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New York Times, Monday, June 22, 1953

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 39-Down clue had "Housewive's"; corrected this to "Housewives'."

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,464

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Across
1
Mother Superior. : ABBESS
7
Dance the Latin way. : SAMBA
12
Heavy hitter's batting position. : CLEANUP
13
General's responsibility. : TROOPS
15
He was drowned in the Hellespont. : LEANDER
16
Philadelphia's Robin. : ROBERTS
18
Behave. : ACT
19
Egyptian god of the lower world. : OSIRIS
21
Work for police headquarters. : RIOT
22
Hint or tip: Slang. : STEER
24
Astronomical intersecting points. : NODES
26
Party watchword. : CRY
27
An extremity of a new moon. : HORN
28
Eye. : OGLE
29
Tamiami ___. : TRAIL
31
Westminster. : ABBEY
33
Relative of an imperial. : GOATEE
34
Danny Kaye role. : COBBLER
37
Business man's objective. : SUCCESS
38
Became well or sound. : HEALED
39
Prize contested for. : STAKE
40
Fiddle-faddles. : IDLES
41
Take a favorable turn. : BOOM
42
Chow ___. : MEIN
46
Spirit. : VIM
47
Where celebrities meet. : SALON
49
The "elder statesmen" of Japan. : GENRO
50
Series of major events. : EPOS
52
Triangular sail on a dhow. : LATEEN
54
Girl's nickname. : DOT
55
Sometimes called Dutch Guiana. : SURINAM
57
Transparent as glass. : HYALINE
59
Biblical story on the screen. : SALOME
60
Attained fame. : ARRIVED
61
Timber wolves. : LOBOS
62
Became gentle. : MELTED
Down
1
One of the Furies. : ALECTO
2
Aid for a big game hunter. : BEATER
3
"Off limits," for instance. : BAN
4
Where King Saul visited the witch. : ENDOR
5
Contests in law. : SUES
6
Large field spaniel. : SPRINGER
7
Walk vigorously. : STRIDE
8
Came into view. : AROSE
9
Possible factor in a 21 Across. : MOB
10
Afrikander. : BOER
11
Bask in sun. : APRICATE
12
Meet in opposition. : CLASH
14
Newsworthy people or events. : STORIES
17
Bridges in Upper House. : STYLES
20
Half of a word for pudgy. : ROLY
23
Furnish with adequate means. : ENABLE
25
Summer theatre. : STOCK
28
Man's name meaning serving. : OBED
30
Flower cluster, as in lily of the valley. : RACEME
32
Hallow. : BLESS
33
Important U. S. base in Pacific. : GUAM
34
Fragrant potherb. : CHIVES
35
He answered the riddle of Sphinx. : OEDIPUS
36
Royal residence on the Dee. : BALMORAL
37
President of the Giants. : STONEHAM
39
Housewives' headache. : SOOT
41
Finds fault with. : BLAMES
43
Garden succory. : ENDIVE
44
Protected with armor. : IRONED
45
Remarkable. : NOTED
48
Shrine of Lone Star state. : ALAMO
49
Knot in wood. : GNARL
51
Farmer's storage pit. : SILO
53
Jane Rochester's middle name. : EYRE
56
A swell: Slang. : NOB
58
Kindled. : LIT

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

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