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New York Times, Friday, March 20, 1953

Author: Albert Blum
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Albert V. Blum has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,370
Across Down
1. Lofty mountain backdrop for North Africa. : ATLAS
6. Minstrel. : BARD
10. Mild oath. : GOSH
14. Let fly, as an arrow. : LOOSE
15. Oriental name. : ABOU
16. Character of an ancient alphabet. : RUNE
17. Tennis score. : DEUCE
18. Come close. : NEAR
19. 513-year-old school. : ETON
20. Usually a program standout. : ADDEDATTRACTION
23. Tie or link. : NEXUS
24. Admiral of World War II. : BLANDY
25. Racine's masterpiece, played by Bernhardt. : PHEDRE
28. ___ de France. : ILE
29. Product of Hibok Hibok. : LAVA
30. Builder. : STONEMASON
37. Relative of a fireless cooker. : OVEN
38. Part of a circle. : ARC
39. Age of many Hopalong fans. : NINE
40. Historical novel of 1855. : WESTWARDHO
44. Bad: Comb. form. : CACO
45. Pronoun. : ITS
46. They still deliver. : ICEMEN
48. New High Commissioner to Germany. : CONANT
52. Laboratory substances. : GASES
54. Its capital is Bloemfontein. : ORANGEFREESTATE
59. A factory or warehouse, in China. : HONG
60. European coal region. : SAAR
61. Name of eight Popes. : URBAN
62. Common noun suffix. : ANCE
63. Bach, Beethoven and Brahms. : TRIO
64. Fanatical. : RABID
65. Refrain of a carol. : NOEL
66. Native ___. : SONS
67. Actors Young and Baxter. : ALANS
1. She starred at the Met, 1908–29. : ALDA
2. Pigeon ___. : TOED
3. Excessively striking to the eye. : LOUD
4. Position of dominance. : ASCENDANT
5. Farm implement. : SEEDER
6. Kaffir. : BANTU
7. Countenances. : ABETS
8. Noise of traffic. : ROAR
9. Lasting. : DURABLE
10. Star from Stockholm. : GRETA
11. Signs on front doors. : OUTIN
12. Netlike hat. : SNOOD
13. Actor Youngman. : HENNY
21. Firemen's implements. : AXES
22. Attlee's nickname. : CLEM
25. Farm implement. : PLOW
26. Enjoy or suffer. : HAVE
27. Important times. : EVES
28. Small amount of anything. : INCH
31. Barnacle Bill and others. : TARS
32. Artillery: Abbr. : ORD
33. Pertaining to forebears. : ANCESTRAL
34. Where the Menam River flows. : SIAM
35. A single time. : ONCE
36. Type of lighting. : NEON
41. Army Air Force unit, 2,305 members. : WING
42. Certifies. : ATTESTS
43. Tributary of the Seine. : OISE
47. Slight break or pause. : CESURA
48. "Yankee Doodle Dandy." : COHAN
49. Where the University of Maine is. : ORONO
50. John Garner's middle name. : NANCE
51. Kind of cake. : ANGEL
52. The smallest possible amount of anything. : GRAIN
53. Flying craft. : AEROS
55. Card game with a fixed banker. : FARO
56. Title meaning father. : ABBA
57. Tinfoil for the back of mirrors. : TAIN
58. Book ___. : ENDS

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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