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New York Times, Thursday, November 27, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,257
Across
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He ate the first Thanksgiving dinner. : PILGRIM
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Cooker for 12 Down. : ROASTER
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A public service. : UTILITY
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Gush. : ENTHUSE
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Withdraws from circulation. : RETIRES
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Glass vessels for distilling. : RETORTS
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Miss Rich. : IRENE
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Mr. Heyerdahl and others. : THORS
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Krazy of the comics. : KAT
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Sour. : TART
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Too-popular affliction. : VIRUS
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Falstaff's "lieutenant." : PETO
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Indonesian. : ATA
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Co-author of "The Front Page." : HECHT
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More timid. : SHYER
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Popular radio family. : NELSONS
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All together. : ENMASSE
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Dog without a pedigree. : MUT
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Beautiful yellow moths. : IOS
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Muddies. : BEMIRES
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Stories the Indians told. : LEGENDS
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Type of stocks or bonds. : RAILS
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Non-professionals. : LAICS
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Skill. : ART
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Being. : ESSE
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Samoset's gift. : MAIZE
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Lady Jane ___. : GREY
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Parasite's egg. : NIT
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Pre-Mayflower ship. : PINTA
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Perceived by hearing. : AURAL
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Something that leads nowhere. : DEADEND
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Publicity, à la Français. : RECLAME
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With suspicion. : ASKANCE
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Irresponsible person. : DRIFTER
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More severe. : STERNER
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Impudent children: Colloq. : SASSERS
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Repeat. : ITERATE
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Matter-of-fact. : LITERAL
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Flash. : GLINT
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To laugh: French. : RIRE
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Noun suffix. : ITE
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Persons claiming special insight. : MYSTICS
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Send by another way. : REROUTE
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Great experts: Slang. : ONERS
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Lawyers: Abbr. : ATTS
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Southern "yes." : SHO
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Pot shots for 1 Across. : TURKEYS
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Places in the country. : ESTATES
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Put back into use. : RESTORE
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Elizabeth II: Abbr. : HRH
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Sale: French. : VENTE
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Stage of development. : PHASE
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Second word of "The Rosary." : HOURS
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Mixtures of smoke and fog. : SMOGS
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Refrain of "Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit-Bag." : SMILE
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Female relative. : NIECE
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Miss Starr of the comics, and others. : BRENDAS
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Most comfortable. : EASIEST
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A wrong definition, for instance. : MISTAKE
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Basis of some campaign speeches. : SLANDER
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Iguanas. : LIZARDS
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Tell a story. : NARRATE
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Impractical person. : DREAMER
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Dress designers. : STYLERS
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River island. : AIT
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Rival of pumpkin. : MINCE
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Mexico, Guinea, etc. : GULFS
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He came to America in 1682. : PENN
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Beloved of Galatea. : ACIS
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Kin of the Mayflower descendants. : DAR
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Time. : ERA

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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