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New York Times, Friday, May 1, 1953

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,412
Across Down
1. Award-winning movie director. : CAPRA
6. Narrow point of land. : SPIT
10. The majority. : MOST
14. Pacific. : OCEAN
15. Fairy story. : TALE
16. To me: French. : AMOI
17. Recent best seller about the movie industry. : THEMAGICLANTERN
20. A discourse: Abbr. : SER
21. Plate of glass. : PANE
22. One's own: German. : EIGEN
23. Turn inside out. : EVERT
25. Wage. : SALARY
26. Mitigates. : EASES
28. The man who "bought" Alaska. : SEWARD
31. Harasses. : BESETS
33. Capable of going up. : RAISABLE
37. Have being. : ARE
38. Gave an audience to. : HEARD
40. Part of the head. : EAR
41. Parts of the face. : NOSTRILS
44. Thackeray heroine. : AMELIA
47. Shortened sail. : REEFED
49. What the papers are full of: Abbr. : ADVTS
50. The Last of the Saxons. : HAROLD
53. Have insight. : INSEE
55. Mrs. Hobby of Health, Education and Welfare. : OVETA
56. Selves. : EGOS
57. Flatfish. : DAB
60. "Having Wonderful Time," to music. : WISHYOUWEREHERE
64. M. Fauré, French writer on art. : ELIE
65. Symbol of war. : ARES
66. Bellini's heroine. : NORMA
67. Famous pen name. : SAND
68. Handwriting: Colloq. : FIST
69. In a vertical position: Naut. : APEAK
1. Dormitory furnishings. : COTS
2. Yearn: Colloq. : ACHE
3. Their presence at Elizabeth's Coronation is compulsory. : PEERESSES
4. Leader of the flock. : RAM
5. Foot of poetic meter. : ANAPEST
6. Limits as to amount. : STINTS
7. Former Secy. of Army. : PACE
8. Indisposed. : ILL
9. Ceylon product. : TEA
10. Girl's name meaning mighty battle maiden. : MATILDA
11. The end. : OMEGA
12. More peeved. : SORER
13. Flimsy. : TINNY
18. The needlefish. : GAR
19. Approaches. : NEARS
24. Five. : VEE
25. Fishing port in Lebanon, site of ancient Sidon. : SAIDA
26. Israeli Ambassador. : EBAN
27. Aircraft. : AERO
29. Obliterate. : ERASE
30. Its modern name is "police action." : WAR
32. Recoiled. : SHIED
34. Vatican art gallery in Rome. : BELVEDERE
35. Milk: French. : LAIT
36. Times of history. : ERAS
39. "A right jolly old ___." : ELF
42. Pledged. : TROTHED
43. Send by a series of messengers. : RELAY
45. Field Marshal under Napoleon I. : MASSENA
46. Town in Holland. : EDE
48. A kind of magazine. : DIGEST
50. Elias and Julia Ward. : HOWES
51. ___ Camacho, President of Mexico, 1940–46. : AVILA
52. Plant secretion. : RESIN
54. And not. : NOR
56. Followers of 4 Down. : EWES
58. First word of the Aeneid. : ARMA
59. Toucan's forte. : BEAK
61. Simpleton. : OAF
62. Canton of Switzerland. : URI
63. A dance at West Point. : HOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later.

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