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New York Times, Saturday, August 15, 1953

Author:
Isaac Kert
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.78, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,518
Across
1. Its symbol is a diamond. : APRIL
6. Galsworthy wrote one. : SAGA
10. Wind instrument. : REED
14. Part of A. W. O. L. : LEAVE
15. Zodiacal sign. : CRAB
16. Therefore. : ERGO
17. Almost never. : ONCEINABLUEMOON
20. Soda fountain specialties. : ICES
21. Associated with Homer. : EPOS
22. Buddhist sacred city. : LASSA
23. Author's complete work. : SET
24. Relative of a mole. : PIER
25. ___ polloi. : HOI
26. Sadie Thompson's tragedy. : RAIN
28. It grows in Southern California. : ICEPLANT
33. Wished to signify. : MEANT
35. Bakery specialty. : SCONE
36. Crumpet chaser. : TEA
37. Lines made by a compass. : ARCS
38. Petits ___, frosted cupcakes. : FOURS
39. Significant cough. : AHEM
40. Squid smokescreen. : INK
41. Thousand: Latin. : MILLE
42. Vinson and Allen. : FREDS
43. Composer of "Thais." : MASSENET
45. Salt lake in Asia. : ARAL
46. Used up. : ATE
47. ___-daisy. : UPSY
49. Caesar on TV. : SID
52. Official of ancient Rome. : EDILE
55. Sector. : AREA
56. To be: French. : ETRE
57. Good exercise for Florence Chadwick. : AUSTRALIANCRAWL
60. Equipment for St. Moritz. : SKEE
61. The puck in ice hockey. : DISC
62. Daddy Warbucks' girl. : ANNIE
63. Cousin of the seagull. : TERN
64. It changes at the 180th meridian. : DATE
65. Youth. : TEENS
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1. Man's name. : ALOIS
2. Sixty to a crown. : PENCE
3. Woodbine, Aqueduct and others. : RACETRACKS
4. Bearded folk singer. : IVES
5. Floral necklace. : LEI
6. Leafless flower stalk. : SCAPE
7. Relative of a dendrologist. : ARBORICULTURIST
8. Liquid measures: Abbr. : GALS
9. Oriental name. : ABU
10. Forward to a new address. : REMAIL
11. Wooer of Psyche. : EROS
12. Self-assertive tendencies. : EGOS
13. Portuguese lady. : DONA
18. Definitely not, in Berlin. : NEIN
19. Go to a wedding. : ELOPE
24. Once popular game. : PIT
25. Billina of Oz, and others. : HENS
27. Town near Liege, Belgium. : ANS
29. Inner portion of an electromagnet. : CORE
30. "___ the Unready," in "Ivanhoe." : ATHELSTANE
31. Perquisite. : NEED
32. Highlander's headgear. : TAMS
33. Disable. : MAIM
34. Singer Berger. : ERNA
35. "O ___ mio." : SOLE
38. Governor in Harrisburg. : FINE
39. Borneo pepper plant. : ARA
41. A taxi specialty. : METER
42. He wrote "Venus Observed." : FRY
44. Creator of Bambi. : SALTEN
45. Hindu prayer rug. : ASAN
48. Canadian river, tributary to the Slave. : PEACE
50. Author Edman. : IRWIN
51. Crosses out, in galleys. : DELES
52. Part of the globe. : EAST
53. University at Durham, N. C. : DUKE
54. Elbe tributary. : ISER
55. Inter ___ (among other things). : ALIA
56. Relative of the fish hawk. : ERNE
58. Put two and two together. : ADD
59. Witch's familiar. : CAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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