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New York Times, Wednesday, March 11, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,361
Across
1. Masters Tournament champion, 1940, ’47, ’50. : DEMARET
8. Betty ___, TV’s glamorous merchandiser. : FURNESS
15. Scrutinize. : EXAMINE
16. Left on the plate. : UNEATEN
17. Warfares. : STRIFES
18. Noted English actress, the “Jersey Lily.” : LANGTRY
19. Boy meets girl. : TRYST
20. ___ Aviv. : TEL
22. No-account paintings. : DAUBS
23. Devil-may-care. : RASH
24. Gliding steps in dancing. : CHASSES
26. Calendar abbreviation. : OCT
27. God of thunder. : THOR
28. River between Iran and the Soviet. : ARAS
30. Twelfth word of Kipling’s “The Vampire.” : YOU
31. Rivulet. : RILL
32. Actor who played the lama in “Kim.” : LUKAS
34. Large sausage: Italian. : SALAME
36. Having limits. : FINITE
37. Something found. : TROVE
38. The Big Top. : TENT
39. Grape. : UVA
41. He is on the mark. : TOER
42. Of Mars: Comb. form. : AREO
43. Confederate soldier. : REB
44. Ships of John Brown’s time. : SLAVERS
46. Province in Sicily. : ENNA
47. Debra of the movies. : PAGET
50. 800-mi. river of Central Asia. : ILI
51. Norway’s Crown Prince, and others. : OLAFS
52. Outcomes that are contrary to expectations. : IRONIES
54. Mrs. Clifton Fadiman. : ANNALEE
56. Blood deficiency. : ANAEMIA
57. French novelist, author of “Mlle. de Maupin.” : GAUTIER
58. Circulars or timetables. : FOLDERS
59. Enthrones. : ENSEATS
Down
1. Undo the work of. : DESTROY
2. Expense over the original estimate. : EXTRACOST
3. Notable role of Helen Hayes. : MARYSTUART
4. Sect of Mennonites. : AMISH
5. Cleavage. : RIFT
6. Sailing direction. : ENE
7. Part of a cementation furnace. : TESTHOLE
8. Gathers, as cloth. : FULLS
9. Actress O’Connor. : UNA
10. Two words of Jesus’ reply concerning the tribute money. : RENDERUNTO
11. Unforgotten Kyushu seaport. : NAGASAKI
12. Part of Caesar’s last words. : ETTU
13. Native of the Balkans. : SERB
14. Curves in ships’ planks. : SNYS
21. Blaik or Sande. : EARL
24. Fantastic or impracticable idea. : CHIMERA
25. Natural deposits of salt. : SALINES
27. Around the world in four days, for instance. : TRAVELTIME
29. Riotous carnival. : SATURNALIA
33. Proper statistic for a basketball star. : SEVENFEET
35. Eased. : LOOSENED
36. Staten Islander’s trip. : FERRIAGE
38. Money in China. : TAEL
40. Humblers. : ABASERS
45. Passport necessities. : VISAS
46. Make gay. : ELATE
47. Edith of the night clubs. : PIAF
48. Limner of high life in cartoons. : ARNO
49. Score in hockey. : GOAL
51. Burden. : ONUS
53. Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
55. Girl’s nickname. : NAN

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 10 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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