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New York Times, Wednesday, June 18, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 251 (avg 1.31)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

Original 27-Across clue had "annisary"; changed to "anniversary."

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,095
Across
1. Vivienne Segal's role in "Pal Joey." : VERA
5. Famous around-the-world flier. : ODOM
9. Gambler's capital. : STAKE
14. Churchill's alter ego. : EDEN
15. A novel by Zola. : NANA
16. A figure in statistics. : TOTAL
17. Groups commanded by colonels. : REGIMENTS
19. Make up for. : ATONE
20. "The Creation" and "The Messiah." : ORATORIOS
21. Purposive. : TELIC
22. Civet of China. : RASSE
23. Plutonium, for instance. : ELEMENT
25. Long-handled kitchen utensil. : LADLE
27. Traditional gift for twelfth anniversary. : LINEN
29. Melodious instrumental passage. : ARIOSO
31. Where Pyramid Lake is: Abbr. : NEV
32. Relative of the pinto. : ROAN
36. River forming part of the boundary between Spain and Portugal: Span. : MINO
37. The President's "ship." : STATE
39. Douglas Hyde was its first President. : EIRE
40. Bases. : BAGS
41. Happy Hooligan's headgear. : CAN
42. Slips. : LAPSES
44. Lost color. : PALED
46. Official symbol of a family. : CREST
47. Where the radius is. : FOREARM
51. Spanish girl's name. : ESTER
53. Maurice of the stage. : EVANS
54. A minor ore of lead. : ANGLESITE
58. Bass voices in the brass section. : TUBAS
59. Reckless fellow. : DAREDEVIL
60. Make joyful. : ELATE
61. Ambassador to Japan, 1932–41. : GREW
62. Pepys called her "pretty witty." : NELL
63. Prevent through fear. : DETER
64. Facial double feature. : EYES
65. What the "General Sherman" is. : TREE
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1. ___ Beach, Fla. : VERO
2. River in Germany. : EDER
3. Respecting. : REGARDING
4. Creator of Lorelei Lee. : ANITALOOS
5. People first in line. : ONERS
6. A. F. L. official Tobin. : DANIEL
7. Preposition. : ONTO
8. He composed "Manon." : MASSENET
9. Bobby Thomson's island. : STATEN
10. ___ pole, outside a Haida house. : TOTEM
11. Spanish-American porridge. : ATOLE
12. He wrote "Born Yesterday." : KANIN
13. Make a choice. : ELECT
18. Husband of Zipporah. : MOSES
24. On the same plane. : LEVEL
25. A gentle person. : LAMB
26. Lakme's "Bell Song," for instance. : ARIA
28. Silly. : INANE
30. Secy. of Interior Chapman. : OSCAR
32. House members do. : REPRESENT
33. It flows into the Seine near Paris. : OISERIVER
34. Son of Zeus and Hera. : ARES
35. Wasp's home. : NEST
38. Governor at Atlanta. : TALMADGE
43. Emulated 53 Across. : ACTED
44. Cautious bridge player. : PASSER
45. Honorary recognition from a college. : DEGREE
47. Honored with an entertainment. : FETED
48. Small egg. : OVULE
49. Capital of the French zone of Morocco. : RABAT
50. Related on the mother's side. : ENATE
52. Turns or twists. : SLEWS
55. Farmer's "not one." : NARY
56. Piece of fired clay. : TILE
57. She: Fr. : ELLE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 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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