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New York Times, Monday, August 17, 1953

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,520
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1. Parched with heat. : ARID
5. Yankee or Southerner: Abbr. : AMER
9. Big Inch and others. : PIPES
14. "___ Fan Tutte." : COSI
15. Complication in a drama. : NODE
16. Blackmore's heroine. : LORNA
17. Times after dark. : EVENTIDES
19. Poetically, close by. : ANEAR
20. Someone who is crazy about work. : ERGOMANIAC
22. Concerto: Abbr. : CTO
23. River into the Caspian. : URAL
24. National and American. : LEAGUES
26. A bite. : MORSEL
29. Dreiser's Carrie. : SISTER
30. Yes: 2 wds. : IDO
31. Relative. : NIECE
33. The "Pittsburgh" of Germany. : ESSEN
36. Sudden strategic political blow. : COUP
38. Change for the better. : AMEND
40. Ponderous volume. : TOME
41. Marine birds. : ERNES
43. Be admitted. : ENTER
45. Curved timber. : RIB
46. Decorous. : DEMURE
48. Aquamarines. : BERYLS
50. In a state of strong opposition. : WARRING
52. Piece of ice. : CUBE
53. Refugee organization. : IRO
54. Dry. : TEETOTALER
58. U. S. jet. : SABRE
60. Costa Rica's neighbor. : NICARAGUA
62. Abbot's side. : PRIOR
63. A barrel of herrings, in old England. : CRAN
64. Mary Roberts Rinehart character. : TISH
65. Polishes with an abrasive. : SANDS
66. Well-known name in football. : YOST
67. Superlative endings. : ESTS
1. Trick-taker. : ACE
2. Traverse. : ROVE
3. Elbe tributary. : ISER
4. Relative of a gimmick. : DINGUS
5. Horses, cows, sheep, etc. : ANIMALIA
6. Denoting a manner. : MODAL
7. Where the tree of knowledge grew. : EDEN
8. Having lots of bounce. : RESILIENT
9. Proffer a soft answer. : PLACATE
10. Atomic particle. : ION
11. Indicative of something to follow. : PRECURSORY
12. Growing out. : ENATE
13. Gulf of the NE Aegean. : SAROS
18. Marta of the movies. : TOREN
21. Caesar's bronze. : AES
25. Exploit of olden times. : GEST
26. Cheese lovers. : MICE
27. Gardenia or lilac. : ODOR
28. Petition signed in circular form. : ROUNDROBIN
29. Incident in real life. : SCENE
32. Sudden occasion for action. : EMERGENCY
34. Man's name. : EMIL
35. Tips. : NEBS
37. Equal. : PEER
39. Actor playing his first part. : DEBUTANT
42. Lambasters. : SMITERS
44. Prohibit again. : REBAR
47. French article. : UNE
49. Have reference to. : RELATE
50. Unruly tresses. : WISPS
51. Macaw. : ARARA
52. Shrubs yielding a drug. : COCAS
55. Beginner. : TIRO
56. Sponsorship. : EGIS
57. Popular upholstery shade. : RUST
59. 16½ feet. : ROD
61. Interjections. : AHS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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