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New York Times, Thursday, March 27, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 265 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,012
Across
1. "___ business?" : HOWS
5. Capital of French West Africa. : DAKAR
10. Horses for Cinderella. : MICE
14. Olive genus. : OLEA
15. ___ Morini, violinist. : ERICA
16. Sea east of the Caspian. : ARAL
17. True-hearted. : LEAL
18. It's now called a hassle. : FREEFORALL
20. Necessity for a smooth-running car. : MOTOROIL
22. Great Britain's Ambassador in Washington. : FRANKS
23. Second word of "The Rosary." : HOURS
24. A piece of scenery. : FLAT
25. Strip the blubber from a whale. : FLENSE
27. Babies from about six months on: Colloq. : TEETHERS
31. "First the blade and then the ___ . . . " : EAR
32. Girl's name. : ESTER
34. Rose-red dye. : EOSIN
35. ___ Parliament, 1648. : RUMP
37. Lakes in the mountains. : TARNS
39. New: Comb. form. : NOVO
40. Yards. : AREAS
42. Demolished. : RASED
44. Region like Alaska or Hawaii: Abbr. : TER
45. Lydia ___, heroine of "The Rivals." : LANGUISH
47. F. B. I. accomplishment. : ARREST
49. Two-faced Vedic fire god. : AGNI
50. Diaphanous. : SHEER
51. Miss Wynyard and Miss Manners. : DIANAS
54. Remnant of winter. : SNOWPILE
57. Recalcitrant lessee of the patroon days. : ANTIRENTER
59. A large part of the earth. : ASIA
60. Sacred image or picture. : ICON
61. Adjusts with precision. : TRUES
62. Noun suffix. : STER
63. About fifty per cent: Prefix. : SEMI
64. U. S. plane. : SABRE
65. Chinese measure, about 1¼ inches. : TSUN
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1. Star of "Anna Christie." : HOLM
2. It will be yellow in New York. : OLEO
3. Important predictors of the near future. : WEATHERMEN
4. Carry Nation's bête noire. : SALOON
5. Important inventor in radio and electronics. : DEFOREST
6. Sharp ridge in architecture. : ARRIS
7. Seaport on the Baltic. : KIEL
8. Top of a royal flush. : ACE
9. One way to win a prize. : RAFFLE
10. Twenty-six miles 385 yards. : MARATHON
11. Land of Pahlevi and Soraya. : IRAN
12. Make watertight, as a boat. : CALK
13. Measures of 45 inches in England. : ELLS
19. Emulate Demosthenes. : ORATE
21. An attempt to pull wool over the eyes. : RUSE
24. Royal and New York. : FERNS
25. Untamed. : FERAL
26. Petrarch sang her praises. : LAURA
27. Abraham's father. : TERAH
28. Followers of Aristotle. : ESOTERISTS
29. Rends apart. : RIVES
30. Sound of anger or impatience. : SNORT
33. Lower leg joints. : TARSI
36. Former Italian violinist, unrivaled in virtuosity. : PAGANINI
38. Three-inch star of the Aquarium. : SEAHORSE
41. It's spun at the circus. : SUGAR
43. U. S. theatrical family. : DREW
46. Pictures within a picture. : INSETS
48. Lunch or dinner. : REPAST
50. Manifest derision. : SNEER
51. Where guests of honor sit. : DAIS
52. Famous name in early movies. : INCE
53. Fuel for a cyclotron. : ATOM
54. Part of a checkbook. : STUB
55. Place or stead. : LIEU
56. Work for wages. : EARN
58. Former New Deal agency. : NRA

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 7 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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