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New York Times, Friday, May 22, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,433
Across
1. Receptacle in which gold and silver are refined. : CUPEL
6. Comfort. : EASE
10. Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. : CASE
14. Florida city. : OCALA
15. Self-advertisers. : BRAGGARTS
17. Enter a port or harbor, as for shelter, repairs, etc. : PUTIN
18. Head of Mapai party in Israel. : BENGURION
19. Layers. : STRATA
21. Without: French. : SANS
22. Court. : SUE
23. Sono ___, dancer. : OSATO
25. Central Caucasian. : OSSET
27. Indefinitely long time. : EON
29. Four-fifths of the earth's atmosphere. : NITROGEN
32. Member of the Legion of Honor. : CHEVALIER
34. Old playing card. : TAROT
38. Articles of clothing. : HOSE
39. Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. : TOBEY
41. Mrs. Luce's post. : ROMA
42. Mr. Gabrilowitsch, pianist. : OSSIP
44. Rio de Janeiro's mountain. : SUGARLOAF
46. Depressed by solitude. : LONESOME
48. Relative of dynamite. : TNT
49. Nickname for actress Hull. : JOSIE
51. Narrow strips of land. : NECKS
53. Spinner. : TOP
54. Mop. : SWAB
57. Put in order. : NEATEN
60. "I'll go you ___." : ONEBETTER
63. Detroit Tigers' first baseman. : DROPO
64. Native of the circus winter quarters city. : SARASOTAN
65. Head man at banquet. : EMCEE
66. Tobacco. : SHAG
67. Slang word of defiance. : NUTS
68. "___ alive!" : SAKES
Down
1. Men in blue. : COPS
2. Describing the shape of a patch pocket. : UCUT
3. Sponsor of a social affair. : PATRONESS
4. Inventer Howe. : ELIAS
5. Plant with yellow or orange flowers. : LANTANA
6. Flow back. : EBB
7. Greek war god. : ARES
8. Capital of Yemen in Arabia. : SANA
9. Holiday beverage. : EGGNOG
10. Phaeton. : CAR
11. Come into being. : ARISE
12. Creator of Nero Wolfe. : STOUT
13. Slave. : ESNE
16. Angular piece of material inserted in a garment. : GUSSET
20. At an inclination. : ATILT
24. Indolent. : OTIOSE
26. Tangle. : SNARL
27. Close imitation. : ECHO
28. Exclamations of surprise. : OHOS
30. Pictures or symbols representing a word. : REBUS
31. McKay's state. : OREGON
33. Salome's seven. : VEILS
35. Source. : ROOTSTOCK
36. Part of Arabia. : OMAN
37. A power in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. : TAFT
40. Official residence of a mandarin. : YAMEN
43. Balances. : POISES
45. Slopes backwards. : RECEDES
47. Scientist who saw an apple fall. : NEWTON
49. Symbol of bad luck. : JONAH
50. "The Rake's Progress," for instance. : OPERA
52. Fate or destiny, in the East. : KARMA
53. Jerk upward suddenly. : TOSS
55. Part of Aleutians. : ATTU
56. Journalistic scoop. : BEAT
58. Sharp-pointed weapon. : EPEE
59. Votes against. : NOES
61. Capture. : BAG
62. Nurses. : RNS

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

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