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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.
David Steinberg 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
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A mighty blow: Slang. : BASH
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Predecessor of Krug and Chapman. : ICKES
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A golfer's warning. : FORE
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Rubber ring for sealing fruit jars. : LUTE
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Watered silk. : MOIRE
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In an elevated position. : UPON
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Spoken. : ORAL
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A young pigeon. : PIPER
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He played "The Great Gatsby." : LADD
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Last to leave the Flying Enterprise. : CARLSEN
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What certain people run around in. : CIRCLES
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The argument against. : CON
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The way up. : STAIR
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Appear to favor both sides of: Colloq. : STRADDLE
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A kind of lizard: Colloq. : LOUNGE
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Seaport in Morocco, on Gibraltar Strait. : CEUTA
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Military offense. : AWOL
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Pacific. : MILD
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Army fort in California. : ORD
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Emulate Andrea Mead. : SKI
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Yes. : AYE
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Xanthippe used to do this. : NAG
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Very: French. : TRES
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Blue-pencil. : EDIT
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Part of the name of an Indiana University. : NOTRE
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Formerly a big political issue. : TARIFF
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Anne Hathaway's cottage roof. : THATCHED
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Junior or senior. : CLASS
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Old soldier. : VET
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The opposite of a strike. : LOCKOUT
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Scrutinized. : PERUSED
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It is "sufficient unto the day." : EVIL
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He who finally decides the issues. : VOTER
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"One Bright Day," for instance. : PLAY
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Calendar entry. : DATE
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Pick out. : ELECT
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Lie hidden. : LURK
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Pub beverages. : ALES
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Uses too much perfume. : REEKS
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First name of Perry Mason's creator. : ERLE
Down
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Group formed to foster a special interest. : BLOC
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Gentle breeze. : AURA
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Feature. : STAR
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Bad-tempered woman. : HELLCAT
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Be on the point of occurring. : IMPEND
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Originate. : COIN
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Untanned calfskin. : KIP
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Establish. : ERECT
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Running in installments. : SERIALLY
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Support on which a lever rests. : FULCRUM
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Gem. : OPAL
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Criticized in petty ways: Colloq. : RODE
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Purposes. : ENDS
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Snacks for teen-agers. : SODAS
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Brazil's capital. : RIO
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Tailors do. : SEW
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Barbara Ann of skating fame. : SCOTT
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___ incognita (unknown land): Latin. : TERRA
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More discourteous. : RUDER
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Caused to subside. : LAID
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Beethoven's greatest. : NINTH
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Motoring hazard. : GLARE
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Moved gradually. : EDGED
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The first thing Elizabeth took as queen. : OATH
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The candidate from Chattanooga. : KEFAUVER
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Record. : ENTER
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Symbols of the harvest. : SICKLES
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Pronoun. : ITS
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Consisting of eight parts. : OCTUPLE
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Mr. Ziegfeld. : FLO
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Prevents. : AVERTS
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Fashionable accessory. : STOLE
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Mother of Castor and Pollux. : LEDA
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Sports arena track. : OVAL
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Refer to specially. : CITE
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He had a bad boy. : PECK
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Pass over lightly. : SLUR
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Husband of a countess. : EARL
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Henry Van ___. : DYKE
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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