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New York Times, Friday, January 12, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 326 (avg 1.71)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 572

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Across
1. Impregnable island, World War II. : MALTA
6. Heir to Norway's crown. : OLAF
10. Great name in music. : BACH
14. Three-banded armadillo. : APARA
15. Make secure. : NAIL
16. Nymph who pined away for love. : ECHO
17. Author who acts in his own movies. : SOMERSETMAUGHAM
20. Shipshape. : TRIM
21. Ascot. : TIE
22. Dagger having a serpentine blade. : CREESE
23. Pierced. : STABBED
25. Part of a revue. : SKIT
26. Oscar of the piano. : LEVANT
28. Chief deity of the Assyrians. : ASHUR
32. Exhausted of energy. : EFFETE
35. Current cause of schism in educational circles. : OATH
37. Metal-bearing rock. : ORE
38. Unadorned. : BALD
39. Horse's voice. : NEIGH
41. Ice cream ___. : SODA
42. He battles Charles tonight. : OMA
43. Cobras used by snake charmers. : ASPS
44. Handy. : USEFUL
46. Buffer state between Tibet and India. : NEPAL
48. Offspring of two different plants. : HYBRID
50. Former empress of Austria. : ZITA
52. Nancy Hanks' son. : ABRAHAM
56. Popular comic opera. : MIKADO
59. Rider Haggard's novel. : SHE
60. Small jug shaped like a fat man, viz. Winston Churchill. : TOBY
61. President of the American National Red Cross. : EROLANDHARRIMAN
64. Capture. : TAKE
65. U. S. island in the Pacific. : GUAM
66. Mrs. Hobby, former head of W. A. C. : OVETA
67. Small wild ox. : ANOA
68. Legume with valuable beans. : SOYA
69. Corn and earth goddess. : CERES
Down
1. London is called City of ___. : MASTS
2. On the left side of a ship. : APORT
3. Title of a poem by Keats. : LAMIA
4. Shook with fear. : TREMBLED
5. Swiss river. : AAR
6. Lake in central New York. : ONEIDA
7. Far advanced in time. : LATE
8. Object. : AIM
9. U. S. Ambassador to Poland. : FLACK
10. Procreates. : BEGETS
11. Common head symptom. : ACHE
12. Mr. Addams of the "Monster Rally." : CHAS
13. Refrain of John Howard Payne's song. : HOME
18. Rise of the Met. : STEVENS
19. Mr. Wickfield's thieving clerk. : URIAH
24. Stake. : BET
25. "The ___ at eve." : STAG
27. Vociferous. : NOISY
29. Dance: Colloq. : HOOF
30. Hindustani. : URDU
31. Unfeigned. : REAL
32. Very black. : EBON
33. Hall of ___ of New York University. : FAME
34. Part of an envelope. : FLAP
36. He wrote "The 13 Clocks." : THURBER
40. Hebrew dry measure of corn. : EPHA
41. Pain assuager. : SEDATIVE
43. Girl's name. : ALIDA
45. Olivier's title. : SIR
47. Pinkster flower. : AZALEA
49. ___ Island, N. E. of Cuba. : BAHAMA
51. Iceman's implement. : TONGS
53. Senator Ferguson. : HOMER
54. Let up. : ABATE
55. Common birds of Asia, often taught to talk. : MYNAS
56. Girl's name. : META
57. Persia. : IRAN
58. The Lord High Executioner: see 56 Across. : KOKO
59. Light open carriage. : SHAY
62. Instrumental duet. : DUO
63. Sindbad's high flyer. : ROC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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