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New York Times, Tuesday, December 23, 1952

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,283
Across Down
1. Sound of laughter. : HOHO
5. An interval of silence. : PAUSE
10. Large seaport in China. : AMOY
14. State staunchly. : AVER
15. President of Peru. : ODRIA
16. Word on a Xmas card. : NAME
17. Buona ___ (good evening): Ital. : SERA
18. Xmas plant. : POINSETTIA
20. Comet's fellow traveler. : PRANCER
22. They're all lit up. : STREETS
23. Stares in astonishment. : GAPES
25. Sea bird. : ERN
26. Swamp rabbit. : TAPETI
29. Assembled in a crowd. : THRONGED
34. Pray: Latin. : ORA
35. Bizarre. : OUTRE
37. Famous French actor. : RAIMU
38. Attentions for Rover. : PATS
40. Gift for dad. : SHIRT
42. What the Xmas spirit combats. : EVIL
43. Goddess of peace. : IRENE
45. From Colombia to Cape Horn. : ANDES
47. Wing on a building. : ELL
48. Xmas Eve harmony. : CAROLING
50. Makes up for. : ATONES
52. Pale in hue. : WAN
53. Flavor. : SAPOR
55. Along the shore. : COASTAL
59. Excellent or first-rate. : CAPITAL
63. Sailing: Phrase. : ONTHEWATER
65. Author Gardner. : ERLE
66. Rival of 3 Down. : LETO
67. Turn away. : AVERT
68. 3,473-mile river. : NILE
69. Devoted. : TRUE
70. He wrote "The Saracen Blade." : YERBY
71. Treasure-trove for Xmas morn. : TOYS
1. Trunk fastener. : HASP
2. To the other side. : OVER
3. Queen of Olympus. : HERA
4. Tangerine. : ORANGE
5. He spends Xmas in Rome. : POPEPIUS
6. Worship with the Magi. : ADORE
7. Swiss canton. : URI
8. Transgressions. : SINS
9. Another season. : EASTER
10. Insect's horns. : ANTENNAE
11. Helper. : MATE
12. Leave out. : OMIT
13. Words of approval. : YEAS
19. Wrong number. : ERROR
21. Roman statesman. : CATO
24. Part of the wrapping. : STRINGS
26. The weather, for example. : TOPIC
27. Macaw. : ARARA
28. Famous British essayist. : PATER
30. Assemblage of reindeer. : HERD
31. Made a present of. : GIVEN
32. Author Zola. : EMILE
33. Makes blunt. : DULLS
36. Comparative word. : THAN
39. Arctic footwear. : SNOWSHOE
41. Boston affair, Dec. 16, 1773. : TEAPARTY
44. Make joyful. : ELATE
46. Place to tarry and rest. : STOP
49. From one aspect: Phrase. : INAWAY
51. Asia. : ORIENT
54. Bitter. : ACERB
55. Yearling. : COLT
56. Unique person: Slang. : ONER
57. Aleutian island. : ATTU
58. Wash. : LAVE
60. Group of singers. : TRIO
61. Partner. : ALLY
62. Bottom of the barrel. : LEES
64. Alaska's status: Abbr. : TER

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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