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New York Times, Tuesday, August 18, 1953

Author: Albert Blum
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { G J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,521
Across Down
1. Recess back of an altar. : APSE
5. Soup vegetable. : OCRA
9. Find out. : TRACE
14. Short news items. : BREVITIES
16. Fictional Uncle. : REMUS
17. Places. : LOCATIONS
18. Embryo tree. : ACORN
19. Emits through pores. : EXUDES
20. Cause to vanish. : DISPERSE
22. Angers. : IRES
23. Bridge for a billiard cue. : REST
24. Makes sure. : SEES
25. Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
26. Exchanges in trade. : BARTERS
28. Article of clothing. : BIB
29. Farm crop. : OATS
30. Contenders. : VIERS
33. Gov. Talmadge's capital. : ATLANTA
35. Useful desk equipment. : PENSETS
37. Sounds from the bleachers. : YELLS
38. Man's nickname. : HANK
39. Branch of the Tai race. : LAO
40. What poetry is full of. : SYMBOLS
42. Dietary elements. : FATS
43. Table-mountain formation in Africa. : AMBA
46. St. Valentine's henchman. : EROS
47. Part of a history lesson. : DATE
48. President in Mexico City. : CORTINES
50. Usual alibi for not writing letters. : NOTIME
52. Way up a mountain. : TRAIL
53. Cat's prerogative. : NINELIVES
55. Ordinary. : USUAL
56. Mischief. : DEVILMENT
57. A sum of money. : PENNY
58. Sea of Asia. : ARAL
59. The Thin Man's dog. : ASTA
1. Showing talent. : ABLE
2. Nearness. : PROXIMITY
3. Capable of obtainment. : SECURABLE
4. Gets around. : EVADES
5. Actor Skinner. : OTIS
6. National labor organization. : CIO
7. Translates. : RENDERS
8. Baseball play which helps to put a runner out. : ASSIST
9. Device for tossing clay pigeons. : TRAP
10. Adjourns. : RECESSES
11. Con ___ (tenderly): Music. : AMORE
12. Malediction. : CURSE
13. Gurth and Wamba, for instance. : ESNES
15. Noun suffixes. : ITES
21. One of Eisenhower's advisers. : STEVENS
23. Pro ___. : RATA
25. Sleeveless robe worn by Arabs. : ABA
26. Wielders of the big stick. : BATSMEN
27. Where the game of curling is played. : RINK
29. No more than. : ONLY
31. Members of the family. : RELATIVES
32. Balance sheet. : STATEMENT
34. Native of Europe. : ALSATIAN
35. Buddies. : PALS
36. Radio message. : SOS
38. Native of Indianapolis. : HOOSIER
41. Girl's name. : BRENDA
42. Bluebeard's last wife. : FATIMA
43. Throw a tantrum. : ACTUP
44. Independent Senator. : MORSE
45. Hitler's Eva. : BRAUN
47. Toy shop specialty. : DOLL
49. Faultily. : ILLY
50. Man's name. : NEIL
51. This: Spanish. : ESTA
54. Theatrical organization. : NVA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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