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New York Times, Monday, May 4, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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Students & seniors
Across
1. River flowing into the Po. : ADDA
5. Furnish. : GIVE
9. Composed in a certain musical form. : FUGAL
14. Off-Broadway theatre. : ROAD
15. Man's name meaning harmony. : ALAN
16. Grenoble is its capital. : ISERE
17. Artist's model. : COVERGIRL
19. Point beyond which something begins. : VERGE
20. Fictional Miss Sedley. : AMELIA
21. German diminutive of Elizabeth. : LISE
23. Substance for slinging. : MUD
24. Bill. : NEB
25. Decisions affecting larger groups. : TESTCASES
27. Intervals : GAPS
29. Cleverer with the quip. : WITTIER
30. Mt. ___, 13,706 ft., in Colorado. : OSO
31. Food containers. : CANS
32. Pertaining to memory. : MNESIC
36. A kind of mail. : AIRPOST
38. Name synonymous with dancing. : ASTAIRE
39. Most recent. : LATEST
40. Bow-and-arrow boy. : EROS
41. Dancing party: Fr. : BAL
42. King of wagon. : STATION
44. Shut up. : PENT
45. Structures like one on the Potomac. : PENTAGONS
48. Neither's mate. : NOR
49. Grapelike fruit. : UVA
50. Girl's nickname. : RENA
51. World ___. : SERIES
54. Ship or airplane. : LINER
56. Vegetable dish. : SUCCOTASH
58. Target in a game of horseshoes. : STAKE
59. Plan of action. : IDEA
60. Actor of early movie days. : INCE
61. Let up. : EASED
62. Finance company's security. : LIEN
63. Cruising. : ASEA
Down
1. Alms box in a church. : ARCA
2. Condemn. : DOOM
3. Sofa convertible into a bed. : DAVENPORT
4. 38 Across and others. : ADELES
5. Confused: Slang. : GAGA
6. 800-mile river in Asia. : ILI
7. Rascals, when knights were bold. : VARLETS
8. What volunteers do. : ENLIST
9. Inscription under a metallic bas-relief of Monticello. : FIVECENTS
10. Service. : USE
11. Targets of the microscope. : GERMS
12. What lawyers do. : ARGUE
13. Large city in Yorkshire. : LEEDS
18. One of twenty-four bones. : RIB
22. He served under four Presidents. : STIMSON
25. Pastel shade. : TINT
26. Two-dimensional extent. : AREA
27. Purpose. : GOAL
28. Large part of the earth. : ASIA
29. Loss by evaporation. : WASTAGE
31. Acted as chief performers. : COSTARRED
33. Cold Russians. : SIBERIANS
34. Land south of the Caspian. : IRAN
35. Cave dweller's stone axe. : CELT
37. Target of DDT. : PEST
38. Nigerian natives. : AROS
40. President of Italy since 1948. : EINAUDI
43. Frequent basis for -itis or -ectomy. : TONSIL
44. Wife of Brutus. : PORTIA
45. 70 to 75 per minute. : PULSE
46. Name revered by some Argentinians. : EVITA
47. Canine baby sitters. : NANAS
48. Devotee of the unusual. : NEO
51. Part of Europe: Abbr. : SCAN
52. Verb suffix. : ESCE
53. African tree yielding butterlike fat. : SHEA
55. Also: Archaic. : EKE
57. Passing mark. : CEE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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