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New York Times, Friday, April 3, 1953

Author:
Roberta Morse
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Air of distinction. : AURA
5. Saw of a sawfish. : SERRA
10. Distant. : AFAR
14. Piece of hard candy. : DROP
15. What a peeress will wear at the coronation. : TRAIN
16. Odd: Scot. : ORRA
17. Classic example of 11 Down. : DAMONANDPYTHIAS
20. Skiing zigzag downhill between flags. : SLALOM
21. Pale and wan. : ASHY
22. Make out. : EKE
23. Easy horse to ride. : LOPER
25. Started. : OPENED
27. He transposed letters, i. e., "I'll sew you to a sheet." : SPOONER
30. Pursue one's way. : WEND
31. Coach Little of Columbia. : LOU
32. A preparation of food. : DISH
35. Singer Ponselle and others. : ROSAS
38. Painting, sculpture, music. : ARTS
40. Chou of China. : ENLAI
42. Exclamation like a half-formed whistle. : WHEW
43. Gregory and others. : PECKS
45. Part of the French verb "etre." : SOIS
46. One of the Gershwins. : IRA
47. Gladly (in phrases). : LIEF
49. Danny Kaye's position in the billing: 2 wds. : TOPSPOT
52. Pure. : CHASTE
54. Mythological son of heaven and earth. : TITAN
55. Initials of a candidate. : AES
56. Untouchable. : TABU
58. Salt of a certain acid. : OLEATE
62. The Heavenly Twins. : CASTORANDPOLLUX
65. ___ bon (most kind): French. : TRES
66. Pass over in silence. : ELIDE
67. Rounded projection. : LOBE
68. The present month: Abbr. : INST
69. Emerges. : RISES
70. Saratoga and Aix les Bains. : SPAS
Down
1. Totals. : ADDS
2. Eurasian mountain range. : URAL
3. Where the Quirinal Palace is. : ROMA
4. Relative of 62 Across. : APOLLO
5. Headlong general flight. : STAMPEDE
6. Sea bird. : ERN
7. Ships and bats use this. : RADAR
8. Tears. : RIPS
9. Haphazard. : ANYHOW
10. Old Irish society: Initials. : AOH
11. Loyal amity. : FRIENDSHIP
12. Inclined from the perpendicular, nautically speaking. : ARAKE
13. Laid waste. : RASED
18. Time of day. : NOON
19. Copyist. : TYPER
24. Actress O'Brien-Moore and others. : ERINS
26. Enough: Archaic. : ENOW
27. Cause for a duel. : SLAP
28. Concentrate on a book. : PORE
29. Is distinctly ahead of. : OUTCLASSES
33. Admonition on a traffic sign. : SLO
34. Columbus discovered it, 1492. : HAITI
36. Flying machine. : AERO
37. Hit a fly. : SWAT
39. Equipment for Andrea Lawrence. : SKIS
41. Elements having the same atomic number. : ISOTOPES
44. Vigorous and brief bout. : SETTO
48. Timid soul. : FEARER
50. ___ Alto, California. : PALO
51. Parts of an angler's equipment. : SNELLS
52. Prickly pear and night-blooming cereus. : CACTI
53. U. S. writer who took Japanese citizenship (1850–1904). : HEARN
54. Modern city near ancient Carthage. : TUNIS
57. Island east of Java. : BALI
59. Askew. : ALOP
60. Brass wind instrument. : TUBA
61. Letters. : EXES
63. Listen! : TST
64. Initials of a candidate. : DDE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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