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New York Times, Saturday, February 7, 1953

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,329
Across Down
1. Army officers: Abbr. : CAPTS
6. Relative of skidoo. : SCAT
10. Church vestments. : ALBS
14. Noted pianist from Chile. : ARRAU
15. Polyhymnia's sister. : CLIO
16. Relative of the mackerel. : CERO
17. Best seller set in Louisiana. : STEAMBOATGOTHIC
20. Road curve. : ESS
21. Ethereal: Poetic. : AERY
22. Where John Landy shines. : TRACK
23. Basketry fiber. : ISTLE
25. Cubic meters. : STERES
26. King ___, motion picture director. : VIDOR
28. Assumes definite form (with "up"). : SHAPES
31. Capital of Armenia. : ERIVAN
33. Sojourn too long. : OVERSTAY
37. Australian sight. : EMU
38. Hindu or Moslem. : ASIAN
40. Suffix in chemistry. : ENE
41. Protective barriers. : RAMPARTS
44. Capital of Albania. : TIRANA
47. Warns of impending action. : ALERTS
49. McKinley's birthplace in Ohio. : NILES
50. Large insect with "praying" aspect. : MANTIS
53. Singer Lehmann. : LOTTE
55. Rugged crest. : ARETE
56. "My Darlin' ___." : AIDA
57. Gone by. : AGO
60. Composer of "Oh Promise Me." : REGINALDDEKOVEN
64. Business cliche. : INRE
65. To the utmost. : WIDE
66. Star of "The Seven Year Itch." : EWELL
67. Room in a Greek temple. : NAOS
68. "King ___." : LEAR
69. Lord Fauntleroy. : SISSY
1. Senator Mundt's colleague. : CASE
2. Museum specialties. : ARTS
3. Ruling body in U. S. S. R. : PRESIDIUM
4. Oriental pagoda. : TAA
5. Large island of the Dutch East Indies. : SUMATRA
6. Orchestrates. : SCORES
7. One of Ike's advisers. : CLAY
8. Small island. : AIT
9. Dress up. : TOG
10. Member of Equity. : ACTRESS
11. Composer of "The Count of Luxembourg." : LEHAR
12. Former Ziegfeld Follies star. : BRICE
13. Part of a ballplayers uniform. : SOCKS
18. ___ canto, a style of singing. : BEL
19. Mine-sweeping device. : OTTER
24. 20 shillings, in British slang. : SOV
25. Passed the time. : SPENT
26. Change direction. : VEER
27. TV character. : IRMA
29. An elevator. : HOIST
30. Girl's name. : AVA
32. The nostrils. : NARES
34. One way of "predicting" the future. : TEALEAVES
35. Mrs. Lindbergh. : ANNE
36. One category of voters. : YEAS
39. Ship: Abbr. : STR
42. Bakery products. : PATTIES
43. Person affected by the McCarran Act. : ALIEN
45. Points at which water enters pipes. : INTAKES
46. Becoming gradually slower: Mus. abbr. : RIT
48. Baseball's "nickel" curve. : SLIDER
50. Noted water-colorist. : MARIN
51. Squared circle. : ARENA
52. 630-mile river in Argentina. : NEGRO
54. Keats' forte. : ODE
56. Italian river. : ADDA
58. Relatives of aspic. : GELS
59. Without others. : ONLY
61. Tool for punching holes. : AWL
62. Position of a golf ball on the ground. : LIE
63. Wartime agency. : OWI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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