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New York Times, Thursday, August 13, 1953

Author: Helen Smathers
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,516
Across Down
1. New director of the WAVES. : WILDE
6. The principle of radar. : ECHO
10. Deck officer. : MATE
14. Descriptive of Niagara Falls sound effect. : AROAR
15. Side-wheeler. : BOAT
16. Pale. : ASHY
17. Owner of Native Dancer. : VANDERBILT
19. ___ East. : NEAR
20. Summer in France. : ETE
21. Type of fish. : EEL
22. Where Louis Stephen St. Laurent presides. : OTTAWA
24. Ancestral baby sitters. : SERVANTS
27. ___ de mer. : MAL
28. Assistants. : AIDES
29. They have legal life of 17 years. : PATENTS
33. French Ambassador to U. S. : BONNET
35. Dispatched. : SENT
36. Mouths: Latin. : ORA
37. Harmonium. : ORGAN
38. Washington Irving character. : RIP
39. Brownies. : ELVES
41. Girl's name. : RAE
42. Hebrew stringed instrument. : ASOR
44. Opportunities: Colloq. : BREAKS
45. Going somewhere. : ENROUTE
47. Musical specialties. : DUETS
48. Sweet ___. : PEA
49. Weeds with prickly heads. : BURDOCKS
52. They're sometimes grand slams. : HOMERS
55. Cowhide leather. : ELK
56. Actress Munson. : ONA
57. Mr. Ladd of "Shane." : ALAN
58. Brought to a standstill. : STALEMATED
62. White frost. : RIME
63. Scottish Gaelic. : ERSE
64. Bay window. : ORIEL
65. Croaker. : TOAD
66. Washington major-leaguers. : NATS
67. Land of Andrea Doria. : ITALY
1. Members of U. S. N. R. : WAVES
2. Incensed. : IRATE
3. Radio hero. : LONERANGER
4. Member of the family. : DAD
5. Sooner than. : ERE
6. Brooklyn's home base. : EBBETS
7. Rolls of stamps. : COILS
8. ___ Roach, veteran movie producer. : HAL
9. Provision for a TV guest. : OTTOMAN
10. Yankee slugger. : MANTLE
11. Not ashore. : ASEA
12. Unbend. : THAW
13. Wildcat of Brazil. : EYRA
18. Snare again. : RENET
23. "Ay, tear her ___ ensign down . . . " : TATTERED
25. Playwright Delmar. : VINA
26. V. I. P. in Bonn. : ADENAUER
29. Animation. : PEP
30. Canadian vacationland. : NOVASCOTIA
31. A long journey. : TREK
32. Back talk. : SASS
33. An unwelcome guest. : BORE
34. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
35. Churchill's gift from the queen. : SIR
38. Old world deer. : ROE
40. Mother of Artemis. : LETO
43. F. O. A. chief. : STASSEN
44. British statesman and orator (1729–97). : BURKE
46. Began on Broadway. : OPENED
47. Cabinet member. : DULLES
49. Movie thriller, "The ___ from 20,000 Fathoms." : BEAST
50. Bend in worship. : KNEEL
51. Without cheer. : SADLY
52. U. S. star at Wimbledon. : HART
53. Dish of many ingredients. : OLIO
54. Popular TV role. : MAMA
59. Part of a song refrain. : TRA
60. French pronoun. : MOI
61. ___ lovers. : ART

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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