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New York Times, Wednesday, April 1, 1953

Author: Sidney Lambert
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Sidney Lambert has 114 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,382
Across Down
1. Maintained. : HELD
5. Vittorio De ___, "Bicycle Thief" director. : SICA
9. Man of Aberdeen. : SCOT
13. "Deutschland ___ alles." : UBER
14. Exclamation to call attention. : HOLLA
16. Visit other cities. : TOUR
17. Riotous fight. : FREEFORALL
19. Noun suffix. : ANCE
20. Person whose opinions are extremely antiquated. : FOSSIL
21. Close combat in the air. : DOGFIGHT
23. Arrange tournament matches. : SEED
25. Cotta or firma. : TERRA
26. City official. : ALDERMAN
30. City north of Bern. : BASLE
32. "Old ___." : GLORY
33. Irish county, where Tralee is. : KERRY
35. Company abbreviation. : INC
37. Singer Merriman, and others. : NANS
38. Ballerina Tallchief. : MARIA
39. Part of A. D. : ANNO
40. Ancestor of a motel. : INN
41. Scenic region in Austria. : TIROL
42. Fake: Comb. form. : PSEUD
43. Hearings in open court. : OYERS
45. Ruler in Addis Ababa. : SELASSIE
47. Felicity. : BLISS
49. Scene. : SITE
50. Flea. : PARASITE
53. Judicial writ to prospective juror. : VENIRE
57. One way to make trouble. : RIOT
58. Units led by Szell and Muench. : ORCHESTRAS
60. Western Indian. : OTOE
61. Team-mate of Mantle. : NOREN
62. Greek goddess. : ERIS
63. Invites. : ASKS
64. Verbal quibbles. : PUNS
65. Miss Evans of Western films. : DALE
1. Threat of the "big, bad wolf." : HUFF
2. Spanish river, into the Mediterranean. : EBRO
3. Generals, father and son. : LEES
4. Sideboards. : DRESSERS
5. Author Asch. : SHOLEM
6. Comparative suffix. : IOR
7. Togged out. : CLAD
8. Distribute. : ALLOT
9. Between Basement and Main Floor. : STAIRS
10. Phenomena of Latin-American dances. : CONGALINES
11. Cry of March 15th. : OUCH
12. Allowance to purchasers. : TRET
15. School book. : ALGEBRA
18. Ardent. : FIERY
22. Wear off. : FRAY
24. Capital of French West Africa. : DAKAR
26. Vedic god of fire. : AGNI
27. South American plain. : LLANO
28. Place for an uproarious fair. : DONNYBROOK
29. Dictators. : NEROS
31. Tedium. : ENNUI
34. Puts in a temper. : RILES
36. Dots and dashes. : CODE
38. Group of envoys to a foreign country. : MISSION
39. Said yes. : ASSENTED
41. Man's nickname. : TRIS
42. They're sometimes bald, sometimes addled. : PATES
44. Cheers up. : ELATES
46. Peps up. : LIVENS
48. Barber's item. : STROP
50. Outrigger sailing boat of South Pacific. : PROA
51. Small islands. : AITS
52. Color of raw silk. : ECRU
54. Singer Petina. : IRRA
55. Small wading bird. : RAIL
56. Existence: Latin. : ESSE
59. Biddy. : HEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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