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New York Times, Wednesday, September 16, 1953

Author: Ethel Le Strange
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { K Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,550
Across Down
1. Shed feathers. : MOLT
5. Worn-out. : JADED
10. ___ Raton, Florida. : BOCA
14. Sandarac tree. : ARAR
15. Musical composition for practice. : ETUDE
16. Zenith. : APEX
17. Act recently extended by Congress. : RECIPROCALTRADE
20. Thespians Helen and James. : GLEASONS
21. Better than pars or birdies. : EAGLES
22. Baptize. : NAME
23. Chill. : AGUE
24. Pins-and-needles feeling. : TINGLE
27. Symbol of sorrow. : TEARDROP
31. Straw used for thatching, in England. : HAULM
32. Tintype. : PHOTO
33. Prior to. : ERE
34. Right-hand man. : AIDE
35. Rouen's river. : SEINE
36. Strip of wood. : SLAT
37. Suffix forming nouns of action. : ING
38. White birds. : SWANS
39. Refrain of a World War I song. : SMILE
40. Pittsburgh football players. : STEELERS
42. Typewriter bar. : SPACER
43. White ___. : LIES
44. Not excited. : COOL
45. Fanatic devotee. : ADDICT
48. Edge of a road, often soft. : SHOULDER
52. Innovation for New Yorkers. : FIFTEENCENTFARE
54. Noun suffix. : ANCE
55. Attack of fright. : SCARE
56. Organization of Canada's Mounties: Abbr. : RCMP
57. Antarctic sea. : ROSS
58. Admirer of John Barleycorn. : TOPER
59. Certain votes. : YEAS
1. Short for a girl's name. : MARG
2. Russian city N of Kursk. : OREL
3. Chantilly. : LACE
4. Plot for a novel. : TRIANGLE
5. Composer Kern. : JEROME
6. Make amends. : ATONE
7. French noblemen. : DUCS
8. Girl's name. : EDA
9. Post for Gov. Byrnes in U. N. : DELEGATE
10. Collided with (with "into"). : BARGED
11. Birthstone for October. : OPAL
12. Surrender. : CEDE
13. Pioneers' necessities. : AXES
18. Hymn. : PSALM
19. Bull: Comb. form. : TAURO
23. Thousands and thousands of years. : AEONS
24. Natives of Bangkok. : THAIS
25. "___ got nobody . . . " : IAINT
26. Jog. : NUDGE
27. Gets one's weight down. : THINS
28. Memento of the old days. : RELIC
29. Vestment. : ORALE
30. Tinker Bell's friend. : PETER
32. Bartletts. : PEARS
35. Term of endearment. : SWEETEST
36. The opposite of V. I. P.'s. : SMALLFRY
38. Liability on the golf course. : SLICE
39. Talk volubly. : SPOUT
41. Typewriters with 10-point type. : ELITES
42. Native of Oklahoma. : SOONER
44. First word of a French letter. : CHERE
45. Remote. : AFAR
46. Dreadful: Comb. form. : DINO
47. Medals for pilots. : DFCS
48. Former military title in the Pacific. : SCAP
49. Fish of the carp family. : DACE
50. Girl's name. : ERMA
51. Members of Congress: Abbr. : REPS
53. Type of officer: Abbr. : NCO

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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