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New York Times, Tuesday, July 14, 1953

Author:
Alfred Rosenheim
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { B J K X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Alfred Rosenheim has 1 pre-Shortz puzzle in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,486
Across
1. Compulsory bet. : ANTE
5. Opera star of fifty years ago. : PATTI
10. Vogue. : RAGE
14. Check. : REIN
15. There's strength in it. : UNION
16. Bridge winners. : ACES
17. Scarecrows. : TATTERDEMALIONS
20. Warehoused. : STORAGED
21. King of England, 1016–35. : CANUTE
22. The birds, to a zoologist. : AVES
23. Pens. : STIES
24. World event of October. : SERIES
27. Craved. : THIRSTED
30. Relies on something. : LEANS
31. Drives off. : SHOOS
32. "___ got a mule, her name is Sal . . . " : IVE
33. Work units. : ERGS
34. Refuse with disdain. : SPURN
35. Read meter. : SCAN
36. ___ mater, part of the brain. : PIA
37. Table of prices, wages, etc. : SCALE
38. Seeming: Prefix. : QUASI
39. Beam for supporting joists : TEMPLATE
41. Head of C. I. A. : DULLES
42. Europe-Asia border. : URALS
43. Relative of a hornpipe. : REEL
44. Insult. : OFFEND
46. Greeted, as guests. : RECEIVED
50. Fountain pen guarantee. : LIFETIMESERVICE
52. Facial expression. : GRIN
53. Savor of cooking. : NIDOR
54. Very pale. : ASHY
55. Miss Sothern and others. : ANNS
56. Mature. : GROWN
57. Advocates of the novel. : NEOS
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1. Literature and music. : ARTS
2. Tidy. : NEAT
3. Anti-Kremlin Communist. : TITO
4. Starts a journey. : ENTRAINS
5. Communists' means of quelling opposition. : PURGES
6. Where Aconcagua is. : ANDES
7. All even. : TIED
8. One of a trio of nobodies. : TOM
9. Idleness. : INACTION
10. Actress Ella. : RAINES
11. Serving to aid hearing. : ACOUSTICAL
12. Guy or chap. : GENT
13. Sum, ___, fui, futurus. : ESSE
18. Part of a roof. : EAVES
19. Hideouts. : LAIRS
23. Vacation place. : SHORE
24. Took a siesta. : SLEPT
25. Spooky. : EERIE
26. Scarecrow. : RAGAMUFFIN
27. U.S.-Denmark airbase on Baffin Bay. : THULE
28. Enlarging gradually, as a chimney. : EVASE
29. Patron Saint of France. : DENIS
31. Squabbles. : SPATS
34. Very hot. : SCALDING
35. Host of "Toast of the Town." : SULLIVAN
37. Point of view. : SLANT
38. Singular. : QUEER
40. Primps. : PREENS
41. Distinguish clearly. : DECERN
43. Plant more seed. : RESOW
44. Kafka heroine. : OLGA
45. Snow at the top of a glacier. : FIRN
46. Make over. : REDO
47. Workbench device. : VISE
48. Sympathetic response. : ECHO
49. Tunisian rulers. : DEYS
51. Chief, in India. : MIR

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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