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New York Times, Wednesday, August 20, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J P Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,158
Across
1. Character in "The Rivals." : ACRES
6. A mighty battleship. : MISSOURI
14. Indian garment. : CHOLI
15. Secretary of the Air Force. : FINLETTER
16. Secretary of Labor. : TOBIN
17. Where Rio de la Plata flows. : ARGENTINA
18. Girl's name. : SUE
19. Bush of the western deserts. : SAGE
21. Becomes trite. : STALES
22. Silkworm: Var. : ERI
24. Awaits. : BIDES
26. Minute. : WEE
27. Start on a journey. : ENTRAIN
29. European capital. : ROMA
31. Part of Europe. : ALSACE
32. Our Minister to Yemen. : HARE
33. Ballplayer for Chicago. : CUB
36. River flowing into the Rhone. : SAONE
37. The: German. : DAS
38. Greek monument. : STELE
40. Venezuelan export. : TIN
41. Unknown author. : ANON
43. Salt of an acid. : BORATE
44. Mr. Keyserling. : LEON
45. Book of the Bible. : GENESIS
46. Who: Italian. : CHE
48. Aelurophilic movie actor. : MASON
50. Missouri Senator. : KEM
51. Gov. Gruening's land. : ALASKA
53. Newspaper piece. : ITEM
55. Rage. : FAD
57. Key figure in Middle East discord. : MOSSADEGH
59. The Four Hundred. : ELITE
61. Inhabitants of Queens, N, Y. : ASTORIANS
62. Why: German. : WARUM
63. Simulate, as the crime at its scene. : REENACTS
64. Gives appearance of. : SEEMS
Down
1. Vaudeville turns. : ACTS
2. Chinese Foreign Minister. : CHOUENLAI
3. British Middle East commander. : ROBERTSON
4. Member of the Whiffenpoofs. : ELI
5. Trespasses. : SINS
6. Stuck in the mud. : MIRED
7. Participial suffix. : ING
8. British air marshal. : SLESSOR
9. Dispatched. : SENT
10. St. Laurent's headquarters. : OTTAWA
11. Useful. : UTILE
12. French girl's name. : RENEE
13. Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
15. Fictional symbol of crime. : FAGIN
20. Man's nickname. : ABIE
23. European question mark. : IRAN
25. Historic periods. : ERAS
27. Perennial bridge player. : EAST
28. Suffix for plant orders. : ACEAE
30. Plane dividing a body longitudinally. : MESON
32. Chinese river. : HAN
33. Long-sought objective in Korea. : CEASEFIRE
34. A final statement of conditions. : ULTIMATUM
35. Social gatherings. : BEES
37. Spanish lady. : DONA
39. Travel in South Africa. : TREK
42. Characteristic of certain Arabian tribes. : NOMADIC
43. The "b" in n. b. : BENE
44. Knowledge gained by experience. : LESSON
45. Participants in the decline and fall of the Roman Empire. : GOTHS
46. End. : CLOSE
47. Rapidity. : HASTE
49. Street directions. : SIGNS
51. Swedish measures. : AMAR
52. Russian sea. : KARA
54. Stables around a court. : MEWS
56. Members of a party: Abbr. : DEMS
58. Follow a basic instinct. : EAT
60. New Guinea port. : LAE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 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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