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New York Times, Saturday, September 5, 1953

Author: Jules Arensberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,539
Across Down
1. Style of furniture. : ADAM
5. Site of a famous oracle. : DELOS
10. Farm division. : ACRE
14. Pundit. : SAGE
15. Descriptive of neon. : INERT
16. Evaded a tag, on the diamond. : SLID
17. Restrictive policy of tariffs. : CLOSEDDOOR
19. Used a loom. : WOVE
20. Award-winning Western. : HIGHNOON
21. Up and about. : ARISEN
23. Former heavyweight champ. : BAER
24. Cussed. : SWORE
25. Treasured statuettes. : OSCARS
28. Notices with wonder. : BEHOLDS
30. WW II battle. : BULGE
31. 3.17 grains troy. : CARAT
32. Karlsbad is one. : SPA
34. Valentines feature him. : EROS
35. "No probable, shadow of ___." : DOUBT
36. G. B. or T. E. : SHAW
37. Certainly. : YES
38. What swing does to bobbysoxers. : SENDS
39. English porcelain. : SPODE
40. Kickbacks. : REBATES
42. Flattered: Slang. : SOAPED
43. Anne Frank kept one. : DIARY
44. Relative of French chalk. : TALC
45. 3,500,000 square miles of plateaus, lowlands and dunes. : SAHARA
47. Gilbert and Sullivan milkmaid. : PATIENCE
51. Welladay! : ALAS
52. Something completely finished. : CLOSEDBOOK
54. The Supreme Court. : NINE
55. Short and sweet. : TERSE
56. Chip in. : ANTE
57. Contemporary of Blackbeard. : KIDD
58. ___ Hall, New Jersey college. : SETON
59. One of 54 Across. : REED
1. He wrote "The Nazarene." : ASCH
2. Surrealist of movies, advertising, ballet. : DALI
3. Excited. : AGOG
4. Evening porte-monnaies. : MESHBAGS
5. Merry-andrew antics. : DIDOES
6. A witch lives there. : ENDOR
7. M. Jouhaux, Peace Prize winner. : LEON
8. Spanish gold. : ORO
9. Part of Ike's fishing costume. : STRAWHAT
10. Eddying. : ASWIRL
11. Labor union term. : CLOSEDSHOP
12. Split. : RIVE
13. Clarissa Churchill ___. : EDEN
18. Finnish lake. : ENARE
22. Statesman named Elihu. : ROOT
24. Neighbors of the Croats. : SERBS
25. Take advice. : OBEY
26. More convinced. : SURER
27. Declarer in bridge. : CLOSEDHAND
28. Units of speed in telegraphic signaling. : BAUDS
29. Sam the sleuth. : SPADE
31. Brooklyn island. : CONEY
33. Fear-struck. : AWED
35. Takes something desirable away. : DETRACTS
36. Word separator. : SPACEBAR
38. Territory of vast coal resources. : SAAR
39. Hepcat's word. : SOLID
41. Having a one-track mind. : BIASED
42. Glossy fabric. : SATEEN
44. Italian contemporary of Cervantes. : TASSO
45. "Sighted sub, ___ same." : SANK
46. Others: Lat. : ALII
47. Product of the Douro valley, Portugal. : PORT
48. Nobody. : NONE
49. Sheep shelter. : COTE
50. Worked hard for little. : EKED
53. Actor Tracy. : LEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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