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New York Times, Friday, May 29, 1953

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,440
Across Down
1. A piece of candy. : CARAMEL
8. Duchess of Windsor. : WALLIS
14. Rayon fabrics. : ACETATES
16. Of which Hong Kong is part. : ORIENT
17. Title role in a play. : NAMEPART
18. Sojourn. : RESIDE
19. Galatea's beloved. : ACIS
20. Stores away. : HOARDS
22. Farm animal. : SOW
23. Slower: Music abbr. : RIT
24. Speaker in baseball's Hall of Fame. : TRIS
25. Entertainment at Waikiki. : HULA
26. Write hastily (with "off"). : DASH
28. Noun suffixes. : ISTS
29. Freer from admixture. : PURER
30. Colorado mountain, 13,706 ft. : OSO
32. Lees. : SEDIMENT
34. Duchess of Kent. : MARINA
37. Snack or spread. : REPAST
38. British grain regulations, repealed in 1846. : CORNLAWS
40. Boggy land. : FEN
41. Writer Edgar ___ Mowrer. : ANSEL
42. Dismounted. : ALIT
44. Wildcat; habitat, Mexico to Brazil. : EYRA
48. Between a walk and a run. : TROT
49. Related. : AKIN
50. Short for VFW member. : VET
51. Chili ___ carne. : CON
52. Improves upon. : EMENDS
54. Slicker. : COAT
55. Ride a flying boxcar. : AVIATE
57. Mona Lisa (with "La"). : GIOCONDA
59. Where NATO Council met in 1952. : LISBON
60. Rig of famous cup winner, America. : SCHOONER
61. Inactive. : LATENT
62. Stylish short coats. : TOPPERS
1. False story or rumor. : CANARD
2. Shrub allied to mimosa. : ACACIA
3. Slackens. : REMITS
4. Comedian Roscoe. : ATES
5. Motorist's guide. : MAP
6. Greenland settlement. : ETAH
7. Dormice. : LEROTS
8. Matter between 1 Across and 58 Down. : WORDS
9. Greek god. : ARES
10. Flower: French. : LIS
11. Times free from employment. : LEISURES
12. Lackadaisical. : INDOLENT
13. Star of "Thunder Bay." : STEWART
15. Puts to work. : STARTS
21. Vertical steampipe. : RISER
25. Kind of organization SPCA is. : HUMANE
27. Stinger. : HORNET
28. Hebrides island. : IONA
29. Easy task: Slang. : PIPE
31. Threshold. : SILL
33. Nimble. : DEFT
34. Capital of Liberia. : MONROVIA
35. Incendiary. : ARSONIST
36. On the alert. : AWAKE
38. Derisive cry from the audience. : CATCALL
39. Chains used for hoisting steelwork. : SLINGS
43. What grand juries do. : INDICT
45. One of the Dionne sisters. : YVONNE
46. Laughton or Williams. : READER
47. Fragrant rose oils. : ATTARS
49. Catkin. : AMENT
52. Rival of Rugby. : ETON
53. London restaurant district. : SOHO
54. Profit-sharing store: Colloq. : COOP
56. Man's nickname. : ABE
58. Man on a beat. : COP

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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