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New York Times, Saturday, September 20, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,189

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Across
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Buttonless, zipperless garment. : WRAP
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Avonian bird. : SWAN
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C. P. A.'s domain: Abbr. : ACCTS
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Aircraft. : AERO
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One of the Philippines. : CEBU
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Odd job in England. : CHARE
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Where lie the zinnias and petunias. : FLOWERBED
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Poet, contemporary of Ben Jonson. : CAREW
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It's carried in every commuter's pocket. : TIMETABLE
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What apples do in September. : RIPEN
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Post-hyphen part of word meaning reckless. : SCARUM
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Skewer: Obs. : SCURE
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Noun suffixes. : ISTS
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Pre-hyphen part of word meaning disorderly. : HELTER
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Turkish specialties. : BATHS
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Her real name is Cansino. : RITA
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Shelter: French. : ABRI
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Melville novel. : OMOO
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Frailty's name. : WOMAN
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Where 10 Down holds forth. : DAIS
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Harvest. : REAP
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Power source of the future. : ATOM
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5 Across in France. : CYGNE
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Just-before-payday state. : INDEBT
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Jules Verne's Captain. : NEMO
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Waverly's creator. : SCOTT
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Tax. : IMPOST
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Trails. : PATHS
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Maker of amends. : REDRESSER
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Succulent plants. : ALOES
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Make dark or gloomy. : OVERSHADE
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Terminate. : CLOSE
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Typesetting machine: Colloq. : LINO
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Oriental dignitaries. : AGAS
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Seasons. : SALTS
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Sly look. : LEER
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Skin troubles. : WENS
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Carries on air. : WAFTS
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Older than an antique. : RELIC
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One quality of coffee. : AROMA
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National strength. : POWER
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Beats it. : SCRAMS
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Clifton of the stage and screen. : WEBB
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Actor Walter ___. : ABEL
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Subjects for art classes. : NUDES
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Result from natural growth. : ACCRUE
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Helen Hokinson's central character. : CHAIRLADY
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Symbol of political adventurers of the Reconstruction. : CARPETBAG
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Sir Beerbohm ___. : TREE
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Stitched. : SEWN
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Small cases. : ETUIS
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Detective Charlie from Honolulu. : CHAN
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Run. : TROT
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Fair-bound simpleton. : SIMON
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The Old Sod. : ERIN
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She practically is Carmen. : RISE
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Ex-opera great. : BORI
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So be it. : AMEN
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Vegetable umbrella. : TOADSTOOL
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Linen locker for optimistic lasses. : HOPECHEST
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Insipid. : TAME
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A volt-ampere. : WATT
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Visits. : COMES
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Crump, Pendergast, etc. : BOSSES
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Where Snow White's trouble started. : MIRROR
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Kin of the gnome. : TROLL
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Tut-tut! : PSHAW
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Well-to-do Indian. : OSAGE
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Family car. : SEDAN
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Lock of hair. : TRESS
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Moccasins. : PACS
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The late Nazimova. : ALLA
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Girl's nickname. : EVIE
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English dune. : DENE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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