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New York Times, Saturday, February 2, 1952

5-Down : Able to speak and write easily.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Spans: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 958
Across
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Candidate for Governor of Ohio. : TAFT
5
Followers of Pan. : FAUNS
10
Strollers on the Ginza. : JAPS
14
Great expert: Slang. : ONER
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Allow to be known. : LETON
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Spread for bread. : OLEO
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Jan. 20, 1953. : INAUGURATIONDAY
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Miss Lee and other sirens. : LORELEIS
21
Circus celebrities. : FREAKS
22
Suffix in chemical terms. : ANE
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Newts. : EFTS
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Brother of 1 Across, himself a candidate. : ROBERT
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Beginning of a Shakespeare title. : ALLS
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Convention city: Colloq. : CHI
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Superior to. : ABOVE
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Move little by little. : EDGE
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Expressive part of the physiognomy. : CHIN
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H. S. T. calls him "the greatest living American." : GENERALMARSHALL
38
Expressive parts of the physiognomy. : EYES
39
Arabian ruler. : EMIR
40
Main trunk of the arterial system. : AORTA
41
Gen. Hershey directs it. : SSS
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Ready: French. : PRET
43
Maladroit. : CLUMSY
44
Where heather grows. : MOOR
45
National auto club. : AAA
46
Casting side glances. : OGLING
49
Puts a six-cent stamp on a letter. : AIRMAILS
54
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court since 1946. : FREDERICKVINSON
56
Swamp lands. : FENS
57
Loved one: French. : AIMEE
58
Not one: Dial. : NARY
59
Strategic move against mosquitoes. : SWAT
60
Aspects. : MIENS
61
Historical periods. : ERAS
Down
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The day's work. : TOIL
2
___ Domini. : ANNO
3
One of the Four Freedoms. : FEAR
4
Word of agreement. : TRUE
5
Able to speak and write easily. : FLUENT
6
Home on a high spot. : AERIE
7
Girls named after Miss Hagen. : UTAS
8
Word of refusal. : NOT
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Sufferer from "wheezles and sneezles." : SNIFFLER
10
Former Secretary of Commerce, with R. F. C. for thirteen years. : JONES
11
Former opera star. : ALDA
12
McKinley or Logan. : PEAK
13
Chinese sauces. : SOYS
18
Starer. : GLARER
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Bits. : ORTS
23
Composer of "Pomp and Circumstance." : ELGAR
24
Popular fashions. : RAGES
25
Complies with instructions. : OBEYS
26
Endman in a minstrel show. : BONES
27
Times before events. : EVES
28
Acknowledge. : ADMIT
29
Trinket for a bracelet. : CHARM
30
Tool handles. : HILTS
31
Dental patchwork. : INLAY
33
Mr. Davis. : ELMER
34
Chinese man's name. : CHOU
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Message conveyed by aircraft. : AEROGRAM
37
A favorite on rye. : SALAMI
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Bread made of corn meal. : PONE
43
Decorates by cutting designs. : CARVES
44
Among. : MIDST
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Resort in South Carolina. : AIKEN
46
Switches on electric irons, toasters, etc. : OFFS
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Topsy did. : GREW
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Long river in Asia. : LENA
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Culmination. : ACME
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English princess. : ANNE
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Tributary of the Danube. : ISAR
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Girl's name. : LORA
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Upward curves of planks, in shipbuilding. : SNYS
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Three. : III

Answer summary:
2 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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