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New York Times, Monday, September 22, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,191
Across
1. Comic strip expert. : CAPP
5. Hold forth on the dais. : ORATE
10. FBI agent. : GMAN
14. Genus of sheep. : OVIS
15. Surrenders title to. : CEDES
16. Rajah's wife. : RANI
17. Ten-event Olympic contests, Bob Mathias' forte. : DECATHLONS
19. City and bay of Algeria. : ORAN
20. Asian lake almost as big as Lake Victoria. : ARALSEA
21. Remove the air from. : DEFLATE
23. "The Bells of St. ___." : MARYS
25. Honi ___ qui mal y pense. : SOIT
26. Brown earth valued as a pigment. : UMBER
29. Roods: Abbr. : ROS
31. Shirt shortening chore. : REHEM
34. Sudden attack. : RAID
35. Oyakawa holds this Olympic record. : BACKSTROKE
37. Massachusetts cape. : ANN
38. The numbers game, and others. : RACKETS
39. Nothing. : NIL
40. Helpful accessory for a photographer. : LIGHTMETER
42. The "b" in n. b. : BENE
43. Rocky place: Scot. : SCAUR
44. Balderdash. : ROT
45. Nickname for Miss Daw. : MARGE
46. New genus: Abbr. : NGEN
48. Chemical compound. : ESTER
50. Forever ___. : ANDEVER
53. One way of preparing potatoes. : HOMEFRY
57. Timberwolf of the Southwest. : LOBO
58. Four-legged participants at Westbury Field. : POLOPONIES
60. Cat's cry: Var. : MEOU
61. Amigo's farewell. : ADIOS
62. Tractable. : TAME
63. White robes worn by priests. : ALBS
64. Girl in a song. : LETTY
65. Mix. : STIR
Down
1. Fugue finale. : CODA
2. Declare. : AVER
3. 12-point type. : PICA
4. Extolled in hymns. : PSALMED
5. Earthy iron ore used as a pigment. : OCHER
6. Runner who carries a baton. : RELAYRACER
7. Shakespeare's Messina mix-up. : ADO
8. Wait upon. : TEND
9. Letters. : ESSES
10. Famous name in bookbinding. : GROLIER
11. Olympic entrant in the 26-mile race. : MARATHONER
12. Artist's subject: Abbr. : ANAT
13. The right fielder's number. : NINE
18. Absolute monarch. : TSAR
22. Big warplanes. : FORTS
24. Darned place. : SOCKTOE
26. Natural boundary between two continents. : URALS
27. Showing great excitement. : MANIC
28. Singing pair who put on the Olympic telethon. : BINGANDBOB
30. Gun for clay targets. : SKEETSHOOT
32. Barely making out. : EKING
33. Noisy affray. : MELEE
35. Exclamation imitating a loud sound. : BAM
36. River boat: Abbr. : STR
38. Title for a bishop: Abbr. : RTREV
41. Very large: Humorous. : HUGEOUS
42. A sea, part of the Arctic Ocean. : BARENTS
45. Office reminder. : MEMO
47. Country between India and Tibet. : NEPAL
49. Growing girl of fiction. : TOPSY
50. ___ Gluck. : ALMA
51. Mr. Coward. : NOEL
52. Emulated Destry. : RODE
54. Authoritative command. : FIAT
55. An ancient people in Gaul. : REMI
56. Belgian river and canal. : YSER
59. Landed. : LIT

Answer summary: 11 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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