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New York Times, Monday, August 31, 1953

Author: Edward Buckler
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,534
Across Down
1. Road sign. : SLOW
5. Non-distaff party. : STAG
9. Opposed. : FACED
14. Knowledge. : LORE
15. Foxy. : WILY
16. Unescorted. : ALONE
17. Popular nickname for a helicopter. : EGGBEATER
19. Island group north of Tonga. : SAMOA
20. ___ Khan. : AGA
21. Applicant for admission. : ENTRANT
23. Sound of a contented cat: Var. : PUR
24. Corrupt. : VENAL
26. Girl's name. : ETTA
27. Small depression. : DENT
28. Snakeless land. : ERIN
29. Right stipulated by Amendment I. : FREESPEECH
31. Looked angry. : SCOWLED
33. First name of an Ambassadress. : CLARE
34. Temper of mind. : MOOD
35. Dinner. : MEAL
36. Dusky. : SWART
38. Automobile hoods. : BONNETS
41. Growing together. : COALESCENT
43. Doublecrossers. : RATS
45. First name of a crooner from Vermont. : RUDY
46. What seaweed is. : ALGA
47. Scene of British horse races. : ASCOT
48. Antiquity. : ELD
49. Gov. of Vermont. : EMERSON
51. Isthmus between Thailand and Malay Peninsula. : KRA
52. Streaming. : AFLOW
54. Extremely caustic. : VITRIOLIC
56. Shoe leather. : SUEDE
57. Utter. : EMIT
58. Furtive look. : PEEK
59. ___ statesman. : ELDER
60. Units of time: Colloq. : SECS
61. Joins. : ADDS
1. "The ravel'd ___ of care." : SLEAVE
2. Lumberjacks. : LOGGERS
3. Relating to a living thing. : ORGANIC
4. A carefully woven trap. : WEB
5. Water bird. : SWAN
6. Giggled. : TITTERED
7. Put on guard. : ALERTED
8. Whirl. : GYRATE
9. Loyal, as a friend. : FAST
10. Gov. Persons' state: Abbr. : ALA
11. An equal. : COMPEER
12. State formally. : ENOUNCE
13. Scarcity. : DEARTH
18. Conger. : EEL
22. Beginning to grow or develop. : NASCENT
25. Freak of nature. : ANOMALY
27. Business men. : DEALERS
29. Evidence of the cruel sea. : FLOTSAM
30. Schedule. : PLAN
32. Had on. : WORE
35. Ascetic. : MONASTIC
36. Full of deep feeling. : SOULFUL
37. Walked like a duck. : WADDLED
38. Sully. : BEGRIME
39. Began dealing with. : TACKLED
40. Celebrated in tales. : STORIED
41. Fold. : CREASE
42. Anne of ___, Henry VIII's fourth. : CLEVES
44. Where books are kept in a library. : STACKS
47. Bird of tropical America. : ANI
49. Washstand pitcher. : EWER
50. Table scraps. : ORTS
53. Item of the "Golden Treasury." : ODE
55. Wartime agency. : OPA

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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