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New York Times, Wednesday, June 24, 1953

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,466
Across
1. International ___ for Reconstruction and Development. : BANK
5. A few cartoons. : STRIP
10. Native of Homs. : ARAB
14. Hodgepodge. : OLIO
15. Still a good, meaningful English word. : PEACE
16. For want of which a kingdom was lost. : NAIL
17. Play by Lillian Hellman. : WATCHONTHERHINE
20. Small, semitropical fish. : SEAHORSE
21. Important southern crop. : PEANUT
22. Riviera summer. : ETE
23. Fur-bearing animal. : SEAL
24. How Olympic torch is carried. : RELAYS
28. Army and Navy ration. : HARDTACK
32. Greek resistance group. : ELAS
33. President at Bonn. : HEUSS
34. Me: French. : MOI
35. Office communication. : MEMO
36. Lord Boyd ___, Peace prize winner. : ORR
37. Famous English Quaker. : PENN
38. Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
39. Lost dog. : STRAY
41. Pulitzer prize playwright, 1953. : INGE
42. Potential powder keg. : NEAREAST
44. Coast Guard boat. : CUTTER
46. Girl's name. : EDNA
47. High rocky hill. : TOR
48. Oil refinng center in the news. : ABADAN
51. Its capital is Tegucigalpa. : HONDURAS
56. She wrote "Kiss Me Again, Stranger." : DAPHNEDUMAURIER
58. 267,339 sq. mi. for Texas. : AREA
59. Duchess of Cornwall in "King Lear." : REGAN
60. Where the Pearl Mosque is. : AGRA
61. Cloud of dust, smoke, gas, etc. : MIST
62. Horse laugh. : SNORT
63. Latest victim of Red aggression. : LAOS
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1. What a star takes. : BOWS
2. Wings. : ALAE
3. Girl in an old Spanish song. : NITA
4. Pioneer of moderrn bacteriology, Nobel prize, 1905. : KOCH
5. Section of a newspaper. : SPORTS
6. Perfect or pluperfect. : TENSE
7. Chide. : RATE
8. ___ dien. (Prince of Wales' motto) : ICH
9. Popular TV role. : PEEPERS
10. Central German state. : ANHALT
11. Weather prediction. : RAIN
12. Japanese aborigine. : AINU
13. Fruit decay. : BLET
18. North Carolina Senator. : HOEY
19. Curls up with a good book. : READS
23. Relative of the flying fish. : SAURY
24. President of Panama. : REMON
25. French student. : ELEVE
26. Mythical vampire. : LAMIA
27. Japanese volcano, recently erupted. : ASO
28. Afghanistan city. : HERAT
29. Catkin of a willow tree. : AMENT
30. Curt dismissal. : CONGE
31. Recent trade from Pirates to Cubs. : KINER
33. Hengist's brother. : HORSA
37. Onetime popular game. : PIT
39. Invasion gateway in France. : SEDAN
40. Leather makers. : TANNERS
43. Symbol of the rank of a cardinal. : REDHAT
44. He wrote "Modern Science and Modern Man." : CONANT
45. Pakistani tongue. : URDU
47. To take: Spanish. : TOMAR
48. Rep. Powell of N. Y. : ADAM
49. Port on Italy's heel. : BARI
50. Hooton's "Why Men Behave Like ___, and Vice Versa." : APES
51. Justice Black. : HUGO
52. Orsk's river. : URAL
53. Port NE of Memel. : RIGA
54. Flying craft. : AERO
55. Spanish ladies: Abbr. : SRAS
57. TV room. : DEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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