Bea. : LILLIE
6
Gems in the ocean. : ISLES
7
Actress Evelyn. : LAYE
8
Recognize. : OWN
9
Hollywood personage. : LOUELLA
10
Singer Berger. : ERNA
11
Crooner Frankie. : LAINE
12
___ alios (among other persons): Lat. : INTER
13
Dyeing apparatuses. : AGERS
18
Old exclamations. : EGADS
22
French city near Belgian border. : LILLE
23
Change or modify. : MUTATE
24
Girl's name appropriate in this puzzle. : LILLY
26
Back up. : ABET
27
Miss Montez. : LOLA
28
Little cartoon girl. : LULU
29
Measure. : GAUGE
30
Line of things in succession. : STRING
32
Not in a carton. : LOOSE
33
Town in Kansas, pop. 7,094. : IOLA
34
Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
35
Unpopular chicken part. : NECK
37
Central character in "Ulysses." : BLOOM
40
Shopped for later delivery. : ORDERED
41
Mr. Budd. : LANNY
43
American League catcher. : LOLLAR
44
Gather. : AMASS
45
Slightly off one's rocker. : DOTTY
46
___ Villa, noted British soccer team. : ASTON
48
Rex's wife. : LILLI
50
19th century French composer. : LALO
51
Peninsula, between White and Barents Seas. : KOLA
52
Without instructor. : SOLO
53
Generally known. : OPEN
54
Functions. : USES
56
Trim off branches, twigs, etc. : LOP
57
Any mash or paste. : PAP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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