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New York Times, Tuesday, July 15, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { H J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,122
Across
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Governor in Harrisburg. : FINE
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Antidote for the blues. : SMILE
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Machine for gathering hay. : RAKE
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Acerbity. : ACOR
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Performer at a fashion show. : MODEL
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Alleged electric force. : ELOD
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Thread: Comb. form. : NEMA
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It's 12 miles northeast of Syracuse. : ONEIDALAKE
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Chaucer heroine, the model of patience. : GRISELDA
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Inventor of the phonograph. : EDISON
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Town near Amiens. : NESLE
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Rugged rock. : CRAG
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King-high card game. : ECARTE
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Defects in textiles, due to missing threads. : MISPICKS
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Day of the week: Abbr. : SAT
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Product of flowers. : ATTAR
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Part of Hungary. : TOLNA
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Change of scenery. : TRIP
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Behemoth of the highway. : TRUCK
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Poetic never. : NEER
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Quarter-round molding. : OVOLO
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Robin ___. : ADAIR
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Of the Middle Ages: Abbr. : MED
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Faithful wife of Ulysses. : PENELOPE
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Stairposts. : NEWELS
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Mr. Fairless and others. : BENS
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Encore. : AGAIN
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The very last. : TAGEND
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Official news report. : BULLETIN
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Remove all traces of. : OBLITERATE
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City on the Côte d'Azur. : NICE
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Defendant's answer to the charge. : PLEA
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Fibers from coconut husk. : COIRS
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Man's name. : ENOS
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Remarked. : SEEN
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Toys for boys. : KITES
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"Who paid the ___ for Mrs. Rip Van Winkle?" : RENT
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Bullying magistrate in "Oliver Twist." : FANG
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Deep freeze. : ICER
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Big news in Chicago. : NOMINATION
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End of a pencil. : ERASER
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Creator of Peregrine Pickle. : SMOLLETT
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The world of fashion. : MONDE
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Constructive thought. : IDEA
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Aloha token. : LEI
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Shrubs bearing red berries. : ELDERS
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One of the Four Freedoms. : RELIGION
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Sigh for Yorick. : ALAS
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Yum-Yum's guardian. : KOKO
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Western Foreign Minister. : EDEN
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Convert a novel into a play. : ADAPT
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Girl's name. : ESTA
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Word used with indefinite dates. : CIRCA
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Preclude. : ESTOP
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Slice. : CARVE
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Famous actor, first name Cyril. : MAUDE
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"Herring boxes without topses, sandals were for ___." : CLEMENTINE
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Prepare to pray. : KNEEL
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Red gems. : SARDS
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Jazz band instrument. : TRAPS
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One of the common people. : PLEBEIAN
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Descriptive of Spain, Portugal, Italy, etc. : KINGLESS
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Fragrant. : OLENT
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Bona fide. : REAL
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Ready for action: 2 wds. : ONDECK
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Relative of the frankfurter. : WIENER
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Other: French. : AUTRE
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Surpasses. : TOPS
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Having marked intellectual qualifications. : ABLE
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Musical piece for three or more voices. : GLEE
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Hellgrammite. : BAIT
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Sacred picture. : ICON
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Bandit's hideout. : NEST
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Louis XIV, for instance. : ROI

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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