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New York Times, Tuesday, February 10, 1953

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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1. Varsity-shell oarsmen nearest the stern. : STROKES
8. French West African colony. : DAHOMEY
15. Word guessing game. : CHARADE
16. The Crimson Tide. : ALABAMA
17. Men, in Mexico. : HOMBRES
18. Gambler in “Show Boat.” : RAVENAL
19. Lyricist Gershwin. : IRA
20. Willa Cather heroine. : ANTONIA
22. Compass point. : NNE
23. Calendar abbreviation. : SEPT
25. Right or left. : SIDE
26. Piped product in New York City. : STEAM
28. Large-statured Polynesian. : MAORI
30. Friend of Archie Goodwin. : NERO
32. Gulf, inlet of the Ionian sea. : ARTA
33. Joachim’s wife and others. : SUSANNAS
35. Home of a musical comedy Prince. : PILSEN
37. Provokes to anger. : IRES
38. Nurse a grievance. : SULK
39. Sanctify. : HALLOW
42. He composed “Sappho,” “Thais,” “Manon.” : MASSENET
46. Girl friend: French : AMIE
47. A fair exchange. : SWOP
49. Novelist Remarque. : ERICH
50. Fife and drum corps. : BANDS
52. Lost in thought. : RAPT
54. Succulent flatfish. : SOLE
55. Noun suffix. : ITE
56. Where to buy porter. : ALESHOP
59. Mode of living: Comb. form. : BIA
60. Volatile weapon of the police department. : TEARGAS
62. Unskillful. : INADEPT
64. Add to. : AUGMENT
65. Liberation. : RELEASE
66. Ringlets. : TRESSES
67. Dispenser of charity. : ALMONER
1. Fallings out. : SCHISMS
2. Harvard man who built a cottage for $28.12½. : THOREAU
3. Hills on N. Y.–N. J. border line. : RAMAPOS
4. Sphere. : ORB
5. Sea, arm of the Arctic Ocean. : KARA
6. Pleasant gardens. : EDENS
7. Forms of romance verse. : SESTINAS
8. Mender of socks. : DARNER
9. Jai ___, relative of squash. : ALAI
10. Oldest news agency in Europe. : HAVAS
11. West Indies magic ritual: Var. : OBE
12. Good ways of behaving. : MANNERS
13. Issue forth. : EMANATE
14. Acheson, Taft or Lovett, for instance. : YALEMAN
21. Part of “The Golden Treasury.” : ODES
24. Followed after. : TRAILED
27. Filibusterers. : TALKERS
29. Japanese chatelaine. : INRO
31. Musical composition. : OPUS
34. “Man bites dog.” : NEWS
36. German girl’s name. : ILSE
38. Wife of the liar, Ananias. : SAPPHIRA
39. Locality. : HABITAT
40. Rating of Golden Gloves contestants. : AMATEUR
41. Ancestry. : LINEAGE
42. Extinct birds. : MOAS
43. Pertaining to the weeping lady. : NIOBEAN
44. January 29th’s headline. : ECLIPSE
45. Feature of the “Roaring Forties.” : THEATER
48. Forces from. : WRESTS
51. Wise men. : SAGES
53. Barrel: Spanish. : TONEL
57. “Memory ___.” : LANE
58. Coconut. : PALM
61. Abbreviation in a classified ad. : RMS
63. ___ gratias. : DEO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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