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New York Times, Friday, March 6, 1953

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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1. Tennis services which the opponent fails to touch. : ACES
5. Describing a highway. : LANED
10. Captain’s wheel. : HELM
14. Kid Gavilan’s birthplace. : CUBA
15. “Go it ___.” : ALONE
16. Inter ___ (among other things): Latin. : ALIA
17. Member of Mike Quill’s union. : TRANSPORTWORKER
20. Bon voyage parties. : SENDOFFS
21. Describing white tie and tails. : DRESSY
22. Champagne adjective, very dry. : BRUT
23. Study under pressure. : CRAM
24. Straighten. : UNCURL
27. Paper in sheets 13x16 or 17 inches. : FOOLSCAP
31. Cleveland’s Mr. Doby. : LARRY
32. Displays of magnificence. : POMPS
33. Strophe, antistrophe, epode. : ODE
34. Math course. : TRIG
35. Gourmet’s meat pastes. : PATES
36. Secret message form. : CODE
37. Dwelling place: Abbr. : RES
38. Small loop on lace. : PICOT
39. Zorin’s predecessor in the U. N. : MALIK
40. Street pavements. : ASPHALTS
42. Rights of final decision. : SAYSOS
43. Canine palaver in the comic strips. : ARFS
44. Behold: Latin. : ECCE
45. Thin. : SPARSE
48. Makes plans for. : ARRANGES
52. He has ruled on tidelands oil. : HERBERTBROWNELL
54. Physicist Stern. : OTTO
55. Fished for wrigglers. : EELED
56. Writer Gardner. : ERLE
57. Shape of perfect tones. : PEAR
58. Saxophones, et al. : REEDS
59. Saw-billed duck. : SMEW
1. Vaudeville turns. : ACTS
2. Parish priest, in France. : CURE
3. Israel’s Ambassador to U. S. : EBAN
4. 75-year-old American poet. : SANDBURG
5. Mr. Morgan’s midget, for instance. : LAPFUL
6. In the air. : ALOFT
7. Companions of “neithers.” : NORS
8. Common suffix. : ENT
9. Herbs with white flowers. : DEWDROPS
10. Fur seals have them. : HAREMS
11. Members of a brotherhood. : ELKS
12. Trygve and Guri. : LIES
13. Mrs. Lord of U. N. : MARY
18. Dismal. : SORRY
19. Types of exams. : ORALS
23. British jet plane. : COMET
24. Extra special. : ULTRA
25. The nostrils. : NARES
26. A potato chip, in London. : CRISP
27. Newspaper pictures. : FOTOS
28. Refrigerates. : COOLS
29. First word of the quartet in “Boheme.” : ADDIO
30. Emulates Pandora. : PEEKS
32. North Atlantic and others. : PACTS
35. Thief. : PILFERER
36. A seaport in French Guiana, and its product. : CAYENNES
38. Analyze a sentence grammatically. : PARSE
39. Parrot. : MACAW
41. Cherish, as a thought. : HARBOR
42. Fish market specialties. : SCRODS
44. Wandered from the straight and narrow path. : ERRED
45. Open ___. : SHOP
46. Man in a popular saying. : PETE
47. Gulf of the Ionian Sea. : ARTA
48. Companion of “ready” and “willing.” : ABLE
49. Unwelcome winter visitor. : GERM
50. French pronoun. : ELLE
51. Scads of things. : SLEW
53. Starting place in a game. : TEE

Answer summary: 17 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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