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New York Times, Monday, April 6, 1953

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Our High Commissioner for Germany. : CONANT
7. Furnish. : AFFORD
13. Largest peninsula in the world. : ARABIA
14. More asinine. : SILLIER
16. Estimators. : RATERS
17. Appear to favor both sides: Colloq. : STRADDLE
18. Man's name. : ELI
19. Eager. : ATHIRST
21. Indistinct. : DIM
22. Place for a coin. : SLOT
24. Larry of the Yankees. : YOGI
25. Ragout of game in wine. : SALMI
27. Church council. : SYNOD
29. Open. : UNDO
31. Letters. : DEES
32. Symbol of royalty. : TIARA
34. Business councils. : BOARDS
36. Baseball star now flying jets in Korea. : TEDWILLIAMS
38. Serious exhortation. : SERMON
40. Wicker basket used in game of pelota. : CESTA
41. Water: Comb. form. : AQUI
42. Portico. : STOA
44. Powdered tobacco. : SNUFF
48. Midday interlude. : LUNCH
50. Whilom. : ERST
52. Unerring. : TRUE
53. Old ___, famous theatre in London. : VIC
54. Accommodated. : ADAPTED
57. City in Oklahoma, pop. 15,995. : ADA
58. Facilitators. : ENABLERS
60. They're worth about $2.80. : POUNDS
62. Name again. : RETITLE
63. Affront. : INSULT
64. Realized. : SENSED
65. Terpsichorean performances: French. : DANSES
Down
1. Touch with affection. : CARESS
2. By speech. : ORALLY
3. Carry ___. : NATION
4. The "Railsplitter." : ABE
5. Agency under New Deal, ended Jan. 1, 1936. : NIRA
6. Appetizing. : TASTY
7. Late mother of Belgium's King Baudouin. : ASTRID
8. Evergreens. : FIRS
9. "We fix ___." : FLATS
10. Long practiced. : OLD
11. Propounders of enigmas. : RIDDLERS
12. Freed from calcium oxide. : DELIMED
15. Neglectful. : REMISS
17. Branch of the Army celebrating its 90th anniversary. : SIGNALCORPS
20. Nymph of the Mohammedan paradise. : HOURI
23. Of primitive tribal symbols. : TOTEMIC
26. Inflexible. : ADAMANT
28. She was deserted by Aeneas. : DIDO
30. Stiff silk sashes in Japan. : OBIS
33. Bristles of beard in barley, wheat, etc. : AWNS
35. What Samuel Johnson derided as food. : OATS
36. Cut short. : TRUNCATE
37. Slightest. : LEAST
38. Tray. : SALVER
39. Percherons and palominos. : EQUINES
43. Wept. : TEARED
45. It's 1,800,000,000 miles from the sun. : URANUS
46. Confuse. : FUDDLE
47. Anniversary days of joy. : FEASTS
49. Holds up. : HALTS
51. Slightly heated. : TEPID
55. Take out. : DELE
56. Spanish lady. : DONA
59. Storage place. : BIN
61. What Robert B. Anderson is Secretary of: Abbr. : USN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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