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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.
David Steinberg 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
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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
Down
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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