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New York Times, Friday, February 20, 1953

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,342
Across Down
1. Members of the armed forces. : WACS
5. Hectic dance. : STOMP
10. Evening wrap. : CAPE
14. South African plant. : ALOE
15. Clothes drier. : AIRER
16. A sultanate in Arabia. : OMAN
17. Soapbox talk. : RANT
18. Aunt Dinah’s sewing. : CRAZYQUILT
20. 2 + 2 = 5, for instance. : MISTAKE
22. Partner of gadzooks. : ZOUNDS
23. French shooting matches. : TIRS
24. It is 2002 years old. : PARIS
25. “Snafu,” for instance. : SLANG
27. Years and years. : EON
28. Federal problem. : DEBTS
32. Belonging to language. : LINGUISTIC
35. Dodecanese island. : LERO
36. Calendar abbreviation. : OCT
37. Its capital is Tallinn. : ESTONIA
39. Rumanian coin. : LEU
40. Precursor of the cash register. : TILL
42. Airplane schedules. : TIMETABLES
44. Renowned name on Broadway. : HAYES
46. Festival time: Comb. form. : MAS
47. Victorian English novelist. : READE
48. Shrub with crimson drupes. : SUMAC
50. Auctioneer’s windup. : SOLD
51. Modern piano. : SPINET
53. Dancer. : TANGOER
56. Pertaining to a kind of puzzle. : ACROSTICAL
58. Proposition. : INTO
59. Of no real value. : VAIN
60. Road to take. : ROUTE
61. “Do ___ others . . . ” : UNTO
62. Main cause of 28 Across. : ARMS
63. Available when needed. : ONTAP
64. Girl’s name. : MAUD
1. ___ Springs, Georgia. : WARM
2. Mountain range in Asia. : ALAI
3. In a uniform manner. : CONSTANTLY
4. Environment. : SETTING
5. Bases on the diamond. : SACKS
6. Fag. : TIRE
7. Pray: Latin. : ORA
8. Sections of theatres. : MEZZANINES
9. Contemporary of Sousa. : PRYOR
10. Lawyer’s stock in trade. : COUNSEL
11. Surrounded by. : AMID
12. Chums. : PALS
13. Noun or adjective suffix. : ENT
19. British pound: Slang. : QUID
21. Give reasons for or against. : ARGUE
24. Alexandria’s river. : POTOMAC
25. One of the seven deadly sins. : SLOTH
26. Albanese of the opera. : LICIA
27. Opinion. : ESTIMATION
29. Deadly nightshade. : BELLADONNA
30. Cornered on a limb. : TREED
31. Liquid used as a pickle. : SOUSE
33. One who does: Suffix. : IST
34. Op. ___ (the work quoted): Lat. abbr. : CIT
38. Composer Copland. : AARON
41. Injuries. : LESIONS
43. Part of Benelux. : BELGIUM
45. Acquires a coat of tan. : SUNS
49. Subway of 24 Across. : METRO
50. Starchy food like tapioca. : SALEP
51. Precipitous rocky place. : SCAR
52. Decorous. : PRIM
53. Bye-bye. : TATA
54. Part of Caesar’s last words. : ETTU
55. 40 square rods. : ROOD
56. Girl’s name. : AVA
57. Movie director’s command. : CUT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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