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New York Times, Saturday, September 26, 1953

Author:
Israel Gitter
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
Israel Gitter has 32 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 15-Across clue had comma after "singer"; removed it.

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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,560
Across
1
Ons and ___. : OFFS
5
Capital of the kingdom of Jordan. : AMMAN
10
Berber of Morocco. : RIFF
14
Sen. Kefauver's colleague. : GORE
15
Popular singer Frankie ___. : LAINE
16
Sandusky's lake. : ERIE
17
Presidential prerogatives. : EXECUTIVEORDERS
20
Put into action. : EXERTED
21
Villeins. : ESNES
22
Lasts. : WEARS
23
Kitchen implement. : BEATER
25
Nineteenth-century assassin. : BOOTH
27
Bianca Scacciati role. : TOSCA
28
Is mistaken. : ERRS
29
Symbol of a small town. : MAINSTREET
34
Apiece, as in tennis. : ALL
35
Persecutes. : HARRIES
36
Mindanao volcano. : APO
37
The "Kupke Kid." : REDBUTTONS
39
Former middleweight champ. : GREB
40
To the degree that. : UNTIL
41
Popular Broadway comedian. : HALEY
42
Relative of a love seat. : SETTEE
44
Mrs. Post of "Etiquette." : EMILY
46
Swiss university city. : BASLE
47
Coast of India. : MALABAR
50
Oriental V. I. P. : EMPERORHIROHITO
54
But: German. : ABER
55
Town near Utrecht, Wilhelm II's retreat. : DOORN
56
Wiles. : ARTS
57
Jim Thorpe's tribesmen. : SACS
58
Adlai Stevenson's talking point. : SENSE
59
Time of a military operation. : DDAY
Down
1
S-shaped molding. : OGEE
2
Star in baseball's Hall of Fame. : FOXX
3
NATO nations and others. : FREEWORLD
4
What the A. E. C. has. : SECRETS
5
___ ego. : ALTER
6
Yum-Yum, Peep-Bo, Pitti-Sing. : MAIDS
7
Early in the eleventh century. : MIV
8
Chemical suffix. : ANE
9
Modern person. : NEO
10
Antares is one. : REDSTAR
11
Girl in a popular song. : IRENE
12
Furnace stoker. : FIRER
13
Heraldic band. : FESS
18
Sen. Watkins' state. : UTAH
19
Shows surprise. : REACTS
23
Island group near Japan. : BONIN
24
Road curves. : ESSES
25
350-mile river into Great Salt Lake. : BEAR
26
Inner border of an escutcheon. : ORLE
27
Its capital is Innsbruck. : TIROL
29
Mixture of sulphides in smelting. : MATTE
30
Bandleader Shaw. : ARTIE
31
A farmer or a commuter. : EARLYBIRD
32
Kin of the foil. : EPEE
33
Small jug shaped like a fat man. : TOBY
35
College in New York City. : HUNTER
38
Senators from Nebraska and Maryland. : BUTLERS
39
Noble gentleman. : GALAHAD
41
Hawaiian port. : HILO
42
The rage in Rio. : SAMBA
43
Outstanding: Abbr. : ESPEC
44
Arabian V. I. P.'s. : EMIRS
45
Historic French river. : MARNE
46
Lady Peel and others. : BEAS
48
___ boy! : ATTA
49
Optimistic. : ROSY
51
Army clothes. : ODS
52
Small, graceful deer. : ROE
53
Term of endearment. : HON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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