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New York Times, Friday, October 5, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.68, Missing: { F H J }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Original 45-Across clue had no comma after "Sea"; added one.

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G
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R
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B
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L
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P
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M
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D
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A
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K
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G
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D
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B
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O
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W
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T
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D
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V
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E
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O
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D
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S
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P
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A
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C
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A
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A
B
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P
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C
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C
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V
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A
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N
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S
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T
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G
Y
© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 838
Across
1
U. S. deputy delegate to U. N. : GROSS
6
Fragrant ointment. : BALM
10
Piquancy; wit. : SALT
14
A shell game, for instance. : BUNCO
15
Other: Latin. : ALIA
16
One of the headwaters of Asia. : AMUR
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Slip in and out unperceived. : STEAL
18
Feature of the Hit Parade. : SONG
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Slightly crazy. : LOCO
20
Site of Western Europe's "Pentagon." : ROCQUENCOURT
23
City in Belgium. : SPA
26
Tennyson heroine. : MAUD
27
Portugal's islands in the North Atlantic. : AZORES
28
Senator from West Virginia. : KILGORE
30
Man's nickname. : STAN
31
They are cleared through Ellis Island. : ALIENS
32
Cousin of the caribou. : DEER
33
Hair ornament. : BOW
36
Diplomat's stock in trade. : TACT
37
Cousin of the crow. : DAW
38
November 6th prospect. : VOTE
39
Before. : ERE
40
Father of Thor and Balder. : ODIN
42
Historic city of Greece. : SPARTA
44
Tip of a mountain. : APEX
45
The "Coral Sea," for instance. : CARRIER
46
Language reading from right to left. : ARABIC
49
Not adulterated. : PURE
50
Party catchword. : CRY
51
Winston Churchill's party. : CONSERVATIVE
54
Silent. : MUTE
55
Soviet's sector of Berlin. : EAST
56
She escaped from Simon Legree. : ELIZA
60
School on the Thames. : ETON
61
Gaelic. : ERSE
62
French name for Ann. : NINON
63
Delivered. : SENT
64
Rejuvenator of clothing. : DYER
65
Having a strong flavor. : TANGY
Down
1
Blanche Patch was his secretary for 30 years. : GBS
2
Line cut with a spade. : RUT
3
"The clock struck ___." : ONE
4
Bare place on a side of a mountain. : SCAR
5
Reputed author of Proverbs, Canticles, Ecclesiastes. : SOLOMON
6
Native of the Pyrenees. : BASQUE
7
Not sotto voce. : ALOUD
8
Short note. : LINE
9
Industrialist. : MAGNATE
10
Locale of action in many Westerns. : SALOON
11
Love: French. : AMOUR
12
Ill-gotten gain. : LUCRE
13
Walks rapidly. : TROTS
21
Detroit's output. : CARS
22
Ruler. : CZAR
23
Emulate Barbara Ann Scott. : SKATE
24
Hairy. : PILAR
25
Carol Marsh's role. : ALICE
29
Arrive. : GET
30
Do needlepoint. : SEW
32
Man's nickname. : DAN
33
Common household acid. : BORIC
34
Expensive fur. : OTTER
35
Tired. : WEARY
37
Camp in New Jersey. : DIX
38
Department of France. : VAR
40
English historical painter (1761–1807). : OPIE
41
Constituted by edict. : DECREED
42
Garment worn in Nehru's country. : SARI
43
Keep from occurring. : PREVENT
44
Not at roll call. : ABSENT
45
Coast Guard's boat. : CUTTER
46
High points. : ACMES
47
Mailman's trek. : ROUTE
48
Dvorak's first name. : ANTON
49
No more in the heyday of life. : PASSE
52
Make of different kinds. : VARY
53
Well-known Lamb. : ELIA
57
Weary traveler's stopover. : INN
58
Exiled king who will make his home in U. S. : ZOG
59
Some. : ANY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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