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New York Times, Tuesday, April 7, 1953

Author: Jack Luzzatto
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { F Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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Across Down
1. Honors for Commando Kelly and Corp. Dewey. : MEDALS
7. A telegraph key. : TAPPER
13. Pertaining to heat. : CALORIC
14. Accommodating person. : OBLIGER
16. Fourth word of "Oh! Susanna." : ALABAMA
17. Plaster cast of a footprint, tire track, etc., used in criminology. : MOULAGE
18. Any NL ballplayer. : NAT
19. Seventh word of "Oh! Susanna." : BANJO
21. Alone, as a stage direction. : SOLUS
22. Chamber-music ensemble. : TRIO
24. Frightened movement. : START
26. Floorpiece. : TILE
27. Aborigines of Japan. : AINUS
29. Gift of the maple. : SYRUP
31. Shooter, in marbles. : TAW
32. Prevailing with great violence. : RAGING
34. Apprehensive ones. : WORRIERS
36. Kansas border ruffian of the Civil War. : JAYHAWKER
38. Afflicted with gout : PODAGRAL
41. More gaunt. : SPARER
45. Judah Ben ___. : HUR
46. Wind indicators on flying fields. : SOCKS
48. Vapid. : STALE
49. Printer's abbreviation. : ITAL
51. Knitter's purchase. : SKEIN
53. Women, in general. : EVES
54. Seaweed and kelp. : ALGAE
56. Give free play to, as anger. : WREAK
58. In the past. : AGO
59. A freckle, medically speaking. : LENTIGO
61. Part of Gen. Stillwell's nickname. : VINEGAR
63. Helmsman. : STEERER
64. Patent. : EVIDENT
65. Go rapidly. : STREAK
66. Bandied witticism. : RETORT
1. Tropic hazard. : MALARIA
2. Causing joy. : ELATING
3. Daub: Dial. : DOB
4. Child of the pavement. : ARAB
5. Beans, green or dried. : LIMAS
6. Treats grudgingly. : SCANTS
7. Day of hope. : TOMORROW
8. Port of Turku, Finland. : ABO
9. Fours, not petit. : PLUS
10. Col. Royal N. Baker, for instance. : PILOT
11. Second word of France's slogan. : EGALITE
12. Square-shooting. : REGULAR
13. About 125 pounds in Turkey. : CANTAR
15. Mends. : RESEWS
20. Stroller in jeopardy. : JAYWALKER
23. Board rage of the '20's. : OUIJA
25. Doughty allies in Korea. : TURKS
28. Catches nylons. : SNAGS
30. Schools turning out freshmen. : PREPS
33. Rotating devices with directional freedom. : GYROS
35. Smarting with indignity. : IRATE
37. Penny-a-line toil. : HACKWORK
38. Medicine bottles. : PHIALS
39. Stores for bargain goods. : OUTLETS
40. Finecomb for a fugitive. : DRAGNET
42. Despoiler. : RAVAGER
43. Pleasingly superior. : ELEGANT
44. Where to spend a vacation. : RESORT
47. Sifter. : SIEVER
50. After. : LATER
52. Unsuspecting. : NAIVE
55. Ambassador Taft's post. : EIRE
57. Make cardigans. : KNIT
60. A region: Comb. form. : GEA
62. Old name of Tokyo. : EDO

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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