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New York Times, Friday, February 8, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
David Steinberg notes:

Original 1-Down clue had asterisks instead of ellipsis points; corrected this.

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 964
Across
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A C. I. O. vice president, vocal in bus strikes. : QUILL
6
Means of approach. : ACCESS
12
Inordinate. : UNDUE
13
Titterers. : LAUGHERS
16
Famous British theosophist and Free Thinker, Mrs. Annie ___. : BESANT
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Sofia is its capital. : BULGARIA
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Noun suffix. : IST
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Picturesque chasm in New York State. : AUSABLE
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Capture, as game. : BAG
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Greenland settlement. : ETAH
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Symbol of Maine forests. : PINE
25
River of the Lorelei. : RHINE
27
Genus of shrubs, the currants. : RIBES
29
Leached solutions. : LYES
31
Valuable food. : OATS
32
Claudette of the screen. : COLBERT
34
Man's nickname. : NATE
36
Force in operation. : ENERGY
37
State name of Wisconsin. : BADGER
41
Incalculable ages. : EONS
43
Compunction. : REMORSE
44
Small saw-billed duck. : SMEW
47
Terrible. : DIRE
49
Clean by brushing. : SWEEP
50
Medieval trading guild: Var. : HANSA
52
Orderly. : NEAT
54
River in Italy. : NERA
55
Clear of. : RID
56
Crustacean, as a shrimp or a lobster. : DECAPOD
59
City in 11 Down. : NIS
60
Fascinated. : ENAMORED
62
Eastern Asia. : ORIENT
64
State whose flower is the peach blossom. : DELAWARE
65
___ Haute, Indiana. : TERRE
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Tenant under contract. : LEASER
67
Teeters. : SWAYS
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"To be or not to be ... " : QUESTION
2
Subject to change. : UNSTABLE
3
Actress Lupino. : IDA
4
Goddess of the moon. : LUNA
5
Abatement: Colloq. : LETUP
6
Capital on the Hudson. : ALBANY
7
An Irish hat. : CAUBEEN
8
Choose and gather, as flowers. : CULL
9
Variety of moth. : EGGER
10
Tibetan sheep. : SHA
11
Constituent republic of Yugoslavia. : SERBIA
14
Laughing; gay. : RIANT
15
Wise men. : SAGES
16
American journalist and author who disappeared in Mexico, 1914. : BIERCE
20
Deposit left by receding floods. : SILT
23
Book of the Old Testament. : HEBREWS
26
Noisy, shuffling dance, in Southern U. S. : HOEDOWN
28
State flower of Utah. : SEGO
30
Quien ___ (who knows): Spanish. : SABE
33
Iron piece supporting a millstone. : RYND
35
Scottish caps. : TAMS
38
Verdure. : GREENERY
39
Drugs used in eye drops. : ESERINES
40
Collation. : REPAST
42
Open and aboveboard. : SINCERE
43
Gather in. : REAP
44
Tatter. : SHRED
45
State whose bird is the chickadee. : MAINE
46
Finishing stroke. : ENDALL
48
Schoolbook. : READER
51
Strategic town in Ethiopia. : ADOWA
53
Blows the horn. : TOOTS
57
Calculable ages. : ERAS
58
Attracted. : DREW
61
Girl's name. : MAE
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Lyricist Gershwin. : IRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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