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New York Times, Thursday, February 21, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.40, Missing: { F J X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 977
Across
1. A G. O. P. hopeful. : WARREN
7. Thickskulled. : STUPID
13. The typical genus of eagles. : AQUILA
14. Commercial city in Washington. : SPOKANE
15. Became impaired by inaction. : RUSTED
16. Fierce. : TIGERISH
18. Mothers. : MAS
19. Harvest flies. : CICADAS
21. Old English custom. : TEA
22. Very, in musical directions. : TRES
24. Appraise. : RATE
25. Sound of a turning wheel. : BIRR
26. Sword handles. : HILTS
28. Only this, and nothing else. : MERE
30. Be excessive in praise. : RAVE
31. Faucets in pubs. : ALETAPS
33. Moaned. : WAILED
35. "A very valuable American expression"—Churchill. : NOCOMMENT
37. Variety of grape. : MUSCAT
40. Golden in color. : AUREATE
43. Opposed. : ANTI
44. Days: Poetic. : SUNS
46. Telegrams. : WIRES
48. Conclusion. : TAIL
49. Implored: Colloq. : PLED
51. Favorite of Charles II. : NELL
52. Noxious. : ILL
53. The snakes, in zoological parlance. : OPHIDIA
56. Booksellers' group. : ABA
57. Where memoranda go. : NOTEBOOK
59. A prayer. : ORISON
61. Former Prime Minister Chamberlain. : NEVILLE
62. Put fresh veneer on. : RECOAT
63. Obliterated. : ERASED
64. Extraordinarily charitable people. : SAINTS
Down
1. Fervency. : WARMTH
2. Where fish gaze open-mouthed at people. : AQUARIA
3. Author of "New Hopes For a Changing World." : RUSSELL
4. Musical direction to slow up: Abbr. : RIT
5. It's A.C. or D.C. : ELEC
6. The lowest point. : NADIR
7. Interrupter of a caseous meal. : SPIDER
8. What a Senator-elect dons. : TOGA
9. Relatives of the guitar. : UKES
10. Average. : PAR
11. Incipient. : INITIAL
12. Merit. : DESERVE
14. What diplomats should be. : STATESMANLIKE
17. Ran swiftly. : HARED
20. Level plain in South America. : CAMPO
23. First requisite in mimeographing. : STENCIL
25. John Bull. : BRITAIN
27. Grecian porch and colonnade. : STOA
29. Pitcher. : EWER
32. Book of the New Testament. : ACTS
34. Again. : ANEW
36. Pondered. : MUSED
37. Pertaining to morning. : MATIN
38. Not isolated. : UNALONE
39. Walker with long sticks. : STILTER
41. Defined in Article III, Section 3, of the Constitution. : TREASON
42. Dutch sloop. : EELBOAT
45. Support. : UPHOLD
47. Takes a diagonal course. : SLANTS
50. Styles by the "New Look" designer. : DIORS
53. Sashes for Japanese kimonos. : OBIS
54. Skier's aid. : POLE
55. Tract of the earth's surface. : AREA
58. Important name in Buenos Aires. : EVA
60. Here: French. : ICI

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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