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New York Times, Monday, May 11, 1953

Author: Edward Buckler
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { G J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,422
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1. Feared name in Russia. : BERIA
6. Tree of the olive family. : ASH
9. Hesitates in speaking. : HEMS
13. Put into vigorous action. : EXERT
14. Victim. : PREY
15. Draft animals. : OXEN
16. Ballet created by Agnes de Mille. : RODEO
17. Full measure. : AMPLITUDE
19. Greek letter. : ETA
20. Once again the Soviet Foreign Minister. : MOLOTOV
22. Whom Dag Hammarskjold succeeds. : LIE
23. Recent guest in England. : TITO
25. Plain. : BARE
26. Product of petals. : ATTAR
28. Writers in Hollywood. : SCENARISTS
31. Unprofitable emotion. : HATE
32. Relative of the stork. : IBIS
33. Having a glossy surface. : SATINED
35. Petrified by Zeus, she wept and wept. : NIOBE
37. Slits in the backs of coats. : VENTS
38. Emblem of athletic success. : PENNANT
40. "The May Queen," for instance. : POEM
41. Wild ___, Iowa's symbol. : ROSE
42. Roman festival, probable origin of gift-giving at Christmas. : SATURNALIA
47. Choice part. : ELITE
49. To laugh: French. : RIRE
50. A name for the devil. : NICK
51. The: Sp. : LAS
52. Terriers or cats. : RATTERS
55. Tut-tut! : FIE
56. Weaken. : ATTENUATE
58. Auberge. : HOTEL
60. Part of a stadium. : TIER
61. ___ bien! : TRES
62. Much overweight. : OBESE
63. Companion of odds. : ENDS
64. Poetic preposition. : OER
65. Stormy, as weather. : DIRTY
1. Round soft caps. : BERETS
2. Of foreign origin. : EXOTIC
3. Note time again. : REDATE
4. Choler. : IRE
5. Smash hit of modern times. : ATOM
6. Protects. : ARMORS
7. Groups of seven. : SEPTETS
8. Substance: Comb. form. : HYLO
9. Peppery. : HOT
10. Buoyantly joyful. : EXULTANT
11. Acts as a go-between in a dispute. : MEDIATES
12. Gibed. : SNEERED
14. ___ Royal in Paris. : PALAIS
18. Girl's name. : IVA
21. Pat, Margaret and Edmond of the movies. : OBRIENS
24. Vegetable, pocket-sized. : ONIONET
27. Famous member of the whodunit set. : THINMAN
29. Title of bishops in Oriental Christian churches. : ABBA
30. Taster. : SAVORER
34. Ending of cardinal numeral. : TEEN
35. Language current after 1500. : NEOLATIN
36. Took a firm stand. : INSISTED
38. Ecclesiastic of superior rank. : PRELATE
39. Sauce ___, good with fish. : TARTARE
40. Soups. : PUREES
43. Giggle. : TITTER
44. Handle for use with stove lids. : LIFTER
45. Most glacial. : ICIEST
46. Noted African explorer (1864–1926). : AKELEY
48. Man's name: Abbr. : ERN
53. Racer at Bonneville, Utah. : AUTO
54. Pedally attired. : SHOD
57. Parenthetical sounds of doubt. : ERS
59. Kimono appurtenance. : OBI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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