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New York Times, Wednesday, October 25, 1950

Author:
Edward Buckler
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
Edward J. Buckler has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 493
Across
1. He served under Taft, Hoover, Roosevelt and Truman. : STIMSON
8. System of writing. : SCRIPT
14. Well-known Giant fan. : LARAINE
15. Bunk! : BALONEY
16. Come forth. : EMANATE
17. Decreed. : ENACTED
18. Quiet retreat. : DEN
19. An old-fashioned virtue. : MODESTY
21. Silkworm. : ERI
22. Valise. : GRIP
24. Malady among Malays. : LATA
25. Broken grain coat of seed. : BRAN
26. In ___, in actual being. : ESSE
27. Imprisoned Nazi. : HESS
28. Friday is named for her. : FRIGG
29. Annoy. : MOLEST
31. Former spitball pitcher. : GRIMES
32. Where plants are raised. : NURSERIES
34. Prize. : REWARD
37. Rearranges. : RESETS
39. Proverb. : ADAGE
40. Midge. : GNAT
41. Chooses. : OPTS
44. Piece of metal for roofing. : TILE
45. Student. : COED
46. Stead. : LIEU
47. What Gompers helped found. : AFL
48. One of a body of singers. : CHORIST
51. Near: Dial. : NAR
52. Crowned. : TIARAED
54. Noxious. : NOISOME
56. Indicts. : ACCUSES
57. Used in theatrical make-up. : GREASES
58. Seesaw. : TEETER
59. Noted portrait painter and muralist (1856–1925). : SARGENT
Down
1. Heavy hammer. : SLEDGE
2. Animal trainers. : TAMERS
3. Persian culture. : IRANISM
4. Isle of the Manx-men. : MAN
5. Locale of Gertrude Lawrence's projected musical. : SIAM
6. Against the surface of. : ONTO
7. Unnecessary. : NEEDLESS
8. "A right jolly old elf." : SANTA
9. Head of N. Y. State civil defense. : CLAY
10. Sinbad's transportation. : ROC
11. Meantime. : INTERIM
12. Nobility. : PEERAGE
13. Senator from Maryland. : TYDINGS
15. Outstrips. : BESTS
20. Resident of New England. : EASTERNER
23. State of servitude. : PEONAGE
25. Clock city in Connecticut. : BRISTOL
27. Drove. : HERD
28. Independent. : FREE
30. Decoy. : LURE
31. Main point. : GIST
33. Public recitals. : READINGS
34. Sound of repeated knocking. : RATATAT
35. Skyscraper. : EDIFICE
36. He has split with Progressive party on Korea. : WALLACE
38. Armed with sharp points. : SPINOSE
40. Merchandise. : GOODS
42. Dealers in a beverage. : TEAMEN
43. Most stable. : SUREST
45. Heard at Baker Field. : CHEER
48. Book cover. : CASE
49. North American rail. : SORA
50. Row. : TIER
53. Furrow. : RUT
55. Lose resiliency. : SAG

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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