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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
Across
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His days are numbered. : TURKEY
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Forehead. : BROW
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Wintry. : HIBERNAL
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Treatises on trees. : SILVAS
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Blind devotion. : IDOLATRY
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Not transmitted. : UNSENT
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Part of the brain: Anat. : PIA
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___ library. : LENDING
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Way for travel: Abbr. : RTE
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Darlings. : PETS
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Harness straps. : REINS
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Portico in Athens. : STOA
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Actor Welles. : ORSON
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Small hound. : DACHSHUND
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Ad ___ (at pleasure): Latin. : LIB
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Befitting a mariner. : SAILORLY
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Silences. : STILLS
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Resembling a certain bird's bill. : SNIPEY
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Removes heat. : AIRCOOLS
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A monarch: Abbr. : EMP
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Holiday treat. : FRUITCAKE
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Leaf of the calyx of a flower. : SEPAL
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Piece of scenery. : FLAT
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Playing card. : KNAVE
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Costa ___. : RICA
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Electrified particle. : ION
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Relatives of haberdashers. : HATTERS
52
___ Vegas. : LAS
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Treated with an acid. : NITRED
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Mrs. Belmont and others. : ELEANORS
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Attire. : ENROBE
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Collections of opinions on a subject. : SYMPOSIA
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Last word of a New Year's Eve song. : SYNE
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Caught in a snare. : NOOSED
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Neater. : TIDIER
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Undersea craft. : UBOATS
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Electrical unit. : REL
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Title of the early Slavonic rulers. : KRAL
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Record. : ENTER
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Told tales of adventure. : YARNED
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Opera impresario. : BING
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He gave away his birthday. : RLS
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Beethoven's "Prometheus," for instance. : OVERTURE
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Capriciously. : WANTONLY
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Zoo attraction. : HIPPO
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The fictional Miss Languish and others. : LYDIAS
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Cheerfulness. : SUNSHINE
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Boy friend. : STEADY
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Practicers of communism before 1533. : INCAS
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Make petition. : SOLICIT
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Almost anybody the week before Xmas. : SHOPPER
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Native of a region of Egypt. : NILOT
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Slenderizes. : SLIMS
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Reason for the airlift. : BLOCKADE
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Juicy cuts of meat. : SIRLOINS
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Hooky playing: Var. : TRUANTRY
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Inclination. : SLANT
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Subject raw sugar to a preliminary washing : AFFINE
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Emulates Barbara Ann Scott. : SKATES
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Actress Keyes. : EVELYN
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Covered with hair. : PILOSE
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A mite or tick. : ACARID
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Capital of Tibet: Var. : LASSA
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Lonely: Comb. form. : EREMO
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Cupbearer of the gods, before Ganymede. : HEBE
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Soap containing pure olive oil. : SAPO
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Man's nickname. : RON
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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