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New York Times, Tuesday, December 16, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
David Steinberg notes:

Original 62-Down clue had "granery"; changed to "granary."

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,276

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Across
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Resembling the first man. : ADAMIC
7
Garland for the head: Poetic. : ANADEMS
14
Name of three Adirondack lakes. : SARANAC
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Not real or actual. : NOMINAL
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Allspice. : PIMENTO
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One of the seven deadly sins. : AVARICE
19
Compass reading : ESE
20
Road-making apparatus. : SCRAPER
22
Emblem of dawn. : DEW
23
Nickname for Aneurin Bevan. : NYE
24
Pied Piper's town. : HAMELIN
26
U. S. Ambassador to India. : BOWLES
28
Girl's name. : ESME
32
Rider of winning horses. : ARCARO
35
Author of "Father of the Bride." : STREETER
38
Author of "De bello Gallico." : CAESAR
39
Geronimo. : INDIAN
40
Native of the Middle West. : INLANDER
43
Creator of Uncle Toby. : STERNE
44
Only British subject buried in Arlington. : DILL
45
More cheerful. : ROSIER
47
Shangri-la native. : TIBETAN
50
Sounds meaning "quiet!" : SHS
53
Equipment for St. Moritz. : SKI
56
Certain ways of achieving dramatic effects. : TIMINGS
58
Aged: Lat. abbr. : AET
59
Hugo novel, basis of Verdi opera. : HERNANI
61
Drug used in eyedrops. : ESERINE
63
Naval officer's shoulder ornament. : EPAULET
64
Country on the Black Sea. : RUMANIA
65
Feather-shaped. : PINNATE
66
Gained as clear profit. : NETTED
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Tree with trembling leaves. : ASPEN
2
Girl in an old song. : DAISY
3
La Grande ___, organized by Napoleon. : ARMEE
4
Girl's name. : MAE
5
Tabard and Wayside. : INNS
6
"Time for a change," for instance. : CATCHWORD
7
Meter in which "A Visit From St. Nicholas" is written. : ANAPEST
8
"Sironia, Texas," for instance. : NOVEL
9
Italian historian (1806–89). : AMARI
10
Kazan's job: Abbr. : DIR
11
City of 36,017 in Oklahoma. : ENID
12
Flavoring agent. : MACE
13
What St. George did to the dragon. : SLEW
15
Atoll-builder. : CORAL
21
City of 22,898 in Iowa. : AMES
25
One to be helped. : NEEDER
26
Black rock. : BASALT
27
It's across the Mediterranean from Cartagena. : ORAN
29
Rouse from quiet. : STIR
30
Signify. : MEAN
31
European bird of prey. : ERNE
32
Vitriol. : ACID
33
Queen, in the Far East. : RANI
34
Part of a battery. : CELL
36
Symbol on the Japanese flag. : RISINGSUN
37
Grafted: Her. : ENTE
41
Status of the monk in "Thais." : EREMITE
42
Roast meat, on a French menu. : ROTI
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More reasonable. : SANER
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Old Latin version of the Bible. : ITALA
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Psychologist known for I. Q. tests. : BINET
50
Nicholas, for instance. : SAINT
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Star from Oslo. : HENIE
52
Place. : STEAD
53
Man's nickname. : SHEP
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Flat-topped military cap of France. : KEPI
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Where Isfahan is. : IRAN
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Sprinkled with small figures. : SEME
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Character in "The Miracle." : NUN
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Pest in a granary. : RAT

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 9 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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