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New York Times, Friday, April 11, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,027
Across
1. Our new Ambassador to Bolivia. : SPARKS
7. Founded by Samuel Gompers in 1886. : AFL
10. Warning on the fairway. : FORE
14. City in Oregon. : EUGENE
15. Man’s name. : IRA
16. Fail to do. : OMIT
17. Hole made by a meteor. : CRATER
18. Our new Ambassador to Spain. : MACVEAGH
20. “The harp that once through ___ halls . . . ” : TARAS
21. River through the Forest of Ardennes. : MEUSE
22. Weeding implement. : HOE
23. Put into circulation. : ISSUED
25. Make complicated or confused. : SNARL
27. Junior Senator from Utah. : BENNETT
30. Gratify to the point of loathing. : SATE
32. Historic time. : ERA
33. Redwood. : TREE
35. Britain’s richest colony. : MALAYA
39. Miss Seton, author of “Foxfire.” : ANYA
41. Honor. : ADORE
43. Perjuror. : LIAR
44. Governor-General of Canada. : MASSEY
46. Feature of Waikiki. : SURF
48. Extinct “Blue Eagle.” : NRA
49. Besides. : ELSE
51. Nickname of the Yankees’ Rizzuto. : SCOOTER
53. Governor Stevenson of Illinois. : ADLAI
56. Where the wake is. : ASTERN
58. Dr. Cary Middlecoff’s golfing designation. : PRO
59. Test by a cupel. : ASSAY
61. The south, in France. : LESUD
65. Key city at the Mediterranean end of the Suez Canal. : PORTSAID
67. Historic street in New York City. : BOWERY
68. Solitary. : LONE
69. River in Central Asia. : ILI
70. Relative of the mandarin. : ORANGE
71. Eagerness for action. : ELAN
72. Caustic solvent. : LYE
73. “John Hancock” on a greenback. : SNYDER
Down
1. Particular school of thought. : SECT
2. Aqua ___. : PURA
3. Editor-historian, Herbert ___. : AGAR
4. Engage, as a lawyer. : RETAIN
5. Ben-Gurion’s parliament. : KNESSET
6. Order of succession: Abbr. : SER
7. French girl’s name. : AIMEE
8. Sharp practices. : FRAUDS
9. Resinous substances from insects. : LACS
10. Not a friend. : FOE
11. Big city in Gov. Peterson’s state. : OMAHA
12. Austerity. : RIGOR
13. Girl’s name meaning noble. : ETHEL
19. A short thin wax match. : VESTA
21. Softened the sound of a trumpet with a sordine. : MUTED
24. Lost sheep. : STRAYS
26. Dickens character. : NELL
27. Effective range of a loud-speaker. : BEAM
28. Soprano Berger. : ERNA
29. Votes against. : NAYS
31. Punish by an arbitrary fine. : AMERCE
34. Aurora of the Greek mythology. : EOS
36. “___ She Sweet?” : AINT
37. Lively: Dial. : YARE
38. Ancient name of the Saone river. : ARAR
40. Where the fleet is. : ASEA
42. Out of practice. : RUSTY
45. Mr. Howe of sewing machine fame. : ELIAS
47. Wretched. : FORLORN
50. Without any trouble. : EASILY
52. Warning sign for motorists. : ONEWAY
53. Winesap. : APPLE
54. Twiddle-twaddle. : DROOL
55. Blacknmore’s heroine. : LORNA
57. Miss Hawkins of Dogpatch. : SADIE
60. Depart for Europe. : SAIL
62. Transmit. : SEND
63. Drive. : URGE
64. Rejuvenator of clothing. : DYER
66. The President plus the cabinet. : TEN
67. Genus of cattle. : BOS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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