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New York Times, Tuesday, March 18, 1952

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.70, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 292 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
PS notes: Original 26-Across clue had period after "of"; replaced it with colon.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,003
Across Down
1. A mighty blow: Slang. : BASH
5. Predecessor of Krug and Chapman. : ICKES
10. A golfer's warning. : FORE
14. Rubber ring for sealing fruit jars. : LUTE
15. Watered silk. : MOIRE
16. In an elevated position. : UPON
17. Spoken. : ORAL
18. A young pigeon. : PIPER
19. He played "The Great Gatsby." : LADD
20. Last to leave the Flying Enterprise. : CARLSEN
22. What certain people run around in. : CIRCLES
24. The argument against. : CON
25. The way up. : STAIR
26. Appear to favor both sides of: Colloq. : STRADDLE
30. A kind of lizard: Colloq. : LOUNGE
34. Seaport in Morocco, on Gibraltar Strait. : CEUTA
35. Military offense. : AWOL
37. Pacific. : MILD
38. Army fort in California. : ORD
39. Emulate Andrea Mead. : SKI
41. Yes. : AYE
43. Xanthippe used to do this. : NAG
44. Very: French. : TRES
46. Blue-pencil. : EDIT
48. Part of the name of an Indiana University. : NOTRE
50. Formerly a big political issue. : TARIFF
52. Anne Hathaway's cottage roof. : THATCHED
54. Junior or senior. : CLASS
56. Old soldier. : VET
57. The opposite of a strike. : LOCKOUT
60. Scrutinized. : PERUSED
64. It is "sufficient unto the day." : EVIL
65. He who finally decides the issues. : VOTER
67. "One Bright Day," for instance. : PLAY
68. Calendar entry. : DATE
69. Pick out. : ELECT
70. Lie hidden. : LURK
71. Pub beverages. : ALES
72. Uses too much perfume. : REEKS
73. First name of Perry Mason's creator. : ERLE
1. Group formed to foster a special interest. : BLOC
2. Gentle breeze. : AURA
3. Feature. : STAR
4. Bad-tempered woman. : HELLCAT
5. Be on the point of occurring. : IMPEND
6. Originate. : COIN
7. Untanned calfskin. : KIP
8. Establish. : ERECT
9. Running in installments. : SERIALLY
10. Support on which a lever rests. : FULCRUM
11. Gem. : OPAL
12. Criticized in petty ways: Colloq. : RODE
13. Purposes. : ENDS
21. Snacks for teen-agers. : SODAS
23. Brazil's capital. : RIO
25. Tailors do. : SEW
26. Barbara Ann of skating fame. : SCOTT
27. ___ incognita (unknown land): Latin. : TERRA
28. More discourteous. : RUDER
29. Caused to subside. : LAID
31. Beethoven's greatest. : NINTH
32. Motoring hazard. : GLARE
33. Moved gradually. : EDGED
36. The first thing Elizabeth took as queen. : OATH
40. The candidate from Chattanooga. : KEFAUVER
42. Record. : ENTER
45. Symbols of the harvest. : SICKLES
47. Pronoun. : ITS
49. Consisting of eight parts. : OCTUPLE
51. Mr. Ziegfeld. : FLO
53. Prevents. : AVERTS
55. Fashionable accessory. : STOLE
57. Mother of Castor and Pollux. : LEDA
58. Sports arena track. : OVAL
59. Refer to specially. : CITE
60. He had a bad boy. : PECK
61. Pass over lightly. : SLUR
62. Husband of a countess. : EARL
63. Henry Van ___. : DYKE
66. Where a golf game starts. : TEE

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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