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New York Times, Wednesday, July 1, 1953

Author:
George Henderson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J M Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
George Henderson has 14 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,473
Across
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British aviatrix of W. W. II. : WAAF
5
Gold braid wearers. : BRASS
10
American writer in Yiddish. : ASCH
14
Crusaders' port in Israel. : ACRE
15
Rent again. : RELET
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Indubitable. : SURE
17
Famous piece of sculpture in Paris. : THETHINKER
19
Kin of caesar, kaiser, caliph, etc. : TSAR
20
Small container on pantry shelf. : TEACADDY
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Highly skilled persons. : ADEPTS
23
Speeds. : HIES
24
Something attractive but dangerous. : SNARE
25
Status of the animals in the Ark. : PAIRS
27
First-grader. : BEGINNER
30
Does enough to deserve. : EARNS
31
Dining room in a hotel. : GRILL
32
___ generis (unique): Latin. : SUI
33
Punctilious person. : PRIG
34
The Columbine, for instance. : PLANE
35
Kin of 27 Across. : TIRO
36
Cloak-and-dagger group of W. W. II. : OSS
37
Decrepit automobile. : CRATE
38
French Creek catch for Ike. : TROUT
39
Homesteaders. : SETTLERS
41
Comic strip name for ruffians. : GOONS
42
Talk pompously. : ORATE
43
Gizzard. : CROP
44
Admit and agree to. : ACCEPT
46
K. P. leftovers. : PEELINGS
50
Spun filament. : YARN
51
One of the most frequently misspelled English words. : IRIDESCENT
53
Old-time oath. : EGAD
54
Large seaport in S E Korea. : FUSAN
55
Swift graceful horse. : ARAB
56
TV receivers. : SETS
57
A dog's age. : YEARS
58
Scores that win booby prizes. : LOWS
Down
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Well-known Scottish inventor. : WATT
2
Symptom of Charley horse. : ACHE
3
43,560 sq ft for 14 Across. : AREA
4
Attractive. : FETCHING
5
Society editors' specialties. : BRIDES
6
Cleaves. : RENDS
7
Bootlegger's stock: Colloq. : ALKY
8
Parental word for "think it over." : SEE
9
Garrote. : STRANGLE
10
After aft. : ASTERN
11
Category of the Golden Gate Bridge. : SUSPENSION
12
A partisan: Comb. form. : CRAT
13
Pronoun. : HERS
18
Head covering. : HAIRS
22
Lower house in Ireland. : DAIL
24
It's north of the Latin Quarter. : SEINE
25
Explain grammatically. : PARSE
26
Blue blood. : ARISTOCRAT
27
Baby sitters' headaches. : BRATS
28
God of the southeast wind. : EURUS
29
Clamor. : RIOT
30
Primitive poem handed down by word of mouth. : EPOS
31
A fierce look. : GLARE
34
Make dainty in a finical way. : PRETTIFY
35
Miami race track park. : TROPICAL
37
Sound of thunder. : CLAP
38
Planes, for instance. : TOOLS
40
Tendencies. : TRENDS
41
Seasonal decorations. : GREENS
43
Relative of the juniper. : CEDAR
44
Answers to "All in favor ... " : AYES
45
Hockey goal. : CAGE
46
City on the Arno. : PISA
47
Orchid-loving detective. : NERO
48
Chew on. : GNAW
49
Bachelors of Sacred Theology. : STBS
52
___ de la Paix. : RUE

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

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