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New York Times, Wednesday, December 24, 1952

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,284
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1. His days are numbered. : TURKEY
7. Forehead. : BROW
11. Wintry. : HIBERNAL
13. Treatises on trees. : SILVAS
15. Blind devotion. : IDOLATRY
16. Not transmitted. : UNSENT
17. Part of the brain: Anat. : PIA
18. ___ library. : LENDING
20. Way for travel: Abbr. : RTE
21. Darlings. : PETS
23. Harness straps. : REINS
24. Portico in Athens. : STOA
25. Actor Welles. : ORSON
27. Small hound. : DACHSHUND
29. Ad ___ (at pleasure): Latin. : LIB
31. Befitting a mariner. : SAILORLY
32. Silences. : STILLS
35. Resembling a certain bird's bill. : SNIPEY
36. Removes heat. : AIRCOOLS
38. A monarch: Abbr. : EMP
39. Holiday treat. : FRUITCAKE
41. Leaf of the calyx of a flower. : SEPAL
45. Piece of scenery. : FLAT
46. Playing card. : KNAVE
48. Costa ___. : RICA
49. Electrified particle. : ION
50. Relatives of haberdashers. : HATTERS
52. ___ Vegas. : LAS
53. Treated with an acid. : NITRED
55. Mrs. Belmont and others. : ELEANORS
57. Attire. : ENROBE
58. Collections of opinions on a subject. : SYMPOSIA
59. Last word of a New Year's Eve song. : SYNE
60. Caught in a snare. : NOOSED
1. Neater. : TIDIER
2. Undersea craft. : UBOATS
3. Electrical unit. : REL
4. Title of the early Slavonic rulers. : KRAL
5. Record. : ENTER
6. Told tales of adventure. : YARNED
7. Opera impresario. : BING
8. He gave away his birthday. : RLS
9. Beethoven's "Prometheus," for instance. : OVERTURE
10. Capriciously. : WANTONLY
11. Zoo attraction. : HIPPO
12. The fictional Miss Languish and others. : LYDIAS
13. Cheerfulness. : SUNSHINE
14. Boy friend. : STEADY
19. Practicers of communism before 1533. : INCAS
22. Make petition. : SOLICIT
24. Almost anybody the week before Xmas. : SHOPPER
26. Native of a region of Egypt. : NILOT
28. Slenderizes. : SLIMS
30. Reason for the airlift. : BLOCKADE
32. Juicy cuts of meat. : SIRLOINS
33. Hooky playing: Var. : TRUANTRY
34. Inclination. : SLANT
36. Subject raw sugar to a preliminary washing : AFFINE
37. Emulates Barbara Ann Scott. : SKATES
40. Actress Keyes. : EVELYN
42. Covered with hair. : PILOSE
43. A mite or tick. : ACARID
44. Capital of Tibet: Var. : LASSA
47. Lonely: Comb. form. : EREMO
50. Cupbearer of the gods, before Ganymede. : HEBE
51. Soap containing pure olive oil. : SAPO
54. Man's nickname. : RON
56. Spanish pronoun. : NOS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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