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New York Times, Saturday, March 21, 1953

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,371
Across Down
1. Character in "East of Eden." : ADAM
5. Having "je ne sais quoi." : CHIC
9. South American timber tree. : CAROB
14. Like the Coronation plans. : GALA
15. Tenor in an opera. : HERO
16. Out of the way. : ASIDE
17. Neglect. : OMIT
18. Saroyan's son. : ARAM
19. Law of the ___ and Persians. : MEDES
20. Wally Cox's role on TV. : ROBINSONPEEPERS
23. Flavoring for a liqueur. : ANISEED
24. Dory equipment. : OARS
25. Weight of India. : SER
26. Halfway station on Suez Canal. : ISMAILIA
30. Prototype of Ted Mack. : BOWES
33. Con ___ (with spirit): Music. : BRIO
34. Land of Tuptim and Lun Tha. : SIAM
35. Wood for 24 Across. : ASH
36. Stephen, in France. : ETIENNE
39. "The ___ of Anxiety": Auden. : AGE
40. Russian. : SLAV
42. Perhaps the world's most common name. : WONG
43. Met tenor, ___ Vinay. : RAMON
45. "A Woman Is a ___ Thing." : SOMETIME
47. Fuel. : GAS
48. Sand pile. : DUNE
49. G. B. S. wrote many. : SATIRES
53. Unhappy man on Friday the 13th. : SUPERSTITIONIST
57. Speechify. : ORATE
58. Horse of a certain color. : ROAN
59. Authoress Chase. : ILKA
60. A votre ___ (to your health): Fr. : SANTE
61. Phrase beginning a business letter. : INRE
62. ___-do-well. : NEER
63. Johnson's stage partner. : OLSEN
64. Half of a heavy downpour. : CATS
65. Jane Rochester's maiden name. : EYRE
1. Meeting place in old Athens. : AGORA
2. Runyon's middle name. : DAMON
3. Excuse. : ALIBI
4. Octogenarian French painter. : MATISSE
5. Pursuit plane. : CHASER
6. Salome danced for him. : HEROD
7. Where Isfahan is. : IRAN
8. Stravinsky's forte. : COMPOSING
9. Modern newsgatherer, par excellence. : CAMERA
10. Freedom from bacteria. : ASEPSIS
11. Emulate the Valkyries. : RIDE
12. Breslau's river. : ODER
13. Housewife of Independence, Mo. : BESS
21. Middle name of former U. S. Treasurer. : NEESE
22. Prime Minister de Valera of Ireland. : EAMON
26. Girl's name meaning peace. : IRENE
27. Novelist O'Flaherty. : LIAM
28. Symbol of false friendship. : IAGO
29. Sanction. : AMEN
30. Kipnis' voice. : BASS
31. Setting of "The Doll's House." : OSLO
32. Sound of hard impact. : WHAM
33. Reckoning the span of human life. : BIOMETRIC
37. The Bobbsey girls. : TWINS
38. Sister of Terpsichore. : ERATO
41. Small naval scouting vessel. : VEDETTE
44. Blockheaded. : ASININE
46. Vessel for vichysoisse. : TUREEN
47. General at Fort Erie, 1814. : GAINES
49. Inaugurate. : START
50. William Bendix's TV role. : RILEY
51. Glacial ridge of sandy drift. : ESKER
52. Gawp. : STARE
53. Tolerable. : SOSO
54. River into the Caspian, 1,400 miles. : URAL
55. Spiders. : PANS
56. One of the Hebrides. : IONA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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