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New York Times, Thursday, June 12, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F J K Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,089
Across
1. A dessert is named for this singer. : MELBA
6. First grade. : BEST
10. Not present: Abbr. : ABS
13. Actresses Yvonne or Jean ___. : ADAIR
14. Oriental servant. : AMAH
15. Boorish fellow. : LOUT
17. A poultry dish is named for this singer. : TETRAZZINI
19. A Gershwin hit of the '20s. : LIZA
20. Feminine suffix. : INE
21. Vandykes. : BEARDS
22. Dark brews. : ALES
23. Gentlemen. : SIRS
25. Select by lot. : DRAW
26. Name made famous by Margaret Mitchell. : RHETT
27. Mme. de ___, French writer. : STAEL
29. A verse. : STICH
31. Dined. : ATE
32. It's used to catch lampreys. : EELPOT
34. Pastoral poems. : ECLOGUES
36. Prize contest of ancient Greece. : AGON
38. Word element meaning blood. : HEMO
39. Stew, probably named for a tramp. : MULLIGAN
43. A style of potatoes. : OBRIEN
47. Pronoun. : ONE
48. He started a French dynasty. : CAPET
50. Good mental capacity. : SENSE
51. Mixes. : STIRS
53. Galena, bauxite, etc. : ORES
55. The facts. : DATA
56. Karl Mundt's colleague. : CASE
57. Straightens. : ALINES
59. Politician's trademark. : HAT
60. Magnum ___. : OPUS
61. Pudding named for a Russian count. : NESSELRODE
63. Part of "to be." : WERE
64. Cyrano's trademark. : NOSE
65. Greek flute. : AULOS
66. Morning's trademark. : DEW
67. Literary collections. : ANAS
68. French port. : BREST
Down
1. Octogenarian French painter. : MATISSE
2. Light-colored mineral. : EDENITE
3. Football maneuver. : LATERAL
4. Cape on the Gulf of Aden. : BIR
5. He eats couscous, a dish of millet and meat. : ARAB
6. Market places in the East: Var. : BAZARS
7. State of an Arabian rule. : EMIRATE
8. Luncheon dish named for an earl. : SANDWICH
9. First word of "Evangeline." : THIS
10. Supreme Being of the Mohammedans. : ALLAH
11. French satirical poet, contemporary of Racine. : BOILEAU
12. A pancake is named for this girl. : SUZETTE
16. There's no accounting for them. : TASTES
18. Englishman's final letter. : ZED
24. Leaf of the calyx of a flower. : SEPAL
26. Parallelograms. : RHOMBS
28. Lines of reasoning. : LOGICS
30. Nickname for Vivien Leigh roles. : CLEO
33. Semi-circular garment of ancient Rome. : TOGA
35. Having triangular inserts. : GORED
37. Dessert named for a general. : NAPOLEON
39. George Kennan's post. : MOSCOW
40. Unbound. : UNTAPED
41. Avocation time. : LEISURE
42. Portia's maid. : NERISSA
44. Caught by a perplexing situation: Slang phrase. : INAHOLE
45. ___ Unidos. : ESTADOS
46. "___ Trick of the Week." : NEATEST
49. Past, present, future. : TENSES
52. Hem again. : RESEW
54. Visit. : SEE
57. A style of potatoes. : ANNA
58. What Allie Reynolds toes. : SLAB
62. "Rossum's Universal Robots." : RUR

Answer summary: 3 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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