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New York Times, Saturday, May 3, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J W Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,049
Across
1. Foes in the "Alley." : MIGS
5. Dickens' Mr. Wegg. : SILAS
10. Capital of Okinawa. : NAHA
14. Nautical term. : ALEE
15. Make suitable. : ADAPT
16. Town on the Thames. : ETON
17. Mr. Kelly. : GENE
18. Scratching. : RASPY
19. Amaze. : STUN
20. High-backed, semicircular bench for outdoor use. : EXEDRA
22. Daughter of Loki. : HEL
23. Girl in "The Last of the Mohicans." : CORA
24. Boxer's asset. : REACH
26. Chief gods of Norse mythology. : AESIR
28. Spongers: Slang. : DEADBEATS
31. Reddish-brown dye. : HENNA
34. 45 inches in Britain. : ELL
35. Harden. : INURE
36. Close to: Poetic. : ANEAR
37. Suffix meaning killer. : CIDE
39. Small orifice in a leaf. : STOMA
41. A lively or mischievous child. : TYKE
42. Girl's name. : ADELA
44. Part of a program of sports. : EVENT
46. Prepare. : GET
47. Crosses out. : DELES
48. It has a long segmented body and three-jointed legs. : CENTIPEDE
50. Drive onward. : IMPEL
52. Man of great size or power. : TITAN
53. Symbol of peace. : DOVE
55. Man's nickname. : DOC
57. Friendless. : LONELY
60. So be it. : AMEN
61. Sign in mathematics. : EQUAL
63. Prima donna's forte. : ARIA
64. Henry, Lee, or Myer. : FORT
65. Much needed worker. : NURSE
66. Anything that conceals. : MASK
67. Space guns, for instance. : TOYS
68. Makes inquiry. : SEEKS
69. Where Fairbanks is: Abbr. : ALAS
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1. Sorcerer. : MAGE
2. Holly plant. : ILEX
3. One way to receive mail. : GENERALDELIVERY
4. Distributed evenly, as players in a tennis tournament. : SEEDED
5. They fought the Crusaders. : SARACENS
6. Mrs. Cantor. : IDA
7. Fasten with cord. : LASH
8. Dangerous aspect of foreign policy. : APPEASEMENT
9. Distinctive manner or method. : STYLE
10. Ignorant. : NESCIENT
11. McGranery's inheritance. : ATTORNEYGENERAL
12. Class period. : HOUR
13. Mrs. Roosevelt's first name. : ANNA
21. The most important harvest in India—fall crops reaped in the spring. : RABI
25. French Resident General in Tunisia. : HAUTECLOQUE
27. Shinto temple. : SHA
28. The number ten. : DECAD
29. Pass over in silence. : ELIDE
30. Thing found. : TROVE
32. Unadorned. : NAKED
33. Sharp ridge of a mountain. : ARETE
38. Atmospheric agencies or forces. : ELEMENTS
40. Greater and Lesser ___. : ANTILLES
43. The uraeus, headdress symbol of sovereignty in ancient Egypt. : ASP
45. Josip Broz. : TITO
49. Important U. S. security zone. : PANAMA
51. Delightful places. : EDENS
53. Foolish. : DAFT
54. South Sea romance by Melville. : OMOO
56. Remedy. : CURE
58. Girl's name. : LISA
59. Useful animals of Tibet. : YAKS
62. Require. : ASK

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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