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New York Times, Thursday, April 23, 1953

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Scouts for food. : FORAGES
8. Old Glory. : COLORS
14. Songbird with an onomatopoeic name. : BOBOLINK
15. A protecting charm. : AMULET
16. Hawthorne's childhood home. : OLDMANSE
17. "Snug as a bug," for instance. : SIMILE
18. Uniform of a branch of the Armed Services. : BLUES
19. Disconcerted. : UPSET
21. This follows tee. : VEE
22. Ancient capital of Venezuela. : CORO
23. Miss Co-ed. : BETTY
24. Merciful. : KIND
25. Away: Scot. : AWA
26. The medium of air. : RADIO
27. Bed boards. : SLATS
28. Now, now! : TUTTUT
30. Raccoonlike animal of tropical America. : COATI
32. State trooper's catch. : SPEEDER
34. Appropriate beforehand. : PREEMPT
38. Angular parapet. : REDAN
40. Hired male escort. : GIGOLO
41. Composer Franck. : CESAR
44. Coin for bus fare. : TOKEN
46. Thrice: Latin. : TER
47. Opposition member. : ANTI
48. ___ Heights: Battle of Saratoga, Oct. 17, 1777. : BEMIS
49. Wild animal. : BOAR
50. Indicating route. : VIA
51. Lady's address. : MADAM
52. Do a lesson in grammar. : PARSE
53. Homes with deep freezes. : IGLOOS
55. Pinscher. : DOBERMAN
57. Reparation. : AMENDE
58. Infallible. : INERRANT
59. Peepshows. : RAREES
60. Girl's name, in the good old days. : CONTENT
Down
1. Sequel to a news story. : FOLLOWUP
2. Deaf to entreaty. : OBDURATE
3. A model for wooers. : ROMEO
4. Weary sigh. : ALAS
5. A kind of rummy. : GIN
6. Was a consequence. : ENSUED
7. Somebody from Missouri. : SKEPTIC
8. He let Mudville down. : CASEY
9. Skip over. : OMIT
10. Abner's co-star. : LUM
11. Joan Fontaine's sister. : OLIVIA
12. Yield to entreaty. : RELENT
13. Trigger and Topper. : STEEDS
14. Bob Crosby's band. : BOBCATS
20. Part of a brownstone front. : STOOP
23. Breath of suspense. : BATED
24. Hollywood light. : KLIEG
26. More of a boor. : RUDER
27. Relative of a tankard. : STEIN
29. Swampland between the Ganges and Himalayas. : TERAI
31. Rumanian tributary of the Danube. : ARGES
33. Estimated. : RATED
35. Offstage character in Tennessee Williams play. : MOTORMAN
36. Good as company. : PLEASANT
37. Cloudburst. : TORRENT
39. Without a settled home. : NOMADIC
41. Expensive spread. : CAVIAR
42. Baffling problem. : ENIGMA
43. Older, but not funnier. : STALER
45. A gown for Princess Suga. : KIMONO
48. Objects of diamond larceny. : BASES
49. Marble city in Vermont. : BARRE
51. Fashion of the day. : MODE
52. Saucy but nice. : PERT
54. Vague person. : ONE
56. Comedian Blue. : BEN

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

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