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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
Across
1. Buttonless, zipperless garment. : WRAP
5. Avonian bird. : SWAN
9. C. P. A.'s domain: Abbr. : ACCTS
14. Aircraft. : AERO
15. One of the Philippines. : CEBU
16. Odd job in England. : CHARE
17. Where lie the zinnias and petunias. : FLOWERBED
19. Poet, contemporary of Ben Jonson. : CAREW
20. It's carried in every commuter's pocket. : TIMETABLE
21. What apples do in September. : RIPEN
22. Post-hyphen part of word meaning reckless. : SCARUM
23. Skewer: Obs. : SCURE
25. Noun suffixes. : ISTS
28. Pre-hyphen part of word meaning disorderly. : HELTER
31. Turkish specialties. : BATHS
35. Her real name is Cansino. : RITA
37. Shelter: French. : ABRI
38. Melville novel. : OMOO
39. Frailty's name. : WOMAN
40. Where 10 Down holds forth. : DAIS
41. Harvest. : REAP
42. Power source of the future. : ATOM
43. 5 Across in France. : CYGNE
44. Just-before-payday state. : INDEBT
46. Jules Verne's Captain. : NEMO
48. Waverly's creator. : SCOTT
50. Tax. : IMPOST
55. Trails. : PATHS
57. Maker of amends. : REDRESSER
60. Succulent plants. : ALOES
61. Make dark or gloomy. : OVERSHADE
62. Terminate. : CLOSE
63. Typesetting machine: Colloq. : LINO
64. Oriental dignitaries. : AGAS
65. Seasons. : SALTS
66. Sly look. : LEER
67. Skin troubles. : WENS
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1. Carries on air. : WAFTS
2. Older than an antique. : RELIC
3. One quality of coffee. : AROMA
4. National strength. : POWER
5. Beats it. : SCRAMS
6. Clifton of the stage and screen. : WEBB
7. Actor Walter ___. : ABEL
8. Subjects for art classes. : NUDES
9. Result from natural growth. : ACCRUE
10. Helen Hokinson's central character. : CHAIRLADY
11. Symbol of political adventurers of the Reconstruction. : CARPETBAG
12. Sir Beerbohm ___. : TREE
13. Stitched. : SEWN
18. Small cases. : ETUIS
24. Detective Charlie from Honolulu. : CHAN
26. Run. : TROT
27. Fair-bound simpleton. : SIMON
29. The Old Sod. : ERIN
30. She practically is Carmen. : RISE
31. Ex-opera great. : BORI
32. So be it. : AMEN
33. Vegetable umbrella. : TOADSTOOL
34. Linen locker for optimistic lasses. : HOPECHEST
36. Insipid. : TAME
39. A volt-ampere. : WATT
43. Visits. : COMES
45. Crump, Pendergast, etc. : BOSSES
47. Where Snow White's trouble started. : MIRROR
49. Kin of the gnome. : TROLL
51. Tut-tut! : PSHAW
52. Well-to-do Indian. : OSAGE
53. Family car. : SEDAN
54. Lock of hair. : TRESS
55. Moccasins. : PACS
56. The late Nazimova. : ALLA
58. Girl's nickname. : EVIE
59. 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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