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New York Times, Wednesday, October 31, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 864
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1. Home to Margaret Chase Smith. : MAINE
6. River in the news. : YALU
10. Go away! : SCAT
14. Priscilla's John. : ALDEN
15. Black. : EBON
16. Jason's ship. : ARGO
17. Lieu. : STEAD
18. Person most affected by the 22d Amendment. : PRESIDENT
20. Aunts: French. : TANTES
22. Beards of wheat. : AWNS
23. Girl's nickname. : DEE
24. Liquefied. : THAWED
26. Directly opposite. : ACROSS
28. Food made of taro. : POI
30. Unusually excellent. : RARE
31. Next after upsilon. : PHI
32. Sun worshiper of ancient Peru. : INCA
34. Want. : MISS
36. What "to solve" is: Abbr. : INFIN
40. Springy. : ELASTIC
42. Obliteration. : ERASURE
44. Slender, delicate girl. : SYLPH
45. Person chased in a certain game. : HARE
47. Greek resistance force. : ELAS
48. Man's name. : IRA
50. Fades away. : DIES
52. Big business for bookies. : BET
53. Reinforced. : BRACED
56. Special function. : AFFAIR
58. Special workshop. : LAB
59. Famous name in furniture. : ADAM
61. Handwriting. : SCRIPT
64. Contrary to its kind. : UNNATURAL
67. Egyptian handmaid in "Genesis." : HAGAR
68. Grope. : FEEL
69. Source of molasses. : CANE
70. Race, nation: Comb. form. : ETHNO
71. Rock garden plant. : FERN
72. Girl's name. : ESTA
73. Measured out. : METED
1. Place for a sailor's lookout. : MAST
2. Canadian province: Abbr. : ALTA
3. Agreeing exactly. : IDENTICAL
4. Below: Poetic. : NEATH
5. Make beloved. : ENDEAR
6. Colloquial assent. : YEP
7. Scrapes off. : ABRADES
8. Well-known name in theatrical business. : LOEW
9. Release the fastenings. : UNSNAP
10. Deplorably bad. : SAD
11. Formula of belief. : CREDO
12. Choreographer de Mille. : AGNES
13. Carries. : TOTES
19. Italian island off Naples. : ISCHIA
21. Title for a Hindu teacher. : SWAMI
25. Author Remarque's first name. : ERICH
27. Final stage of cleansing. : RINSE
28. Reduces to a state of confusion, as type. : PIES
29. Just. : ONLY
33. Salad base. : ASPIC
35. Finishing line in type face. : SERIF
37. Senator responsible for foreign study scholarships. : FULBRIGHT
38. Dies ___, famous Latin hymn. : IRAE
39. The stickleback builds one. : NEST
41. Ominous declaration. : THREAT
43. Coral formations. : REEFS
46. Unyielding. : ADAMANT
49. Cite as pertinent. : ADDUCE
51. DeSapio or Sitting Bull. : SACHEM
53. Mislead by presenting a bold front. : BLUFF
54. Queen or princess: India. : RANEE
55. Strong man of the comics. : ABNER
57. Hot under the collar. : IRATE
60. Turkish river flowing into the Kura. : ARAS
62. Car window. : PANE
63. Walked on. : TROD
65. English river. : ALN
66. Fanny Heaslip ___. : LEA

Answer summary: 14 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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