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New York Times, Friday, December 5, 1952

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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Across Down
1. ___ Rouge, lair of Louisiana's "Tigers." : BATON
6. A swimming and diving bird. : COOT
10. False face. : MASK
14. Football field. : ARENA
15. Soup vegetable. : OKRA
16. On the sidelines. : IDLE
17. Lady championed by Sir Gareth. : LINET
18. Nickname of Auburn's eleven. : PLAINSMEN
20. Part of the Great Plains: Abbr. : KAN
21. Worthy of emulation. : IDEAL
23. Different in nature. : ALIEN
24. Tricksy. : ELVISH
26. Less than beautiful. : PRETTY
27. Flowers. : POSIES
29. Egg-shaped. : OVOID
31. Naturalness. : EASE
32. Foretokens, auguries, etc. : OMINA
33. Relic of the pompadour days. : RAT
36. Byname of Penn State's squad. : THENITTANYLIONS
40. Mrs. Alan Ladd. : SUE
41. Problem for E.S.A. : RAISE
42. Movie canine. : ASTA
43. Trunk. : TORSO
44. More cautious: Colloq. : CAGIER
46. Nickname of Bucknell's eleven. : BISONS
49. Home of the "Webfoots" and "Beavers." : OREGON
51. Go to a wedding. : ELOPE
52. Grimace. : SNEER
53. Electrical unit: Abbr. : AMP
56. Puts up with. : TOLERATES
58. Actor Truex. : ERNIE
60. Giant of the Old Testament. : ANAK
61. Grade. : SORT
62. Consumed. : EATEN
63. Girl's name. : SARA
64. Mitch Price's specialty. : PASS
65. Disburse. : SPEND
1. Illegal motion of a baseball pitcher. : BALK
2. The "Jewel Song," for instance. : ARIA
3. Where the "Vols" hail from. : TENNESSEE
4. Dollar bill. : ONE
5. Old-timer. : NATIVE
6. Struggles, with a degree of success. : COPES
7. Vessels plays for them. : OKLAHOMASOONERS
8. By word of mouth. : ORAL
9. Siamese. : TAI
10. Deluded. : MISLED
11. Own up. : ADMIT
12. Hiemal hazard for motorists. : SLEET
13. Famous Sister. : KENNY
19. Of the nostrils. : NARIAL
22. Away: Prefix. : DIS
25. Mortgage. : LIEN
26. Shetland Island quadruped. : PONY
27. Marmosets, hamsters, etc. : PETS
28. Where Pearl Harbor is. : OAHU
30. Famous street in Hollywood. : VINE
32. Elevator expert of 19th century. : OTIS
33. Quixote's raw-boned steed. : ROSINANTE
34. Before: Prefix. : ANTE
35. Dictator. : TSAR
37. Washing machine adjunct. : IRONER
38. Briny men. : TARS
39. Emilia's husband. : IAGO
43. Capital of 20 Across. : TOPEKA
44. Letter. : CEE
45. Arrives at a settlement. : AGREES
46. Greek letters. : BETAS
47. Actress Massey. : ILONA
48. ___ plexus. : SOLAR
50. Takes a breather. : RESTS
52. Athenian portico. : STOA
54. Bearing. : MIEN
55. Remain undecided. : PEND
57. Cobra. : ASP
59. The least bit. : RAP

Answer summary: 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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