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New York Times, Saturday, March 15, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J K Q W X }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
David Steinberg notes:

Original 47-Across clue had colon after quote (along with the em dash); removed it.

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,000
Across
1. Talking-animal story. : FABLE
6. Member of the P. T. A. : MAMA
10. Grand finale for Iras, Cleopatra and Charmian. : ASPS
14. Fatty liquid. : OLEIN
15. River into the Caspian Sea. : URAL
16. Vault. : LEAP
17. Daydreams. : CASTLESINTHEAIR
20. At once. : INSTANTANEOUSLY
21. Tropical American dogs. : ALCOS
22. "Squealer." : RAT
23. Joyce Kilmer's most popular work. : TREES
24. Went wide of the mark. : OVERSHOT
29. Good earth. : LOAM
30. Nails used in mine surveying. : SPADS
31. Famous mountain near ancient Troy. : IDA
32. Where grapes grow. : ARBOR
34. Pronoun. : HER
35. Get into the race. : ENTER
37. Subject for students: Abbr. : SCI
38. Wood for cabinetwork. : EBONY
40. Palo ___, California. : ALTO
41. Long, flat-bottomed sailboats of New England. : SHARPIES
43. Tears down. : RAZES
45. Above: Poet. : OER
46. The cheekbone. : MALAR
47. "The only politics I have"—MacArthur. : GODBLESSAMERICA
54. Surgeon's apparatus. : ANAESTHESIMETER
55. Occasion of general excitement. : STIR
56. Arena animal in Spain. : TORO
57. Concerning. : ANENT
58. Put on the bulletin board. : POST
59. Seaport on an arm of the Arabian Sea. : ADEN
60. Nutcrackers' "suites." : NESTS
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1. Central points. : FOCI
2. Author Milne's first name. : ALAN
3. Territory ceded to Russia by Rumania in 1944. : BESSARABIA
4. Nickname for Maureen Connolly, tennis champ. : LITTLEMO
5. Twine. : ENLACE
6. Books everyone should read. : MUSTS
7. Highlight of an opera. : ARIA
8. He wrote "Buddenbrooks." : MANN
9. Modified. : ALTERED
10. Natives of Kiska. : ALEUTS
11. The Yellow and the Red. : SEAS
12. Household container. : PAIL
13. Nimble. : SPRY
18. Man's name. : ENOS
19. Discordant. : HOARSE
23. Flashlight. : TORCH
24. Commences. : OPENS
25. Diversify. : VARY
26. Deflated "supermen." : HITLERITES
27. He wrote "Country Girl." : ODETS
28. A plant called elephant's-ear. : TARO
29. Young woman. : LASS
30. Brogan. : SHOE
33. Drives back. : REPELS
36. "The ___," by Sholem Asch. : NAZARENE
39. Stiff, square cap for clerics. : BIRETTA
42. Competitor with Harold, Earl, and Dwight. : ROBERT
43. Branches of a plant. : RAMI
44. He succeeded Camancho as Mexico's President. : ALEMAN
46. A Briton in Hollywood. : MASON
47. Be out of breath. : GASP
48. Aware of, as trickery. : ONTO
49. Where V. I. P.'s sit. : DAIS
50. Having footwear. : SHOD
51. Dried up. : SERE
52. Wherewithal for a stick of gum. : CENT
53. ___ and crafts. : ARTS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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