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New York Times, Tuesday, October 24, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.42, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 492
Across
1. Joan of Arc. : MAID
5. Meat jelly. : ASPIC
10. Seafarers. : TARS
14. Draftee destination. : ARMY
15. Master; boss: Africa. : BWANA
16. Violent action by three or more persons. : RIOT
17. Deal with. : COPE
18. Records. : DISCS
19. Marie Wilson's ethereal ego. : IRMA
20. Mozart's middle name. : AMADEUS
22. Couch. : OTTOMAN
24. Ladies of American descent. : DAR
25. Plan merging coal and steel in Western Germany. : SCHUMAN
27. Conjunction. : AND
28. Bear witness. : ATTEST
30. Knee-high to a grasshopper. : PINTSIZE
32. He's in de cold, cold ground. : MASSA
33. First word of the handwriting on the wall. : MENE
34. Wings. : ALAE
35. Co-ordinator of Economic Mobilization. : SYMINGTON
38. Sausage seasoning. : SAGE
41. Elderly persons: Colloq. : OLDS
42. Lounger. : IDLER
46. Sunflower. : TURNSOLE
48. "The ravel'd ___ of care." : SLEAVE
49. Miss Hagen. : UTA
50. Mark the day in advance. : PREDATE
52. Bleat. : MAA
53. Hold. : CONTAIN
55. Auction action. : BIDDING
57. Quote. : CITE
58. Port in Brazil, across the Atlantic from Dakar. : NATAL
60. Ex-dean of St. Paul's Cathedral. : INGE
61. Biblical name. : OSEA
62. Grain for the mill. : GRIST
63. Port of Normandy invasion fame. : CAEN
64. Stalk of bananas. : STEM
65. Grooms: India. : SYCES
66. Scot or Gael. : KELT
Down
1. Scottish inventor of broken stone paving. : MACADAM
2. Fragrances. : AROMATA
3. Lends. : IMPARTS
4. Colored. : DYED
5. Kidnap. : ABDUCT
6. Rustle of taffeta. : SWISH
7. Dance step. : PAS
8. Entries. : INCOMINGS
9. Spanish rattler. : CASTANET
10. Somerset Maugham's new picture. : TRIO
11. Important part of Donaldson's work. : AIRMAIL
12. Fictitious and wonderful tale: Ital. : ROMANZA
13. Sign of a Broadway hit. : STANDEE
21. Gem from Montaigne. : ESSAY
23. Explosive. : TNT
26. Turned bottom up. : UPENDED
29. Chief city of the Ruhr. : ESSEN
31. Jockey who grandslammed Gallant Fox, 1930. : SANDE
33. A thousandth anniversary. : MILLENARY
36. Anchoring cables. : MOORINGS
37. Lubricated. : OILED
38. Coats with cement. : STUCCOS
39. Driver. : AUTOIST
40. Legal recipient of lands, rights, etc. : GRANTEE
43. Layers. : LAMINAE
44. The good tidings. : EVANGEL
45. Chemical activator. : REAGENT
47. Saratoga. : SPA
48. High heels. : STILTS
51. Humble. : ABASE
54. Eleven men. : TEAM
56. Sleuth: Slang. : DICK
59. Nervous twitch. : TIC

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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