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New York Times, Wednesday, May 13, 1953

Author: Albert Blum
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 248 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Albert V. Blum has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 59-Across clue had asterisks instead of ellipsis points; corrected this. In same clue, original seemed to have a period after "Pat," though it could have been a comma. The comma makes more sense, so put that in.
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A
2
M
3
A
4
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5
S
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M
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D
9
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B
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D
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T
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H
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,424
Across Down
1. Accumulate. : AMASS
6. Prevailing fashion. : MODE
10. Relatives of stoles. : BOAS
14. Colloquial cousin of the cruller. : DONUT
15. Second-best-dressed man of 1952. : EDEN
16. Cartoonist Goldberg. : RUBE
17. He said, "No man is an island . . . " : DONNE
18. Niagara Falls phenomenon. : MIST
19. Girl's name. : ANNE
20. Tricky: Slang. : SNIDE
21. Filled with delight. : ENTRANCED
23. Rainbow-colored gem. : OPAL
25. Gives. : RENDERS
26. Gardener's implement. : TROWEL
29. Pigeon-___. : TOED
30. Song with repeated strains. : ROUNDELAY
32. A striking success. : SMASH
37. Part of a basilica. : APSE
38. Mother Earth. : CERES
40. Buttery stuff. : OLEO
41. Subway on which the fare is 30 or 45 francs. : METRO
43. Symbol of Minnesota, from its motto. : NORTHSTAR
45. Herds of seals. : PODS
47. Painter's gear. : EASELS
48. Kittiwake. : SEAGULL
52. Press onward. : SPUR
53. Hotel guest. : TRANSIENT
55. Gives, as a museum exhibit. : LOANS
59. "'___, Pat,' sez I . . . " : ARRA
60. Squirrel fur used in medieval robes. : VAIR
61. Article of formal afternoon wear. : ASCOT
62. Traffic sound. : TOOT
63. Verb suffix. : ESCE
64. Wild birds of Canada. : GEESE
65. Companions of 48 Across. : ERNS
66. Percolate. : SEEP
67. Hub of the Ruhr. : ESSEN
1. Totals. : ADDS
2. It's new tonight. : MOON
3. Years: Latin. : ANNI
4. A very strict Navy captain, curtailer of shore leave. : SUNDOWNER
5. Saturated. : STEEPED
6. Seaport of Lithuania. : MEMEL
7. God of war and poetry. : ODIN
8. U. S. S. Everett S. Larson, for instance. : DESTROYER
9. Dinner course. : ENTREE
10. Specific product. : BRAND
11. Measure of weight. : OUNCE
12. Mr. Doubleday, father of baseball. : ABNER
13. Small bubbles in glass. : SEEDS
22. Conjunctions. : ANDS
24. Man's name meaning defender. : ALEC
26. Bus rival. : TRAM
27. Material for a kind of ladder. : ROPE
28. Eject. : OUST
29. Plants called elephant's-ears. : TAROS
31. World War II activity. : LENDLEASE
33. Denizens of the garden. : MOSSROSES
34. Old man: German. : ALTE
35. Aquatic performer. : SEAL
36. ___ d'oeuvre. : HORS
39. A small distance forward. : STEP
42. Musical composition. : OPUS
44. Transportation of goods. : HAULAGE
46. Product of Italy. : OLIVES
48. Province or canton. : STATE
49. Fault of a ballplayer. : ERROR
50. Man's name. : AARON
51. Black flies. : GNATS
52. A germ: Colloq. : STREP
54. Resort city of the Riviera. : NICE
56. Cards. : ACES
57. Pry. : NOSE
58. About 30 lbs. in Sweden. : STEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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