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New York Times, Thursday, April 16, 1953

Author: Anthony Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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1. The heart of the matter. : GIST
5. Classroom quiz. : EXAM
9. Hymn of praise. : PAEAN
14. Pacific island ox. : ANOA
15. Shade of green. : NILE
16. Ecclesiastical cape. : ORALE
17. The flowers that bloom in the Spring. : DAFFODILS
19. Symbols of the District of Columbia. : ROSES
20. GI term for a complete muddle. : SNAFU
21. Laws. : STATUTES
23. Puts together. : ERECTS
26. Admonition in "Hark, Hark, the Lark." : ARISE
27. What a diet does. : THINS
29. Palisades. : SCARPS
32. Spouse of Zeus. : HERA
35. Burin or graver. : TOOL
37. Type of fat. : OLEIN
38. Phase of history. : ERA
39. "Rain," in an oldtime song. : VIOLETS
41. African antelope. : GNU
42. Herb of the carrot family. : ANISE
44. Precious. : DEAR
45. Excited. : AGOG
46. These are seen and heard on TV. : PANELS
48. Shrill tone of the bagpipe. : SKIRL
50. Prepare with hot seasoning. : DEVIL
52. Meddlesome persons. : SNOOPS
55. Favorite corsage. : GARDENIA
58. City in Spain. : LORCA
60. Heroine of Arthurian romance. : ISOLT
61. Remark after a practical joke. : APRILFOOL
64. More mature. : RIPER
65. ___-do-well. : NEER
66. Singer Horne. : LENA
67. Good. : TASTY
68. "Choose your ___." : EXIT
69. Letter winners of an eastern college. : YMEN
1. Trots around. : GADS
2. Lacking sense. : INANE
3. Up to this point. : SOFAR
4. Popular fabric. : TAFFETA
5. Complete. : END
6. A dozen. : XII
7. Part of a Shakespearean title. : ALLS
8. Famous hostess and envoy. : MESTA
9. Structures attached to buildings. : PORTICOS
10. An awakening. : AROUSAL
11. Symbol of spring. : EASTEREGG
12. Out of the wind. : ALEE
13. Common suffix. : NESS
18. Proper utterance after stubbing one's toe. : OUCH
22. Military building: Abbr. : ARS
24. South American monkey. : TITI
25. Fashionable hat of a former season. : SNOOD
28. Replaceable parts of shoes. : SOLES
30. Spanish evergreen tree. : PINO
31. Comfortable. : SNUG
32. Stockpile. : HEAP
33. Singer Berger. : ERNA
34. Symbol of April. : RAINDROPS
36. Disclosures of secrets. : LEAKS
39. Part of a draper's stock in trade. : VELVETRY
40. One of triplets. : TRIN
43. Something to plant in the Spring. : SEEDLET
45. In an unsympathetic manner. : ALOOFLY
47. Do wrong. : SIN
49. Bakery product. : ROLL
51. Climbing plant. : LIANE
53. Introduction. : PROEM
54. Symbolic stone of Britain. : SCONE
55. Encircled. : GIRT
56. A large part of the earth. : ASIA
57. Highest point. : APEX
59. Man's name. : ALAN
62. Defendants: Latin. : REI
63. Oldest subway system in N. Y. C. : IRT

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

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