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New York Times, Wednesday, September 9, 1953

Author: Dorothy Smith
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F H K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 100, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1953, The New York TimesNo. 1,543
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1. Available for a given purpose. : USABLE
7. Jim Thorpe's alma mater, in Pennsylvania. : CARLISLE
15. ___ lion, slain by Hercules. : NEMEAN
16. Eastern. : ORIENTAL
17. Reparations. : AMENDS
18. Ponder. : COGITATE
19. Telegraphed. : WIRED
20. Subject of a modern "ism." : MOM
21. Silken. : SERIC
22. Monkshood. : ATIS
23. Of punishment. : PENAL
25. Tear. : RENT
26. "Airplane" of ancient stories. : ROC
27. Dissolved substances. : SOLUTES
29. System of the draft boards. : SSS
30. Passes laws. : ENACTS
32. Political symbol in New York City. : TIGER
34. Ladies in Spain. : SENORAS
36. Woodbine. : CREEPER
40. Goes forward with difficulty. : WADES
42. Movie star's asset. : ALLURE
43. Man's name: Abbr. : JAS
46. Ladies of little virtue. : WANTONS
48. Eccentric one: Slang. : NUT
49. Macaws. : ARAS
51. Business booth. : STAND
52. One of Caesar's trio. : VIDI
53. Makes a faux pas. : SLIPS
55. Before. : ERE
56. Characteristic of a prophet. : VATIC
57. Sorry. : PENITENT
59. Limestone that resembles fish eggs. : OOLITE
60. Bewitch. : ENTRANCE
61. Pre-Laniel Premier of France. : PLEVEN
62. Took umbrage at. : RESENTED
63. Bear witness to. : ATTEST
1. By surprise. : UNAWARES
2. Interval of a half step in the scale. : SEMITONE
3. Yankee. : AMERICAN
4. Former President of Czechoslovakia. : BENES
5. "Shane" in the movies. : LADD
6. Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
7. Tropical food. : COCONUT
8. Pungent. : AROMATIC
9. Put together in makeshift fashion. : RIG
10. Floral neckware. : LEIS
11. Among: Comb. form. : INTER
12. Inquisitive looks. : STARES
13. Our good neighbors. : LATINS
14. Makes a choice. : ELECTS
20. Allen or Ott. : MEL
23. Inns, in the Southwest and Mexico. : POSADAS
24. Epithet for Louis XIV of France. : LEGRAND
27. Hat material. : STRAW
28. Blinds, as the eyes of a hawk. : SEELS
31. Overawe. : COW
33. System of belief: Abbr. : REL
35. A subject and predicate. : SENTENCE
37. Relative of 23 Across. : PUNITIVE
38. Learned persons. : ERUDITES
39. Uncommunicative. : RETICENT
41. Began. : STARTED
43. Canadian national park in Alberta. : JASPER
44. Actress Dahl. : ARLENE
45. Subject for a hagiographer. : SAINTS
47. Undivided. : ONE
50. Steeple. : SPIRE
52. Man's man. : VALET
54. Man's nickname. : STAN
56. Relative of a watt. : VOLT
58. Noun suffix. : ENT
59. Wartime agency. : OPA

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

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