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New York Times, Saturday, December 13, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,273
Across
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Watch over and care for. : TEND
5
Stuff. : CRAM
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Spice from nutmeg. : MACE
13
Upright. : PIANO
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"Gentleman" tramp. : HOBO
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Singer Gorin. : IGOR
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The soldiers' vote. : ABSENTEEBALLOTS
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Nevertheless. : YET
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Stone and iron ages, for instance. : ERAS
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Problem for Ike. : BUDGET
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Kind of temporary legislation. : STOPGAP
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Governor at Harrisburg. : FINE
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Top-seeded tennis player. : FLAM
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Red official in Prague. : GOTTWALD
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Brother of "beg" and "borrow." : STEAL
32
Tree trunks. : BOLES
33
24 hours in Madrid. : DIA
34
Hero of the wild West. : CODY
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Saturn's daughter. : CERES
36
German river. : EDER
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Presidential nickname. : ABE
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It's capital. : MONEY
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Bacteriologists use it. : SLIDE
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George Sand and George Eliot. : PENNAMES
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Man's name: Abbr. : CHAS
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First word of a Shaw title. : ARMS
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Temperature, pressure, humidity, etc. : CLIMATE
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A very light kind of cake. : SPONGE
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Soraya's country. : IRAN
51
Call for an encore. : BIS
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Ambassador Kennan's status with the Russians. : PERSONANONGRATA
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British composer. : ARNE
56
Shipping room items. : TAGS
57
German name for a Latvian seaport. : LIBAU
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Harold of the comics. : TEEN
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Takes court action. : SUES
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Israeli envoy to U. S. : EBAN
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Land occupied by Chinese. : TIBET
2
Current best seller. : EASTOFEDEN
3
Compass reading. : NNE
4
County in Ulster. : DONEGAL
5
Of little account. : CHEAP
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Small agile deer. : ROES
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The yarn for the warp. : ABB
8
Ancient Semites. : MOABITES
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Vegetable discoloration. : MILDEW
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Highly excited. : AGOG
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___ d'Azur. : COTE
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Formerly. : ERST
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Is profitable. : PAYS
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Car for ore haulage in a mine. : TRAM
18
Alfred and Lynn. : LUNTS
23
The thing, according to Hamlet. : PLAY
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Square where N. Y. C.'s County Court House is. : FOLEY
26
Pierces. : GORES
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Capital of the Negus. : ADDISABABA
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A song in Hamburg. : LIED
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Challenge. : DARE
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Title held by two Generals. : SCAP
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A common infinitive. : TOBE
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President of Czechoslovakia, 1935–38 and 1945–48. : BENES
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Observations. : COMMENTS
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Ancient country. : ELAM
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Actress from Mexico. : MARGO
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John Doe, Attorney-at-law, for instance. : SHINGLE
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He won the Nobel peace prize, 1922. : NANSEN
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Group of families. : CLAN
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Governor-elect of Maine. : CROSS
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A giant. : TITAN
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Isaac's son. : ESAU
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Lover's quarrel. : SPAT
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Senior, as Dumas ___. : PERE
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Caen's river. : ORNE
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Famous British dean. : INGE
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Athletic group: Abbr. : AAU
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Umbrella part. : RIB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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