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New York Times, Saturday, April 12, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 23, Avg Word Len: 5.94, Missing: { D J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 104, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,028

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Proper attire for football games. : RACCOON
8. Descriptive of Satchel Paige. : AGELESS
15. Unsettle, as one’s mind. : UNHINGE
16. City near Cheyenne. : LARAMIE
17. One of the sights of Washington. : STATUEOFLINCOLN
19. “High ___.” : TOR
20. Thoroughly in earnest. : SERIOUS
21. Agency providing farm electricity. : REA
22. Miss Lee of Hollywood. : LILA
24. Sound, healthy: Latin. : SANUS
25. Well-known Ibsen character. : GYNT
26. Opposing army. : ENEMY
28. Doily. : MAT
29. Carol or Virginia of Hollywood. : BRUCE
30. Curve upward again. : RESPIRAL
32. Des ___. : MOINES
33. A constellation, the Wolf. : LUPUS
34. A tree: Comb. form. : PALMI
35. More vapid. : STALER
37. Deprives of hope. : BEREAVES
40. Puts a straight edge on, in carpentry. : TRUES
41. Drop a pop fly. : ERR
42. Trail followed by bloodhounds. : SCENT
43. Fantastic costumes. : RIGS
44. Uncle Tom, for instance. : SLAVE
46. Girl’s name. : ERMA
47. Book of the New Testament: Abbr. : EPH
48. Governor of Texas. : SHIVERS
50. Speaker Rayburn. : SAM
51. The end of freedom. : TOTALITARIANISM
54. Method of ending a filibuster. : CLOTURE
55. ___ Khama, deposed African ruler. : SERETSE
56. Suggestion-makers. : HINTERS
57. One who makes a try. : ESSAYER
Down
1. Villain in Western novel. : RUSTLER
2. Common French given name. : ANTOINE
3. He plays “Don Juan in Hell.” : CHARLESLAUGHTON
4. Townsman. : CIT
5. Burden. : ONUS
6. Two-curve moldings. : OGEES
7. Views of building interiors. : NEORAMAS
8. Complete, total: 2 wds. : ALLOUT
9. Julius Caesar’s first name. : GAIUS
10. Sea birds. : ERNS
11. Ingredient of sealing wax. : LAC
12. Educational institution in Georgia. : EMORYUNIVERSITY
13. No comment. : SILENCE
14. Upper houses. : SENATES
18. Last bout on a boxing card. : FINAL
23. Sealed glass vials. : AMPULES
25. Unhappy facial expression. : GRIMACE
27. Comic strip exclamation of joy. : YIPES
29. Tree trunks. : BOLES
31. Capek play about robots. : RUR
32. Deface. : MAR
34. Stubbornly wrong. : PERVERSE
35. Seventh inning tradition. : STRETCH
36. Capital of Libya. : TRIPOLI
37. Shout of applause to an actress. : BRAVA
38. All together. : ENMASSE
39. Speech defect. : STAMMER
41. Choicest parts. : ELITES
44. Poach in cream, as eggs. : SHIRR
45. American Indians. : ERIES
48. Swing around. : SLUE
49. Natives of an Italian island: Abbr. : SARS
52. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
53. Educational group. : NEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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