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New York Times, Saturday, March 7, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,357
Across
1. Insecticide. : DDT
4. Third word of a famous abdication speech. : LAST
8. Guardian of souls. : PASTOR
14. Caddoan Indian. : REE
15. A “wonder drug.” : ACTH
16. Goddess of the Parthenon. : ATHENA
17. Type of striker. : ABSENTEE
19. Filched. : STOLEN
20. “Landlord of New York,” a century ago. : WILLIAMASTOR
22. Gambler’s capital. : STAKE
23. Mr. Hyerdahl, author and seaman. : THOR
24. Presidential nickname. : ABE
27. He held forth at Delos. : ORACLE
30. Parts of cathedrals. : NAVES
32. Egyptian cobra. : ASP
35. Office equipment. : SHARPENERS
37. Bromfield’s novel about the Shanes. : THEGREENBAYTREE
40. Team-mate of Bob Feller. : LUKEEASTER
41. Impost. : TAX
42. Eniwetok, for instance. : ATOLL
43. Half-baked laugh. : TITTER
46. Visit. : SEE
47. Actor Guinness. : ALEC
49. ___ Ferry in Westchester County. : DOBBS
53. Astronomer’s calculation. : STARPOSITION
56. Center for winter sports in Wisconsin. : BELOIT
59. Overworked word in new parents’ vocabulary. : ADORABLE
60. Unfold or unroll. : EVOLVE
61. ___ muffins. : CORN
62. Base in New Guinea. : LAE
63. Major transatlantic airport. : GANDER
64. Source of chlorophyll. : TREE
65. Slip. : ERR
Down
1. Attracts. : DRAWS
2. Red ink figure. : DEBIT
3. American inventor and electrician (1857–1943). : TESLA
4. Poet or pitcher. : LANIER
5. Record of transactions. : ACTA
6. Part of a goblet. : STEM
7. Historic agreement of 1949. : THEATLANTICPACT
8. A meal, in Italy. : PASTO
9. Stevenson is one. : ATTORNEY
10. Famous restaurateur. : SHOR
11. Invention of 1876: Abbr. : TEL
12. Pronoun. : ONE
13. Spread, as colors. : RAN
18. Fourth largest city in Nevada, pop. 5,393. : ELKO
21. Popular dessert. : SHERBET
24. Ward off. : AVERT
25. College town in Kentucky. : BEREA
26. Class of aircraft carrier. : ESSEX
28. Over Davy Jones’ locker. : ASEA
29. William Bendix’ TV role. : CHESTER
31. Dweller in a formicary. : ANT
32. Book in need of constant revision. : ATLAS
33. Author of “The Far Country.” : SHUTE
34. Tea from Ceylon and India. : PEKOE
36. Spare piece. : PART
38. Freeze. : GEL
39. Sister or cousin or aunt. : RELATIVE
44. Capital of Turkey in Europe, also called Adrianople. : EDIRNE
45. Vatican court. : ROTA
48. Following. : LATER
50. Best seller in a new edition. : BIBLE
51. Clayey. : BOLAR
52. Show disdain. : SNEER
53. Betrayed. : SOLD
54. Reputation. : ODOR
55. “And they were ___ afraid.” : SORE
56. Panhandle. : BEG
57. One of the Gabors. : EVA
58. Actor Chaney (1883–1930). : LON

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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