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New York Times, Monday, May 26, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 277 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,072
Across
1. Site of the 200-inch reflecting telescope. : PALOMAR
8. Baseball's men in blue. : UMPIRES
15. River forming wide delta in Venezuela. : ORINOCO
16. Pernicious. : NOISOME
17. Drum-shaped stand. : TABORET
18. Could be Gene Krupa. : DRUMMER
19. Comedian Burrows. : ABE
20. "The Rose of ___." : TRALEE
22. Margaret Truman's operetta role. : SARI
23. Emblem on Mexico's flag. : BIRD
25. Uncle Remus' Fox. : BRER
26. Bay of S. E. Honshu. : ISE
27. University quarter of Paris. : LATIN
29. 7,317 students, 1,505 teachers. : YALE
31. Slugger Slaughter. : ENOS
32. "Snake in the grass." : ENEMY
33. Three-stringed banjo of Japan. : SAMISEN
35. Bartlett. : PEAR
38. City in Arizona, on the Colorado. : YUMA
39. Part of a "Hopalong" outfit. : HOLSTER
42. Dispatch boat: Spanish. : AVISO
46. Shape of a volcano. : CONE
47. Brigadier general's emblem. : STAR
49. Weakly sentimental: Colloq. : MUSHY
50. Sum total: Abbr. : AMT
51. A plant, as the calla lily. : ARUM
53. French coins, 5 centimes. : SOUS
54. Radio signal for pilots. : BEAM
56. Broadway offerings. : DRAMAS
58. World War II invasion craft. : LST
59. Equipped for archery: Poetic. : ARROWED
61. Archbishop or bishop. : PRIMATE
63. The chef's domain. : CUISINE
64. That which bounds. : LIMITER
65. Tangled. : KNOTTED
66. Church festivals. : EASTERS
Down
1. Fits to drink. : POTABLE
2. Native of Mocha. : ARABIAN
3. New French Atlantic liner. : LIBERTE
4. Biblical plain. : ONO
5. Possible nickname for Mr. Snerd. : MORT
6. Sharp and harsh. : ACERB
7. Clubs whose motto is "Service." : ROTARY
8. Line the bottom of. : UNDERLAY
9. What Oliver Twist wanted. : MORE
10. Most or more: Ital. : PIU
11. Doctrines or systems. : ISMS
12. Cos lettuce. : ROMAINE
13. Governor in Montpelier. : EMERSON
14. World event in October. : SERIES
21. Grasslands. : LEAS
24. Indent of a smile. : DIMPLE
28. Humorist "Bill" and family. : NYES
30. Second biggest bird. : EMU
31. Jacob's brother: Latin spelling. : ESAVUS
34. Yemen's ruler's title. : IMAM
36. Army transport outfit. : ATS
37. Held back. : RETARDED
39. Hank Bauer's specialty. : HOMERUN
40. Where Beatrice Lillie hails from. : ONTARIO
41. ___ avis. : RARA
43. Sequester. : ISOLATE
44. Writer and editor, president of Hunter College. : SHUSTER
45. They're off the list until September. : OYSTERS
46. Russian tavern. : CABACK
48. Muss. : RUMPLE
52. Novelist Edgeworth. : MARIA
55. Largest amount. : MOST
56. Low sand hill: Eng. : DENE
57. American admiral (1858–1936). : SIMS
60. Cleverness. : WIT
62. A New England center of learning. : MIT

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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