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New York Times, Wednesday, March 4, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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Students & seniors
Across
1. One overcome with his own importance. : SNOB
5. Made, as a goal. : CAGED
10. Associate intimately. : CHUM
14. Where the heart is. : HOME
15. Mrs. Robert Lovett. : ADELE
16. Experience. : HAVE
17. Finished. : OVER
18. Curtain fabric. : NINON
19. Length times width. : AREA
20. An ideal for the U.N. to attain. : PARLIAMENTOFMAN
23. Groundless. : IDLE
24. The Red Cross slogan. : GIVE
25. Davits. : CRANES
28. Small box for tea or coffee. : CANISTER
32. Gowns. : ROBES
33. Detested. : HATED
34. Gov. Rogers’ state: Abbr. : WYO
35. City of 22,898 in Iowa. : AMES
36. Goddess of growing vegetation. : CERES
37. Spin, as a coin on a table. : BIRL
38. Bering or Barents. : SEA
39. Phenomenon of the Zambezi River. : FALLS
40. Aladdin’s man-of-all-work. : GENIE
41. Longtime goal of Irish patriots. : HOMERULE
43. Temblors. : QUAKES
44. He wrote the lyrics for “Two’s Company.” : NASH
45. Remove from office. : OUST
46. Former attempt at 20 Across. : LEAGUEOFNATIONS
53. All: Comb. form. : OMNI
54. Straightedge. : RULER
55. Chaplin’s Phyllis, in “Limelight.” : FLEA
56. Part of Arabia. : OMAN
57. Motionless. : INERT
58. “___ Plenty of Nuttin’.” : IGOT
59. “For Pete’s ___.” : SAKE
60. Icelandic tales. : EDDAS
61. Tall woody grass. : CANE
Down
1. ___ talk. : SHOP
2. New star. : NOVA
3. Hebrew unit of dry measure. : OMER
4. Autos with taxi-type bodies. : BERLINES
5. What the lines on Mars may be. : CANALS
6. “Brother, can you spare ___ . . . ” : ADIME
7. Actress Tierney. : GENE
8. Stretches. : ELONGATES
9. Tooth ivories. : DENTINES
10. Becomes annoyed. : CHAFES
11. Damage. : HARM
12. Part of the eye. : UVEA
13. Unimposing. : MEAN
21. When Caesar died. : IDES
22. Roman poet. : OVID
25. Heavy towel linen. : CRASH
26. The epitome of young lovers. : ROMEO
27. Opposite the middle part of a ship. : ABEAM
28. Frankie ___, pianist. : CARLE
29. Sparkle in the light. : TWINK
30. Eagle’s nest: Var. : EYRIE
31. Parts. : ROLES
33. A fiendish person. : HELLHOUND
36. Informal discussion. : CAUSERIE
37. Imparting bliss. : BEATIFIC
39. Married woman: German. : FRAU
40. Blast. : GUST
42. Any mechanical contrivance. : ENGINE
43. Liquid measures. : QUARTS
45. Burdens, in ancient Rome. : ONERA
46. City in France. : LOOS
47. Queen Juliana’s third name. : EMMA
48. Giant, in the Old Testament. : ANAK
49. Thirteenth word of “Casablanca.” : FLED
50. Girl’s name. : OLGA
51. Gas used in tubular lights. : NEON
52. Fill full. : SATE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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