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New York Times, Monday, July 20, 1953

Author:
Thomas Meekin
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Scoring units. : POINTS
7. For nothing. : GRATIS
13. Play's finale. : CURTAIN
14. Where Ploesti is. : RUMANIA
16. Young wrestler in the Forest of Arden. : ORLANDO
17. They speak louder than words. : ACTIONS
18. Apple, peach, blueberry. : PIES
19. Almost wholly submerged. : AWASH
21. Early settlers on the Dnieper. : RUS
22. Actress Hagen. : UTA
23. Relative of a fin. : FLIPPER
25. 17th century Dutch painter. : DOU
26. Small Hawaiian island. : LANAI
28. Variety of lettuce. : COS
29. Oil: Latin. : OLEUM
31. Responded. : ANSWERED
33. Where to play golf. : COURSE
34. Woe's me! : ALAS
35. Mrs. in Poland. : PANI
36. Insects. : APHIDS
39. Delicatessen specialty. : COLESLAW
43. Our first envoy to Korea, 1883. : FOOTE
44. Sweetheart of song. : SAL
45. Poison oak of the Pacific Coast. : YEARA
46. Flapdoodle. : ROT
47. Quell. : REPRESS
50. Where Lwow is: Abbr. : POL
51. Duveen's specialty. : ART
52. City in Alabama, pop. 22,840. : SELMA
53. The Marciano-Walcott affair. : BOUT
54. Take off: Colloq. : IMITATE
57. Baptize by dipping. : IMMERSE
59. Impaired. : DAMAGED
60. Small tray for glass or bottle. : COASTER
61. Cathedral city of France. : NEVERS
62. Cured in brine. : SALTED
Down
1. Narrow-minded person. : PURITAN
2. Where Joan of Arc fought. : ORLEANS
3. Negritos: Var. : ITAS
4. Mezzo-soprano Merriman. : NAN
5. Of ocean currents. : TIDAL
6. Glacial phenomena. : SNOWICES
7. Understands. : GRASPS
8. Relative of a jabot. : RUCHE
9. Total: Abbr. : AMT
10. Laos, Shan and Siamese. : TAI
11. "Set thine house ___." 2 Kings, xx, 1. : INORDER
12. Winding in and out. : SINUOUS
13. Connecting verb in grammar. : COPULA
15. Take for granted. : ASSUME
20. Footless animal. : APOD
23. Duke Snider's job. : FIELDER
24. Pat and Mickey. : ROONEYS
27. Stay for. : AWAIT
30. Viennese actress: ___ Rainer. : LUISE
32. Haile Selassie's original title. : RAS
33. Presidential nickname. : CAL
35. Controversial discussions. : POLEMICS
36. Apprehensive. : AFRAID
37. Second category in a nursery jingle. : POORMAN
38. State of affairs "in the old town tonight." : HOTTIME
39. Senator Hayden. : CARL
40. City in Indiana. : LAPORTE
41. Excited. : AROUSED
42. Truce envoy Robertson. : WALTER
44. First, second, third. : SPEEDS
48. Spanish girl's name. : ESTER
49. Pacific island group, U. S. naval station. : SAMOA
53. Largest. : BEST
55. Hebrew letter. : TAV
56. Golden ___. : AGE
58. Runner Whitfield. : MAL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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