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New York Times, Friday, July 31, 1953

Author: Roberta Morse
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
Roberta H. Morse has 64 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,503
Across Down
1. Holloman of baseball. : BOBO
5. Lawrence Peter of the Yankees. : BERRA
10. Obsolescent word in marriage ceremony. : OBEY
14. Coaling port in Arabia. : ADEN
15. Mountain nymph. : OREAD
16. What a hot dog used to cost. : DIME
17. Baseball statistics. : BATTINGAVERAGES
20. The Lily Maid. : ELAINE
21. ___ majesty. : LESE
22. Southern hero. : LEE
23. Believer in Moslem religion: Abbr. : MOHAM
25. Ticket ___. : TAKERS
27. An ancient people in Italy. : PICENES
30. Laboratory heating device. : ETNA
31. Doctors' association. : AMA
32. Slackens. : EASEL
35. Bird of prey: Fr. : AIGLE
38. The All Star of July 14th. : GAME
40. Ten degrees of the zodiac. : DECAN
42. Sir, in Malaysia. : TUAN
43. Describing the bleachers on a rainy day. : EMPTY
45. Coach. : TUTOR
47. Wartime theatre. : ETO
48. Over. : ATOP
50. Camembert and Stilton. : CHEESES
52. Error in bridge. : RENEGE
54. Carrasquel of the White Sox. : CHICO
55. Smeltery material. : ORE
56. The germ of a project. : IDEA
58. Frequent result of a rhubarb. : TUSSLE
62. What the plate umpire calls. : BALLSANDSTRIKES
65. ___ of Man. : ISLE
66. Peter of Hollywood. : LORRE
67. Right fielder's number, in keeping score. : NINE
68. Smartly done. : NEAT
69. "O! ___ not by the moon." : SWEAR
70. Mantle or Robinson, for instance. : STAR
1. He "built" the Yankee stadium. : BABE
2. Heritable land, in old Teutonic law. : ODAL
3. Phi ___ Kappa. : BETA
4. When a ball game is supposed to start. : ONTIME
5. Kind of play: Slang. : BONEHEAD
6. Unit of energy. : ERG
7. Territory. : REALM
8. Talk overenthusiastically. : RAVE
9. "___ fideles." : ADESTE
10. Part of a harem. : ODA
11. Opposite of the Minors. : BIGLEAGUES
12. Eastern title. : EMEER
13. Assents. : YESES
18. Hole ___. : INONE
19. The ranch in "Giant." : REATA
24. Speed is one, on the diamond. : ASSET
26. Make cardigans. : KNIT
27. Errand boy. : PAGE
28. Mohammedan priest. : IMAM
29. Dodger star. : CAMPANELLA
33. French coin. : ECU
34. Nickname for Paige, the oldest active pitcher. : LATCH
36. Opposite of 4 Down. : LATE
37. Slaughter of St. Louis. : ENOS
39. Diminutive suffix. : ETTE
41. Claim to fame of 1 Across. : NOHITTER
44. Hindu ascetics. : YOGIS
46. Happen again. : RECUR
49. Part of a bicycle. : PEDALS
51. Red dyes. : EOSINS
52. Roberts of the Phillies. : ROBIN
53. Wipe out. : ERASE
54. Group of staff officers. : CADRE
57. Sufficient: Dial. : ENOW
59. Playlet. : SKIT
60. "Leaping ___." : LENA
61. Danish weights. : ESER
63. Tennis term. : LET
64. Señora: Abbr. : SRA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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