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New York Times, Wednesday, December 9, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q U W X Z }, Scrabble score: 266 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,625
Across
1. Jelly of meat juice, tomato juice, etc. : ASPIC
6. Symbols of sovereignty on Egyptian headdresses. : ASPS
10. Tranquil. : CALM
14. John Ridd's sweetheart. : LORNA
15. Go away! : SHOO
16. Mixture. : OLIO
17. Bao Dai, for instance. : ASIAN
18. Crusaders from Worcester, Mass. : HOLYCROSS
20. Heir. : SON
21. Harsh: Comb. form. : CACO
23. Old. : SENILE
24. Having claws like a lobster. : CHELATE
27. M. Mayer and M. Pleven. : RENES
28. First co-ed college in America. : OBERLIN
30. Highlander. : GAEL
32. Part of the Morse code. : DOTS
33. Horses: Spanish. : CABALLOS
37. Spanish gold. : ORO
38. Quebec landmark. : CITADEL
41. "I ___ Camera," recent play. : AMA
42. Feature of the Louvre. : MONALISA
44. Remote. : AFAR
45. Mountain nymph, mother of Hermes. : MAIA
46. Home of the Cantabs. : HARVARD
49. Wonder drugs. : ACTHS
52. Study of mountains. : OROLOGY
54. Samuel Finley ___ Morse. : BREESE
56. He loves: Latin. : AMAT
57. Culbertson of bridge. : ELY
60. "Cheer, cheer for old ___." : NOTREDAME
62. Ancient port of Rome. : OSTIA
64. Grandson of Adam. : ENOS
65. Borodin's hero. : IGOR
66. Referring to assessment. : RATAL
67. Let. : RENT
68. Color shades. : TANS
69. Cubic meter. : STERE
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1. Woeful expression. : ALAS
2. Indifferently. : SOSO
3. Loser in the first intercollegiate football game, 1869. : PRINCETON
4. "Once ___ blue moon." : INA
5. Strike out. : CANCEL
6. Depth bomb, in Navy slang. : ASHCAN
7. Take a picture of. : SHOOT
8. Where Lwow is: Abbr. : POL
9. Oriental sauces for fish, meat, etc. : SOYS
10. "Far above Cayuga's waters." : CORNELL
11. Bitter crystalline compound. : ALOIN
12. Strong cotton thread. : LISLE
13. Lawgiver. : MOSES
19. Breakfast food. : CEREAL
22. Oriental name. : ALI
25. Periods of time: Abbr. : HRS
26. Old oath. : EGAD
28. Famous name in flying. : ODOM
29. Short for part of a city. : BORO
31. Man's nickname. : ABE
33. Civil Aeronautics group. : CAA
34. College of the "Leopards." : LAFAYETTE
35. The tent maker. : OMAR
36. Carnelian. : SARD
38. Livre de ___ (school book): Fr. : CLASSE
39. Three. : III
40. Ancient Chinese state. : TSAO
43. One of the "Little Three." : AMHERST
44. Mean: Abbr. : AVG
46. Mathews' specialty. : HOMERS
47. ___ king. : ALA
48. Revolving parts. : ROTORS
49. Comic character. : ABNER
50. Witch. : CRONE
51. Wyoming mountain range. : TETON
53. Man's name. : RAMON
55. Revise, correct, etc. : EDIT
58. Ananias. : LIAR
59. Ivy League team. : YALE
61. Oriental title. : AGA
63. Football day: Abbr. : SAT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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