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New York Times, Wednesday, March 19, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
Jim Horne notes:

Scapa Flow in the Orkneys was the location of the naval base in 1- and 6- Across. The Orkneys are fascinating; full of history from Viking settlements to stone rings rivaling Stonehenge to WW II battleships still sunk in a harbor.

David Steinberg notes:

1- and 6-Across clues were bracketed in the original, with "Naval station in the Orkneys" appearing at 1-Across and "Islands" at 6-Across.

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,004

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Across
1
Naval station in the Orkneys : SCAPA
6
Islands : FLOW
10
Where the Pearl Mosque is. : AGRA
14
One absorbed in study. : PORER
15
Timber wolf. : LOBO
16
Small flask. : VIAL
17
Good substitute for "ain't." : ARENT
18
Fermi studies it. : ATOM
19
TV's "Miss Peterson." : IRMA
20
Of sound. : TONAL
21
Red propaganda device, inherited from Hitler. : THEBIGLIE
23
Oldest, as news. : STALEST
25
Name meaning princess. : SARA
26
Percolate slowly. : SEEP
28
Hop here and there. : TITTUP
32
Nursery dieter. : JACKSPRAT
37
One of the Barrymores. : DIANA
38
Jai ___, Spanish game. : ALAI
39
Cotta or firma. : TERRA
41
Kimono sashes. : OBIS
42
Take short steps. : MINCE
44
Favorite snack of many Americans. : DOUGHNUTS
46
Lord Privy Seal under Attlee. : STOKES
48
Name akin to Helen. : LENA
49
Puffed. : BLEW
51
Penny arcade game. : PINBALL
56
A feature of the Olympic Games. : RELAYRACE
60
A motherless calf. : DOGIE
61
Name meaning ruler. : ERIC
62
Tributary of the Severn. : AVON
63
Washington Irving's Ichabod. : CRANE
64
British junior naval officer's dagger. : DIRK
65
Status of the "wetback." : PEON
66
Paid for a poker hand. : ANTED
67
Dollars. : ONES
68
Detect. : ESPY
69
Orchestral instruments. : REEDS
Down
1
They're worn with cutaways and striped pants. : SPATS
2
He painted "La Danse des Nymphs." : COROT
3
Scene in "Quo Vadis." : ARENA
4
Adjective for Devil's Island. : PENAL
5
Simple and sincere. : ARTLESS
6
Blarneyed. : FLATTERED
7
Joshua ___ Liebman. : LOTH
8
Members of 69 Across. : OBOES
9
Small relative of the kangaroo. : WOMBAT
10
Aircraft science. : AVIGATION
11
Ingenue. : GIRL
12
Branches. : RAMI
13
Wings. : ALAE
22
Crocus or gladiolus. : IRID
24
Anthropological group. : SEPT
27
Oral, in legal parlance. : PAROL
29
Forbidden to general use. : TABU
30
Bookcase section. : UNIT
31
Donner or Khyber. : PASS
32
Subway problems. : JAMS
33
Came down. : ALIT
34
I sing: Latin. : CANO
35
Examples of graft in industry. : KICKBACKS
36
An honest fellow, in the good old days. : TRUEPENNY
40
Most important Vedic god. : AGNI
43
Squirming. : EELY
45
Railroad worker's vehicle. : HANDCAR
47
Souvenir from Mexico. : SERAPE
50
Servicewomen. : WAVES
52
Carried. : BORNE
53
Size of type. : AGATE
54
Describing graph paper. : LINED
55
Manufacturing city in England. : LEEDS
56
Accomplish again. : REDO
57
Where the Shannon flows. : ERIN
58
Money in Milan. : LIRE
59
Barnyard building. : COOP

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 9 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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