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New York Times, Wednesday, January 3, 1951

Author: J. F. Kelly
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
J. F. Kelly has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 563
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1. Polite Frenchman. : GASTON
7. He traveled to Tibet. : THOMAS
13. Model anew. : RESHAPE
14. Current national shortage. : HOUSING
16. An agent to prevent weight increase. : ANTIFAT
17. Calling of the horse-opera villain. : RUSTLER
18. Signified. : MEANT
19. Soothing exclamation. : THERE
21. Leader of Red China. : MAO
22. Cream cheese. : BRIE
23. General who was Chief of Staff, 1917. : BLISS
24. Nickels in Albania. : LEKS
25. Gibbon. : LAR
26. Sound of taffeta. : SWISH
27. Teeth or spikes. : TINES
28. Political symbol. : ELEPHANT
30. Watch: French. : MONTRE
31. Ferenc Nagy's nationality. : HUNGARIAN
33. Green rust on old bronze. : PATINA
36. Crumbled to dust. : MOLDERED
40. Short pastoral poems. : IDYLS
41. Waiter's shirt front. : DICKY
42. Projecting lug. : EAR
43. Targets of the McCarran Bill. : REDS
44. Fur-bearing animals. : MINKS
45. Protective device in an electric circuit. : FUSE
46. Arabian name. : ALI
47. Below the Yalu. : KOREA
48. City: Italian. : CITTA
49. Slight coloring. : TINTING
51. Swept. : BRUSHED
53. On the qui vive. : ENGARDE
54. Citizens of a Pennsylvania city. : YORKERS
55. Glimpses. : ESPIES
56. Smoldering ashes. : EMBERS
1. Nathan Farragut Twining's rank. : GENERAL
2. Song-and-dance man. : ASTAIRE
3. Bright weather. : SHINE
4. Mr. Republican. : TAFT
5. Bowles' wartime bureau. : OPA
6. Irritating. : NETTLING
7. Separate the grain from the husk. : THRESH
8. Second word of "The Rosary." : HOURS
9. River in Yorkshire. : OUSE
10. U. S. time zone. : MST
11. Indisposition. : AILMENT
12. Tennis shoe. : SNEAKER
13. Walk for pleasure. : RAMBLE
15. ___ Pointe, Mich. : GROSSE
20. Substance that lowers blood pressure. : HISTAMINE
23. Master; boss: Africa. : BWANA
24. Small lunar crater. : LINNE
26. Keeps away from. : SHUNS
27. Sycophant. : TOADY
29. The Whiz Kids. : PHILS
30. Drains wealth from. : MILKS
32. Nursery word. : ROCKABYE
33. Member of Crosby's ball team. : PIRATE
34. Heroine of popular sentimental song. : ADELINE
35. Defeated Maryland Senator. : TYDINGS
37. Union head, advocate of wage-price control. : REUTHER
38. Church festivals. : EASTERS
39. Fears. : DREADS
41. Mournful songs. : DIRGES
44. The world: French. : MONDE
45. Famous American actress, starred in Ibsen (1865–1932). : FISKE
47. Hara-___. : KIRI
48. "Sidewalk" stock market. : CURB
50. Faucet. : TAP
52. Gypsy. : ROM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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