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New York Times, Tuesday, July 8, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J W X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 28-Down clue had two "at"s; removed one.

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,115

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Across
1
Name for mademoiselle. : FIFI
5
Attire of judges. : ROBES
10
Military station. : POST
14
Tributary of the Severn. : AVON
15
Item on a track card. : EVENT
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Together: Music. : ADUE
17
City near Nancy. : TOUL
18
He composed the "Grand Canyon Suite." : FERDEGROFE
20
Pulling into the station. : ARRIVING
22
One of the Musketeers. : ARAMIS
23
Spaces for spectators. : SEATS
24
Ricochet. : SKIP
25
Release from an obligation. : ACQUIT
27
What the Roman poets called Spain. : HESPERIA
31
Pronoun. : YOU
32
Pause. : LETUP
34
Tax. : STENT
35
Amo, amas, ___. : AMAT
37
Tiny Greek island in the Cyclades. : DELOS
39
Begone! : SCAT
40
"___ to the maiden of bashful fifteen . . . " : HERES
42
Emitted beams of light. : RAYED
44
Miss Claire. : INA
45
Sources of snores. : STERTORS
47
Loser at Little Big Horn. : CUSTER
49
Stringy. : ROPY
50
Spenser's name for Ireland. : IRENA
51
Long for. : ASPIRE
54
Rayon fabrics. : ACETATES
57
Here today, gone tomorrow. : FLYBYNIGHT
59
Prefix meaning "thousand" in metric system. : KILO
60
Brioche. : ROLL
61
Sign up. : ENROL
62
Unvarying. : EVEN
63
Molding with a double curve. : OGEE
64
Variation of darling. : DEARY
65
Yellow, Red and Black. : SEAS
Down
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___ Morgana, fairy of Arthurian legend. : FATA
2
Song writer Novello. : IVOR
3
Unequivocal. : FOURSQUARE
4
Instead: 2 wds. : INLIEU
5
Equipped again. : REFITTED
6
Where cakes come from. : OVENS
7
Miss Patty of golf. : BERG
8
Outcome. : END
9
Minute ___. : STEAKS
10
Protective walls. : PARAPETS
11
Famous name in aviation. : ODOM
12
Mohammedan ascetic and mystic. : SUFI
13
Parts of a golf course. : TEES
19
Porter's burden. : GRIPS
21
Inventor who improved the telegraph. : VAIL
24
Native soldier in British service in India. : SEPOY
25
Native maids in India. : AYAHS
26
Britain's huge jet plane. : COMET
27
Pantomime dances of Hawaii. : HULAS
28
Between arias, at the opera. : RECITATIVE
29
Foolish. : INANE
30
Flower product. : ATTAR
33
Comic strip character. : TERRY
36
Distressing. : TERRIBLE
38
In a mysterious way. : SECRETLY
41
Any news article: Journalism. : STORY
43
"Tristan und Isolde," Act II, Scene 2. : DUET
46
Staged a première. : OPENED
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Reptiles. : SNAKES
50
Ethereal fluid in the veins of the gods. : ICHOR
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A continent: Comb. form. : AFRO
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Plod through mire. : SLOG
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Correspondent Ernie. : PYLE
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City near Delhi. : AGRA
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Ancient town near Salerno. : ELEA
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Favorite ___. : SONS
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Common suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 16 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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