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New York Times, Saturday, September 12, 1953

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 56-Across clue had comma after "song"; removed it.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,546
Across Down
1. Broken pieces of pottery. : SHARDS
7. U. S. High Commissioner for Germany. : CONANT
13. Sets of jeweled ornaments. : PARURES
15. Ecclesiastical stole of Eastern church. : ORARIUM
17. Shower bath for city kids. : HYDRANT
18. Former papal province of Italy. : ROMAGNA
19. Before. : ERE
20. Foolish. : GOOSY
22. Illinois city famous for watch making. : ELGIN
23. Parasol parts. : RIBS
25. Pillow fight, for instance. : ROMP
26. Red seaweed used as food in Iceland. : DULSE
27. Official in ancient Rome. : EDILE
29. He starred in "Two on the Aisle." : LAHR
31. Ice: German. : EIS
32. She wrote "The Awakening of Helena Richie." : DELAND
34. Heroine of Verdi's "Il Trovatore." : LEONORA
37. Robot bomb. : DOODLEBUG
39. Here. : PRESENT
41. Rows of three or more stamps: Philately. : STRIPS
45. So: Scot. : SAE
46. Silver coin of Persia. : RIAL
48. Rest house in the East. : SERAI
49. Formed a band of sparks, in electricity. : ARCED
52. Founder of a Biblical tribe. : ELON
54. Short-billed rail. : SORA
55. Sedgman-Kramer exchange. : RALLY
56. Berlin's song "Blue ___." : SKIES
58. Viet ___. : NAM
59. Wealthy. : OPULENT
61. Arpeggio. : ROULADE
63. Novel by Annemarie Selinko. : DESIREE
64. Maddens. : ENRAGES
65. More high-strung. : TENSER
66. Withdraw formally from membership. : SECEDE
1. Made globular. : SPHERED
2. Form of rural recreation. : HAYRIDE
3. City of NW Iran, near the Caspian Sea. : ARDEBIL
4. Capek's play about robots. : RUR
5. Pass too slowly. : DRAG
6. Caballero. : SENOR
7. Ballet dancer, especially one who leads a ballet. : CORYPHEE
8. ___ y Plata (gold and silver): Montana's motto. : ORO
9. Designated. : NAMED
10. Abode of the dead: Babylonian myth. : ARALU
11. Pottering person. : NIGGLER
12. French protectorate in North Africa. : TUNISIA
14. Hassock. : STOOL
16. Long neck hairs. : MANES
21. Chitchat. : SMALLTALK
24. Spade used in peat bogs. : SLADE
28. Son of Seth. : ENOS
30. Burglarizes. : ROBS
33. Energetic person. : DOER
35. Gen. McAuliffe's historic reply to the enemy. : NUTS
36. Fairy tale characters. : OGRES
38. 800-mile river into the Black Sea. : DNIESTER
39. Top of a rampart. : PARAPET
40. Hermit. : RECLUSE
42. From about 1000 B. C. to 100 A. D. : IRONAGE
43. Showed off. : PARADED
44. Native of Bangkok. : SIAMESE
45. Stringed instrument of India. : SAROD
47. River into the Bay of Biscay. : LOIRE
50. Mrs. Irving Berlin. : ELLIN
51. Easter egg colorers. : DYERS
53. Tubular lights. : NEONS
57. Junior's affirmative answer. : SURE
60. Born. : NEE
62. Fond du ___, Wisconsin. : LAC

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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