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New York Times, Wednesday, July 16, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,123

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Across
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Hungary's gift to the inner man. : GOULASH
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Last word of "The Star-Spangled Banner." : BRAVE
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Word in NATO. : ATLANTIC
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32nd or 33rd President. : TRUMAN
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45,000 tons of battleship. : MISSOURI
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Where Batista dictates. : HABANA
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Pithy saying. : MOT
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Egged on. : ABETTED
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Part of a wheel. : RIM
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Sailing. : ASEA
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60 grains. : DRAM
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November 4th, for instance. : DATE
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Faux pas. : ERROR
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Important Great Lakes shipments. : ORE
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Indigo. : ANIL
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Adjective for these days. : TRYING
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Poker stakes. : ANTES
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Girl's name meaning "sea" and "bright." : MURIEL
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Significant dates. : EPOCHS
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Large seaport in NW Italy. : GENOA
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Rating in anti-knock gasoline. : OCTANE
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Munitions: Slang. : AMMO
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Title of Britain's Hartley Shawcross. : SIR
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Conditions. : TERMS
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Good earth. : LOAM
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Unit of Rotarians. : CLUB
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Emulated Ezio. : SANG
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Sea eagle. : ERN
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Suffused with lunar radiance. : MOONLIT
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Word to a horse. : GEE
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Dumb bunny. : NITWIT
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He flew the wrong way. : CORRIGAN
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Cards laid aside, in solitaire. : TALONS
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Cheerful; cozy. : HOMELIKE
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Scented. : OLENT
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Describing wintertime at the poles. : DAYLESS
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Type of rays used to examine metal for defects. : GAMMA
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Languid. : OTIOSE
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Belfast is its capital. : ULSTER
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___ Vegas. : LAS
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Indian buffalo. : ANOA
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Tail end. : STUB
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Taken on. : HIRED
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Glazier's tack. : BRAD
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An obstacle or difficulty. : RUB
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Plant with long-lasting flowers. : AMARANTH
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Dressing tables. : VANITIES
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Paints. : ENAMELS
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Ingredient of mincemeat. : CITRON
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___ song. : THEME
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A goal to be reached. : TARGET
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Where students wield brush and pencil. : ARTROOM
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Tallchief and Toumanova. : DANCERS
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City in Italy, near Brindisi. : ORIA
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Sandwich bread. : RYE
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Large seaport in the Philippines. : ILOILO
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Top rating with Lloyd's. : AONE
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The Unknown Soldier or the Eternal Light. : MEMORIAL
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Uncover. : UNMANTLE
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Actor O'Brien. : PAT
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Joe Louis KO'd him in 1939. : GALENTO
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Chew noisily. : CRUNCH
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They invented golf. : SCOTS
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"When you and I were young, ___." : MAGGIE
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Gym shoes. : SNEAKS
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Bank deposit. : BLOOD
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Tunney and Tierney. : GENES
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Sauce for roast lamb. : MINT
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Naïve comic-strip girl. : IRMA
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It beats the deuce. : TREY
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Triumphed. : WON
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Chicago, ___. : ILL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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