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New York Times, Friday, March 7, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 992
Across
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Agree. : ACCEDE
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Coffeehouse. : CAFE
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Graduate of a technological school. : BSC
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Took wing. : SOARED
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Begin. : INITIATE
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Members of the second team. : SCRUBS
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Careful watcher of expenditures: Slang. : TIGHTWAD
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Maintained. : KEPT
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Often followed by fire. : AIM
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Assuage. : SALVE
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Clever. : DEFT
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Dutch ___. : TREAT
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Villain's favorite expression. : LEER
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Robert Burns was born near here. : AYR
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Discipline. : CHASTEN
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Graduate of a dental school. : DDS
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Island chain in the West Indies. : LEEWARD
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He lived 905 years. : ENOS
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Form in imagination. : IDEATE
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Fiddle with pencil and paper. : DOODLE
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A high tide, but lower than a spring tide. : NEAP
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Part of a military bridge. : PONTOON
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Person of high degree. : PHD
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Exerts to the utmost. : STRAINS
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Deity. : GOD
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Garnish for vichyssoise. : LEEK
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Varieties. : SORTS
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Imbues with vigor: Slang. : PEPS
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City in France, former center of tapestry weaving. : ARRAS
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Poetic contraction. : TIS
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Top man in Teheran. : SHAH
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Does likewise. : IMITATES
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Famous Egyptian lighthouse. : PHAROS
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Portion of a community reached by a newspaper. : COVERAGE
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Artists' equipment. : EASELS
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Chemical suffix. : ENE
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Seaport in Arabia. : ADEN
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People of Goteborg. : SWEDES
Down
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Symbol of obstinacy. : ASS
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Awry: Slang. : COCKEYED
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Happy. : CAREFREE
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Become active, as a geyser. : ERUPT
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Obligation. : DEBT
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Actors Wynn and Robinson. : EDS
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St. Paul and Minneapolis. : CITIES
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Lively. : ANIMATE
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Fruit from Smyrna. : FIG
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Suffixes of ordinal numbers. : ETHS
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Shouted. : BAWLED
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Warded off. : STAVED
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Yielders. : CEDERS
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A kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
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City in Rumania. : ARAD
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Fabulous contemporary artist. : DALI
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Denunciations. : THREATS
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Sinews. : TENDONS
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Former head of the Marine Corps. : CATES
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Lunch hours. : NOONS
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Faint. : WAN
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Obstinate: Dial. : SOT
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Evincing signs of use, as a book. : DOGEARED
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Narrow avenue of escape. : LOOPHOLE
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Book ___. : ENDS
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Somebody under your wing. : PROTEGE
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Collieries. : PITS
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Flatfish. : PLAICE
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Mountain between Lebanon and Syria. : HERMON
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Gather by inference. : DERIVE
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Up and about. : ARISEN
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Miss Hepburn. : KATE
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Transitory state. : PHASE
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Mrs. ___ Delano Roosevelt. : SARA
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He wrote "Caesar and Cleopatra." : SHAW
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Tiny one. : TAD
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Footlike part. : PES
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General Hershey's organization: Abbr. : SSS

Answer summary: 12 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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