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New York Times, Tuesday, September 8, 1953

Author: Joseph LaFauci
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 253 (avg 1.32)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
Joseph LaFauci has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,542
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1. Members of religious orders. : OBLATES
8. Lux et ___, Yale's motto. : VERITAS
15. Type of artist or writer. : REALIST
16. Place in the headlines, June 2. : EVEREST
17. Part of a TV set. : ANTENNA
18. Automobile gear. : REVERSE
19. Dance. : JIG
20. Diamond mistakes. : ERRORS
22. King: French. : ROI
23. Movie actor Andrews. : DANA
24. Weights. : TONS
25. Product of Illinois. : CORN
26. Moslem ruler. : AMIR
27. Island between Corsica and Italy. : ELBA
28. Stags. : HARTS
29. Junior ___. : MISS
30. Symbolic letter. : VEE
31. Black gold. : OIL
32. Suffix forming adjectives from verbs. : ENT
33. Bandit, in Latin America. : LADRONE
35. Prevail. : WIN
38. Long, long time. : EON
39. Three: Italian. : TRE
40. Mop of hair. : MANE
41. World: Comb. form. : COSMO
44. Boris Godunov was one. : TSAR
45. Edison's middle name. : ALVA
46. Child of the streets. : ARAB
47. Debatable. : MOOT
48. Spill over. : SLOP
49. Small Japanese coin. : RIN
50. Astringent used in dyeing, medicine, etc. : TANNIN
52. Man's nickname. : SOL
53. Religious readers. : LECTORS
55. Namesake of a well-known complex. : OEDIPUS
58. Toronto is on this lake. : ONTARIO
59. Native simplicity. : NAIVETE
60. Descendant of the crank. : STARTER
61. Regulated. : STEERED
1. Pray: Latin. : ORA
2. Disraeli's first name. : BENJAMIN
3. One versed in a certain language. : LATINIST
4. Malt vinegars. : ALEGARS
5. Product of Coosa County, Ala. : TIN
6. Slave of a thane. : ESNE
7. Astounded. : STARTLED
8. Home of Proteus and Valentine. : VERONA
9. Red Sox fly chaser. : EVERS
10. Clerical titles: Abbr. : REVS
11. Wrath. : IRE
12. Pestiferous child. : TERROR
13. Separate in classes. : ASSORT
14. Mugs. : STEINS
21. Eisenhower's emissary to Rhee. : ROBERTSON
23. Title for Myra Hess. : DAME
25. Presidential nickname. : CAL
27. Welshman's name. : EVAN
28. Speed. : HIE
31. Rare fellow: Colloq. : ONER
33. Old card game. : LOO
34. Cicero's forte. : ORATIONS
35. Something huge or greatly exaggerated: Colloq. : WALLOPER
36. Rolled up in a spiral. : INVOLUTE
37. Wagon tongue. : NEAP
38. Stoppage of commerce: Abbr. : EMB
40. Huge. : MASSIVE
41. Verdi hero. : CARLOS
42. Where Stevenson traveled. : ORIENT
43. Holy: Latin. : SANCTA
44. A barber. : TONSOR
47. One of the Dionne sisters. : MARIE
50. Wrongful act not involving breach of contract. : TORT
51. Systematic. : NEAT
54. Sailor. : TAR
56. Gambling cube. : DIE
57. But: Latin. : SED

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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