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New York Times, Thursday, July 23, 1953

Author: Roberta Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,495
Across Down
1. Lucille of TV. : BALL
5. A very rich man. : NABOB
10. Two exclamations of surprise. : OHOH
14. Man's nickname. : ABIE
15. South American constrictor. : ABOMA
16. Time of day: Comb. form. : HORO
17. Appear. : SEEM
18. Claw. : TALON
19. "As ___ going to St. Ives . . . " : IWAS
20. Name for California in 1848. : ELDORADO
22. Aimless scribbling. : DOODLE
24. Time-honored Lopez tune. : NOLA
25. Now. : TODAY
26. Vivienne of the stage. : SEGAL
29. Scene of the Yale-Harvard boat races. : NEWLONDON
33. Dog with the hair-do. : POODLE
35. Competitor. : VIER
36. Wood sorrel. : OCA
37. Plant of the lily family. : ALOE
38. Streak in marble or wood: Fr. : VEINE
40. Decoration on whitecaps. : FOAM
41. Complete failure. : DUD
42. Depression. : DENT
43. Special poker hand, played after a very high hand. : ROODLE
45. "A man is ___ he feels." : ASYOUNGAS
48. Noble of old Russia. : BOYAR
49. Rocky Mountain animals. : GOATS
50. Traffic noise. : TOOT
52. It's in the soup. : NOODLE
54. Ford Frick's business. : BASEBALL
58. The Golden Calf. : IDOL
59. Water wheel used in Persia. : NORIA
61. A call for help: Fr. : AMOI
62. Yield. : CEDE
63. Anthropoid ape. : ORANG
64. Take it easy. : LOAF
65. Actress Francis and others. : KAYS
66. Dodger star. : REESE
67. Old town in Connecticut. : LYME
1. Foundation. : BASE
2. The first shepherd. : ABEL
3. Prevaricated. : LIED
4. Summer refreshment. : LEMONADE
5. South American seaport nearest to Africa. : NATAL
6. Oil port. : ABADAN
7. Knife resembling a machete. : BOLO
8. Abyssinian river, 400 miles long. : OMO
9. Cartridge belt. : BANDOLEER
10. Frank Lausche, for instance. : OHIOAN
11. Tots' pet TV character. : HOWDYDOODY
12. Spoken. : ORAL
13. Gardener's equipment. : HOSE
21. Bun. : ROLL
23. Bouquet. : ODOR
25. What Minneapolis is to St. Paul. : TWIN
26. Italian sword. : SPADA
27. Peak in Colorado, 14,079 feet high. : EOLUS
28. Child's remark on seeing 11 Down. : GOODYGOODY
30. Argentine idol. : EVITA
31. City in central Florida. : OCALA
32. Identifier. : NAMER
34. "The ___ of whose way is undisturbed": 2 wds. : EVENTENOR
39. Machines: Abbr. : ENGS
40. Autumnal activity. : FOOTBALL
42. Twofold. : DUAL
44. Wind instrument. : OBOE
46. Lots. : OODLES
47. Discolors. : STAINS
51. Midwestern Indian. : OSAGE
52. Man's nickname. : NICK
53. Theatres of ancient Greece. : ODEA
54. Scottish bank. : BRAE
55. Chinese seaport. : AMOY
56. Ideal garden soil. : LOAM
57. Sportin ___, Cab Calloway's role. : LIFE
60. Manganese. : ORE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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