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New York Times, Saturday, April 5, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { B J Q V X }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
David Steinberg notes:

Original 33-Down clue had "across"; changed to "Across."

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,021

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Across
1
Somewhat pixilated. : DAFT
5
Rest the weary bones. : SLEEP
10
Say “me too.” : ECHO
14
Small case for small articles. : ETUI
15
Outlandish. : OUTRE
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Comparative particle. : THAN
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Mawkish humor. : CORN
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Port of ancient Rome. : OSTIA
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Sharpen. : HONE
20
Party in Taipeh. : KUOMINTANG
22
Diving birds of the north. : AUKS
23
Quality of a tough steak. : STRINGY
24
Character of an ancient alphabet. : RUNE
26
Serbian city. : NIS
27
Birthday harvest. : PRESENTS
31
Hebrew prophet. : HOSEA
34
Subject of King Paul. : GREEK
35
Famous cartoonist of Great Britain. : LOW
36
River boundary of China. : AMUR
37
Carol to a winner. : PAEAN
38
Famous editor. : DANA
39
Became a candidate. : RAN
40
Status of most countries today. : ARMED
41
Stoop. : DEIGN
42
What some tailors do. : DRYCLEAN
44
Man’s nickname. : SOL
45
He helps the general. : AIDE
46
Where Breslau is. : SILESIA
50
Little lizards. : EFTS
52
Chairman in Peking. : MAOTZETUNG
55
Equipment for a “jockey.” : DISC
56
Former Spanish novelist and poet. : PEREZ
57
Hence: Spanish. : ENDE
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Something to go with bread. : OLEO
59
Favorite path for a camper. : TRAIL
60
Make worthless. : RUIN
61
Ware in a haberdashery. : MENS
62
Ring (the bell): French. : SONNE
63
Cross words. : SPAT
Down
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Main, boat, poop, etc. : DECKS
2
___ prix (at all costs): French. : ATOUT
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Great excitement. : FUROR
4
Important worker in Bolivia. : TINMINER
5
Mmes. Kung, Sun, Chiang, and brother T. V. : SOONGS
6
Vigorous. : LUSTY
7
Girl’s nickname. : ETTA
8
Green land. : ERIN
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Descriptive of the Owl and the Pussy-Cat’s boat. : PEAGREEN
10
Element in natural gas. : ETHANE
11
Foreign Minister in Peking. : CHOUENLAI
12
Mr. Greenberg of baseball. : HANK
13
Particular persons. : ONES
21
Fresh-water porpoise. : INIA
25
River in Wales. : USK
27
Dress up. : PREEN
28
Curl up with a good book. : READ
29
Top secret society. : TONG
30
Lohengrin’s boat. : SWAN
31
Obdurate. : HARD
32
___ Nelson Bradley. : OMAR
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Original leader of 20 Across. : SUNYATSEN
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Vasco da ___, Portuguese navigator. : GAMA
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Confiscates. : PREEMPTS
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Blue-pencilers. : DELETERS
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City official: Abbr. : ALD
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Famous name in Hawaii. : DOLE
43
Great Lakes fish. : CISCOS
44
Sound from the frying pan. : SIZZLE
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German kin of a toby. : STEIN
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Six in the morning. : SUNUP
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Neighbor of China. : INDIA
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Literary middleman. : AGENT
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Region bordering ancient Palestine. : EDOM
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___ and forget. : FILE
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Flying machine. : AERO
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North African seaport. : ORAN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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