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New York Times, Monday, May 25, 1953

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,436
Across Down
1. Historic river in Virginia. : JAMES
6. Quien ___ (who knows?): Sp. : SABE
10. Render impassable. : STOP
14. Province of Iraq. : AMARA
15. Malayan swift-sailing canoe. : PROA
16. Sages of the East. : MAGI
17. Open to bribery. : VENAL
18. With a chip on a shoulder. : IRASCIBLE
20. Hardy timber. : ASH
21. Runabout. : AUTO
23. Loftier. : TALLER
24. Merry fellows. : ANDREWS
27. Is lacking. : NEEDS
28. Slight curve in the shaft of a column. : ENTASIS
30. His last words were, "Look there, look there!" : LEAR
32. Fellow feeling. : PITY
33. Delicatessen. : FOODSHOP
37. Girl's name. : INA
38. On sale at 33 Across. : BOLOGNA
41. Honest ___. : ABE
42. Post office instrument. : CANCELER
44. Erelong. : ANON
45. Conjunctives. : ANDS
46. Followed. : TRACKED
49. Resounding impact: Colloq. : WHANG
52. Ejects, as from a water pistol. : SQUIRTS
54. Chief arteries. : AORTAS
56. Take apart. : UNDO
57. Exclamation of surprise. : AHA
60. Accepted without question: Colloq. : SWALLOWED
62. Everyday. : USUAL
64. Put on the payroll. : HIRE
65. Active person. : DOER
66. Irresistible influence. : SPELL
67. Votes for. : YEAS
68. Hindu philosophical system. : YOGA
69. In good season. : EARLY
1. Where Jakarta is. : JAVA
2. College town in Iowa. : AMES
3. Peter Minuit's bargain. : MANHATTAN
4. Period of years. : ERA
5. On sale at 33 Across. : SALADS
6. Thwarts or annoys, out of ill will. : SPITES
7. Directional figure on a map. : ARROW
8. Popular neckpiece of the '20's. : BOA
9. Member of a bridge foursome. : EAST
10. Pleasant-looking people. : SMILERS
11. Synopsis or schedule. : TABLE
12. Cast side glances. : OGLED
13. Square pillars. : PIERS
19. Its population is 14,009,429. : CANADA
22. Swiss canton, its capital Altdorf. : URI
25. Also, and not only so, but. : NAY
26. Hit hard. : SLOG
28. One of the classics. : EPIC
29. One of the historical caravels. : NINA
31. Very long time. : EON
33. Instead of. : FOR
34. National League's MVP for 1952. : HANKSAUER
35. Hautboy. : OBOE
36. Be left incomplete. : PEND
38. Calcutta is its capital. : BENGAL
39. Long-made or used. : OLD
40. Shorter. : LESS
43. Rear parts of saddles. : CANTLES
44. The McCarran ___. : ACT
46. Plain of the arctic regions. : TUNDRA
47. Clear. : RID
48. Impart life to. : AROUSE
49. Too much diluted. : WASHY
50. Governor Pyle to his friends. : HOWIE
51. Macaw. : ARARA
53. The Caine's captain. : QUEEG
55. Beverage: Dial. : SODY
58. New chairman of G. O. P. : HALL
59. Bind together. : ALLY
61. Carry on a courtship. : WOO
63. Place for a vacationist. : SPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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