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New York Times, Tuesday, October 21, 1952

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,220
Across Down
1. Courage in the face of difficulties: Colloq. : SPUNK
6. Flood season of ancient Egypt. : AHET
10. Epistolary salutation. : DEAR
14. Signature of a famous author. : EAPOE
15. Essential part. : CORE
16. Forerunner of the feared N. K. V. D., Russian secret police. : OGPU
17. Where "Derby Day" is held. : EPSOMDOWNS
19. Olympia is its capital: Abbr. : WASH
20. Well-known street. : MAIN
21. Mize or Snider. : OUTSTANDER
23. Sailed: Abbr. : SLD
24. In the middle: Comb. form. : MESO
25. Miss Curie. : EVE
26. First President of German Republic, 1919–25. : EBERT
28. Within eyeshot. : SEEABLE
32. City on the Meuse. : SEDAN
34. Noun suffixes. : ISTS
36. Traffic sign. : SLOW
37. Act like a ham. : EMOTE
38. Master of ledger domain. : CPA
39. What furnacemen do. : STOKE
40. Salamander. : NEWT
41. Packet. : BOAT
42. John Llewellyn. : LEWIS
43. Seaport of New Zealand. : DUNEDIN
45. Very large, to Elizabethans. : ENORM
47. Snooze. : NAP
48. Raglan or chesterfield. : COAT
49. Period of significance. : ERA
52. Dad's suit on junior, for instance. : HANDMEDOWN
56. Redolence. : ODOR
57. Butterine. : OLEO
58. Without friends, money or prospects. : DOWNANDOUT
60. Table d'hôte side dish. : SLAW
61. Wings of a Roman army. : ALAE
62. Phoebe or flycatcher. : PEWEE
63. Work for. : EARN
64. Grant. : LEND
65. Thrice-repeated notice of intended marriage. : BANNS
1. Appears to be true. : SEEMS
2. ___ bull. : PAPAL
3. Topsy-turvy. : UPSIDEDOWN
4. Lunchtime. : NOON
5. Senator from Missouri. : KEM
6. Instrument to aid in hearing. : ACOUSTICON
7. Publishers' category for self-help books: 2 wds. : HOWTO
8. Sea birds. : ERNS
9. Those who take examinations. : TESTEES
10. Native of Maine. : DOWNEASTER
11. Oldtime expletive. : EGAD
12. The Bishops' seat. : APSE
13. Where Essen is. : RUHR
18. Performer. : DOER
22. Rosary bead. : AVE
24. First word of the handwriting on the wall. : MENE
27. Part of an order during a storm at sea. : BATTENDOWN
28. What industry would be under socialism. : STATEOWNED
29. Popeye's epithet. : BLOWMEDOWN
30. Norse god of mischief. : LOKI
31. Fleecy animals. : EWES
32. Transport. : SEND
33. Cousin of the cassowary: Var. : EMEU
35. Evian or Vichy. : SPA
39. Mailbox opening. : SLOT
41. Descriptive of man. : BIPEDAL
44. The Hungry Horse, for instance. : DAM
46. Zola wrote it. : NANA
48. Jerome of Hollywood. : COWAN
50. City on the Seine. : ROUEN
51. Works of art, in Cicero. : ARTES
52. Argyles. : HOSE
53. Mme. Nazimova. : ALLA
54. Closely akin. : NEAR
55. Give out sparingly. : DOLE
56. Ancient Greek theatres. : ODEA
59. Government agency responsible for stockpiling. : NPB

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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