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New York Times, Tuesday, September 1, 1953

Author:
Joseph LaFauci
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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Across
1. Herringlike fish. : SHAD
5. Mr Spenlow's daughter. : DORA
9. Catlike animal of China. : CIVET
14. Something disliked. : HATE
15. Type of exam. : ORAL
16. Role in "Die Fledermaus." : ADELE
17. There are 3,061,743 of them. : ALABAMANS
19. Where products are turned out in great quantities. : MILLS
20. Cherry or Battle: Abbr. : GOV
21. Chinese dynasty, 1368–1644. : MING
22. Domiciles. : ABODES
23. Golf club. : IRON
25. River across northeast Spain. : EBRO
27. Wage-price freeze agency. : ESA
28. Promise. : ASSURE
30. What an autobahn is. : ROAD
31. Goes and brings. : GETS
32. Down ___. : EAST
34. Question to be decided. : ISSUE
39. Optimistic poker players. : RAISERS
41. Farmer's "must." : TRACTOR
43. Suburb of Panama. : ANCON
44. House, in Rome. : CASA
46. An incarnation of Vishnu. : RAMA
47. Part of Indo-China. : LAOS
49. Snaps. : PHOTOS
51. Ack Emmas. : AMS
54. Stars have them: Abbr. : AGTS
55. Geological angle. : HADE
56. Marquand's forte. : SATIRE
58. Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
60. Fearsome syllable in Kenya. : MAU
63. Chinese measure. : CHANG
64. Appropriate name for a newspaper. : FREEPRESS
66. River into the Gulf of Venice. : ADIGE
67. Kin of etc. : ETAL
68. They live in organized communities. : ANTS
69. Yearned (with "after"). : PINED
70. Superlative suffixes. : ESTS
71. Recipe direction. : STIR
Down
1. Cloth with rough nap. : SHAG
2. Symbol of innocence. : HALO
3. Resembling remote ancestors. : ATAVISTIC
4. Social bud. : DEB
5. Tyrannize. : DOMINEER
6. African port. : ORAN
7. Texas, forest, etc. : RANGERS
8. Than: German. : ALS
9. Part of Indo-China, to be granted independence by France, 1954. : CAMBODIA
10. One's own: Comb. form. : IDIO
11. Congressman from Illinois, Un-American Activities questioner. : VELDE
12. French pronoun. : ELLES
13. Girl's nickname. : TESSA
18. Winged child, in art. : AMOR
22. Southern constellation. : ARA
24. ___-Japanese war. : RUSSO
26. Upson's tractor salesman and epistolarian. : BOTTS
28. Province or city of India. : AGRA
29. President O'Kelly. : SEAN
33. Scarf. : ASCOT
35. Young codfish ready for cooking. : SCROD
36. Declaration. : STATEMENT
37. Man: Italian. : UOMO
38. Historic periods. : ERAS
40. Broadened. : ENLARGED
42. "Saint Cecilia," and "Sistine Madonna." : RAPHAELS
45. Divides into groups. : ASSORTS
48. Time of life. : AGE
50. Instrument with 46 strings. : HARP
51. Group of composers, authors, publishers. : ASCAP
52. Mohammedan title "Leader of the Faithful." : MAHDI
53. Pigment. : STAIN
57. Pulitzer Prize playwright. : INGE
59. Solid food. : MEAT
61. City of northern Italy. : ASTI
62. Hammer and sickle land. : USSR
64. Charge. : FEE
65. Short-napped fabric. : RAS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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