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New York Times, Tuesday, October 9, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 842
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1. Mexican articles of clothing. : SERAPES
8. Smoothed down. : SLEEKED
15. Novel by Frances Burney. : EVELINA
16. Flapjack. : PANCAKE
17. Early English classic. : CANTERBURYTALES
19. High explosive. : TNT
20. Popular radio and TV M. C. : COLLYER
21. Petition. : ASK
22. Honeydew. : MELON
23. Knock. : RAP
25. F. D. R.'s Scottie. : FALA
28. Annoy by petty faultfinding. : NAG
30. Things gone by. : PAST
33. Emulated Daniel Webster. : ORATED
36. Siberian peasant, nemesis of Czar Nicholas II. : RASPUTIN
39. Where the Statue of Freedom is. : CAPITOL
41. Slow percolation. : SEEPAGE
42. Sean O'Kelly, for instance. : IRISHMAN
44. Mrs. Lovett and Miss Astaire. : ADELES
45. Nearly extinct antelope of Africa. : ASSE
46. ___ Moines. : DES
48. Mental or spiritual calm. : REST
49. Furniture wood. : ELM
51. Petrova and Nethersole. : OLGAS
54. Reverence. : AWE
57. Physical culturist MacFadden. : BERNARR
59. Roman numeral. : VII
62. D'Herblay, de la Fère and du Vallon. : THREEMUSKETEERS
65. A leader of the first Crusade. : TANCRED
66. Rome, the ___ City. : ETERNAL
67. Resolutely. : STOUTLY
68. Cracker. : SALTINE
1. School of philosophy. : SECT
2. Man's name. : EVAN
3. A regular monthly bill. : RENT
4. High in music. : ALT
5. A limited quantity of something. : PIECE
6. Matriculate. : ENROL
7. French baritone. : SABLON
8. Vigorous. : SPRY
9. A thickness, as of cake. : LAYER
10. Decoyed. : ENTRAPPED
11. Agency for European aid. : ECA
12. Cage bird of India. : KALA
13. Contrives to make do. : EKES
14. Roll top. : DESK
18. Pertaining to one of the forearm bones. : ULNAR
22. Octogenarian French painter. : MATISSE
24. People without means of support. : PAUPERS
25. Points of concentration. : FOCI
26. Brazilian macaw. : ARARA
27. ___ lazuli. : LAPIS
29. Fuel. : GAS
31. Hackneyed. : STALE
32. Buster Brown's dog and others. : TIGES
34. Mr. Nevin, composer. : ETHELBERT
35. DiMaggio of the Red Sox. : DOM
37. The Sargasso ___. : SEA
38. Little home. : NEST
40. Stripling. : LAD
43. Main street lights. : NEONS
47. Cools or refreshes. : SLAKES
50. Seaport in Lithuania. : MEMEL
52. Famous first name in Hollywood. : GRETA
53. Quondam Russian labor group. : ARTEL
54. Coins of King Rama's country. : ATTS
55. Beginning of a question. : WHAT
56. Man's name. : ERNO
58. Mr. Halley, to friends. : RUDY
59. One third of a speech by Caesar. : VENI
60. Scene of Britain's big problem. : IRAN
61. Wight or Man. : ISLE
63. Former French coin. : ECU
64. Urge on: Scot. : ERT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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