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New York Times, Thursday, March 26, 1953

Author:
Albert Blum
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Albert V. Blum has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,376
Across
1. Framework for a skirt. : HOOP
5. Site of the University of Maine. : ORONO
10. Places to live: Abbr. : APTS
14. Man's name meaning rich : OTTO
15. Pronged. : TINED
16. Say grace. : PRAY
17. 107 rooms, 40 corridors, 19 baths. : WHITEHOUSE
19. ___ State. : PENN
20. Where something happens. : LOCALE
21. Paleolithic period. : STONEAGE
23. Breach of contract, in law. : TORT
25. Approach. : NEAR
26. Famous friend. : DAMON
29. Hesitate in speaking. : HEM
32. Tapestry. : ARRAS
35. Century plant. : ALOE
36. Most ineffectual. : LAMEST
38. Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
39. You: French. : VOUS
40. An easy pace. : AMBLE
41. Clip. : SNIP
42. Measures of length: Abbr. : INS
43. Bird's conversation. : TWEETS
44. Hindu fire god. : AGNI
45. Sixth: Italian. : SESTO
47. Box office sign. : SRO
48. Root of plenty of evil. : GREED
49. Little Ermengarde. : ERMA
51. Original Blue Eagle initials. : NIRA
53. Candy ingredient. : MOLASSES
57. Another root of evil. : RACKET
61. In the center. : AMID
62. The order to be observed by protocol. : PRECEDENCE
64. Mop of hair. : MANE
65. Gov. Mechem of New Mexico. : EDWIN
66. Heroine of "The Doll's House." : NORA
67. Busiest of the Greek gods. : ARES
68. Garner's middle name. : NANCE
69. Had competed in aquatic sports. : SWUM
Down
1. A cry of rage. : HOWL
2. Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire, 962–73. : OTHO
3. Of the ear. : OTIC
4. KP chore. : POTATOES
5. Different. : OTHER
6. ___ de la Plata. : RIO
7. Burden. : ONUS
8. Kind of egg. : NEST
9. "___ a Grecian Urn." : ODEON
10. Come before the public. : APPEAR
11. Plan in advance. : PREARRANGE
12. Distinctive flavor. : TANG
13. Since: Scot. : SYNE
18. Man's name. : ELON
22. Well-groomed. : NEAT
24. New London's river. : THAMES
26. President of the Confederate States of America. : DAVIS
27. Single-handed. : ALONE
28. French fabric. : MOUSSELINE
30. Hot coal. : EMBER
31. Smooth heavy cloth for overcoats. : MELTON
33. Mrs. Bernstein, stage designer. : ALINE
34. Palatable. : SAPID
36. What the world needs. : LAW
37. His: French. : SES
41. Ancient Arabs. : SARACENS
43. Associates of Jerry and Harry. : TOMS
46. Prevailing winds. : TRADES
48. College man in June. : GRAD
50. Poplar. : ASPEN
52. Girl's name. : IRENE
53. Peggy Wood's role. : MAMA
54. Second Mohammedan Caliph. : OMAR
55. Earth goddess in the "Ring." : ERDA
56. Basted. : SEWN
58. "___ thyself." : KNOW
59. Curtain color. : ECRU
60. Indians or Senators. : TEAM
63. Commander in Chief. : CIC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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