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New York Times, Thursday, August 27, 1953

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,530
Across
1. Expression peculiar to the human species. : LAUGH
6. Clansman. : SCOT
10. Mrs. Darling's dog. : NANA
14. Path between trees or shrubs: Fr. : ALLEE
15. One of twenty-four. : HOUR
16. Enthusiasm. : ELAN
17. Mister from Madrid. : SENOR
18. Sec. of Agriculture Benson. : EZRA
19. Staff member. : AIDE
20. Hardly. : SCARCELY
22. Sec. of Labor. : DURKIN
24. Wide or impassable gap. : GULF
25. Atty. Gen. Brownell. : HERBERT
26. Pronoun. : ITSELF
29. Shilly-shally. : HEDGE
30. Greek letter. : TAU
31. Large sea duck. : EIDER
33. Ghostly. : EERIE
37. Old measures for cloth. : ELLS
39. He attends Cabinet meetings. : NIXON
41. Hockey arena. : RINK
42. Sec. of the Interior. : MCKAY
44. Spite. : VENOM
46. Card. : ACE
47. Representative from New York. : TABER
49. Sec. of State. : DULLES
51. Makes one's way by force (with "in"). : MUSCLES
54. Go forward with effort. : WADE
55. Postmaster General Summerfield. : ARTHUR
56. Town on Pungo River, N. C. : BELHAVEN
60. Slush. : MIRE
61. Land measure. : ACRE
63. Welfare chief Hobby. : OVETA
64. Ground, unbolted grain. : MEAL
65. Hard, yellowish-brown wood. : TEAK
66. Girl in a musical comedy. : LETTY
67. Dolomites. : ALPS
68. Members of the flock. : EWES
69. Plural endings. : ESSES
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1. Maiden. : LASS
2. One of the Waughs. : ALEC
3. Forearm bone. : ULNA
4. Sec. of Treasury Humphrey. : GEORGE
5. Agatha Christie's M. Poirot. : HERCULE
6. Part of a cupboard. : SHELF
7. Warm and snug. : COZY
8. Pronoun. : OUR
9. Bartered. : TRADED
10. Reminder of the Prohibition Era. : NEARBEER
11. Similar. : ALIKE
12. Lowest point. : NADIR
13. In respect to. : ANENT
21. Tricksy. : ELFIN
23. Impel. : URGE
25. Long-legged bird. : HERON
26. Detail. : ITEM
27. Soapstone. : TALC
28. Be silently resentful. : SULK
29. Practicer of witchcraft: Colloq. : HEXER
32. Gainer, swan, jackknife, etc. : DIVES
34. Silver coins of Iran. : RIAL
35. Well-known name in Hollywood. : INCE
36. Supplements (with "out"). : EKES
38. Handbags. : SATCHELS
40. Relating to a knot. : NODAL
43. River in the news. : YALU
45. Hazard on a dirt road. : MUDHOLE
48. Chide. : BERATE
50. Periods of absence from duty. : LEAVES
51. Child's favorite word. : MAMMA
52. Archangel in "Paradise Lost." : URIEL
53. Holder for schoolbooks. : STRAP
54. Sec. of Commerce. : WEEKS
56. Hillside. : BRAE
57. Members of V. F. W. : VETS
58. Suffix meaning little. : ETTE
59. Certain votes. : NAYS
62. Initials of the Sec. of Defense. : CEW

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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