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New York Times, Saturday, January 5, 1952

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 930
Across
1. Sidney Franklin's occupation. : MATADOR
8. Son of David and Bathsheba. : SOLOMON
15. Fragrant condiment. : OREGANO
16. In the dark. : UNAWARE
17. Pertaining to the ocean. : PELAGIC
18. Grim satisfaction. : REVENGE
19. Buddy. : PAL
20. Island south of Arabia. : SOKOTRA
22. On a prescription, thrice a day. : TID
23. Lamb kin. : EWES
25. Leningrad's river. : NEVA
26. Fight for honor. : DUEL
27. "The harp that once through ___ halls . . . " : TARAS
29. Seed of a sermon. : TEXT
31. Luxury's lap. : EASE
32. The world or universe. : SYSTEM
34. Spanish coins. : REALES
36. A star rover. : SPACESHIP
38. County of south England. : SUSSEX
39. Pauser for new strength. : RESTER
43. Egyptian sunset god. : ATUM
45. Was well aware. : KNEW
47. Libyan port of war fame. : DERNA
48. Cold wind of the northern Adriatic. : BORA
49. Door in a floor or ceiling. : TRAP
51. Spick-and-span. : TIDY
52. Part of a word: Abbr. : SUF
53. Composer of opera "Billy Budd," London premiere, Dec. 2, 1951. : BRITTEN
56. News flash: Abbr. : BUL
57. Element for atomic research. : URANIUM
59. Rubbed out place. : ERASURE
61. Make a revision of a text. : RECENSE
62. Spins like a planet. : ROTATES
63. Probes the river bed. : DREDGES
64. Noisy sleepers. : SNORERS
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1. Little girls. : MOPPETS
2. Part of a courtyard. : AREAWAY
3. Bank counters. : TELLERS
4. Turkish title. : AGA
5. Long pistols, now obsolete. : DAGS
6. Ingredient of scalloped potatoes. : ONION
7. Candidate for moon voyage. : ROCKET
8. Additional economic burdens. : SURTAXES
9. Something unique. : ONER
10. Product of Hibok Hibok. : LAVA
11. Derive from. : OWE
12. Ladies' cloaks. : MANTUAS
13. Carousals. : ORGIES
14. Cleopatra's ___. : NEEDLE
21. Do too much. : OVEREXERT
24. Glazed yellow Japanese pottery. : SATSUMA
26. Describing certain eyes. : DEEPSET
28. Snakelike lizard. : SEPS
30. Beardless Himalayan goat, now roaming in Westchester. : TAHR
33. A face for tragedy or comedy. : MASK
35. Conveyed a false impression. : LIED
37. Very small change in Paris. : CENTIMES
38. Seek the sea top. : SURFACE
40. Praise. : TRIBUTE
41. Stoic. : ENDURER
42. Kind of gun no space cadet would use. : RAYLESS
43. Contrary to common sense. : ABSURD
44. Car for excursions. : TOURER
46. She knows "His Eye Is on the Sparrow." : WATERS
50. He rules in Buenos Aires. : PERON
53. Musical impresario. : BING
54. A cunning move. : RUSE
55. Conferees recently in Rome. : NATO
58. Man's nickname. : NED
60. Descendants of the boys in buff and blue. : SAR

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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