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New York Times, Monday, December 15, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J K Q }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,275
Across
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Director. : HEAD
5
Huckster. : ADMAN
10
Little cake with rum. : BABA
14
Singer Berger of the Met. : ERNA
15
Tear away: Archaic. : REAVE
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Holly tree. : ILEX
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Name of three comedian brothers. : RITZ
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Wireless. : RADIO
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Phase. : SIDE
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A "brutal" game, according to the Russians. : BEIZBOL
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Furnished with narrow openings. : SLOTTED
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The last minstrel sang one. : LAY
25
Political heckler. : BOOER
26
A rendezvous for football fans. : YALEBOWL
30
Middle name of the 22d President. : GROVER
34
Yellowish pigment. : OCHRE
35
Hindu princess. : RANI
37
Spanish hall. : SALA
38
Actress Hagen. : UTA
39
Popeye's stand-by. : SPINACH
42
Mrs. Nixon. : PAT
43
Pinocchio's special feature. : NOSE
45
Emulate Whistler. : ETCH
46
Expiate. : ATONE
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Carved. : GRAVEN
50
They sometimes play in 26 Across. : HARVARDS
52
Name of Stevenson's dog. : ARTIE
54
Sometimes electric fish. : EEL
55
Bridge player's ambition. : BIGSLAM
58
Part of a make-up kit. : MASCARA
62
Latin years. : ANNI
63
Zsa Zsa. : GABOR
65
New UNESCO monetary unit, worth $5. : UNUM
66
Bulgar or Croat. : SLAV
67
Gothic arch. : OGIVE
68
Apportion. : METE
69
Ancient city in Asia Minor. : TYRE
70
Famous. : NOTED
71
Cygnet. : SWAN
Down
1
Mr. Shriner of TV. : HERB
2
American canal. : ERIE
3
Versus. : ANTI
4
A very bright light. : DAZZLER
5
Western gulch. : ARROYO
6
Word used in cards or politics. : DEAL
7
Infatuated. : MAD
8
Dispatch boat. : AVISO
9
Pertaining to the use of new words. : NEOLOGIC
10
Sloppy Joe's and others. : BISTROS
11
Came to rest. : ALIT
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George Eliot's Adam. : BEDE
13
Chopped. : AXED
21
Little ones. : BABES
23
Above: Poetic. : OER
25
Actress Yurka. : BLANCHE
26
Loretta or Robert. : YOUNG
27
Thespian. : ACTOR
28
Capital of Tibet. : LHASA
29
Written order of the court. : WRIT
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Steam. : VAPOR
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Oxlike antelope. : ELAND
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Chides. : RATES
36
Capital of Okinawa. : NAHA
40
World's largest office building. : PENTAGON
41
Those who are in the chips. : HAVES
44
Shifty. : EVASIVE
47
Baby powders. : TALCUMS
49
"Der ___könig," poem by Goethe. : ERL
51
Held up. : REARED
53
Adult insect. : IMAGO
55
Tree fiber used for matting. : BAST
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Internally. : INLY
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Snarl. : GNAR
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Chess play. : MOVE
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In a different manner. : ANEW
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Species of a strong-scented herb. : RUTA
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It is so. : AMEN
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Part of a key which enters the lock. : BIT

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

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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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