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New York Times, Tuesday, July 21, 1953

Author: Victor Goldfarb
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 3, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,493
Across Down
1. Locale for a space story. : MARS
5. Edison's middle name : ALVA
9. Gladden the heart. : ELATE
14. Upon. : ATOP
15. Way station to 1 Across. : MOON
16. Mrs. George Sanders' maiden name. : GABOR
17. Relative of the saxhorn. : TUBA
18. Personage of the 25th century. : BUCKROGERS
20. Hero of a Tennyson poem. : ENOCH
22. Adventure story. : TALE
23. Proofreader's mark. : STET
24. Find out. : DETECT
26. He disinherited his youngest daughter. : LEAR
28. Heroine of "The Good Earth." : OLAN
30. He's 1-A. : DRAFTEE
35. Native of northern Norway. : LAPP
38. Sign of the zodiac. : LEO
40. Covering of a silkworm's cocoon. : FLOSS
41. "Unknown Worlds," "Amazing Stories," etc. : SCIENCEFICTIONS
45. Town near tip of Cape Cod. : TRURO
46. One way to win in the ring: Abbr. : TKO
47. Delight. : GLEE
48. Plants yielding oil. : SESAMES
51. Apiece. : EACH
53. Crossjack or spanker. : SAIL
55. Answers from an abacus. : TOTALS
59. Gil ___, Le Sage's merry rogue. : BLAS
63. An acorn, for example. : SEED
65. Wide piece of wood in a chair back. : SPLAT
66. Conveyance for 18 Across. : ROCKETSHIP
69. Easy swinging gait. : LOPE
70. Beyond the stratosphere. : ETHER
71. Pound lightly. : TAMP
72. Handle. : ANSA
73. Exclamations of surprise. : WHEWS
74. Another name for 1 Across. : ARES
75. Obligation. : NEED
1. Beaten at chess. : MATED
2. In harmony. : ATUNE
3. Person who doesn't think for himself. : ROBOT
4. "Captain Video," for example. : SPACEOPERA
5. Title for John M. Allison: Abbr. : AMB
6. Duffer. : LOUT
7. Part of a record, other than instrumental. : VOCAL
8. Took a walk: Slang. : ANKLED
9. Relative of the id. : EGO
10. Falls behind. : LAGS
11. Aid and ___. : ABET
12. Moved with speed. : TORE
13. Formerly. : ERST
19. Opposite of the van. : REAR
21. Wrecker of the budget: Abbr. : HCL
25. Useful mineral. : TALC
27. George of the movies and TV. : RAFT
29. Born. : NEE
31. Preliminary draft for certain travel. : FLIGHTPLAN
32. Unwitting stooge. : TOOL
33. Relative of a serf. : ESNE
34. To be: Lat. : ESSE
35. Invasion vessels : LSTS
36. Levantine port. : ACRE
37. Name of twelve Popes. : PIUS
39. Frequently: Poet. : OFT
42. Marcel, Raoul, etc. : NOMS
43. Famous golfer. : IKE
44. Blazer. : COAT
49. Part of the "twain." : EAST
50. After-dinner snooze. : SIESTA
52. Firms: Abbr. : COS
54. Composer of waltzes. : LEHAR
56. Separate. : ALONE
57. Small error. : LAPSE
58. Place, as filled by a substitute. : STEAD
59. Begin to form, as a storm. : BREW
60. Joshua ___ Liebman. : LOTH
61. Yearn for. : ACHE
62. Twist. : SKEW
64. A kind of novel. : DIME
67. Common suffixes. : ERS
68. Second afterthought: Abbr. : PPS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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