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New York Times, Wednesday, April 15, 1953

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,396
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1. A special ability. : GIFT
5. Agricultural region of Rumania and Yugoslavia. : BANAT
10. Armadillo. : APAR
14. Lavendar, for instance. : ODOR
15. Objects of adoration. : IDOLS
16. Seven members of a football team. : LINE
17. Queen-consort of Richard the Lion-Hearted. : BERENGARIA
19. Things done: Latin. : ACTA
20. Suez halfway station. : ISMAILIA
21. Relative of a knave. : RASCAL
23. Dera: French. : CHER
24. Radical thinker of the Thirties. : PINKO
25. Former High Commissioner in Germany. : MCCLOY
28. Destination for a baritone. : MANDALAY
31. Wife of 25 Across, : ELLEN
32. Termite result. : DECAY
33. Norse name. : OLE
34. Meadows. : LEAS
35. Carries: Colloq. : TOTES
36. River into the Colorado. : GILA
37. Eire's Prime Minister, to his friends. : DEV
38. Prepared. : ARMED
39. Assume as a fact. : POSIT
40. Too meager for comfort. : SKIMPIER
42. Sounds harshly. : GRATES
43. Character in "Merry Wives of Windsor." : CAIUS
44. A Wilde lodging. : GAOL
45. Disunion. : SCHISM
47. "Real gone" musician. : BEBOPPER
51. American writer of humor. : LOOS
52. Levant's instrument. : PIANOFORTE
54. City in Italy. : ATRI
55. Maker of a successful putt. : HOLER
56. Under: French. : SOUS
57. Asian of Biblical times. : MEDE
58. Popular wear for spring. : SUITS
59. Reproach. : TWIT
1. About 500,000 sq. mi. of sand. : GOBI
2. Sad day in ancient Rome. : IDES
3. Manner of doing something. : FORM
4. Sugary by-products. : TREACLES
5. Actress Isabel of "Guys & Dolls." : BIGLEY
6. "Robin ___." : ADAIR
7. "Doll" of a drama. : NORA
8. ___ Baba. : ALI
9. Alexandra and others. : TSARINAS
10. An Organized Territory since 1912. : ALASKA
11. Pete the Piper. : PICCOLOIST
12. Play group. : ANTA
13. Tangible. : REAL
18. Nippon, in Japan. : NIHON
22. Kingfish's friend. : ANDY
24. Ambled. : PACED
25. Makes a score at pinochle. : MELDS
26. Golf club. : CLEEK
27. Bach's instrument. : CLAVICHORD
28. Taxi ticker. : METER
29. Reynolds of the Yankees. : ALLIE
30. Author of "Deirdre." : YEATS
32. Pates. : DOMES
35. Caesar's entrances into Rome. : TRIUMPHS
36. Game trophy. : GOALPOST
38. Sacred bull of Egypt. : APIS
39. Test print. : PROOF
41. Heroine of Kipling's "Light That Failed." : MAISIE
42. Zsa-Zsa and Eva. : GABORS
44. Relative of the civet. : GENET
45. Bridge winning. : SLAM
46. Bird's home. : COTE
47. Java's neighbor. : BALI
48. Where the figure-head rides. : PROW
49. Needle case. : ETUI
50. Musical pause. : REST
53. Symbol of a debt. : IOU

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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