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New York Times, Saturday, November 10, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 4 (2 double stacks), Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 874
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1. Ibn Saud's country. : ARABIA
7. D. S. Freeman's subject. : LEE
10. Mr. Kyser. : KAY
13. Searches made for useful military information. : RECONNAISSANCES
17. TNT. : TRINITROTOLUENE
18. Mason's trough. : HOD
19. "Less ___ the dust . . . " : THAN
20. Musical third. : TERTIA
21. Fastener, shaped like a staple. : UPIN
23. French pupil. : ELEVE
25. State of a famed chord. : LOST
26. Network. : RETE
27. Reflective thinker. : MUSER
28. "As I gnash'd my teeth, when from its sheath I drew my snicker ___." : SNEE
29. Wild man of Borneo. : DYAK
31. Former assembly of Poland. : SEIM
33. Norse goddess of healing. : EIR
34. Designate. : TERM
37. A large quantity: Slang. : SCAD
39. China's seldom-seen dictator. : MAO
42. Food in general. : MEAT
44. Short talk. : WORD
47. Feature of the Metropolitan Opera. : RING
49. Involuntary contraction. : SPASM
52. Navigational hazard. : REEF
54. Sequoia. : TREE
55. Outworn, trite: Colloq. : CORNY
56. Originator of pay-as-you-go plan. : RUML
57. Incite, stimulate. : UPSTIR
59. Rocky peaks. : TORS
61. Moslem flute. : NEI
62. Anathema to believers in democracy. : TOTALITARIANISM
65. Moves from one place to another. : TRANSPORTATIONS
66. Attempt. : TRY
67. Yo-yo, for instance. : TOY
68. He produced "Alice." : DISNEY
1. MacArthur's son. : ARTHUR
2. Lassoed again. : REROPED
3. Tartness. : ACIDITY
4. Half a piece of candy. : BON
5. Part of a monogram: Abbr. : INIT
6. Hymn of praise or patriotism. : ANTHEM
7. Simba's spouse. : LIONESS
8. Je suis, tu es, il ___. : EST
9. Understood by a select few. : ESOTERIC
10. Small ridges, as on a thumbscrew. : KNURLS
11. Inflammable liquid used in varnishes. : ACETONE
12. River in Siberia, 2,950 miles long. : YENISEI
14. The Babylonian Hades. : ARALU
15. Beverage. : ALE
16. Usher. : SEATER
22. Unadulterated. : NEAT
24. Symbols of victory. : VEES
30. Republican Senator from Missouri. : KEM
32. Hillbilly's parent. : MAW
35. A rewrite. : RESCRIPT
36. Spiny-finned fish, a small goby. : MAPO
38. Rhode Island rebel, 1842. : DORR
39. Arthur Train's well-known legal character. : MRTUTT
40. New York International, for instance. : AIRPORT
41. Brigadier general's shoulder ornament. : ONESTAR
43. Region in Asia and Europe. : TARTARY
45. Get-together. : REUNION
46. Property territory. : DEMESNE
48. Mother Hubbard's dog didn't! : GETANY
50. Sound of contempt. : SNORT
51. Immense number. : MYRIAD
53. Airmail paper. : FLIMSY
58. They: French. : ILS
60. Egyptian queen of heaven. : SATI
63. Me ___. : TOO
64. Scandinavian brownie. : NIS

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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