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New York Times, Tuesday, September 29, 1953

Author: Israel Gitter
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { G J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,563
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1. Not very good. : SOSO
5. "It's wonderful." : PEACE
10. Scientific degree. : BSC
13. "To ___ His Own." : EACH
14. The road to Alaska. : ALCAN
15. Diminish. : BATE
16. Nobel Prize winner in literature, 1929. : THOMASMANN
18. Old man of Genesis. : ENOS
19. Ben ___. : HUR
20. Large lake, 6,500 sq. mi., in Africa. : CHAD
21. Mayor Charlotte Whitton's city. : OTTAWA
23. Gaseous hydrocarbon. : ETHANE
25. British Chancellor of the Exchequer. : BUTLER
26. John Daly, Virgilia Peterson, etc. : EMCEES
28. Favorite author for children. : MILNE
30. Pieces of metal for printers' use. : LEADS
31. Stems of a vine. : BINES
32. He had his day. : POP
35. Turkish city. : KARS
36. Charges against, as in football. : BUCKS
37. Chief city of the island of Hawaii. : HILO
38. "___ Man Out." : ODD
39. Feudal toilers. : SERFS
40. Urban and Innocent. : POPES
41. TV and radio songstress. : STARR
42. Least number. : FEWEST
43. Hockey player, for instance. : SKATER
46. Happy. : ELATED
48. Ambassador and High Commissioner. : CONANT
49. Tributary of the Seine. : EURE
50. Louis Quatorze. : ROI
53. British movie mogul. : RANK
54. Reserved for dignitaries. : REDCARPETS
57. Wings: Latin. : ALAE
58. Plant, such as the taro. : AROID
59. Bye-bye. : TATA
60. Card game like napoleon. : PAM
61. Southwestern Indians. : PIMAS
62. Winged child. : AMOR
1. Father of 18 Across. : SETH
2. Where Honolulu is. : OAHU
3. Ebbets Field item. : SCORECARD
4. Electrical unit. : OHM
5. Former Turkish V. I. P.'s. : PASHAS
6. Noted violinist. : ELMAN
7. Burning issue in the U. S. A. : ACADEMICFREEDOM
8. Have the right to. : CAN
9. Dignifies. : ENNOBLES
10. Hackneyed. : BANAL
11. 19th century American writer. : STOWE
12. Composer Franck. : CESAR
15. Actress Davis. : BETTE
17. Yearns: Colloq. : ACHES
22. Wine casks. : TUNS
24. Spreads grass for drying. : TEDS
26. City in Nevada. : ELKO
27. Man-made lake of Hoover Dam. : MEAD
29. Animators use them. : INKS
31. Vice President, 1801–05. : BURR
32. Tabu for the realist. : PIPEDREAM
33. Shouts in a bull arena. : OLES
34. He piloted the Winnie Mae. : POST
36. Item for hunters. : BEARTRAP
37. British general in American Revolution. : HOWE
39. Narrow: Comb. form. : STEN
40. Yugoslavia's exiled king. : PETER
41. Share in a business venture. : STAKE
42. Electrical units. : FARADS
43. Important item in steelmaking. : SCRAP
44. Australian marsupial. : KOALA
45. Laos, Cambodia, ___. : ANNAM
47. She sings the "Mad Scene." : LUCIA
51. Man's name. : OTTO
52. Munich's river. : ISAR
55. Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
56. School group. : PTA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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