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New York Times, Monday, August 10, 1953

Author:
Martha Brownlee
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,513
Across
1. ___ patriae. : AMOR
5. Turkish cavalryman. : SPAHI
10. Confusion. : MESS
14. Former opera star. : BORI
15. Native of Dubuque. : IOWAN
16. Cantata melody. : ARIA
17. Girl's name. : ELIZ
18. Zane and Lady Jane. : GREYS
19. Connect. : LINK
20. "Tiger of the Snows." : TENZING
22. Hodgepodge. : MELANGE
24. U. S. scientist. : UREY
25. Acidity. : ACOR
26. Bookie's customer. : BETTOR
29. Defeating opponents and holding them scoreless: Slang. : SKUNKING
33. There's strength in it. : UNION
34. The Cloth. : CLERGYMEN
35. Quiet. : MUM
36. Exclamation of satisfaction. : THERE
37. Actress Gardner. : AVA
38. Local meetings of voters. : PRIMARIES
41. Thesaurus originator. : ROGET
43. At the bottom of the bottle. : SEDIMENT
44. Crap shooter. : DICERS
45. Russian parliament under the czars. : DUMA
46. Magnesium silicate. : TALC
47. Middle name of a President. : WOODROW
50. Adventurous companion of 20 Across. : HILLARY
54. Ancient wine pitcher. : OLPE
55. Rabbit fur. : LAPIN
57. Layer of the iris. : UVEA
58. Mortgage. : LIEN
59. Praying figure. : ORANT
60. Business arrangement. : DEAL
61. Fellows of Oxford and Cambridge. : DONS
62. Bordered with marsh plants. : SEDGY
63. Light tan. : ECRU
Down
1. Sanction, especially in wrongdoing. : ABET
2. Breakwater. : MOLE
3. Character in "Mourning Becomes Electra." : ORIN
4. Scooter of the diamond. : RIZZUTO
5. Button Gwinnett, for instance. : SIGNER
6. Denizen of Catfish Row. : PORGY
7. Reverence. : AWE
8. Wild swings: Slang. : HAYMAKERS
9. Wobbly. : INSECURE
10. Hot air. : MALARKY
11. Name for a colleen. : ERIN
12. Buzz. : SING
13. Rice beer of Japan. : SAKE
21. Symbol of strength and power. : IRON
23. Senator from Louisiana. : LONG
26. Phrenologist's delight. : BUMPS
27. Habituate. : ENURE
28. Fainthearted. : TIMID
29. Ice storm phenomenon. : SLEET
30. Graphic description. : IMAGE
31. By no chance. : NEVER
32. Dipterous insects. : GNATS
34. Gift for the second wedding anniversary. : CHINAWARE
36. Sound effects on a stringed instrument. : TREMOLOS
39. Refuse heaps. : MIDDENS
40. 1,767-mile river into Tatar Strait. : AMUR
41. Small stream. : RILL
42. Shut in or out. : OCCLUDE
44. Delicious and choice. : DAINTY
46. Scandinavian legislative body. : THING
47. Upland plain. : WOLD
48. Medley. : OLIO
49. Honest. : OPEN
51. With: French. : AVEC
52. Opposite of the van. : REAR
53. Korea-Manchuria border. : YALU
56. Floating leaf of a water lily. : PAD

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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