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New York Times, Saturday, April 4, 1953

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,385

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Students & seniors
Across
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Big Inch. : PIPE
5
British statesmen, father and son. : PITTS
10
Miss Montez. : LOLA
14
Coup d'___. : ETAT
15
Asiatic V. I. P. : NEHRU
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The "E" in Q. E. D. : ERAT
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Governor Clement is one. : TENNESSEAN
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Lucretia ___, leader in the abolition movement. : MOTT
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Philippine island. : SAMAR
21
Wife's allowance. : PINMONEY
23
Where Gen. Van Fleet was in 1914. : USMA
25
Soprano Steber. : ELEANOR
26
Misdeed. : SIN
28
Stage and TV star. : ALDA
30
Short swim. : DIP
31
Site of P. O. W. trouble. : KOJE
33
Marionette man. : SARG
35
A place for Ike. : LINKS
39
A might little thing. : ATOM
40
Man's nickname. : OLLIE
42
O'Kelly's land. : EIRE
43
Cigar-manufacturing city. : TAMPA
45
F. D. R.'s reply to some questions. : IFFY
46
Pleasant, in a small exclusive way. : SNUG
47
They: French. : ILS
49
News piece. : ITEM
51
Conceit. : EGO
52
Where they spend bolivars. : CARACAS
55
Pay-as-you-go man. : RUML
57
Sports idol of the '20s. : BABERUTH
58
Ballet by Delibes. : NAILA
61
Unprofitable. : ARID
62
One of the planks in Bryan's platform. : FREESILVER
65
Extent of surface. : AREA
66
___ nighter. : FIRST
67
Ship building wood. : TEAK
68
English poet, dramatist, novelist of the Elizabethan age. : LYLY
69
Impertinent. : SASSY
70
Demands. : ASKS
Down
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Fala and Checkers. : PETS
2
Virginia willow. : ITEA
3
A place where peace proved elusive. : PANMUNJOM
4
Laboratory heating devices. : ETNAS
5
Promissory notes: Abbr. : PNS
6
Plural endings. : IES
7
Opera by Bizet, 1863. : THEPEARLFISHERS
8
Ancestor of the turnpike. : TRAIL
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Took old sol's rays. : SUNNED
10
Favorite desserts. : LEMONPIES
11
University town in Maine. : ORONO
12
Longer delayed. : LATER
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Man of the law: Abbr. : ATTY
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Girl's name. : ERMA
22
Air ___. : MAIL
24
Besides. : ALSO
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Most popular card game of Germany. : SKAT
27
Before kappa. : IOTA
29
Spanish surrealist. : DALI
32
Festival in Great Britain, May 24. : EMPIREDAY
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Aptitude. : GIFT
36
Specialty of the feline family. : NINELIVES
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Secy. of the Interior, under Truman. : KRUG
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Utah's flower. : SEGO
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Observer. : EYER
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Axillary. : ALAR
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Walks without raising the feet. : SCUFFS
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He played Pasteur and Zola. : MUNI
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Keep in stock. : CARRY
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Biblical name. : ABIEL
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Roman rooms. : ATRIA
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Where Valletta is. : MALTA
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Any false god. : BAAL
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Security hazard. : LEAK
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Vessels. : ARKS
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Road curve. : ESS
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Farm enclosure. : STY

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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