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New York Times, Monday, March 17, 1952

53-Down : Golf stroke that hits the ground first.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,002
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One of Ireland's greatest. : SHAW
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The shaft of a feather. : SCAPE
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Birthplace of Goliath. : GATH
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A bag or sack, as "a pig in a ___." : POKE
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Large African antelopes. : TORAS
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Instead. : ELSE
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Colleen's name. : ERIN
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Issues. : EMITS
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Familiar. : NEAR
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Church festival celebrated Feb. 2nd. : CANDLEMAS
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Changes course. : VEERS
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Alone: Stage direction. : SOLA
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Almanac time. : YEAR
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Famous initials in radio. : CBS
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Since: Scot. : SYNE
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Capable of living. : VIABLE
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Gathers. : REAPS
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Flowers also called bleeding hearts. : DICENTRAS
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Thomas ___ Edison. : ALVA
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It's used for making lead pencils. : CEDAR
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Members of the crew. : OARS
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Surrounded by hostile troops or ships. : BLOCKADED
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A road. : DRIVE
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World ___. : SERIES
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City on the Truckee. : RENO
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Mr. Kimball of the Defense Department. : DAN
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Entertain. : FETE
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A plane or a file. : TOOL
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Herb or man's name. : BASIL
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Self-control. : RESTRAINT
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Parts of circles. : ARCS
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Turkish title. : PASHA
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Where Rainbow Bridge is. : UTAH
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Act of remarkable skill. : FEAT
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Active. : ASTIR
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Controvert. : DENY
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Enthusiastic people. : FANS
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In a tearful state. : WEEPY
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To be: Latin. : ESSE
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Conjecture or surmise: Slang. : SPEC
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Hour: Latin. : HORA
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Related to. : AKIN
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Slavs of eastern Germany. : WENDS
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Very hard. : STEELY
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Overlooked, as from a height. : COMMANDED
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Albanese's specialty. : ARIA
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Colleen's nickname. : PATSY
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Letter. : ESS
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Machine that produces electricity. : GENERATOR
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Nautical term. : ALEE
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Ford Frick's role in baseball. : TSAR
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Word on a towel. : HERS
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Defeat. : LOSS
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Self-complacent. : VAIN
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Continually. : EVER
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Stalk-eyed decapods. : CRABS
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Reigning beauty. : BELLE
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Goal of a good cook. : SAVOR
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Black and white duck. : EIDER
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Decoration on navy uniforms. : BRAID
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Wormlike stage of an insect. : LARVA
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The "Pittsburgh" of Germany. : ESSEN
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Antagonists of war. : PACIFISTS
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Student's term in military school. : CADETSHIP
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Deposit, as a ballot. : CAST
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Kin of thwart and gunwale. : KEEL
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Revolving ___. : DOOR
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Public officer. : NOTARY
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Obliterate. : ERASE
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Summa cum ___. : LAUDE
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Golf stroke that hits the ground first. : BAFF
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Site on which a building stands. : AREA
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Inspect. : SCAN
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This: Spanish. : ESTE
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Noun suffixes. : ITES
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Nicknames for Agnes and Ann. : NANS
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Former Senator from South Dakota. : THYE
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Foot. : PAW

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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