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New York Times, Wednesday, August 12, 1953

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,515
Across Down
1. Bucolic dance hall. : BARN
5. Girl's name. : ROSA
9. Barnyard cheeper. : CHICK
14. Exchange premium. : AGIO
15. Buffet supper for the gang. : EATS
16. Hero of many a radio program. : HENRY
17. 15-mile-long island off Massachusetts. : NANTUCKET
19. Man's name. : ANSON
20. Lively dance in triple rhythm. : JIG
21. Setting hens. : NESTERS
23. Water, fruit juice, egg white, sugar. : ICE
24. Attacks. : ONSETS
26. Demolished. : RASED
28. River valley phenomena. : MISTS
31. Salad ingredient. : CELERY
34. The "I" in G. I. : ISSUE
37. A firm foundation. : ROCK
39. Pout: French. : MOUE
40. Receptacle for punch. : BOWL
41. Man's name. : SILAS
42. Home of the rumba. : CUBA
43. Oratorio melody. : ARIA
44. Rhythm tappers. : TOES
45. Dovetail. : MITER
46. Swashbuckler. : RANTER
48. Suitable for clog dancing. : SABOT
50. Family. : GENUS
52. Small sails. : ROYALS
56. Warp yarn. : ABB
58. Kind of dance the saltarello is. : ITALIAN
61. Scoop of ice cream. : DIP
62. Loud cheers and laughter. : ROARS
64. Masquerade party. : FANCYBALL
66. Chronicle. : ANNAL
67. Girl's nickname. : EVIE
68. One opposed. : ANTI
69. Dance committeeman's ribbon. : BADGE
70. Groups of a square dance. : SETS
71. Fate of Clementine. : LOST
1. Hillbilly band item. : BANJO
2. On the other hand. : AGAIN
3. Tosses a well-aimed quoit. : RINGS
4. "She loves me ___." : NOT
5. Dance intermission. : RECESS
6. Stand of sturdy trees. : OAKS
7. Retain: Printing. : STET
8. Michaelmas daisy. : ASTER
9. Step maneuver in country dance. : CHASSE
10. Mother of 9 Across. : HEN
11. How the husks are turned at a husking-bee. : INSIDEOUT
12. Rapacious reptile. : CROC
13. Creator of "Cappy Ricks." : KYNE
18. Loosen. : UNTIE
22. Wagon frames for hauling hay. : RACKS
25. Vie with. : EMULATE
27. New Haven, Conn. : ELMCITY
29. Banjo, sax, and piano. : TRIO
30. On which a shuffle dance is executed. : SOLES
32. Yokel. : RUBE
33. Four seasons. : YEAR
34. Type of steel rod. : IBAR
35. Short-billed rail. : SORA
36. Any jive orchestra. : SWINGBAND
38. House in Spain. : CASA
41. Cakewalk. : STRUT
45. Dreamy. : MOONY
47. Maroon. : ENISLE
49. Suspenders, in England. : BRACES
51. Strongboxes. : SAFES
53. John Hersey's bell town. : ADANO
54. Lively, cheerful tunes. : LILTS
55. An ice-cream dish with fruit. : SPLIT
56. Sheik's horse. : ARAB
57. ___ fide (in good faith). : BONA
59. Bathe. : LAVE
60. Ornamental letter: Abbr. : INIT
63. Syncopated music: Colloq. : RAG
65. ___ masque. : BAL

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

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