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New York Times, Thursday, July 30, 1953

Author:
W. E. Jones
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1. A boy and his dog. : PALS
5. Detecting device in Civil Defense system. : RADAR
10. New York's re-elected Senator. : IVES
14. Two-toed sloth. : UNAU
15. Bolivian city, mining center, former capital. : ORURO
16. Bird's project. : NEST
17. Operatic heroine. : MIMI
18. Little Christine and others. : TINAS
19. Formerly. : ONCE
20. Framework of a drama. : PLOT
21. Orange pekoe container. : TEABAG
23. Hebrew letter. : TAV
24. Actress Cornell. : KIT
25. "Yet you balanced an ___ on the end of your nose . . . " : EEL
26. Small rounded division of a leaf. : LOBULE
28. Detain in wartime. : INTERN
30. Bay, town, peninsula, on W. coast of France. : QUIBERON
32. Approaches. : NEARS
33. Put to the flambeau. : BURN
34. Spiritualistic knockings. : RAPS
35. Connecticut city, site of U. S. Coast Guard Academy. : NEWLONDON
38. Mountain in Greek myth. : OSSA
41. Clamp or profile creations. : HATS
42. Hazy. : MISTY
46. Priscilla Mullens' suitor. : STANDISH
48. One whose property is subject to a legal claim. : LIENEE
49. Noted Polish-French physicists. : CURIES
50. Study of plants: Abbr. : BOT
51. Pray: Latin. : ORA
52. Upshot. : END
53. First name of New Hampshire Senator. : STYLES
56. Sea inlets. : ARMS
57. American orator and patriot (1725–83). : OTIS
59. Singer Frankie. : LAINE
60. Part of a revue. : SKIT
61. 3,000 mile Siberian river. : LENA
62. Commentator Gantry. : ELMER
63. Man's nickname. : PETE
64. British colony in Arabia. : ADEN
65. Undersized animals. : RUNTS
66. Coasting vehicle. : SLED
Down
1. Symbol of Hallowe'en. : PUMPKIN
2. Coal-tar dye base. : ANILINE
3. Middleweight boxing champion, 1950. : LAMOTTA
4. Zoot ___. : SUIT
5. Condition of Denmark in Hamlet's day. : ROTTEN
6. Character in "The Tempest." : ARIEL
7. Hungarian name of the Danube. : DUNA
8. Native of world's largest peninsula. : ARAB
9. Miss Russell of "Wonderful Town." : ROSALIND
10. Daughter of Cadmus. : INO
11. California city, lemon-growing center. : VENTURA
12. Marine mollusk. : ESCALOP
13. Secretary of the Army. : STEVENS
22. Lump. : GOB
25. Language of the Scotch Highlanders. : ERSE
27. Man's nickname. : BERNIE
29. Early opera by Verdi. : ERNANI
30. Said: Poetic. : QUOTH
31. Jardinieres. : URNS
33. "Ruy ___," Victor Hugo drama. : BLAS
36. He signed his paintings with a butterfly. : WHISTLER
37. Leave out. : OMIT
38. Famous Seminole chief. : OSCEOLA
39. Dwarfed. : STUNTED
40. Subway rider in rush hour. : SARDINE
43. Submarine's breathing tube. : SNORKEL
44. Wood-eating insect. : TERMITE
45. Fermented. : YEASTED
47. ___ Plaines, Illinois. : DES
48. Dodgers, in 1949 and 1952 World Series. : LOSERS
50. Author of "John Brown's Body." : BENET
54. River on Korea's northern border. : YALU
55. Portray. : LIMN
56. Props for "Antony and Cleopatra." : ASPS
58. ___ Juan. : SAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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