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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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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,640

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Students & seniors
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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