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New York Times, Friday, October 31, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.76, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 316 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 28
David Steinberg notes:

Original 50-Down clue had "cresendo"; changed to "crescendo."

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,230
Across
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Trodden ways. : PATHS
6
Nymph reduced to a voice. : ECHO
10
Pronoun of the Psalms. : THOU
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Stumbling. : ATRIP
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Skyhigh cuts of meat. : LOINCHOPS
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All the world, to W. S. : STAGE
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Leagued for chicanery: 2 wds. : INCAHOOTS
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Where the heather grows. : HIGHLAND
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A discharge of artillery. : SALVO
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Sharp with asperity. : ACIDULOUS
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Consider. : DEEM
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Not banal. : UNTRITE
27
Exerted attraction. : DREW
29
Count von ___, Prussian Field Marshal (1800–91). : MOLTKE
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Tease: Var. : TARR
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Explosive suffix. : ITE
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Submissive ones. : OBEYERS
37
Winds up to 30 miles per hour. : BREEZES
39
Averell Harriman's post. : MSA
40
"___ the whirlwind." : REAP
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Allude. : ADVERT
43
Brother of Cain and Abel. : SETH
45
Long-wearing. : DURABLE
47
Finish third. : SHOW
49
Mixed again. : REBLENDED
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___-comic, a type of actor. : SERIO
55
Mentally productive. : CREATIVE
56
Pertaining to action in two elements: 3 wds. : AIRANDSEA
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Joe the Great, for short. : DIMAG
59
Produce a harmonic tone on an organ. : OVERSOUND
60
Italian girl's name. : EDITA
61
Miss Lamarr. : HEDY
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A very little. : MITE
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Collision mementoes. : DENTS
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Egyptian title recently banned. : PASHA
2
Loft. : ATTIC
3
___-comic, a type of actor. : TRAGI
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Forbidding tariff wall: 2 wds. : HIGHDUTY
5
Cave explorer: Colloq. : SPELUNKER
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Poetess Wylie. : ELINOR
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Aqueduct. : CONDUIT
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___ jacet. : HIC
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Miss Munson and others. : ONAS
10
Endured: Dial. : THOLED
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Economize, as in 1918. : HOOVERIZE
12
Device for measuring vision. : OPTOMETER
13
Letters for American ships. : USS
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French-African lake. : CHAD
20
In a new guise. : ALTERED
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A jerky stroke, as with a bat. : STAB
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Prone to mistake. : ERRABLE
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Canyon country. : WEST
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Members of families. : MOMS
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Single-minded to a degree. : OBSESSIVE
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Covered with horsehide. : LEATHERED
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Painted with an anti-rust coat. : REDLEADED
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Reptile: Comb. form. : SAUR
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"All things come home at ___." : EVENTIDE
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Lead a church choir. : PRECENT
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Occurring every hour. : HORARY
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Scrape off. : ABRADE
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Comes out ahead. : WINS
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Opposite of crescendo: Abbr. : DIMIN
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Australian statesman. : EVATT
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Balletomane painter. : DEGAS
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Round-the-world solo flier, 1947. : ODOM
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Famed Hibernian organization. : AOH
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Of oneself: Lat. : SUI

Answer summary: 13 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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