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New York Times, Tuesday, February 17, 1953

Author: Roberta Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,339
Across Down
1. Celebration. : FIESTA
7. Brands of wood in a dying fire. : EMBERS
13. Portable float. : PONTOON
14. Makes bread light. : LEAVENS
16. She flew the Atlantic solo, 1932. : EARHART
17. When games are tied: 2 wds. : ALLEVEN
18. Soul: French. : AME
19. Urge anew. : REIMPEL
21. Before. : ERE
22. Old town in Connecticut. : LYME
24. Unaffectedness. : EASE
25. Ye ___ Giftie Shoppe. : OLDE
26. A principal point or place. : CENTRE
29. 45 inches. : ELL
30. A full passenger list. : BOATLOAD
33. Soft and white, as clouds. : FLEECY
36. Purpose. : AIM
37. Masquerade costumes. : DOMINOS
39. Street, in Paris. : RUE
40. A kind of bread. : GLUTEN
42. People with very high I. Q.’s. : GENIUSES
44. Title of address. : SIR
45. Fireplace equipment. : GRATES
46. Formerly. : THEN
48. Closing for a tent. : FLAP
49. Carnival camouflage. : MASK
53. Old Dutch wine measure. : AAM
54. Turkish coin. : PIASTER
57. Necklace of flowers. : LEI
58. Colonists of French descent. : CREOLES
60. Preconceives. : IDEATES
62. Bed and board for borzois. : KENNELS
63. Followers of Terpsichore. : DANCERS
64. Unwavering. : STEADY
65. Ibn Saud and others. : EMEERS
1. Frothy. : FOAMY
2. Against a thing, in law. : INREM
3. Suffix of ordinal numbers. : ETH
4. Zoom. : SOAR
5. Ripped. : TORE
6. Civil War battlefield, 1862. : ANTIETAM
7. Run out. : ELAPSE
8. Skirmish. : MELEE
9. Gay climax of 20 Down. : BALL
10. Theatre time: Abbr. : EVE
11. Masqueraders at 20 Down. : REVELLERS
12. Mr. Bergen’s yokel. : SNERD
13. Bell tone. : PEAL
15. Oldtime knife. : SNEE
20. Last day of the Lent carnival. : MARDIGRAS
23. Without: Comb. form. : ECT
25. Norse name. : OLE
27. ___ statesman. : ELDER
28. Time of day. : NOON
29. Good girl of fiction. : ELSIE
30. Duffel. : BAG
31. Midnight ___. : OIL
32. Main objective of 20 Down. : AMUSEMENT
33. A box of type. : FONT
34. Prompt. : CUE
35. An answer in “20 Questions.” : YES
38. Low monthly fluctuation of the sea. : NEAPTIDE
41. The Woodman’s make-up. : TIN
43. Gen. Shepherd’s outfit. : USM
45. Mirrorlike. : GLASSY
46. Change direction when sailing close hauled. : TACK
47. They’re pursued in an outdoor sport. : HARES
48. He wrote “Little Boy Blue.” : FIELD
50. Change. : ALTER
51. Nostradamus and Swedenborg. : SEERS
52. Subject of a popular Victor Herbert song. : KISS
54. Prayer. : PLEA
55. Relative of Cheddar. : EDAM
56. M. Mayer of France. : RENE
59. Unit. : ONE
61. Trick taker. : ACE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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