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New York Times, Wednesday, March 18, 1953

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,368
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1. Secretary of Agriculture. : BENSON
7. Its rootstock is made into tapioca. : CASSAVA
14. Disinclined. : AVERSE
15. Indulged. : HUMORED
16. Insurrection. : REVOLT
17. Showing adjustment to environment. : ADAPTIVE
19. "Go ___ diet." : ONA
20. Large bird. : OSTRICH
22. Word scorned by procrastinators. : NOW
23. Edgar, Edmund and Edward. : NEDS
25. In a frenzied manner. : AMOK
26. Clare or Claire. : LUCE
27. Hours of light. : DAYTIME
30. Describable by a number. : SCALAR
32. Workers in the garden. : RAKERS
34. Encourages. : ABETS
35. Decisive moments. : CRISES
37. Absorptive. : POROSE
39. Part of a football shoe. : CLEAT
40. One concerned with direct handling of money. : TELLER
42. Relied for support. : LEANED
44. Between semesters. : MIDTERM
47. Bows. : ARCS
48. Mr. Scrooge, for short. : EBEN
50. Indulge in wanderlust. : ROAM
52. ___ transit gloria mundi. : SIC
53. Caused a stinging pain. : SMARTED
56. Shout: French. : CRI
57. Openings at the level of the deck for draining water overboard. : SCUPPERS
59. Secretary of Labor. : DURKIN
61. Pacify. : ASSUAGE
62. He wrote "The Third Man." : GREENE
63. Judge Hand. : LEARNED
64. April day. : EASTER
1. Member of the peerage. : BARON
2. Equaled. : EVENED
3. Its population is 160,083. : NEVADA
4. Sign of a sellout. : SRO
5. City 3,767 nautical miles from New York. : OSLO
6. Gains as clear profit. : NETS
7. Siren. : CHARMER
8. Of sound waves in hearing range. : AUDIO
9. Sailing vessels, sloop-rigged. : SMACKS
10. College student: Colloq. : SOPH
11. "Imitation of nature." : ART
12. Smaller circulatory vessels. : VEINULES
13. Backer or proponent. : ADVOCATE
18. Wide-mouthed jugs. : EWERS
21. Gentlest. : TAMEST
24. People of Middle Eastern nation. : SYRIANS
26. Worker. : LABORER
28. "Every one to his ___." : TASTE
29. Painter of Bobby Jones' portrait. : IKE
31. Writer's mark for insertion. : CARET
33. Thin strip of wood for weaving a basket, chair seat, etc. : SPLINT
35. Relating to office work. : CLERICAL
36. Point the finger at again. : REACCUSE
38. Former. : OLD
39. Grade. : CLASS
41. Rising above a surface. : EMERSED
43. Lower in dignity. : DEMEAN
45. Projectile fired at White Sands, N. M. : ROCKET
46. One of Lemuel Shepherd's men. : MARINE
49. Houseboat, in England. : BARGE
51. One of John L.'s men. : MINER
53. Short branch of railway track. : SPUR
54. Verge. : EDGE
55. Membrane covering the brain. : DURA
58. Book of the Old Testament: Abbr. : PSA
60. ___ gestae (achievements): Lat. : RES

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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