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New York Times, Thursday, June 18, 1953

Author: Alice H. Cook
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q V Y }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Alice H. Cook has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,460
Across Down
1. Recent Oscar winner. : BOOTH
6. Notion: French. : IDEE
10. Porterhouse. : BEEF
14. Above and beyond the usual. : EXTRA
15. Seance sounds. : RAPS
16. This divides Manchuria from U. S. S. R. : AMUR
17. Every fable has one. : MORAL
18. Allowance on money exchange. : AGIO
19. Opera box. : LOGE
20. Actress Munson. : ONA
21. Stone: Comb. form. : LITH
23. Forerunner of the Aztec. : TOLTEC
25. "It ___ Necessarily So." : AINT
27. Inertly heavy. : LEADEN
29. Cephalopods' defense. : INK
30. Town 16 miles from Boston. : NATICK
32. Pool or pond: Fr. : MARE
33. Product of Texas. : OIL
34. Sound of sleep. : SNORE
35. Impending danger. : IMMINENCE
37. Delighted. : ENTRANCED
39. Emulated Niobe. : SHEDTEARS
42. Giant, jumbo, colossal, etc. : SIZES
46. Increase. : WAX
47. Short pieces of cloth. : ENDS
48. Rising grade. : ASCENT
49. Headdress ornament of ancient Egypt. : ASP
50. Emitted fumes. : REEKED
52. Historic hill in Ireland. : TARA
53. Belief in one God. : THEISM
55. Carved treasure from the Far East. : JADE
57. ___ Altos, California. : LOS
58. A variety of sight. : HIND
59. Series of heroic events. : EPOS
61. German man's name. : CLAUS
63. First word of North Carolina's motto. : ESSE
64. Where the shadoof is used for irrigation. : NILE
65. French relative. : TANTE
66. "The Liner ___ a lady . . . " : SHES
67. Scatters new-mown grass, for drying. : TEDS
68. City laid out by Brigham Young, on the Weber River. : OGDEN
1. Laments. : BEMOANS
2. Graduate of Magdalen or Balliol. : OXONIAN
3. Strait between Albania and Italy. : OTRANTO
4. Syllable used in singing. : TRA
5. Chairman of G.O.P. National Committee. : HALL
6. Choleric. : IRATE
7. New V. I. P. at First Avenue and 42nd Street. : DAGHAMMARSKJOLD
8. Upon: Prefix. : EPI
9. Belonging to the select few. : ESOTERIC
10. High and outside. : BALL
11. Love or hate. : EMOTION
12. Having good inherited characteristics. : EUGENIC
13. Sun spot. : FRECKLE
22. Class. : ILK
24. Concord. : ONENESS
26. Out of patience. : TIRED
28. Criticizes adversely. : DAMNS
31. Tall basketball players. : CENTERS
35. Decree of the Sultan. : IRADE
36. Decree of any sovereign authority. : EDICT
38. Backdrop for "Street Scene." : TENEMENT
39. Wraps. : SWATHES
40. Origin of the word "assassin." : HASHISH
41. Senator Byrd's great worry. : EXPENSE
43. Where Copenhagen is. : ZEALAND
44. On the way. : ENROUTE
45. Traveler with Dulles. : STASSEN
48. "Put down six and carry two . . . " : ADD
51. Reduces the strain. : EASES
54. March date. : IDES
56. Outside: Comb. form. : ECTO
60. New England breakfast dish. : PIE
62. Retardation. : LAG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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