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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
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1. Agree. : ACCEDE
7. Coffeehouse. : CAFE
11. Graduate of a technological school. : BSC
14. Took wing. : SOARED
15. Begin. : INITIATE
17. Members of the second team. : SCRUBS
18. Careful watcher of expenditures: Slang. : TIGHTWAD
19. Maintained. : KEPT
20. Often followed by fire. : AIM
21. Assuage. : SALVE
22. Clever. : DEFT
23. Dutch ___. : TREAT
25. Villain's favorite expression. : LEER
26. Robert Burns was born near here. : AYR
27. Discipline. : CHASTEN
29. Graduate of a dental school. : DDS
30. Island chain in the West Indies. : LEEWARD
32. He lived 905 years. : ENOS
34. Form in imagination. : IDEATE
35. Fiddle with pencil and paper. : DOODLE
39. A high tide, but lower than a spring tide. : NEAP
41. Part of a military bridge. : PONTOON
42. Person of high degree. : PHD
45. Exerts to the utmost. : STRAINS
47. Deity. : GOD
48. Garnish for vichyssoise. : LEEK
50. Varieties. : SORTS
51. Imbues with vigor: Slang. : PEPS
52. City in France, former center of tapestry weaving. : ARRAS
54. Poetic contraction. : TIS
55. Top man in Teheran. : SHAH
56. Does likewise. : IMITATES
58. Famous Egyptian lighthouse. : PHAROS
60. Portion of a community reached by a newspaper. : COVERAGE
61. Artists' equipment. : EASELS
62. Chemical suffix. : ENE
63. Seaport in Arabia. : ADEN
64. People of Goteborg. : SWEDES
1. Symbol of obstinacy. : ASS
2. Awry: Slang. : COCKEYED
3. Happy. : CAREFREE
4. Become active, as a geyser. : ERUPT
5. Obligation. : DEBT
6. Actors Wynn and Robinson. : EDS
7. St. Paul and Minneapolis. : CITIES
8. Lively. : ANIMATE
9. Fruit from Smyrna. : FIG
10. Suffixes of ordinal numbers. : ETHS
11. Shouted. : BAWLED
12. Warded off. : STAVED
13. Yielders. : CEDERS
16. A kind of type: Abbr. : ITAL
20. City in Rumania. : ARAD
22. Fabulous contemporary artist. : DALI
23. Denunciations. : THREATS
24. Sinews. : TENDONS
27. Former head of the Marine Corps. : CATES
28. Lunch hours. : NOONS
31. Faint. : WAN
33. Obstinate: Dial. : SOT
36. Evincing signs of use, as a book. : DOGEARED
37. Narrow avenue of escape. : LOOPHOLE
38. Book ___. : ENDS
40. Somebody under your wing. : PROTEGE
41. Collieries. : PITS
42. Flatfish. : PLAICE
43. Mountain between Lebanon and Syria. : HERMON
44. Gather by inference. : DERIVE
46. Up and about. : ARISEN
49. Miss Hepburn. : KATE
51. Transitory state. : PHASE
53. Mrs. ___ Delano Roosevelt. : SARA
55. He wrote "Caesar and Cleopatra." : SHAW
57. Tiny one. : TAD
58. Footlike part. : PES
59. 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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