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New York Times, Friday, April 4, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,020
Across
1. London district, noted for its restaurants. : SOHO
5. She created “Flicka.” : OHARA
10. World’s largest artificial lake. : MEAD
14. Author Milne’s first name. : ALAN
15. Pluckier. : GAMER
16. Recess at the end of the choir of a church. : APSE
17. One specialty of a coiffeur. : FINGERWAVE
19. Liturgy. : RITE
20. Put up with. : ENDURE
21. Event at Aqueduct. : HANDICAP
23. Owner of an old plantation: Dial. : MARSE
25. Tributary of the Rhine. : MAIN
26. Biblical weed. : TARE
27. Hiatus. : GAP
29. Direct for aid or treatment. : REFER
33. Thumb rotator. : TWIDDLER
35. Do shoe repairing. : RESOLE
36. Kept secret. : HID
37. Originated. : AROSE
39. Familiar. : OLD
40. Pale. : ANEMIC
43. Mythical island. : ATLANTIS
46. James Melton is one. : TENOR
47. Coin of Malaya. : TRA
48. Large sums: slang. : GOBS
49. Island in the Indian Ocean. : BALI
51. Maté, or Paraguay tea. : YERBA
53. Young G. B. S. sported one: 2 words. : REDBEARD
57. First two words of Longfellow’s “Psalm of Life.” : TELLME
60. Et ___. : ALII
61. Political hanger-on. : WARDHEELER
63. Franks and Fleming. : SIRS
64. Lake in Finland. : ENARE
65. Antibodies. : SERA
66. Garden way. : PATH
67. Part man, part horse. : SATYR
68. Allowance for waste. : TRET
Down
1. Ump’s palms-down gesture. : SAFE
2. Sen. Johnston of South Carolina. : OLIN
3. Nerissa was Portia’s. : HANDMAIDEN
4. Watchful. : ONGUARD
5. Fee-fi-fo-fumers. : OGRES
6. Hem’s partner. : HAW
7. Indian housemaid. : AMAH
8. Bring up to date. : REVAMP
9. Sports structure. : ARENA
10. Gen. Shepherd’s men. : MARINES
11. Homeric work. : EPIC
12. Norwegian girl’s name. : ASTA
13. Recondite. : DEEP
18. Bobbled. : ERRED
22. Awful. : DIRE
24. Elbe tributary. : EGER
26. String. : TWINE
28. Bellowing. : AROAR
30. Otto Graham is one. : FOOTBALLER
31. Mr. Arnall of O. P. S. : ELLIS
32. They’re on trial. : REDS
33. Pronoun. : THAT
34. Varnish ingredient. : LAC
35. Electrical unit. : REL
38. Dwell or reside. : STAY
41. What gangsters are. : MOBBISH
42. “Dies ___” (Day of Wrath): Latin hymn. : IRAE
44. Concur. : AGREE
45. Brutus, “the ___ Roman of them all.” : NOBLEST
47. Capital of Albania. : TIRANA
50. Famous penologist, onetime Sing Sing head. : LAWES
52. Where space ships fly. : ETHER
53. Grate harshly upon. : RASP
54. Mr. Kazan. : ELIA
55. Loose earth. : DIRT
56. Confound it! : DRAT
58. Such, and no more. : MERE
59. The “E” in Q. E. D. : ERAT
62. Kansas was, until 1948. : DRY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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