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New York Times, Thursday, September 25, 1952

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { V X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 0, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1952, The New York TimesNo. 1,194

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Across
1
Event on a field day. : DASH
5
Do-nothing. : IDLER
10
Slow steady trot. : JOG
13
Author and actress Chase. : ILKA
14
Verdun's river. : MEUSE
15
Walt Kelly's creation. : POGO
16
Willie of the Giants, now in the Army. : MAYS
17
Political tag. : PARTYLABEL
19
A platform. : ESTRADE
21
Treated with special care. : NURSED
22
Overlay the inner surface of. : CEIL
23
Horses of color. : ROANS
25
Fabric made of twisted woolen yarn. : WORSTED
28
One of Santa's reindeer. : PRANCER
32
Doctor's league. : AMA
33
Rust-eaten. : ERODED
35
Hercules' archery prize. : IOLE
36
Natives of northern Europe. : LAPPS
38
Gov. Jordan of Idaho. : LEN
39
A piece of mint. : SPRIG
40
Pronoun used by 42 Down. : THEE
41
Desolated. : BEREFT
43
Lyrical composition. : ODE
44
Very cold winds of Moslem countries. : SARSARS
46
Trawler's fishing device. : DRAGNET
48
Maltreat. : ABUSE
50
Hip bones. : ILIA
51
Speeches of the "East Lynne" era. : ASIDES
54
Church dignitary. : PRELATE
57
Title for the United States. : SPEEDQUEEN
59
Famous caravel of 1492. : NINA
61
Saucy talk. : SASS
62
Set or stand in a certain way. : UPEND
63
Units of volume for freight. : TONS
64
Three: Prefix. : TRI
65
Sigmoid curves. : ESSES
66
Click. : SNAP
Down
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Not clearly seen. : DIM
2
Botanical wings. : ALAE
3
Symbol of twentieth century bigness. : SKYSCRAPER
4
Speeds on. : HASTES
5
Transfixer. : IMPALER
6
Very tired: Colloq. : DEAD
7
Decoyer. : LURER
8
Superlative ending. : EST
9
A fox. : REYNARD
10
These reached an all-time peak in August, 1951. : JOBS
11
Molding with one side convex, the other concave. : OGEE
12
Product of the Black Hills. : GOLD
15
Root vegetable. : PARSNIP
18
Moon goddess. : LUNA
20
Customary observances. : RITES
24
Unrolled. : OPENED
25
Men named after the "Good Gray Poet." : WALTS
26
Gov. Peterson's largest city. : OMAHA
27
Another name for 5 Across. : DOLESS
29
Coming event in London. : CORONATION
30
Omit, as a vowel. : ELIDE
31
Acquire again. : REGET
34
The: German. : DER
37
Rearings of a horse. : PESADES
39
Play for time. : STALL
41
Abrupt. : BRUSQUE
42
Their Service Committee won the Nobel peace prize, 1947. : FRIENDS
45
Retired. : ABED
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Alvin Dark's team. : GIANTS
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Duelists' weapons. : EPEES
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Aide: Abbr. : ASST
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Kin of Wac and Wave. : SPAR
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City in Italy. : IESI
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Philosopher Descartes. : RENE
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Province in Sicily. : ENNA
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Raises. : UPS
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Member of the Ophidia. : ASP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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