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New York Times, Tuesday, March 31, 1953

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { H J X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,381
Across
1. Middle name of a Cabinet member. : TAFT
5. Ensign of a ship. : FLAG
9. Describing college walls. : IVIED
14. Kitchen staple. : OLEO
15. Siegfried or Maginot. : LINE
16. Sierra ___. : MADRE
17. Office and function of a Cabinet member. : PORTFOLIO
19. Ordinary speech or language. : PROSE
20. Cape north of Boston. : ANN
21. Irritate. : ROIL
22. Advertised by outcry. : CALLED
23. Heightened the taste of. : ZESTED
25. Irregular, as if gnawed away. : EROSE
27. Looked at. : EYED
29. Inventor in the camera field. : EASTMAN
33. Symbol on the Great Seal of United States. : SPREADEAGLE
37. Azurite, for instance. : ORE
38. A double sulfate. : ALUM
39. Elizabethan or Victorian. : AGE
40. One of a famous trio. : BONE
41. Metered product. : GAS
42. What Mt. Everest is, so far. : UNCONQUERED
46. Portia's husband's friend. : ANTONIO
48. Makings of a song hit. : TUNE
49. Proclamation of intended marriage. : BANNS
51. Regard. : ESTEEM
55. Maugham, to his friends. : WILLIE
58. Eucalyptus or monkey puzzle. : TREE
60. Gov. Dan McCarthy's state: Abbr. : FLA
61. Shun. : AVOID
62. Mrs. Ivy Baker Priest's home in Utah. : BOUNTIFUL
64. Relative of a lighter. : BARGE
65. The common adversary. : EVIL
66. Where the Riviera is. : MIDI
67. Resulted. : ENDED
68. Assert differently. : DENY
69. Look through a keyhole. : PEEK
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1. Birthstone for November. : TOPAZ
2. Supportless. : ALONE
3. Bracken plants. : FERNS
4. Pram passenger. : TOT
5. Overwhelmed with an abundance of something. : FLOODED
6. Leslie Caron's role. : LILI
7. Old-womanish. : ANILE
8. Man's name: Abbr. : GEO
9. Blind alley. : IMPASSE
10. Rascal of the good old days. : VARLET
11. Lauded and laureled object. : IDOL
12. Gaelic. : ERSE
13. Important paper. : DEED
18. Norse goddess of love and beauty. : FREYA
22. Shipment from West Virginia. : COAL
24. Be stocked to overflowing. : TEEM
26. Emir Abdul Illah's role in Iraq. : REGENT
28. Episcopal officer. : DEACON
30. Native of Barbary. : MOOR
31. Composer of "Rule, Brittania." : ARNE
32. Lack. : NEED
33. Old seafarer's tale. : SAGA
34. Have in mind. : PLAN
35. Symbol of inactivity. : RUST
36. In past time. : AGO
40. Ingredient in borsch. : BEET
42. Synonym for 2 Down. : UNAIDED
43. Number of days for a wonder. : NINE
44. Like H. R. H. : QUEENLY
45. Vague in purpose. : UNSET
47. Place under necessity. : OBLIGE
50. Range. : STOVE
52. Little Euphemia. : EFFIE
53. Slip away. : ELUDE
54. Member of Russian Foreign Office. : MALIK
55. "Did gyre and gimble in the ___." : WABE
56. Man's name. : IVAN
57. Mary ___, U. S. member of U. N. : LORD
59. Defeat. : RUIN
62. Piece of furniture. : BED
63. Gremlin. : IMP

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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