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New York Times, Wednesday, February 18, 1953

Author: Jules Arensberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Jules Arensberg has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,340
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1. Expanses. : AREAS
6. Spotlights: Colloq. : ARCS
10. Three Kings of Cologne. : MAGI
14. Creator of Captain Queeg. : HERMANWOUK
16. Word on United States coins. : UNUM
17. Creator of Jordan Benedict. : EDNAFERBER
18. A small piece of anything. : SNIP
19. “Arabian Nights” character. : ALI
20. Cries of ancient topers. : EVOES
21. Body politic. : STATE
22. Henna, indigo, etc. : DYES
24. The Republicans now. : INS
25. The evening star. : VESPER
26. Where the Gobi Desert is. : MONGOLIA
29. Swiss canton. : URI
30. Panama Canal dam. : GATUN
33. Mr. Bevan to his friends. : NYE
34. Dumb TV steno. : IRMA
35. Not divided. : UNITARY
38. “___ vigilance is the price of liberty.” : ETERNAL
40. Goals. : AIMS
41. “___ an American” Day. : IAM
43. Relatives of pintos and piebalds. : ROANS
44. Course to be traveled: Abbr. : RTE
45. Karachi is its capital. : PAKISTAN
48. Dinner guests. : EATERS
50. Mediterranean island, part of Italy: Abbr. : SAR
51. Husky vehicle. : SLED
55. Made of shale. : SLATY
56. Nobel prize physicist. : CURIE
58. River between Brazil and Paraguay. : APA
59. Formerly Queenstown, Ireland. : COBH
60. Best seller, based on Cain and Abel story. : EASTOFEDEN
62. Deep still place in a stream, for swimming. : HOLE
63. He wrote “The Great Enterprise.” : OVERSTREET
64. River that flows into the Elbe. : ISER
65. Effete. : SERE
66. Awareness. : SENSE
1. Out in front. : AHEAD
2. In the colors of sunrise. : REDLY
3. Kovacs of TV. : ERNIE
4. Doctors’ group. : AMA
5. Strongbox. : SAFE
6. Erroneously. : AWRONG
7. Paul ___, singer. : ROBESON
8. Prompts. : CUES
9. Language of India: Abbr. : SKR
10. Obligations. : MUSTS
11. Mountain peak in Herzog’s saga. : ANNAPURNA
12. American poet and versifier (1871–1943). : GUITERMAN
13. Articles of excellence. : IMPERIALS
15. Composer of “Narcissus.” : NEVIN
21. Background of several best sellers. : SEA
23. Malan’s predecessor. : SMUTS
25. ___ Nam. : VIET
27. Actress Munson. : ONA
28. Caustic. : LYE
30. He wrote “Don Camille and His Flock.” : GUARESCHI
31. Satirizer of the jazz age. : ANITALOOS
32. Commuter’s guide. : TIMETABLE
34. Golf clubs. : IRONS
36. Inlets. : RIAS
37. Source of butter in Tibet. : YAK
39. Period in history. : ERA
42. Wastrel. : MISUSER
45. Paul ___, meddlesome fellow. : PRY
46. Noted existentialist. : SARTRE
47. Musical groups. : TRIOS
49. The clear sky. : ETHER
52. Burdened. : LADEN
53. Rigid versions of the fencing foil. : EPEES
54. He immortalized Beatrice Portinari. : DANTE
56. Where a spelunker is happy. : CAVE
57. Salamanders. : EFTS
60. Goddess of dawn. : EOS
61. Poet’s word. : ERE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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