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New York Times, Wednesday, June 17, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,459
Across
1. Mr. Cunningham of 4 Down, for instance. : MAYOR
6. Reversible figured fabric. : DAMASK
12. Old mission at San Antonio. : ALAMO
13. Just think! : IMAGINE
15. Dreamy or abstracted. : FARAWAY
17. Not named. : OMITTED
18. Annoy persistently. : IRK
19. Picturesque river in Eire. : SHANNON
21. Norse man's name. : DAG
22. Stir up dregs. : ROIL
24. Man's name. : ALAN
25. Eat or wear away. : ERODE
27. Divisions of a sheet of stamps. : PANES
29. Noun suffixes. : ISES
31. Signer of IOU's. : OWER
32. César Franck was one : ORGANIST
34. One side of a pursuit game. : HOUNDS
36. Mark left by a blow. : DINT
37. Highly sentimental ideas. : CORN
38. Ensign's insigne. : STRIPE
41. The theatrical world. : BROADWAY
45. Earl Biggers' Chinese sleuth. : CHAN
46. Famous defender of Dreyfus. : ZOLA
48. Red Cross worker. : NURSE
49. "___, shine; for thy light has come . . . " : ARISE
51. Fawkes and Mannering. : GUYS
53. Century plant fiber. : PITA
54. Part of an automobile wheel. : RIM
55. Water between Brooklyn and Staten Island. : NARROWS
58. Craggy hill. : TOR
59. Normal. : AVERAGE
61. Crackerjacks. : NAILERS
63. Holy City of the Hindus. : BENARES
64. Playwright Rice : ELMER
65. Stockyard visitants. : STEERS
66. Equipment for chair-borne workers. : DESKS
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1. Taking notice of. : MARKING
2. Beef ___ mode. : ALA
3. Veers off course, as a ship. : YAWS
4. City opposite Council Bluffs, Iowa. : OMAHA
5. Political partisan of Spain. : ROYALIST
6. Famous family of Callander, Ontario. : DIONNE
7. Shot and shell. : AMMO
8. Where Burton M. Cross is Governor. : MAINE
9. FBI man: Abbr. : AGT
10. "Won't you ___?" : SITDOWN
11. Mixed and pressed dough. : KNEADED
14. Cement worker' tools. : EDGERS
15. "Bull of the Pampas," ko'd by Dempsey, 1923. : FIRPO
16. Raging noisily. : AROAR
20. Originator of the Tammany Tiger. : NAST
23. Radio or TV aerial hook-ups. : LEADINS
26. Subject of a Bing Crosby song. : ROUNDUP
28. Clip suddenly. : SNIP
30. Word to scare chickens. : SHOO
33. Mother of Don Juan, in Byron's poem. : INEZ
35. Province of Algeria. : ORAN
37. Sketched with chalk. : CRAYONED
38. Poe's "gold-bug." : SCARAB
39. Grows vigorously. : THRIVES
40. Garments. : RAIMENT
41. Make indistinct. : BLUR
42. Members of P. E. N. : WRITERS
43. Emigrant from Germany, 1783. : ASTOR
44. A long time. : YEARS
47. Blunderbore's wife. : OGRESS
50. Lake in Lapland. : ENARE
52. A wet, marshy hollow. : SWALE
56. Steam dyeing apparatus. : AGER
57. U. S. Admiral of World War I. : SIMS
60. Arctic explorer of 19th century. : RAE
62. One-fifth of a franc in Albania. : LEK

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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