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New York Times, Friday, August 1, 1952

17-Across : M. Briand, famous French statesman.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 98, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
David Steinberg notes:

Clue for 38-Down used the number "1" instead of the usual "I"; left it as in the original.

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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,139
Across
1
Top man in sports. : CHAMPION
9
One of the British Channel Islands. : JERSEY
15
"I can't get 'em up ... " : REVEILLE
16
Narcotic. : OPIATE
17
M. Briand, famous French statesman. : ARISTIDE
18
The Moslem world. : ISLAM
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An expected deliverer. : MESSIAH
20
TV show put together and offered for sale. : PACKAGE
22
Life: Comb. form. : BIO
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Plato's place of study. : ACADEME
25
Bachelor's TV room. : DEN
26
An ounce, in the Netherlands. : ONS
27
Hydrocarbons. : BUTENES
28
Joseph Lincoln's "Cap'n ___." : ERI
29
Overhead railways. : ELS
30
Men with microphones. : MCS
31
Part of a banjo or guitar. : FRET
32
Hidden provisions. : CACHE
35
Exclamation of grief. : WOE
36
Oatmeal and hot milk, in Scotland. : BROSE
37
Miss Gardner and others. : AVAS
38
Break with moral principles. : SIN
39
King: Spanish. : REY
40
Bulgarian penny. : LEV
41
Interweaves, as ropes. : SPLICES
43
"Long, long ___." : AGO
46
Wine vessel. : AMA
47
Mr. Cream. : WALCOTT
48
Fibre of flax ready for spinning. : TOW
49
Folk songs. : BALLADS
51
Pilgrim father. : PURITAN
53
Superman in Nazi doctrine: Var. : ARIAN
54
Nettle. : IRRITATE
55
Brownish-yellow pigment. : SIENNA
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Strayer from a path. : WANDERER
58
Harry. : HARASS
59
Makes an estimate of. : ASSESSES
Down
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A game played by rhyming words. : CRAMBO
2
Into this. : HEREIN
3
Spanish dispatch boats. : AVISOS
4
Difficult situation. : MESS
5
Lamentable. : PITIABLE
6
Muscle of the hip. : ILIACUS
7
Stale, passé: British slang. : OLDHAT
8
Denoting a maiden name. : NEE
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One of the "Little Women." : JO
10
Spices, in France. : EPICES
11
Venture upon. : RISK
12
Place where meats are salted: Spanish. : SALADERO
13
Cabinets with shelves. : ETAGERES
14
Native of Southwest Arabia. : YEMENITE
20
British small change. : PENCE
21
Site of Iowa State. : AMES
24
Fiendish. : DEMONIC
29
Expressions of inquiry. : EHS
31
Author of "Venus Observed." : FRY
32
Lady to whom Jimmy Durante always says, "Good Night, wherever you are." : CALABASH
33
Famous devotional composition by Gounod or Schubert. : AVEMARIA
34
Frans Hals' well-known "Laughing ___." : CAVALIER
35
Famous name in tennis. : WILLS
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"He doth ___ the narrow world like a Colossus." : BESTRIDE
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Airplane in W. W. 1. : SPAD
39
Election news. : RETURNS
41
Proust's best-known work, "___ Way." : SWANNS
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Dried coconut meats. : COPRAS
43
Rose leaf extracts. : ATTARS
44
Chin decoration. : GOATEE
45
The "haves." : OWNERS
50
Actress Turner. : LANA
52
Natives: Suffix. : ITES
54
Frigate bird of Hawaii. : IWA
56
For instance. : AS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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