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New York Times, Friday, September 4, 1953

Author: Victor Goldfarb
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { F Q X }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Victor Goldfarb has 17 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,538
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1. Symbols of busyness. : BEES
5. Chinese society. : TONG
9. Mended place. : DARN
13. Soup vegetable. : OCRA
14. Small wild ox. : ANOA
15. Men named after "Mr. Imperium." : EZIOS
17. Buzzing sound. : WHIR
18. Geological layers. : BEDS
19. Originate. : START
20. Great Britain's way in 1945. : SOCIALISM
22. She saved the Flying Dutchman. : SENTA
23. Musical uncle. : NED
24. Sergeant at arms, or bouncer. : EJECTER
26. Mephistopheles' boss. : SATAN
30. Nancy Langhorne, Vicountess ___. : ASTOR
32. Late actor who was narrator of "Our Town." : CRAVEN
34. A feeler. : TENTACLE
39. Piece of land. : ACRE
40. Grand ___. : OPERA
42. Sound of uphill traffic. : ROAR
43. More controversial or vexatious, as a problem. : THORNIER
45. Breastbones. : STERNA
47. German man's name. : ERNST
49. Takes precedent over. : RANKS
50. Had made great efforts. : STRIVEN
54. 3,557,584 motorists. : AAA
56. A la bonne ___ (at a good time): Fr. : HEURE
57. A play by the author of "The Crucible." : ALLMYSONS
63. Wheat for stock feed. : EMMER
64. Army mascot. : MULE
65. Encourage. : ABET
66. Disburse. : SPEND
67. British "Groton." : ETON
68. Tenth word in a telegram. : LOVE
69. Mountain: Comb. form. : OREO
70. Overcasts. : SEWS
71. Five, nine or eleven. : TEAM
1. Dress or hat ornaments. : BOWS
2. She was in love with Narcissus. : ECHO
3. Mr. Johnston of the "Hays office." : ERIC
4. Hindu garment. : SARI
5. Postpone. : TABLE
6. Lake near Syracuse, N. Y. : ONEIDA
7. Signs of assent. : NODS
8. It is usually read six times a year. : GASMETER
9. Parfait. : DESSERT
10. Oldtime native of Mexico. : AZTEC
11. Laughing. : RIANT
12. Point of the compass: Spanish. : NORTE
16. ___ chamber, an unjust tribunal. : STAR
21. Mother of Elizabeth I. : ANNE
25. "The Sign of ___," by Thomas Merton. : JONAS
26. Kind of jazz singing. : SCAT
27. London's Marble ___. : ARCH
28. Tropical plant. : TARO
29. Declare. : AVER
31. Noun suffixes. : STERS
33. Bête ___. : NOIRE
35. Scope. : AREA
36. Lima bean's partner. : CORN
37. Long and slender. : LANK
38. Divisions of geological time. : ERAS
41. George Eliot and George Sand. : PENNAMES
44. Refrain of Nanki-Poo-Yum-Yum duet, "This is what he'll (I'll) ___!" : NEVERDO
46. Item for breakfast in bed. : TRAY
48. Ingredient of soap. : TALLOW
50. Feminine pronouns. : SHES
51. Rate of activity. : TEMPO
52. Authoress Godden. : RUMER
53. Goddess of peace. : IRENE
55. Prayer endings. : AMENS
58. String instrument. : LUTE
59. River in Arizona, site of Roosevelt Dam. : SALT
60. The "woodwind that nobody blows good." : OBOE
61. Russian river. : NEVA
62. Part of a pipe. : STEM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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