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New York Times, Saturday, May 16, 1953

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 57-Across clue had accent over "la"; moved it to over "a."
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,427
Across Down
1. Ride on a scenic railway. : COAST
6. Groundwork. : BASIS
11. One of Ike's granddaughters. : BARBARA
13. Of twelve-year-old mentality. : MORONIC
15. Drumbeat. : RUBADUB
16. Fancy dive, a half gainer. : ISANDER
17. Cornelia ___ Skinner. : OTIS
18. Round-up equipment. : LASSO
20. Short for a type of helicopter. : GIRO
21. Its soul is brevity. : WIT
22. Complex plans of procedure. : SYSTEMS
24. Refrain syllable in old songs. : TRA
25. Full of suds. : SOAPY
27. Lew Wallace's hero. : HUR
28. Contents of an elevator. : WHEAT
30. Blown up, as a photograph. : ENLARGED
32. Praises. : LAUDS
33. Scrambled, as type. : PIED
34. "Shane," for instance. : FILM
35. Piped utility in New York City. : STEAM
37. Founder of Rhode Island. : WILLIAMS
41. Farm machine. : CHURN
42. Record half-miler Whitfield. : MAL
43. Popular name for a theatre. : ODEON
44. "To ___ is human." : ERR
45. Appropriately named Justice in "Merry Wives of Windsor." : SHALLOW
48. Doe's partner-in-law. : ROE
49. One of Gov. Warren's daughters. : NINA
51. Mammal of the weasel family. : OTTER
52. First name of "La Belle Joconde." : MONA
53. Mrs. Bob Burton. : IMOGENE
55. Coached. : TRAINED
57. Equipped for riding, à la Gene Autry. : SPURRED
58. Egyptian army commanders. : SIRDARS
59. A location for business. : STAND
60. Vaudeville shorts. : SKITS
1. Sign at a road crossing. : CAUTION
2. Of the path of a heavenly body. : ORBITAL
3. Down with: French. : ABAS
4. Adjective for a tale of woe. : SAD
5. Last word of a business letter. : TRULY
6. ___ friend. : BOSOM
7. Macaw. : ARA
8. "Summertime," for instance. : SONG
9. Composed. : INDITED
10. Mountain ranges. : SIERRAS
11. Sample the wares in a bookshop. : BROWSE
12. Humiliated. : ABASHED
13. Assumed role of Jack Benny. : MISER
14. Native of Zagreb. : CROAT
19. Ornamental nailhead. : STUD
22. People of Damascus. : SYRIANS
23. Harbinger of spring. : SWALLOW
26. Product of Maine. : PAPER
29. Muggy. : HUMID
31. Kohinoor. : GEM
32. Abner's epithet. : LIL
34. Form of frozen fish. : FILLETS
35. Small or insignificant people. : SHRIMPS
36. Coach and horse, attendants, etc. : TURNOUT
37. Animator Disney. : WALT
38. Airship: French. : AERONAT
39. Idle dreamy people. : MOONERS
40. Sockets to hold buggy whips. : SNEADS
41. Mont ___, famous Alpine pass, with 8-mile tunnel. : CENIS
42. Paired. : MATED
46. Sharpened. : HONED
47. Ingredient of sachet and tooth powder. : ORRIS
50. Carpet made in India. : AGRA
52. Where the French Riviera is. : MIDI
54. Pelagic bird of prey. : ERN
56. Kind of scow. : ARK

Answer summary: 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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