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New York Times, Wednesday, April 2, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { H J Q X }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,018

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Sharpness of tongue. : SARCASM
8. She wrote “National Velvet.” : BAGNOLD
15. Short song. : ARIETTA
16. Transferer of property. : ALIENOR
17. Not deadly. : UNFATAL
18. What the Reps and Dems do this summer. : CONVENE
19. Auctioneer’s items. : LOTS
20. Chap. : BLOKE
22. Seasonal specialty in confectionery. : EGGS
23. Comforters. : EASERS
25. Very unrefined. : CRASS
26. Dent in one’s chin. : CLEFT
29. Follower of Tamerlane. : TATAR
31. Broadway word for stage plays. : LEGITS
33. Best-known book of the 11th century. : DOMESDAY
38. Middle name of the M. S. A. head. : AVERELL
40. Source of revenue for Mr. Donaldson’s dept. : POSTAGE
41. Where to find the Basques. : PYRENEES
43. Man’s name. : STEVEN
44. Units of force. : DYNES
46. Pivot in famed double play. : EVERS
47. International agreements. : PACTS
51. Get in the way of. : IMPEDE
53. Reputation. : ODOR
54. River dams used to form fish ponds. : WEIRS
55. Before 5:38 A. M. : DAWN
59. Foe of the Crusaders. : SARACEN
61. Part of N. Y. C., on Long Island. : ASTORIA
63. Depending on experience rather than science. : EMPIRIC
64. Rushing headlong. : TEARING
65. The irrevocable. : DESTINY
66. Forte of one of Snow White’s friends. : SNEEZES
Down
1. Cartoonist Steinberg. : SAUL
2. Cartoonist Peter. : ARNO
3. Opening made by splitting. : RIFT
4. The issue in Korea. : CEASEFIRE
5. Lawyer’s abbreviation. : ATT
6. Rough guesses: Colloq. : STABS
7. Implement used in a game. : MALLET
8. Berra, Campy or Westrum. : BACKSTOP
9. Century plant. : ALOE
10. Name of a game and the best hand in it. : GIN
11. “Well, I ___!” : NEVER
12. Second largest lake in Europe. : ONEGA
13. Louisiana’s Governor and Senator. : LONGS
14. Dior product. : DRESS
21. Toward the mouth. : ORAD
24. Goes to a meeting. : ATTENDS
25. ___ flycatcher. : CRESTED
26. Applaud. : CLAP
27. Collect, as by assessment. : LEVY
28. City in Hungary. : EGER
30. Man’s name. : AMOS
32. Weaver’s reed. : SLEY
34. North River worker. : STEVEDORE
35. Garroway or Koslo. : DAVE
36. Ripener. : AGER
37. Cravings: Slang. : YENS
39. Clemency. : LENIENCY
42. Half or almost half: Prefix. : SEMI
45. Small herring. : SPRATS
47. Acted like a statue. : POSED
48. “There is nothing like ___,” as sung in “South Pacific.” : ADAME
49. Two or more divisions. : CORPS
50. Characteristic. : TRAIT
52. Chief city of the Ruhr. : ESSEN
54. Wine: German. : WEIN
56. Gov. Pyle’s state: Abbr. : ARIZ
57. One of Omar’s requisites for paradise. : WINE
58. Henpecks. : NAGS
60. “Le dernier ___.” : CRI
62. Take: Scot. : TAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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