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New York Times, Saturday, November 18, 1950

Author:
Elizabeth Patterson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { B F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 10, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 517
Across
1. "___ and Old Lace." : ARSENIC
8. Bent over. : STOOPED
15. Search back, as for clues. : RETRACE
16. Agatha Christie's Detective Poirot. : HERCULE
17. "King of Mystery Writers." : GARDNER
18. Mrs. Billy Rose. : ELEANOR
19. Pigmented layer of the iris. : UVEA
20. Writer of sealed room mysteries, John Dickson ___. : CARR
22. Where criminals serve time: Slang. : STIR
23. Stitch. : SEW
24. Arthur's castle. : CAMELOT
27. One or all. : ANY
28. Murderer's foe. : COP
29. Vaulted roofs. : DOMES
31. Della Street's boss. : MASON
34. ___ Yard. : SCOTLAND
38. Bestowed upon. : AWARDED
41. Britain's famous diamond. : KOHINUR
42. "The Pit and the ___," Poe's famous horror story. : PENDULUM
44. Vestibule. : ENTRY
45. Summer capital of India. : SIMLA
46. Work unit. : ERG
47. Man's nickname. : SOL
50. Commercial hydrocarbons, used in dyeing. : TOLUOLS
52. German name for Sava River. : SAU
55. Distress. : PAIN
57. ___ May Oliver. : EDNA
58. Author Robert Warren's middle name. : PENN
59. Waste away. : ATROPHY
62. Resembling saliva. : SIALOID
64. Confucius-quoting detective. : CHARLIE
65. On the way. : ENROUTE
66. Ventured. : ESSAYED
67. Leslie Charteris' hero, the "Saint." : TEMPLAR
Down
1. The giant with 100 eyes. : ARGUS
2. Plunder: Arch. : REAVE
3. Spread abroad. : STREW
4. Wagner's earth goddess. : ERDA
5. Girl's nickname. : NAN
6. Vast glacier. : ICECAP
7. Island of the Moluccas. : CERAM
8. Famous Baker Street resident. : SHERLOCK
9. Far: Comb. form. : TEL
10. Salem is its capital: Abbr. : ORE
11. Oxalis plants. : OCAS
12. ___ Arenas, southernmost city in the world. : PUNTA
13. Convey, legally. : ELOIN
14. Refrain word in old songs. : DERRY
21. Rhode Island chickens. : REDS
24. Pipe or aqueduct. : CONDUIT
25. Novel of Tahiti by Melville. : OMOO
26. Secures by rope. : TETHERS
28. Ribbed fabrics. : CORDS
30. David's weapon. : SLING
31. Treasure-seeker's requisite. : MAP
32. Reverence. : AWE
33. ___ Juan. : SAN
35. Worker insect. : ANT
36. Hard knot in wood: Var. : NUR
37. Humorous in an impersonal way. : DRY
39. Sailors' patron saint. : ELMO
40. Lackluster in expression. : DULLEYED
43. Miss Silver, Patricia Wentworth's detective. : MAUD
46. She came to 24 Across. : ELAINE
47. ___ ship, fantasy fiction commonplace. : SPACE
48. Solemn affirmations. : OATHS
49. Italian coins. : LIRAS
51. Beginning. : ONSET
52. Capital in the headlines. : SEOUL
53. Actress ___ Louise. : ANITA
54. Lower in rank. : UNDER
56. Mrs. "Thin Man." : NORA
58. Splashing sound. : PLOP
60. Fold or plait. : PLY
61. Hasten. : HIE
63. Long ___ of the law. : ARM

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 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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