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New York Times, Thursday, February 12, 1953

Author:
Sidney Lambert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Catch the breath. : GASP
5. Subject of a New York trial. : VICE
9. Stylish. : SMART
14. South African lily. : ALOE
15. Favorite of the fans. : IDOL
16. ___ bear. : POLAR
17. Icebox treasures. : LEFTOVERS
19. Remedy a lopsided effect. : ALINE
20. Region of Spain. : ASTURIAS
21. Humid, as weather. : STICKY
22. Shrewd. : SLY
23. Zigzag movement. : TACK
25. Headland. : NESS
26. Where stoicism was taught. : STOA
28. South American dance, famed in song. : BEGUINE
30. City in New Jersey. : ORANGE
32. Actress Best. : EDNA
33. Belgian commune. : SPA
36. Substances promoting digestion. : PEPTICS
38. Suppressed laugh. : SNICKER
40. “For ___ a jolly good fellow . . . ” : HES
41. Not connected with a profession. : LAIC
43. Girl’s name. : ELOISE
44. Wild duck. : MALLARD
46. Ones: Spanish. : UNOS
47. Offering of Stevens or Peerce. : SOLO
50. Native of the southern Philippines. : MORO
51. Work of Georgia O’Keeffe. : ART
52. Melodious door signal. : CHIMES
54. Tapstresses. : BARMAIDS
58. Indulges in a tantrum. : RAVES
59. Having a special air: Fr. : DISTINGUE
60. Negative contraction. : ARENT
61. Money riding on a card. : ANTE
62. Those people. : THEM
63. Districts. : PARTS
64. Batch. : MESS
65. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
Down
1. In a holiday mood. : GALA
2. Served by 54 Across. : ALES
3. Wheedles. : SOFTSOAPS
4. Querulous. : PETULANT
5. Living: Comb. form. : VIVI
6. Think. : IDEATE
7. Item for a date. : CORSAGE
8. Distant relatives of the subway. : ELS
9. Young oyster. : SPAT
10. City near Rock Island, Illinois. : MOLINE
11. Fictional character of variable size. : ALICE
12. An army. : RANKS
13. Certain cards or dominoes. : TREYS
18. Containing native minerals. : ORY
21. Fleeced. : SKINNED
24. What ruminants chew on. : CUDS
26. “Friend” of a frosh. : SOPH
27. “The ___ of Liberty.” : TREE
28. Stills. : BECALMS
29. Catch; trap. : NAIL
31. Tributary of the Colorado. : GILA
33. Close-fitting. : SKINTIGHT
34. 100 centavos. : PESO
35. Warlord of Olympus. : ARES
37. Part of the rural landscape. : SILO
39. Old French dance. : COURANTE
42. Relative of a Garand. : CARBINE
44. A short space of time. : MOMENT
45. Highlights of Sunday dinners. : ROASTS
47. Old metal. : SCRAP
48. Creator of Flicka. : OHARA
49. Partner of bacon. : LIVER
51. Breton chum. : AMI
53. Superlative endings. : ESTS
55. Paths to be taken: Abbr. : RTES
56. Offering of Stevens and Peerce. : DUET
57. Heraldic design. : SEME
59. Hoover or Shasta. : DAM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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