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New York Times, Tuesday, August 11, 1953

Author: Edward Buckler
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,514
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1. Burning topic in hot controversy. : BOOKS
6. Mocks. : APES
10. Smile expansively. : BEAM
14. Meat jelly. : ASPIC
15. Lure for shoppers. : SALE
16. "Agin." : ANTI
17. Breathing pore in plants. : STOMA
18. Lengthens. : PROTRACTS
20. Smith, Einstein and Dark. : ALS
21. Masters of understatement. : BRITISH
23. Put a match to. : LIT
24. Fewer. : LESS
26. Times. : ERAS
27. "___ Ben Jonson"—epitaph in Westminster Abbey. : ORARE
29. Korean negotiator. : TRUCEMAKER
32. Done. : OVER
33. What Ted Williams has been. : MARINE
34. Sets solidly. : EMBEDS
36. Pecuniary place in Philadelphia. : MINT
37. Be cross. : CRAB
38. Wearing the symbol of the nursing profession. : CAPPED
41. Drudged. : MOILED
43. Fit. : ABLE
44. Pertaining to a patron. : SPONSORIAL
48. Regretful ones. : RUERS
50. Trick. : RUSE
51. Time long past. : YORE
52. Girl's name. : OSA
53. Do away with. : ABOLISH
56. Simple bed. : COT
57. Persons engaged in lawsuits. : LITIGANTS
59. Native of Dutch Harbor. : ALEUT
61. Smooth. : EVEN
62. Notation in proofreading. : STET
63. Billiard stroke to make the ball move in a curve. : MASSE
64. Left wingers. : REDS
65. Troughs for carrying mortar. : HODS
66. Participant in a bulldogging contest. : STEER
1. Dark fine-grained rock. : BASALT
2. Man who works around a stable. : OSTLER
3. American marsupial with prehensile tail. : OPOSSUM
4. Novel of 1901. : KIM
5. Fungus growth on a leaf. : SCAB
6. Candidate. : ASPIRANT
7. Have a share. : PARTAKE
8. Miss McElhone of TV. : ELOISE
9. Fixes. : SETS
10. Refrain of the Whiffenpoof song. : BAA
11. Tract enclosed within a foreign territory. : ENCLAVE
12. Garbed. : ATTIRED
13. Roberts and others. : MISTERS
19. Greek letter. : RHO
22. Bethinks. : REMINDS
25. Run like a mouse. : SCAMPER
28. A felony. : ROBBERY
30. Lake port, pop. 130,803. : ERIE
31. Increases in price again. : RERISES
35. St. ___, where GI's fought in France. : MALO
37. Is made up. : CONSISTS
38. Seasonal singer. : CAROLER
39. Scurrilous. : ABUSIVE
40. Made like a kilt. : PLEATED
41. Shed skin or feathers. : MOULTED
42. District of bishop's authority. : DIOCESE
45. Instanter. : PRONTO
46. Excite. : AROUSE
47. Symbol of athletic success. : LETTER
49. Become flabby. : SAG
54. Strike heavily: Slang. : BASH
55. Amateur radio operators. : HAMS
58. Now the Republicans. : INS
60. Distance from the equator: Abbr. : LAT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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