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New York Times, Saturday, August 22, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has super symmetry.
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Critic, author, TV emcee. : FADIMAN
8. Hit over the backfield fence. : HOMERED
15. Venezuela's river. : ORINOCO
16. Simon Legree's slave. : EMELINE
17. Fragrant June visitor. : ROSEBUD
18. Fried minced meat in pastry. : RISSOLE
19. Dog sans pedigree. : MUT
20. Family of England's Queen Anne. : STUARTS
22. Hwang Ho, for instance: Abbr. : RIV
23. Glacial deposits. : OSAR
25. Island in New York harbor. : ELLIS
26. Basketball team. : FIVE
27. Spanish title. : SENOR
29. World War II theatre. : ETO
30. Provide means of amusement. : CATER
31. Strike all of a heap. : ASTOUND
33. V. I. P.'s of Independence. : TRUMANS
35. Girl's nickname. : FLO
36. Kimono sash. : OBI
37. Fuel supply ships. : COALERS
41. Joe DiMaggio's old job. : FIELDER
45. Fortified. : ARMED
46. Silkworm. : ERI
48. City of Italy, S of Florence. : SIENA
49. Fissure. : SLIT
50. Underground utilities conductors. : MAINS
52. Men named after botanist Gray. : ASAS
53. Oolong. : TEA
54. Broke stone masses. : RUBBLES
56. Percentage: Abbr. : PCT
57. Having thick lips. : LABROSE
59. One of the race of man. : ADAMITE
61. Entwined. : ENLACED
62. One who denies. : NEGATOR
63. Harmful African winged carriers. : TSETSES
64. Dealers in clothes. : DRAPERS
Down
1. Chinese Nationalist stronghold. : FORMOSA
2. Excites. : AROUSES
3. Not cordial. : DISTANT
4. Noun suffix. : INE
5. Outfits, such as Murder, Inc. : MOBS
6. Poignant. : ACUTE
7. Having little knobs. : NODULED
8. French statesman and author. : HERRIOT
9. Excludes. : OMITS
10. Good catch, as of fish. : MESS
11. Letters. : ELS
12. Tuneful show of the Twenties. : RIORITA
13. Make cheerful. : ENLIVEN
14. Kipling's Danny and others. : DEEVERS
21. Height: Abbr. : ALT
24. Small housetop. : ROOFLET
26. Household: Latin. : FAMILIA
28. Passed judgment. : RULED
30. Raises to the third power. : CUBES
32. Conjunction. : NOR
34. "Vive le ___!" : ROI
37. Small stronghold. : CASTLET
38. City on the Loire. : ORLEANS
39. Good-humored. : AMIABLE
40. Ocean floors. : SEABEDS
41. Where Helsinki is. : FINLAND
42. Nevertheless. : DESPITE
43. Issuer of a decree. : ENACTOR
44. Preliminary patterns on TV screens. : RASTERS
47. Cut of beef. : RIB
50. Exhibition building, in Paris. : MUSEE
51. Passover service. : SEDER
54. Birds in Sindbad's tales. : ROCS
55. Tale of mighty deeds. : SAGA
58. Hunt rodents. : RAT
60. Baedeker item. : MAP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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