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New York Times, Monday, January 1, 1951

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.41)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 561
Across
1. U. S. Ambassador designate to Spain. : GRIFFIS
8. Near Easterners who fought for U.N. in Korea. : TURKS
13. Gearshift position. : REVERSE
14. Garland in leis. : WREATHE
17. Declarations. : AVOWALS
18. Irksome. : ONEROUS
19. Neither's mate. : NOR
20. A size of larceny. : PETIT
22. Leafy ornamental plants. : FERNS
23. Suave-tongued. : GLIB
25. Finishing stroke on printers' type. : SERIF
27. Hills of Assam and Burma. : NAGA
28. Tinker's link to Chance. : EVERS
30. Malay island where Kupang is. : TIMOR
32. Pretty: Scot. : GEY
33. Upshot. : RESULT
35. Obtainers. : SECURERS
37. ___ Bayes. : NORA
39. Wool over the eyes. : RUSE
40. Words under pictures. : CAPTIONS
44. Opposite of Federal. : STATAL
48. Stout. : ALE
49. Factotum; general manager. : DOALL
51. Five-and-ten. : STORE
52. Britain's Chief of Imperial General Staff. : SLIM
54. Forte of Lindsay and Crouse. : PLAYS
56. Theatre group. : ANTA
57. Province in central China. : HUPEH
59. "Wipers," of World War I. : YPRES
61. From the Patino mines. : TIN
62. Eyeshade brigade. : EDITORS
64. Investigator of molecular problems. : ATOMIST
66. The "d" in L. s. d. : DENARII
67. Canadian metropolis. : TORONTO
68. Flowers of the iris family. : GLADS
69. Menu items. : ENTREES
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1. Farmer in the dell. : GRANGER
2. Turn. : REVOLVE
3. Tinkling 88s. : IVORIES
4. How many are chosen? : FEW
5. Tighten, as tackle: Naut. : FRAP
6. ___ of the Blest. : ISLES
7. Summation of a sonnet. : SESTET
8. A gay deceiver: Slang. : TWOTIMER
9. Grecian inspiration for Keats. : URN
10. Reduce the area of a sail. : REEF
11. Danish girl's name. : KAREN
12. ___ battery. : STORAGE
15. What U. S. loan battles in Yugoslavia. : HUNGER
16. George Orwell wrote them. : ESSAYS
21. Rainbow. : IRIS
24. Full force of impact. : BRUNT
26. Concentrate light upon. : FOCUS
29. Swedish system of manual training with tools. : SLOID
31. Flakes like iron. : RUSTS
34. 32 Boy Scouts. : TROOP
36. Extension of a cowpoke's arm. : REATA
38. Breakdown and explanation. : ANALYSIS
40. Converted the chips. : CASHED
41. Refer learnedly. : ALLUDE
42. Nerve center of Red China. : PEIPING
43. Sarcastic rebuke. : SLAP
45. Group life insurance policy. : TONTINE
46. Chanteuse. : ARTISTE
47. One-walled sheds. : LEANTOS
50. Shaped like Homer's instrument. : LYRATE
53. Cast iron. : METAL
55. Put fixedly upon something: 2 wds. : SETON
58. Hour: Latin. : HORA
60. Kind. : SORT
63. Free of. : RID
65. Where Casablanca is: Abbr: : MOR

Answer summary: 21 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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