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New York Times, Wednesday, April 22, 1953

Author: Israel Gitter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,403
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1. Audience reaction, not approving. : BOOS
5. Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
9. Greek letter. : ALPHA
14. Protestant group: Abbr. : LUTH
15. Asiatic V. I. P. : RHEE
16. A nonmetallic element. : BORON
17. Eight: Comb. form. : OCTO
18. Nations having great military strength. : LANDPOWERS
20. Popular dish after the theatre. : CHOWMEIN
22. Black Sea port. : ODESSA
23. Interdicts. : BANS
24. Butane and propane. : FUELS
25. Beginning of a play. : ACTONE
28. Put into forced labor. : ENSLAVE
31. American naval historian. : MAHAN
32. Source of penicillin. : MOLD
34. Coagulate. : GEL
35. Dill seed. : ANET
36. Damon Runyon girls. : DOLLS
37. The sun: Comb. form. : HELI
38. Pronoun. : HER
39. Famous U. S. chemist. : UREY
40. Zoo attraction. : PANDA
41. Duelist who kills and is killed. : LAERTES
44. Spain's legislature. : CORTES
45. Creator of Professor Moriarty. : DOYLE
46. Native of India. : GOND
47. Honor. : ADMIRE
49. Railroad conveyances. : HANDCARS
53. Part of U. S. retail business. : MAILORDERS
55. City in the Black Earth area. : OREL
56. New U. S. envoy to India. : ALLEN
57. Philippine island. : CEBU
58. Indian coin. : ANNA
59. Soprano Gueden of the Met. : HILDE
60. "The Great Gawd Budd." : IDOL
61. Famous name in show business. : LOEW
1. Congressional faction. : BLOC
2. It hurts! : OUCH
3. Last of the Hapsburgs. : OTTO
4. Jerome Kern classic. : SHOWBOAT
5. Miss Francis of TV. : ARLENE
6. Massenet heroine. : THAIS
7. Sen. Gore's state: Abbr. : TENN
8. But: Latin. : SED
9. Habitations. : ABODES
10. Former president of Harvard. : LOWELL
11. Broadway V. I. P. : PRESSAGENT
12. ___ de combat (out of the fight): Fr. : HORS
13. Handle. : ANSA
19. Animal shelters. : POUNDS
21. He wrote "The Holy Sinner." : MANN
24. Exterior rim of a wheel. : FELLY
25. Hero of a Menotti opera. : AMAHL
26. Capital of Crete. : CANEA
27. Victor Herbert operetta. : THEREDMILL
29. Congressional investigator. : VELDE
30. Inventor Howe. : ELIAS
32. Independent Senator. : MORSE
33. Shout in a bull arena. : OLE
36. Aaron Burr was one. : DUELER
37. What we get from Scranton. : HARDCOAL
40. Place for a swimming hole. : POND
42. Ruffled the temper of. : ROILED
43. Famous first name in Hollywood. : TYRONE
44. Career diplomat. : CONSUL
46. Actress from Sweden. : GARBO
47. Indian nurse. : AMAH
48. Surrealist painter. : DALI
49. Observe. : HEED
50. Florence's river. : ARNO
51. Mayer of France. : RENE
52. Table d'hote item. : SLAW
54. 601. : DCI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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