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New York Times, Thursday, November 13, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,243
Across
1. Adroit and specious reasoner. : SOPHIST
8. Planner linking European resources. : SCHUMAN
15. A sight-seer in Mexico: Span. : TURISTA
16. Scene of unrest in East Africa. : NAIROBI
17. Harrovian rival. : ETONIAN
18. First or second, for instance. : ORDINAL
19. Counselor: Abbr. : ATT
20. Skip a dance: 2 wds. : SITOUT
22. Isle of the disarmed lady. : MILO
23. One concealed, who waits. : LIER
25. Small fresh-water fish. : DARTER
27. Customer for a lollipop. : TOT
28. Taxes the patience. : TRIES
30. Actor Milland. : RAY
31. Demonstrate contrition. : ATONE
33. Unscrupulous follower. : HENCHMAN
35. Pitfalls. : SNARES
36. Cleopatra's faithful attendant. : IRAS
37. Sprinkle with powder. : DUST
38. Famous park in Vienna. : PRATER
41. Famous memorial in Whitehall. : CENOTAPH
45. Daydreamed: Rare. : REVED
46. Prevent passage. : BAR
47. ___ Castle, the fortress of Havana. : MORRO
48. Diminutive suffix. : OLE
49. A helmet for Cortez. : SALLET
52. Gulf opening from the Persian. : OMAN
53. Italian man's name. : GINO
55. City of 434,462 in Texas. : DALLAS
57. Pronoun. : ONE
58. Member of the standing army. : REGULAR
60. Type for special purposes. : ITALICS
62. Unspectacular. : AVERAGE
63. Gay rendezvous. : CABARET
64. Less tidy. : MESSIER
65. Melpomene's sphere. : TRAGEDY
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1. Clandestine procedure. : STEALTH
2. Weary to excess. : OUTTIRE
3. Vital element of food. : PROTEIN
4. Hebrew measure of more than a gallon. : HIN
5. Goddess of the sacred cow. : ISIS
6. Dignified. : STAID
7. Fanfares from trumpets. : TANTARAS
8. Quite nosy. : SNOUTY
9. ___ blanche (a free hand). : CARTE
10. Took cover. : HID
11. ___ and Thummim: objects mentioned in the Old Testament. : URIM
12. Patroller of radio lanes. : MONITOR
13. Shellfish from pearl buttons. : ABALONE
14. Dwellers along the Nile. : NILOTES
21. North African port. : ORAN
24. Speak for company. : RECITE
26. Cost of redeeming a hostage. : RANSOM
29. Tattered fragments. : SHREDS
32. Call to quarters. : TATTOO
34. A month: Abbr. : MAR
35. Center of an orrery. : SUN
37. Unfaithful or neglectful. : DERELICT
38. Music in the air. : PROGRAM
39. Ease the tension. : RELIEVE
40. Settles a grim account. : AVENGES
41. A short visit. : CALL
42. Cupboard. : ARMOIRE
43. Curvetted. : PRANCED
44. Excellent presidential policy. : HONESTY
46. Strident radio. : BLARER
50. A word from the wise. : ADAGE
51. Mongol. : TATAR
54. "We have met the enemy and they are ___." : OURS
56. The modern land of Sheba. : SABA
59. Old French ballad. : LAI
61. Time gap in a project. : LAG

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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