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New York Times, Tuesday, March 3, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F G H J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 96, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Mackintosh. : RAINCOAT
9. Jam or peanut butter. : SPREAD
15. Publish. : ANNOUNCE
16. Voice of Joseph Stalin. : PRAVDA
17. Native of Wales: Poetic. : CAMBRIAN
18. Cordage-making plant. : ROPERY
19. Eisenhower’s mother. : IDA
20. Drinks of hot water, sugar and spirits. : TODDIES
22. Point of a pen. : NIB
23. Aerialists’ safeguards. : NETS
25. Courage. : NERVE
26. Emblem on Arizona’s flag. : STAR
27. Improve upon. : EMEND
29. ___ culpa. : MEA
30. Aristocracy. : ELITE
31. Robert Stevens’ secretaryship. : ARMY
33. Region now part of Algeria. : NUMIDIA
35. Refuse from melting of metals. : SCORIA
38. Copper coin in the Kremlin. : KOPECK
39. Knitters, going the other way. : PURLERS
41. Presidential power. : VETO
42. Kind of statesman. : ELDER
43. “What a good boy ___.” : AMI
45. Stage direction. : ENTER
49. Greedy. : AVID
50. Indians of a tribe named “from the place of the panther.” : ERIES
52. Flatfish. : SOLE
53. Mr. McGregor of tennis. : KEN
54. Calling of Jimmy Ernst. : PAINTER
56. Relative of the beret. : TAM
57. Blackboard accessory. : ERASER
59. Not calm. : UNSEDATE
61. Ceremony. : RITUAL
62. Wind-torn, as a flag. : TATTERED
63. Contemptuous. : SNEERY
64. Agent. : EMISSARY
Down
1. City in Wisconsin, pop. 71,193. : RACINE
2. Chaplet: Poetic. : ANADEM
3. Occupant. : INMATE
4. San Francisco’s fashionable hill. : NOB
5. Rudely concise. : CURT
6. Ingredient of chop suey. : ONION
7. Heart of West Point or Annapolis. : ACADEMY
8. Loving: French. : TENDRE
9. River that flows through Berlin. : SPREE
10. Ben Hogan, Sam Snead, et al. : PROS
11. Medium’s Morse code. : RAP
12. When “the day is done . . . ” : EVENTIDE
13. An arm of the Mediterranean, about 500 miles long. : ADRIATIC
14. “The dawn’s early light.” : DAYBREAK
21. Russian man’s name. : IVAN
24. Spoke angrily. : SNARLED
26. Sweaters. : SLIPONS
28. Beauty shop device. : DRIER
30. “Chew up the scenery.” : EMOTE
32. Discolor. : MAR
34. Music maker. : UKE
35. Martin and his predecessor, Rayburn. : SPEAKERS
36. An old firearm, forerunner of the field gun. : CULVERIN
37. Appoint. : ORDINATE
40. Hindu woman’s principal garment. : SARI
41. Formerly Tonkin, Annam and Cochis, China. : VIETNAM
44. Name for the men roused by Paul Revere. : MINUTE
46. Tall timber tree, the mahogany pine. : TOTARA
47. Snapping beetle. : ELATER
48. Something that corrects an evil. : REMEDY
50. In the near future. : EARLY
51. Old Siamese measure. : SESTI
54. Seckel or Bosc. : PEAR
55. Soaks, as flax. : RETS
58. Girl in an old song. : SUE
60. ___ Moines, Iowa. : DES

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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