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New York Times, Tuesday, June 30, 1953

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Thomas Meekin has 202 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,472
Across Down
1. Popular June ceremony. : BRIDAL
7. Sen. Butler's city. : OMAHA
12. Ground for hope. : PROMISE
13. Sacred book of 114 suras. : KORAN
14. Roads where the Monitor engaged the Merrimac. : HAMPTON
15. Shirley Jackson's famous story (with "The"). : LOTTERY
18. Mrs. Sinatra. : AVA
19. Southern California's football team. : TROJANS
21. West of Broadway. : MAE
22. A Scotsman. : SANDY
24. College pep cries. : RAHS
25. ___ fide (in good faith). : BONA
26. Girl's nickname. : EDIE
27. Banking game. : FARO
28. Armored striking force. : TANKS
29. Association football. : SOCCER
31. Most chic. : SMARTEST
33. Oriental name. : OMAR
35. Perched. : ALIT
36. Yvars or Musial. : CARDINAL
40. Spatter. : SPLASH
44. Satellite of Uranus. : ARIEL
45. Nothing to brag about. : SOSO
47. Italian family. : ESTE
48. Political machine man. : BOSS
49. Full of life. : SPRY
50. "___ Is Born." : ASTAR
51. Fumed ___. : OAK
52. Eschewed. : SHUNNED
54. Soldiers' mail expediter: Abbr. : APO
55. One of the Andrews sisters. : TRIPLET
57. Wes Santee's new record, 4:02.4. : ONEMILE
59. Girl's name meaning my delight. : NAOMI
60. Actress Del Rio. : DOLORES
61. Pick up leavings. : GLEAN
62. Tage Erlander's people. : SWEDES
1. Bluff and bluster. : BRAVADO
2. One of the great languages. : ROMANIC
3. "Dennis the Menace." : IMP
4. Short song. : DITTY
5. Ten-stringed Hebrew instrument. : ASOR
6. Girl's name. : LENORA
7. Mickey Mantle's home. : OKLAHOMA
8. Jupiter has eleven. : MOONS
9. The Frick Collection. : ARTS
10. Ten-gallon item. : HAT
11. Sea animal resembling a flower. : ANEMONE
12. Stages in a cycle. : PHASES
16. Ensign, Major, Admiral, etc. : RANKS
17. Brewer's necessity. : YEAST
20. Conflicts. : JARS
23. Deciphers. : DECODES
25. Verdun and Vicksburg. : BATTLES
27. One of a TV trio. : FRAN
28. Vacation sortie. : TRIP
30. Olympic Games champion Zapotek. : EMIL
32. Besides. : ALSO
34. Evil genius of Czar Nicholas II. : RASPUTIN
36. Prominent name in Boston. : CABOT
37. Resounding with 24 Across. : AROAR
38. Hazarding. : RISKING
39. Bereft. : LORN
41. Star of "Royal Wedding," "Easter Parade," etc. : ASTAIRE
42. U-shaped fasteners. : STAPLES
43. Members of the 8th Army. : HEROES
46. Churchly bodies. : SYNODS
49. First word of Jewish liturgy. : SHEMA
50. Sister of 41 Down. : ADELE
52. The blackthorn. : SLOE
53. "Oh, Wilderness were Paradise ___!" : ENOW
56. Term for Joey. : PAL
58. Annual Scottish congress. : MOD

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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