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New York Times, Thursday, December 25, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J Q }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 83, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 2, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,285
Across
1. Titled Turks. : AGAS
5. It comes in cakes. : SOAP
9. Straws in the wind. : SIGNS
14. His dad worked for 17 Across. : TINYTIMCRATCHIT
17. 56 Across once a year. : EBENEZERSCROOGE
18. System of conduits. : SEWERAGE
19. Nibbler of the gingerbread house. : HANSEL
20. Initials of the Blue Eagle. : NRA
21. Ruler in Tunis. : BEY
22. It follows "The flowers that bloom in the spring." : TRA
23. Chaplains. : PADRES
27. Particular instances. : CASES
29. Boz, for instance. : ALIAS
30. Native of Pueblo. : COLORADAN
34. Tattersall garment. : VEST
35. Street urchin. : GAMIN
36. Ancestor of the mandolin. : LUTE
37. British tax officers. : EXCISEMEN
39. Part of a long poem. : CANTO
40. Proprietor. : OWNER
41. He made Jupiter's thunderbolts. : VULCAN
42. In the mode of. : ALA
45. Former war area. : ETO
46. Pronoun. : HER
47. Love seat. : SETTEE
49. City of 45,533 in California. : SANTAANA
54. Part of an Irving Berlin title. : AWHITECHRISTMAS
56. Herbert Blythe's older son. : LIONELBARRYMORE
57. City of 605,125 in Germany. : ESSEN
58. Kind of short-legged, shaggy dog. : SKYE
59. Crude metals. : ORES
Down
1. Stuttering comedian. : ATES
2. Piece of sarcasm. : GIBE
3. All over again. : ANEW
4. Part of a Robert Burns title. : SYNE
5. Subsidized students at Cambridge. : SIZARS
6. Antipode of alpha. : OMEGA
7. City of the Holy Land. : ACRE
8. How gloves are bought and sold: Abbr. : PRS
9. Rambler. : STRAYER
10. Sacred image of Eastern churches. : ICON
11. Marley, for instance. : GHOST
12. Timbuktu's near-by river. : NIGER
13. Milepost of ancient Greece. : STELA
15. Coats with a tin and lead alloy. : TERNES
16. Key figure in NATO councils. : ACHESON
21. Knight in Arthurian legend. : BALIN
23. Cover with asphalt. : PAVE
24. Mr. Woollcott. : ALEX
25. The puck in ice hockey. : DISC
26. The rule of three. : RATIO
27. A person of promising talent: Colloq. : COMER
28. Shrub with an edible berry. : SALAL
30. Gem carved in relief. : CAMEO
31. Mr. Phyfe's nickname. : DUNC
32. ___ boy! : ATTA
33. Source of orange-red light. : NEON
35. Well-mannered. : GENTEEL
38. Make mild or kind. : SWEETEN
39. Bow to a queen. : CURTSY
41. An order to form a jury. : VENIRE
42. At bargain prices. : ASALE
43. Creator of Carol Kennicott. : LEWIS
44. Comte de la Fère. : ATHOS
46. Bess Wallace's husband. : HARRY
48. Prong of reindeer's antler. : TINE
49. The Bard abbreviated. : SHAK
50. Steam: Comb. form. : ATMO
51. Cupid. : AMOR
52. Part of the nose. : NARE
53. Enzymes. : ASES
55. Radio network. : CBS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 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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