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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

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Students & seniors
Across
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Masters Tournament champion, 1940, ’47, ’50. : DEMARET
8
Betty ___, TV’s glamorous merchandiser. : FURNESS
15
Scrutinize. : EXAMINE
16
Left on the plate. : UNEATEN
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Warfares. : STRIFES
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Noted English actress, the “Jersey Lily.” : LANGTRY
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Boy meets girl. : TRYST
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___ Aviv. : TEL
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No-account paintings. : DAUBS
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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
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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
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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
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Around the world in four days, for instance. : TRAVELTIME
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Riotous carnival. : SATURNALIA
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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
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Make gay. : ELATE
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Edith of the night clubs. : PIAF
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Limner of high life in cartoons. : ARNO
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Score in hockey. : GOAL
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Burden. : ONUS
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Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
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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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