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New York Times, Thursday, May 8, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,054
Across
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___ Fields, originator of "Rippling Rhythm." : SHEP
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Vice President, 1925–29. : DAWES
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Part of a fraternity name. : BETA
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Fill abundantly. : LADE
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Horse goddess of the Gauls. : EPONA
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Perennial radio character. : AMOS
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Hence. : ERGO
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Co-star with Edward G. Robinson. : MARSHAHUNT
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Site of the famous Edison Institute. : DEARBORN
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It missed statehood by one vote. : ALASKA
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Laughing. : RIANT
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Spring festival on the campus. : PROM
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Big game expedition. : SAFARI
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Rubenstein, Iturbi, Levant, et al. : PIANISTS
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Respectful title in Turkey. : AGA
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President Otto Harbach's group. : ASCAP
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Entire range. : GAMUT
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Gloomy. : DOUR
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Alma ___. : MATER
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It operates a defense college. : NATO
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Massage into the skin. : INRUB
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Thumb ___. : SCREW
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Man's nickname. : RON
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Cuspid. : EYETOOTH
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Larder. : PANTRY
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Pal of the "Groaner." : HOPE
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A large drinking bowl. : JORUM
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Salmon in a stage of growth. : GRILSE
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Speak frankly: Slang. : SOUNDOFF
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Aqueduct, Hialeah, etc. : RACETRACKS
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Long-snouted Amazon fish. : INIA
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Those in favor. : AYES
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Century plants. : ALOES
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Mailed. : SENT
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Workers for the F. B. I.: Slang. : FEDS
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It travels with the speed of sound. : SABRE
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80-mile river in Northumberland. : TYNE
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Coaster. : SLED
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Our Ambassador to Saudi Arabia and Yemen. : HARE
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Premier Antoine Pinay's predecessor. : EDGARFAURE
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Home town of Fibber McGee and Molly. : PEORIA
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Devil lore. : DEMONISM
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Disjoined. : APART
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Wearied or exhausted. : WORN
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Naval equal of Army 2nd Lt. : ENS
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It's seven times larger than the Gobi. : SAHARA
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Native of Nassau. : BAHAMIAN
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Cousins of the rhea. : EMUS
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Honky-___. : TONK
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Thin Man's dog. : ASTA
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Onward. : ALONG
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Theda of the "silents." : BARA
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Player of a pibroch. : PIPER
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Heroine of "Rain." : SADIE
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___ column, for personals in British newspapers. : AGONY
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Beauty spot. : PATCH
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Wagers placed by those "in the know." : SMARTMONEY
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Supervisor in a system of education at some colleges. : TUTOR
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Obdurate. : STONY
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Social status in Nehru's land. : CASTE
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Cruel. : RUTHLESS
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Relief work in metal, Cellini's forte. : REPOUSSE
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Elevating push. : BOOST
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Admonish. : WARN
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"Alcestis," "Fidelio," etc. : OPERAS
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Follower of a certain cult. : NUDIST
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High card in Canasta. : JOKER
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A count, in Sweden. : GRAF
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Martha ___, actress-singer. : RAYE
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Glacé. : ICED
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Weaving defect in fabric. : SCOB
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Native of Turku. : FINN
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Clotho, Lachesis or Atropos. : FATE
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Chicken ___ king. : ALA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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