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New York Times, Monday, December 1, 1952

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,261
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1. Pass over. : SKIP
5. Boy's marble. : MIB
8. Small bottles for the table. : CRUETS
14. Write comments about, as literary works. : ANNOTATE
16. Section of Manhattan. : HARLEM
17. Current best-seller. : TALLULAH
18. Portuguese West Africa. : ANGOLA
19. Plant of the ragweed family. : IVA
20. ___ monster, named for Arizona river. : GILA
21. The makings of jigsaw puzzles. : PIECES
22. The latest. : NEWS
24. Relaxes. : GIVES
26. Companion of a shudder. : UGH
27. He who flinches. : WINCER
29. Crown of the head. : PATE
31. Part of an enormous arid belt. : SAHARA
34. Mark on a football field. : SIDELINE
37. Everlasting. : AGELONG
39. It's used in soapmaking. : SEALOIL
40. Of mater and pater. : PARENTAL
42. Composer known for his symphony in D minor. : FRANCK
43. Botch. : MESS
44. Weakly. : LAMELY
46. A fit of ill-humor. : PET
47. Place of worship. : ALTAR
48. River on which Roosevelt Dam is. : SALT
52. They're south of the border. : AMIGOS
55. Certain votes. : AYES
57. Sound at shearing time. : BAA
58. Brings down upon one's self. : INCURS
59. Branch of mechanics having to do with motion. : KINETICS
61. Uncle Sam's facial adornment. : GOATEE
62. Embraces. : INCLUDES
63. Secure the aid of. : ENLIST
64. A long time. : AGE
65. George Eliot's hero. : BEDE
1. Glossy. : SATIN
2. Card. : KNAVE
3. Relative. : INLAW
4. Where the monetary unit is the zloty: Abbr. : POL
5. Bent on evil. : MALIGNANT
6. Designating emphatic type. : ITALIC
7. Acts properly. : BEHAVES
8. Leather breeches for cowboys. : CHAPS
9. Queen, in the East. : RANI
10. Exhort. : URGE
11. Training for public speaking. : ELOCUTION
12. Good-looking on the TV screen. : TELEGENIC
13. Hard overhand tennis stroke. : SMASH
15. Annie's boat. : TUG
23. Marshy depressions in a plain. : SWALES
25. Goddess who threw the apple of discord. : ERIS
28. Golf clubs. : IRONS
29. First name of a Nobel Prize winner. : PEARL
30. Pacifies. : ALLAYS
31. The makings of maple sugar. : SAP
32. Character in the "Iliad." : AGAMEMNON
33. Unorthodox. : HERETICAL
35. Courteous regard for another's wishes. : DEFERENCE
36. Tanned cowhide. : ELK
38. Companion of wormwood. : GALL
41. Seaport in Syria. : LATAKIA
45. Gathering flowers at a certain time. : MAYING
46. Famous pitcher for the St. Louis Browns. : PAIGE
47. Anything that is source of strength. : ASSET
49. First word of an evening hymn. : ABIDE
50. Twined. : LACED
51. Cup: French. : TASSE
53. People who were ancestors of the Kurds. : GUTI
54. Smelter material. : ORES
56. Choices: Abbr. : SEL
60. What Diogenes lived in. : TUB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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