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New York Times, Friday, April 24, 1953

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,405
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1. Abounding with compliments. : PRAISEFUL
10. Verb in the Commandments. : SHALT
15. Apache horsemen. : REDRIDERS
16. Potato. : TUBER
17. Constant. : INVARIANT
18. Bouquet. : AROMA
19. Noah: Biblical. : NOE
20. Bearish advice. : SELL
21. Jane "With a Song in My Heart." : FROMAN
22. Onetime outdoor stock market. : CURB
24. South American monkey, : TITI
26. Negative votes. : NAYS
27. Within: Comb. form. : ENTO
28. One of the Cyclades Islands. : MYKONOS
30. Modern name for a dangerous rock on Messina Strait. : SCILLA
32. Historic times. : ERAS
33. Obscure. : DIM
36. Radioing. : SENDING
38. Mise ___ (stage setting): French. : ENSCENE
40. Unit of work. : ERG
41. Dutch name of the river Meuse. : MAAS
43. Touch tenderly. : CARESS
44. Put into a sphere. : ENGLOBE
46. Musical composition. : OPUS
47. Man's name meaning red earth. : ADAM
50. French pronoun. : ELLE
51. Auxiliary verb. : WERE
52. Author of "Giant." : FERBER
54. Wood sorrels. : OCAS
57. Mezzo-soprano Merriman. : NAN
58. City in New York. : OLEAN
59. Picturing in the mind. : IMAGINING
61. Finnish island group in the Baltic. : ALAND
62. Authority. : DOMINANCE
63. Catchers' equipment. : MASKS
64. Single at baseball. : ONEBAGGER
1. Designating a type of close-fitting beltless dress. : PRINCESSE
2. One who repudiates. : RENOUNCER
3. Referring to incidentally. : ADVERTING
4. Lyricist Gershwin. : IRA
5. Baronets' titles. : SIRS
6. Girl's nickname. : EDIE
7. Loyalty. : FEALTY
8. Resembling a footed vase. : URNLIKE
9. World War II invasion barge. : LST
10. Name on the marquee. : STAR
11. Indians of the Midwest. : HURONS
12. Large snake of the tropics. : ABOMA
13. Air Force General. : LEMAY
14. Across: Prefix. : TRANS
21. Budget business. : FINANCE
23. Courageous. : BOLD
25. Ripped. : TORE
28. Executive. : MANAGER
29. Giants heaped Pelion on it. : OSSA
31. Draw a picture. : LIMN
33. Dredging a river or harbor channel. : DEEPENING
34. Hartford's specialty. : INSURANCE
35. Courier. : MESSENGER
37. Irritate. : GALL
39. Infant's sound of joy. : CROW
42. Son of Bathsheba. : SOLOMON
44. Protect with a dike. : EMBANK
45. Fitted, graced. : BECAME
47. Bubbly. : AFOAM
48. Perry Mason's secretary. : DELLA
49. Regions. : AREAS
53. Furthermost parts. : ENDS
55. Character in "Arabian Nights." : AGIB
56. Biblical mount: Var. : SINA
59. Two words of assent. : IDO
60. Small horse. : NAG

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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