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New York Times, Tuesday, May 20, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,066
Across
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Current craze in the theatre. : READINGS
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Drives in by light blows. : TAMPS
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Stationary. : IMMOBILE
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Move back. : RETIRE
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Gatherer of existing data. : COMPILER
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Of a heavy metallic element. : IRIDIC
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Ike's former domain. : ETO
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Space to maneuver a ship. : SEAROOM
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___ League. : IVY
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Cozy nooks. : DENS
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The tang in cheese. : NIP
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Capital of Yemen. : SANA
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Pampers. : COSSETS
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Apollo's mother. : LETO
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Act of scraping. : RASURE
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Kept a secretary busy. : DICTATED
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Stablemen. : OSTLERS
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Kept going on acquired momentum. : COASTED
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Grammar school subject. : SPELLING
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Tightwads. : PIKERS
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Special quality of a wine: French. : SEVE
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Spanish girl's name. : CARMELA
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National League team. : REDS
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Frolicsome. : GAY
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Closely akin. : NEAR
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What CINCUS heads: Abbr. : USN
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Perle Mesta is a noted one. : HOSTESS
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Thrice: Comb. form. : TRI
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Swaggering follower of Falstaff. : PISTOL
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Brought to light. : ELICITED
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Admitted. : AVOWED
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Competing with. : RIVALING
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Mister: Sp. : SENOR
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Showing a reddish tinge. : SCARLETY
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Prepared a certain way, as potatoes. : RICED
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Act in "hearts and flowers" manner. : EMOTE
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Epithet of Zeus in Egypt. : AMMON
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Cup in which diamond is held while being cut. : DOP
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It was venerated by Egyptians. : IBIS
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It was deified by Egyptians. : NILE
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Gathers by degrees. : GLEANS
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Pressed together in ranks. : SERRIED
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Propositions. : TERMS
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A tribe, in New Zealand. : ATI
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Parisian shopgirl. : MIDINETTE
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Non-government vessel permitted to war on enemy, before 1856. : PRIVATEER
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Cabinet member's title: Abbr. : SECY
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Huge port in coffee trade. : RIO
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Contemporary of Horatio Alger. : OPTIC
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Rowed. : SCULLED
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Native of Barrow or Anchorage. : ALASKAN
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City on the Oka River. : OREL
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Pertaining to the ancient Chinese. : SERIC
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Opportunity for free outlook. : SCOPE
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Probability. : ODDS
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Director of the U. S. Mint. : ROSS
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Defamatory. : ASPERSIVE
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His middle name is Ewing. : STEVENSON
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Almost all of a polliwog. : TAIL
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Obstructions. : SNAGS
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Rough-surfaced kitchen utensils. : GRATERS
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Of the spinal cord. : MYELIC
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A blacksmith. : SHOER
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Girl's nickname. : ETTIE
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A common contraction. : ARENT
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Having raised lines, as corduroy. : RIDGY
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Javanese tree with poisonous sap. : UPAS
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Of long experience. : OLD
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One of chief deities of Hinduism. : SIVA
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Blemish. : SCAR
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Brace. : TWO
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Sen. Dirksen's state: Abbr. : ILL

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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