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New York Times, Tuesday, August 19, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,157
Across
1. Part of a banjo. : DRUM
5. River across the U. S. desert plains. : GILA
9. To the degree that. : UNTIL
14. Opera star Stevens. : RISE
15. Land of the Majlis : IRAN
16. Europeans. : NORSE
17. Far from the nursery. : AGED
18. Winner of the Nobel Prize for literature, 1951. : LAGERKVIST
20. Standard rifle for all NATO ground forces. : GARAND
22. Justice Roberts. : OWEN
23. Not wrought or hand-made. : CUT
24. World Bank's business. : LOANS
26. Yankee catcher, now coach. : DICKEY
28. Rovert Lovett's responsibility. : DEFENSE
31. What one is bound to do. : DUTY
32. Baffle. : ELUDE
33. Easy elegance of manner. : CHIC
35. The boys in gray. : REBS
39. Symbol of obstinacy. : ASS
40. Imitation of closely woven glossy silk. : SATINET
43. Underworld weapon. : GAT
44. Harum-scarum. : RASH
46. Port on the Orne river. : CAEN
47. ___ things! : OFALL
49. Winged child, in art. : AMOR
51. President Quirino of the Philippines. : ELPIDIO
53. Describable by a number. : SCALAR
56. The President's weekly session. : PRESS
57. Detruncate. : LOP
58. Curtsy. : KNEE
60. One of an esoteric group. : MYSTIC
64. Rudolph Bing, for instance. : IMPRESARIO
67. Anything small or insignificant. : IOTA
68. Weblike. : TELAR
69. Early. : SOON
70. Pierre de Ronsard's forte. : ODES
71. Hasenpfeffer and mulligan. : STEWS
72. River flowing into the Danube. : ENNS
73. Miner's city. : NOME
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1. Trail along the ground. : DRAG
2. Capital under Red domination. : RIGA
3. Employer. : USER
4. Decorated. : MEDALED
5. Whose father was Rigoletto? : GILDAS
6. Man's name. : IRA
7. Capital of Nigeria. : LAGOS
8. Freshly. : ANEW
9. Separate. : UNKNIT
10. Month: Abbr. : NOV
11. A batch of playing cards. : TRICK
12. Essential point in pleading or debate. : ISSUE
13. Girl's nickname. : LETTY
19. Dwindle. : REDUCE
21. Calends, ___, ides. : NONES
25. Honey of plants. : NECTAR
27. St. ___, the West Point of France. : CYR
28. Highly esteemed. : DEAR
29. Actress Lanchester. : ELSA
30. Disorderly bustling about. : FUSS
31. Blue plate item. : DINNER
34. Be in a hurry. : HIE
36. Old-fashioned expression. : EGAD
37. One of the most important islands of Indonesia. : BALI
38. French town in the hedgerow country. : STLO
41. Feast for the squirrels. : ACORNS
42. Symbol of spontaneous origin. : TOPSY
45. Prince in "Henry IV." : HAL
48. A splitting into parts. : FISSION
50. Constructors. : MAKERS
52. Source of citric acid. : LEMONS
53. Narrow apertures. : SLITS
54. British jet plane. : COMET
55. A Ben Davis or Gravenstein. : APPLE
56. Buenos Aires chief. : PERON
59. Utopian situation. : EASE
61. Fuss. : TODO
62. Paragraph. : ITEM
63. South Dakotan at the Capitol. : CASE
65. In the natural state. : RAW
66. Son of Apollo. : ION

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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