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New York Times, Friday, May 15, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,426
Across
1. Turkish gold coin. : LIRA
5. White House V. I. P. : ADAMS
10. Football player. : BACK
14. Man's name meaning man. : ENOS
15. TV comic Kovacs. : ERNIE
16. Work: Spanish. : OBRA
17. Novel by Howard Spring (with "The"). : HOUSESINBETWEEN
20. Massachusetts cape. : ANN
21. New star. : NOVA
22. Author of "War or Peace." : DULLES
23. A problem on Capitol Hill. : REDTAPE
25. Port in Israel. : ACRE
26. "Arabian Nights" flier. : ROC
27. Truman's last TV address, for instance. : SWANSONG
31. Author of an 1820 novel, a currently popular movie. : SCOTT
33. Charges excessively: Slang. : SOAKS
34. ___ media (a middle way). : VIA
35. Tennis returns. : LOBS
36. Speaker for America, 1775. : BURKE
37. Of the whale. : CETI
38. Here: French. : ICI
39. River from the Vosges to the Moselle: Fr. : SARRE
40. Goat antelope. : GORAL
41. One of the "Barrack-Room Ballads." : MANDALAY
43. Important vitamins. : ABC
44. Pains. : ILLS
45. Changing style in men's wear. : HATBRIM
49. Rough shed. : LEANTO
52. Suffix used with names of Japanese ships. : MARU
53. Lee ___, former boxer. : OMA
54. Prize winner of May 4. : ERNESTHEMINGWAY
57. Four: German. : VIER
58. Famous soprano. : EAMES
59. Move gradually. : EDGE
60. Noun suffixes of agency. : ISTS
61. National League shortstop. : REESE
62. River into the North Sea. : YSER
Down
1. He wrote about 30 operettas. : LEHAR
2. A hole ___. : INONE
3. Petition, with signatures in circular form. : ROUNDROBIN
4. Beast. : ASS
5. Author famous since 6th century B. C. : AESOP
6. First golf shot. : DRIVE
7. O'Neill heroine. : ANNA
8. Companion of agate and shooter. : MIB
9. Something good to eat. : SEEDCAKE
10. Price chief, Governor, envoy. : BOWLES
11. Biblical character. : ABEL
12. Hudson Bay Indian. : CREE
13. Where Emporia is: Abbr. : KANS
18. Play. : ENACT
19. What the earth does. : TURNS
24. Adds up: Colloq. : TOTS
25. On the qui vive. : AWAKE
27. Word of polite regret. : SORRY
28. Puts too many pupils in one class. : OVERCROWDS
29. Girl in a Spanish song. : NITA
30. Short for a girl's name. : GAIL
31. Australia's Governor-General. : SLIM
32. Popular TV star. : COCA
33. Chapters of the Koran. : SURAS
36. John Q. Citizen in November. : BALLOTER
37. Member of the Baseball Hall of Fame. : COBB
39. Dick Deadeye and mates. : SALTS
40. Lake or locks of Panama. : GATUN
42. Roadside sights. : DINERS
45. Harness pieces to which traces are fastened. : HAMES
46. Spring. : ARISE
47. Semblance. : IMAGE
48. French V. I. P. : MAYER
49. He wrote "Christ Stopped at Eboli." : LEVI
50. Mythical mischief-maker. : ERIS
51. Dill seed. : ANET
52. Same: French. : MEME
55. Have: Dial. : HAE
56. Pretty: Scot. : GEY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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