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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
Across
1. Big Inch. : PIPE
5. British statesmen, father and son. : PITTS
10. Miss Montez. : LOLA
14. Coup d'___. : ETAT
15. Asiatic V. I. P. : NEHRU
16. The "E" in Q. E. D. : ERAT
17. Governor Clement is one. : TENNESSEAN
19. Lucretia ___, leader in the abolition movement. : MOTT
20. 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
1. 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
9. Took old sol's rays. : SUNNED
10. Favorite desserts. : LEMONPIES
11. University town in Maine. : ORONO
12. Longer delayed. : LATER
13. Man of the law: Abbr. : ATTY
18. Girl's name. : ERMA
22. Air ___. : MAIL
24. Besides. : ALSO
26. Most popular card game of Germany. : SKAT
27. Before kappa. : IOTA
29. Spanish surrealist. : DALI
32. Festival in Great Britain, May 24. : EMPIREDAY
34. Aptitude. : GIFT
36. Specialty of the feline family. : NINELIVES
37. Secy. of the Interior, under Truman. : KRUG
38. Utah's flower. : SEGO
41. Observer. : EYER
44. Axillary. : ALAR
48. Walks without raising the feet. : SCUFFS
50. He played Pasteur and Zola. : MUNI
52. Keep in stock. : CARRY
53. Biblical name. : ABIEL
54. Roman rooms. : ATRIA
56. Where Valletta is. : MALTA
57. Any false god. : BAAL
59. Security hazard. : LEAK
60. Vessels. : ARKS
63. Road curve. : ESS
64. Farm enclosure. : STY

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

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