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New York Times, Thursday, September 17, 1953

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,551
Across Down
1. Breed of dogs. : CHOW
5. Shrub of the mimosa family. : ACACIA
11. Where Gen. Naguib rules. : CAIRO
12. Mines of wealth. : BONANZAS
15. Cigarette girl of opera. : CARMEN
16. Show of labor union displeasure. : SLOWDOWN
17. Antique. : OLD
18. Rambles. : STROLLS
20. Indian in the U. N. : RAU
21. Boxers: Slang. : RUGS
23. Substantial. : SOLID
24. One of Tito's people. : SERB
25. Indian nurses. : AMAHS
27. Signpost abbreviation. : AVE
28. Grandma of painters. : MOSES
29. Summer drink. : LEMONADE
31. Part of a double boiler. : POT
32. City dwellers in a heat wave. : STEWERS
33. Tool for cutting sugar cane. : MACHETE
37. Straw rug. : MAT
38. President Buchanan was one. : BACHELOR
39. Coiled, as a rope or hawser. : FAKED
42. Defraud. : ROB
43. Mobile artillery protection. : ARMOR
44. Highland waterfall. : LINN
45. Czech President before Gottwald. : BENES
47. Girl in an old love song. : NITA
48. ___ a sempre (now and always): It. : ORA
49. Principal and teaching staff. : FACULTY
51. Small Japanese coin. : RIN
52. Alters completely. : REVERSES
54. Charlemagne's nephew. : ROLAND
56. Capital of S. Australia. : ADELAIDE
57. In company with. : ALONG
58. Condiments. : SAUCES
59. She sings Lucia and Lakmé. : PONS
1. Bridge. : CARDGAME
2. Pronoun. : HIM
3. Earthy substances. : ORES
4. Customs. : WONTS
5. Exonerate. : ABSOLVE
6. Albert Payson Terhune's "Bruce." : COLLIE
7. "There was ___ woman who lived in a shoe . . . " : ANOLD
8. Cries of birds. : CAWS
9. Sen. Capehart's state: Abbr. : IND
10. Fayal, Ponta Delgada, Horta, etc. : AZORES
11. Pipe of peace. : CALUMET
13. Cognizant. : AWARE
14. Cuts direct. : SNUBS
15. Varnish ingredients. : CORALS
19. Beaten tracks. : ROADS
22. Ringling brothers. : SHOWMEN
24. Shakespearean actor of 40 years ago. : SOTHERN
26. Champion golfer. : SNEAD
28. Variety of coffee. : MOCHA
30. Man's nickname. : ART
31. Logger's half boot. : PAC
33. Miss Norman, star of the past. : MABEL
34. Natives of a city in New York. : ELMIRANS
35. Din when the light changes. : TOOTING
36. Commission. : ERRAND
38. Extra credits at bridge. : BONUSES
39. Actress Robson : FLORA
40. Ventilated. : AIRED
41. Top cards at euchre. : KNAVES
42. Ebb away. : RECEDE
45. Essential. : BASIC
46. Lineman's belt. : STRAP
49. Mrs. in Germany. : FRAU
50. County in California. : YOLO
53. High note. : ELA
55. Actor Chaney. : LON

Answer summary: 11 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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