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New York Times, Thursday, February 28, 1952

Author: W. E. Jones
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
W. E. Jones has 95 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 984
Across Down
1. Modern word for a complete muddle. : SNAFU
6. Place for doing certain work. : SHOP
10. Supplicate. : PRAY
14. Seaport in Panama. : COLON
15. Maria ___, Marlene Dietrich's daughter. : RIVA
16. Actor's part. : ROLE
17. Shots that go beyond the target. : OVERS
18. Popular German car. : OPEL
19. Earthen pot for cooking. : OLLA
20. One skilled in distinguishing the qualities of teas, wines, etc. : TASTER
22. Towers topped with spires. : STEEPLES
24. Vessel-launching structure. : WAYS
26. Offend by open disrespect. : AFFRONT
27. Zealots. : DEVOTEES
31. Gobbled up. : ATE
32. Mexican farewell. : ADIOS
33. Non-clerics. : LAICS
35. Rural sound. : MOO
38. Impart. : LEND
39. "Live ___ and Like It." : ALONE
40. Mr. Andrews of the movies. : DANA
41. Miss Claire, actress. : INA
42. Gentle or agreeable. : BLAND
43. Longest river in Iberian Peninsula. : TAGUS
44. The Siamese language. : TAI
45. An expert on heredity. : EUGENIST
47. More frequently. : OFTENER
51. Exercises in arithmetic. : SUMS
52. Author of "Requiem for a Nun." : FAULKNER
54. What opera supers carry. : SPEARS
58. One phase of the moon. : FULL
59. Menu items. : ICES
61. Lily Pons' role. : LUCIA
62. Gaelic. : ERSE
63. Fell in. : SUNK
64. Medieval sword. : ESTOC
65. Opposite of the van. : REAR
66. City on the Hudson. : TROY
67. Supporting devices. : RESTS
1. Hector McNeil, for instance. : SCOT
2. Star which appears suddenly and then grows fainter. : NOVA
3. Beverages. : ALES
4. Name of U. S. garrison formerly on Bedloe's Island. : FORTWOOD
5. Deprives of place in a legislative body. : UNSEATS
6. Theatrical sign. : SRO
7. They come before the hoorays. : HIPS
8. ___ Culp Hobby : OVETA
9. Bob Hope's movie role. : PALEFACE
10. Amour-___ (self-esteem). : PROPRE
11. Forerunner of the Alger heroes. : ROLLO
12. Portland Hoffa's husband. : ALLEN
13. Source of Vitamin B. : YEAST
21. Sandwich bread. : RYE
23. Salamanders. : EFTS
25. A chair, in ancient Rome. : SELLA
27. Famous surrealist. : DALI
28. River in Scotland. : EDEN
29. Authoress Delmar. : VINA
30. River flowing into the Rhone at Lyons. : SAONE
34. River through Kashmir and Pakistan. : INDUS
35. The Three Wise Men of the East. : MAGI
36. Burden. : ONUS
37. Kiln for drying tobacco. : OAST
39. Psychiatrist. : ALIENIST
40. Maria Tallchief, for instance. : DANSEUSE
42. Place of business in "Point of No Return." : BANK
43. British High Commissioner for Malaya. : TEMPLER
44. Employe of a 42 Down. : TELLER
46. Man's nickname. : GUS
47. Bid. : OFFER
48. Premier of France. : FAURE
49. Oklahoma oil city. : TULSA
50. Come again. : RECUR
53. City north of Lake Tahoe. : RENO
55. Parts of the bill at the Palace. : ACTS
56. Disturbance of the public peace. : RIOT
57. Chief Black Hawk's tribesmen. : SACS
60. Firmament. : SKY

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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