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New York Times, Tuesday, July 7, 1953

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.43, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 264 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 5-Down clue had acute accent over first e in "scène"; corrected it to grave.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,479
Across
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Where Burton M. Cross is governor. : AUGUSTA
8
I am present: Latin. : ADSUM
13
Allowed to act without fear. : TRUSTED
14
Ballerina Shearer, and others. : MOIRAS
16
Salt of substance used in tanning. : TANNATE
17
Harassed. : PLAGUED
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Auberge. : INN
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Well-mannered. : GENTLEMANLY
22
City on the Meuse. : LIEGE
24
Votes for. : AYES
25
Contents of a toby. : ALE
26
Plot of land. : ACRE
27
Sound of contentment. : PURR
28
Distress: Poetic. : DOLOR
30
Brawl. : MELEE
32
Reddish. : RUFOUS
33
It ends Sept. 22. : SUMMER
35
Lacking adipose substance. : NONFAT
36
Where to see 3-D. : CINEMA
37
Pinza and Baccaloni. : BASSI
38
Gabler or Hopper. : HEDDA
39
Part of N. B. : BENE
40
Rocky cliff. : SCAR
44
Prior to. : ERE
45
Enthusiasm: Fr. : ELAN
46
Something regrettable. : SHAME
47
Musical composition adapted to a certain style. : ARRANGEMENT
51
A month: Abbr. : NOV
52
Design. : PATTERN
53
Pertaining to a turning or twisting. : TORSILE
55
Drunken. : SOTTED
56
He keeps athletes in the pink. : TRAINER
57
Part of the budget problem. : WASTE
58
Elizabeth II. : EMPRESS
Down
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Invader of Europe in the 5th century. : ATTILA
2
Celestial. : URANIC
3
One of a bomber crew. : GUNNER
4
Robert Anderson's responsibility. : USN
5
Mise en scène of "Me and Juliet." : STAGE
6
Mal de ___ (headache): Fr. : TETE
7
Chancellor of West Germany. : ADENAUER
8
More spacious. : AMPLER
9
Gives out sparingly. : DOLES
10
Neighbor of Laos. : SIAM
11
Former name of Mongolia's capital. : URGA
12
Active volcano in Hawaii. : MAUNALOA
15
S. R. O. : SELLOUT
18
What some beauticians are. : DYERS
21
Seaport in Lebanon. : TYRE
23
Embellished as with jewels. : GEMMED
27
Defendant's statement. : PLEA
28
Khaki colors. : DUNS
29
Rudely unapproachable in manner: Colloq. : OFFISH
31
Mr. Knightly's bride, in 1816 novel. : EMMA
32
Heroine of popular comedy. : ROSE
33
Rugged mountain chains. : SIERRAS
34
Current beneath breaking surf. : UNDERTOW
35
French girl's name. : NANNETTE
36
Held in little esteem. : CHEAP
37
Radio signal for guidance of aviators. : BEAM
39
An ore of zinc or zinc sulphide. : BLENDE
41
Neighbor of an incisor. : CANINE
42
Plants with detergent properties. : AMOLES
43
A turned-back piece, as a lapel. : REVERS
45
Fine feather. : EGRET
46
Loop on a boot. : STRAP
48
"___ boy!" : ATTA
49
Captures by guile. : NETS
50
Standard. : NORM
54
Birthday gift from the Queen. : SIR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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