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New York Times, Saturday, November 22, 1952

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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Across Down
1. Juke box favorite sung by Rosemary Clooney. : BOTCHAME
9. She sings at the Met. : STEBER
15. Euphemism for revolution. : UPHEAVAL
16. Overdecorated. : ORNATE
17. Popular author of thrillers. : SPILLANE
18. ___ system of weights and measures. : METRIC
19. Calendar abbreviation. : MON
20. Sparrows, linnets, etc. : FINCHES
22. Python. : BOA
23. Invites. : ASKS
25. Apollo's mother. : LETO
26. Break into smaller pieces, as ore. : SPALL
28. Hideaways. : NESTS
30. Members of the lower house: Abbr. : REPS
32. Of an historic time. : ERAL
33. River that flows into Rhine. : AAR
35. Member of Congress from Alaska or Hawaii. : DELEGATE
37. Calamities of the Middle Ages. : PLAGUES
41. Reduced in value. : DEBASED
42. Big name under Big Top. : RINGLING
44. Existed. : WAS
45. Feminine suffix. : ETTE
46. Letter lead-off. : SIRS
48. Makes ineffective. : NULLS
52. Mixes. : STIRS
54. Milne creation. : POOH
56. One target of N. Y. C. cleanup campaign. : SOOT
57. Sen. Douglas's state: Abbr. : ILL
58. Takes out a policy. : INSURES
61. County officer: Abbr. : COR
62. Branch of the Roosevelt family tree. : DELANO
64. Highpoint of "Guys and Dolls." : CRAPGAME
66. Come out. : EMERGE
67. Greek name of mythical hero. : HERACLES
68. Betsy and others. : ROSSES
69. An increasing percentage of our population. : OLDSTERS
1. He's noted for his holidays. : BUSMAN
2. Run against. : OPPOSE
3. Cerebrates. : THINKS
4. Celebrated: Abbr. : CEL
5. 30 minutes of football. : HALF
6. Profit. : AVAIL
7. Characteristic style. : MANNER
8. Chosen. : ELECTED
9. Not a lot, not a few. : SOME
10. Suffix forming some feminine nouns. : TRESS
11. Adjectival suffix. : ENT
12. Shaw's "Major" and others. : BARBARAS
13. Bleach. : ETIOLATE
14. Brought back from a foreign post. : RECALLED
21. Looked forward to. : HOPED
24. Arrange hours to avoid crowding. : STAGGER
27. Constellation of the flying horse. : PEGASUS
29. Cartoonist Steinberg. : SAUL
31. Did in. : SLEW
34. Former Brazilian money. : REIS
36. Israel's Ambassador in Washington. : EBAN
37. Wielder of the gavel. : PRESIDER
38. Doris Hart's big rival. : LITTLEMO
39. Chain of islands in the Caribbean. : ANTILLES
40. Wields shears. : SNIPS
43. Rapid-fire Marxman. : GROUCHO
47. Horse color. : SORREL
49. Site. : LOCALE
50. Weaver. : LOOMER
51. Make a point vehemently. : STRESS
53. A barber shop extra. : SINGE
55. Received information. : HEARD
59. Expresses dissent. : NOES
60. Saratoga, French Lick, etc. : SPAS
63. ___ poetica. : ARS
65. 42nd St. & Park Ave.: Abbr. : GCT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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