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New York Times, Tuesday, April 21, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,402
Across
1. Stare with wonder. : GAWP
5. Key group of officers and men. : CADRE
10. The beginning of wisdom. : ABCS
14. A bit of baby talk. : AGOO
15. Opprobrium. : ODIUM
16. Italian coin. : LIRA
17. Famous partners. : BARNUMANDBAILEY
20. Lining for a royal robe. : ERMINE
21. Thousands of years. : AEON
22. Irish sea god. : LER
23. Church official. : ELDER
25. Unwavering. : STABLE
27. "One Friday morn when we ___ . . . " : SETSAIL
30. Bovine larder. : SILO
31. Suffix of cardinal numbers. : ETH
32. North Italian city, onetime capital of Charlemagne. : PAVIA
35. Miss Barton, Red Cross founder. : CLARA
38. Electoral district. : WARD
40. Courage. : NERVE
42. Mother Machree's home. : ERIN
43. Nap. : SLEEP
45. The Pont-Neuf spans it. : SEINE
47. Pest killer. : DDT
48. A kind of school: Abbr. : ELEM
50. Cartographer's works. : ATLASES
52. Italian sociologist, "father of Fascist theory." : PARETO
54. Against a thing, in law. : INREM
55. "Mon ___ Pierrot." : AMI
56. A king of Judah. : AMON
58. Simplest known animal. : AMOEBA
62. Subject of a prize-winning movie. : RINGLINGSCIRCUS
65. Creator of Little Sheba. : INGE
66. Buffalo Bill's early role. : SCOUT
67. Roguish. : ARCH
68. Comme çi, comme ça. : SOSO
69. French unit of measure. : METRE
70. Easter of the Indians. : LUKE
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1. Angel in "The Green Pastures." : GABE
2. Seaweed substance. : AGAR
3. Bird food. : WORM
4. Steeds for cowboys and Indians. : PONIES
5. Danny Kaye. : COMEDIAN
6. Democratic action group. : ADA
7. Silver coin of Belgrade. : DINAR
8. Primitive. : RUDE
9. Ornament with raised work. : EMBOSS
10. Islamic name. : ALI
11. Colorful forerunners of 62 Across. : BILLBOARDS
12. Fish basket. : CREEL
13. U. S. High Commissioner to the Philippines, 1939–42. : SAYRE
18. Unfold. : UNLAP
19. Clown's caper. : ANTIC
24. Little woodland people. : ELVES
26. Auk genus. : ALLE
27. Mends. : SEWS
28. Relative of etc. : ETAL
29. Symbol of 62 Across. : THREERINGS
33. Choler. : IRE
34. Of the birds. : AVIAN
36. Tour on the merry-go-round. : RIDE
37. Certain victims of 47 Across. : ANTS
39. Take out, on a galley proof. : DELE
41. Theatrical interlude. : ENTRACTE
44. Part of a tulip. : PETAL
46. Oleoresin. : ELEMI
49. Defect of home life highlighted by Philip Wylie. : MOMISM
51. Without ethics. : AMORAL
52. Romeo's rival. : PARIS
53. Describing a group of acids. : AMINO
54. One of many at Fort Knox. : INGOT
57. Formerly. : ONCE
59. Unbleached. : ECRU
60. He "brought 'em back alive." : BUCK
61. Revolutionary patriot, 1720–81. : ASHE
63. Man's name: Abbr. : GEO
64. "___ le pont d'Avignon . . . " : SUR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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