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New York Times, Thursday, November 20, 1952

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 310 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
PS notes: Original grid had EPL at 56-Across; changed it to EPI.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,250
Across Down
1. Strategic airbase at top of Baffin Bay. : THULE
6. Sound of laughter. : HOHO
10. The animals' friend. : SPCA
14. Countrified. : RURAL
15. A strategic project. : OPERATION
17. Les ___ Unis d'Amerique. : ETATS
18. With 15 Across, a recent NATO exercise. : MAINBRACE
19. Skin blemish. : ACNE
20. Greece. : HELLAS
21. Denizen of the pig pen. : SOW
22. Have in mind: 2 wds. : THINKOF
24. Astound. : STUN
26. A perfect state. : UTOPIA
28. Taken off the slate. : ERASED
32. 1900. : MCM
34. An elevated position. : PERCH
36. One of the Seven Dwarfs. : DOPEY
37. State of mind. : MOOD
39. Author and illustrator of "Wild Animals I Have Known." : SETON
41. Dry. : SERE
42. Well-known name in sports. : CORUM
44. Device for locating underwater objects. : SONAR
46. It joins the Scheldt River at Ghent. : LYS
47. Shrub yielding a drug. : IPECAC
49. Completed or accomplished: Fr. : REVOLU
51. Bow-and-arrow boy. : EROS
53. Intersecting lines: Geom. : SECANTS
56. On: Prefix. : EPI
59. Helmets with movable face plates. : ARMETS
61. Jump rope. : SKIP
62. Major State Department problem. : COMMUNISM
64. Country whose queen visited Solomon. : SHEBA
65. Famous first name in Hollywood. : CLAUDETTE
66. Beautiful fairies of Persian myth. : PERIS
67. Town beautifiers. : ELMS
68. When or if compared with. : THAN
69. Province of India. : ASSAM
1. Anything enjoyable. : TREAT
2. Home for bunnies. : HUTCH
3. New discovery in Canada, in the Great Bear Lake area. : URANIUMORE
4. Present but not apparent. : LATENT
5. Transportation systems. : ELS
6. Subject of Ivor Novello's popular song. : HOMEFIRES
7. Gem. : OPAL
8. Salutes with the clenched fist. : HEILS
9. Sumptuously fine. : ORNATE
10. Ship: Abbr. : STR
11. Coins of Turkey: Abbr. : PIAS
12. Nutbearing palm. : COCO
13. Once more. : ANEW
16. Obviously foolish. : ABSURD
20. Bob and Anthony. : HOPES
23. A hill, in South Africa. : KOP
25. Central chamber of a Greek temple. : NAOS
27. Brando, for instance. : ACTOR
29. Cave men of today. : SPELUNKERS
30. Uncanny. : EERY
31. Colors. : DYES
32. Early in the twenty-second century. : MMCI
33. Business owned by those it serves: Colloq. : COOP
35. What Diogenes went looking for. : HONESTMEN
38. Italian title. : DUCE
40. Central parts of churches. : NAVES
43. Plunder. : MARAUD
45. Air lift for a sailor. : ROC
48. Great white cap worn by a Sister of Charity. : CORNET
50. Where the mascara goes. : LASHES
52. Re-elected Senator from New Jersey. : SMITH
54. Leg bone. : TIBIA
55. Spell of unusual activity. : SPASM
56. Behold: Latin. : ECCE
57. Pre-election activity. : POLL
58. Mohammedan religious leader. : IMAM
60. Girl's name. : ESTA
63. Greek letters. : MUS
64. Saratoga Springs. : SPA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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