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New York Times, Friday, December 12, 1952

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.24, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,272
Across Down
1. A rift in the party. : SPLIT
6. Genus of swine. : SUS
9. The industrialized Orient. : JAPAN
14. Dealer's catalogue. : PRICELIST
16. Nebraska's big town, pop. 231,117. : OMAHA
17. An opportune rescuer. : LIFESAVER
18. Dislikes intensely. : HATES
19. Soul: French. : AME
20. Swap to lower the price. : TRADEIN
22. Grain. : OAT
23. Postponed, as a matter for legislation. : TABLED
25. A kind of shaft. : CAM
26. Celebrant of 25 years in radio. : ANDY
27. Sensitiveness to musical quality. : EAR
28. Gaucho territory. : PAMPAS
30. Very solemn people. : OWLS
32. Person with an indoor political rash. : PARLORPINK
36. Quicker in repartee. : WITTIER
38. Kra or Suez. : ISTHMUS
39. Phone wire for interoffice use. : INSIDELINE
41. Places to live: Abbr. : APTS
42. Of the nostrils. : NARINE
43. Sen. Holland's state: Abbr. : FLA
44. Dross. : SLAG
47. Have a meal. : EAT
48. Adds figures: 2 wds. : TOTSUP
51. The check. : TAB
52. Steel plater. : ARMORER
54. Hot Springs. : SPA
55. Coral reef around a lagoon. : ATOLL
57. Artist of smooth surfaces. : ENAMELIST
59. Sweeping in from the sea. : TIDAL
60. Photography items. : NEGATIVES
61. Opponent. : ENEMY
62. Football scores. : TDS
63. Fatty. : SUETY
1. Part of a chair back. : SPLAT
2. ___ facie (at first view): Lat. : PRIMA
3. Relatives of Mae Wests. : LIFEBELTS
4. Cold formality. : ICE
5. Proving-ground driver. : TESTER
6. Hindu god. : SIVA
7. "Caveat emptor" motor item. : USEDCAR
8. Design with smart modernity. : STREAMLINE
9. Mr. Dulles. : JOHN
10. Dr. John Cline's group. : AMA
11. South African author. : PATON
12. Winning. : AHEAD
13. Most unpleasant. : NASTY
15. Kitchen fat. : LARD
21. Take advantage of (with "upon"). : IMPOSE
24. Permanent. : LASTING
26. Paving material from Trinidad. : ASPHALT
28. Where M. P.'s congregate. : PARLIAMENT
29. Ingenuity. : ART
30. Elmer Davis headed it. : OWI
31. Outclass. : WIN
32. Nearsighted spectator. : PEERER
33. Volatile as a wooden Indian. : IMPASSIVE
34. Monomaniac. : NUT
35. Knight of the Sword (Sweden): Abbr. : KSS
37. Girl in an old song. : IDA
40. Chanted. : INTONED
43. Ardennes, Argonne, etc. : FORETS
44. American commonwealth. : STATE
45. Prescription writing. : LATIN
46. Habitation. : ABODE
48. Kin of a motif. : TEMA
49. Unexpected victory. : UPSET
50. Actress Kelly. : PATSY
52. Helpful country. : ALLY
53. Prologue to riches. : RAGS
56. Wallop. : LAM
58. University in Brooklyn. : LIU

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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