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New York Times, Monday, March 24, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,009
Across
1. Welcome phenomenon of March 20. : SPRING
7. "Flow gently, sweet ___." : AFTON
12. Sudamericano whose statue graces Central Park. : BOLIVAR
13. Objection. : PROTEST
16. Gov. Persons' state. : ALABAMA
17. Musical form favored by Bach. : PARTITA
18. More level-headed. : SANER
19. Whiled away, as time. : SPENT
21. Dewey at home. : TOM
22. Spring crocus belongs to this family. : IRIS
23. Character in "Ivanhoe." : ISAAC
24. One's own business, especially when talked about. : SHOP
25. Kobold. : NIS
26. Dizzy chasm. : ABYSS
27. Beleaguerment. : SIEGE
28. Europeans in India. : SAHIBS
30. Tied to a hitching post. : TETHERED
32. The calendar we use. : GREGORIAN
34. Citizen of Germany. : BERLINER
37. Rio "Wetback." : GRANDE
41. Oil: Latin. : OLEUM
42. Specified. : NAMED
44. Governor at Topeka. : ARN
45. Washes gently on the shore. : LAPS
46. A mosquito, for instance. : BITER
47. Monks and brothers. : FRAS
48. School identifier. : TIE
49. Vinegar vessel. : CRUET
50. Greek Ionian isle off Albania. : CORFU
51. Makes possible. : ENABLES
53. Develop mentally. : EDUCATE
55. Allow to be shown or sold. : RELEASE
56. Partial refunds. : REBATES
57. Clans. : SEPTS
58. Signed, ____ and delivered. : SEALED
Down
1. Sun rooms. : SOLARIA
2. Flatten metal by hammering. : PLANISH
3. Genus of currants. : RIBES
4. ___ Kreuger, the Match King. : IVAR
5. Manufacturers' group. : NAM
6. How lawns should be. : GRASSY
7. Mollifier. : APPEASER
8. About 22 cents in Switzerland. : FRANC
9. Civil wrong. : TORT
10. Baseball's former "boy wonder." : OTT
11. Not the one or the other. : NEITHER
12. River valleys. : BASINS
14. Comedian's foil. : STOOGE
15. Packed down. : TAMPED
20. A minister's flock. : PASTORATE
23. Creator of Hilda, Heeda and Hedwig. : IBSEN
24. Cathedral city near Florence. : SIENA
26. Running over, like spring freshets. : ABRIM
27. Pottery fragment. : SHARD
29. Arctic Circle dwellings: Var. : IGLUS
31. A college mascot. : TIGER
33. Shakespeare, Beethoven, da Vinci. : GENIUSES
34. One who quits his political party. : BOLTER
35. Sir Galahad's mother. : ELAINE
36. Abrogates. : REPEALS
38. Tell. : NARRATE
39. Called by the S. S. S. : DRAFTED
40. Results. : ENSUES
43. Utility recorders. : METERS
46. Westernmost French seaport. : BREST
47. At a central point. : FOCAL
49. Sound of thunder. : CLAP
50. Scene of Batista's revolution. : CUBA
52. Symbol of busyness. : BEE
54. The miller's river. : DEE

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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