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New York Times, Monday, December 28, 1953

Author: Marian Moeser
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
Marian Moeser has 22 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,644
Across Down
1. Good earth. : LOAM
5. He wrote "Sesame and Lilies." : RUSKIN
11. Hall: French. : SALLE
12. Without letup. : UNTIRING
15. Bach's successful rival. : HANDEL
16. Traveler's guidebook. : BAEDEKER
17. Food scrap. : ORT
18. Struck an obstacle. : STUBBED
20. Town in Holland. : EDE
21. Part of the "Golden Treasury." : ODES
23. Enchantment. : SPELL
24. Current fashion. : MODE
25. Terra ___. : FIRMA
27. Before: Prefix. : PRE
28. At a distance. : AFAR
29. Dignifies. : ENNOBLES
31. Last word of Kipling's "If ___." : SON
33. Cobbler. : RESOLER
34. Too particular. : FINICAL
38. It comes in paper bags. : TEA
39. Shift from one key to another, in music. : MODULATE
40. Pocket money. : CASH
43. Popular toy. : CAR
44. Keeps. : SAVES
45. Mrs. Ricky Ricardo. : LUCY
46. Pitch or sway. : LURCH
48. River in Arizona. : SALT
49. Novelist Wolfert. : IRA
50. One who radiates happiness. : SUNBEAM
52. Norwegian statesman. : LIE
53. Ridiculous. : FARCICAL
55. With more dash and spice. : RACIER
57. A boring person: Slang. : FLATTIRE
58. He has to be paid. : PIPER
59. Types. : BREEDS
60. Rich European coal region. : SAAR
1. Party decorations from China or Japan. : LANTERNS
2. Long practiced. : OLD
3. Samples of the brewer's art. : ALES
4. Vanishes. : MELTS
5. Footwear. : RUBBERS
6. Opposite of 26 Down. : UNABLE
7. Bessemer product. : STEEL
8. Infamous captain. : KIDD
9. Anger. : IRE
10. ___ Samothrace. : NIKEOF
11. Young of the pilchard. : SARDINE
13. Heroine of "I Pagliacci." : NEDDA
14. Well-known first name in Hollywood. : GREER
15. Professional tap dancer. : HOOFER
19. Part of a shoe. : UPPER
22. Shrewd character: Colloq. : SMOOTHY
24. Specimens of strong wrapping paper. : MANILAS
26. Having power to act. : ABLE
30. Author and artist of bullfights. : LEA
31. Man's nickname. : SID
32. Duty. : ONUS
34. Body of men prepared for action. : FORCE
35. Haughty or disdainful. : CAVALIER
36. Studio. : ATELIER
37. Mr. Pearson of Canada. : LESTER
39. What we're not playing for. : MARBLES
40. Scene of a "peril" of Pauline. : CLIFF
41. Pertaining to the ear. : AURAL
42. Symbolic insect. : SCARAB
43. Well-known name on the waterfront. : CUNARD
46. Heroine of "A Tale of Two Cities." : LUCIE
47. Dwells on. : HARPS
50. Location. : SITE
51. Wife of Vulcan. : MAIA
54. Basketball player: Abbr. : CTR
56. Busy man at auditing time. : CPA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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