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New York Times, Tuesday, November 27, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 82, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.61, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 327 (avg 1.73)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 891
Across
1. Repeated melodic phrase in swing music. : RIFF
5. Tell secrets. : BLAB
9. Mr. Donaldson of the mails. : JESSE
14. Not written. : ORAL
15. Timber wolf of Western U. S. : LOBO
16. Governor of the Granite State. : ADAMS
17. Hero of the sagebrush drama. : GENEAUTRY
19. Compounds. : MIXES
20. Refuses to acknowledge. : UNOWNS
21. Subjoin. : ADD
23. Indian. : CREE
24. Even: Poetic. : EEN
25. Separate article. : ITEM
27. The famed Mr. Kahn. : OTTO
29. The holm oak. : ILEX
30. Head of the Selective Service. : HERSHEY
33. Wishy-washy. : WEAK
36. Longfellow's equestrian. : REVERE
38. Chiang's foe. : MAO
39. Dublin's famed theatre, recently burned. : ABBEY
41. Vein of a leaf. : RIB
42. Corundum used for grinding. : EMERY
44. To and ___. : FRO
45. In a goggly manner. : ASTARE
48. Pisa's river. : ARNO
49. Former Ambassador to the Court of St. James. : DOUGLAS
51. General of U.S. 7th Army in Europe. : EDDY
53. Gadgets for the links. : TEES
54. Sound of small birds. : TWEE
55. Greek letter. : ETA
58. Throw down the glove. : DEFY
60. Exclamation. : HAH
62. Frying pan with a long handle. : SPIDER
64. Disconcert. : ABASH
66. Governor Fine, for instance. : KEYSTONER
68. Product of Ireland. : LACES
69. Result of thinking. : IDEA
70. Tot's farewell. : TATA
71. Without power to move or act. : INERT
72. Famous American educator. : MANN
73. Light gray. : ASHY
Down
1. Elephant of savage disposition. : ROGUE
2. Song hit girl. : IRENE
3. Church vestment, worn on the left arm. : FANON
4. Operated a Thunderjet. : FLEW
5. Utter loud, empty protests. : BLUSTER
6. Realtor's sale. : LOT
7. President Garfield's middle name. : ABRAM
8. He plays Hopalong Cassidy. : BOYD
9. Kind of swing music session. : JAM
10. Sovereign's decrees. : EDICTS
11. Creator of the insidious Fu-Manchu. : SAXROHMER
12. Pintail duck. : SMEE
13. To be: Latin. : ESSE
18. Deep blue. : ANIL
22. Performer. : DOER
26. Puts in action. : EXERTS
28. Dryad's abode. : TREE
29. D. D. E. : IKE
30. Ancient language. : HEBREW
31. Secure. : EARN
32. Favorite toy of the younger set. : YOYO
33. Egypt's Nationalist party. : WAFD
34. Spanish river flowing into the Mediterranean. : EBRO
35. Military command. : ABOUTFACE
37. By way of. : VIA
40. Winner of the 1951 Carnegie Cup Regatta. : YALE
43. Dame Whitty. : MAY
46. Ornamental shoulder decoration. : SASH
47. Native of an ancient city of Mesopotamia. : EDESSAN
50. "Old Faithful." : GEYSER
52. District in France: Abbr. : DEPT
54. Miss Bara, of early film days. : THEDA
55. Best, Ferber, Millay. : EDNAS
56. What a hen lacks. : TEETH
57. Regular order. : ARRAY
58. Surrealist painter. : DALI
59. Israeli Ambassador to U. S. : EBAN
61. Mr. Tamiroff of the movies. : AKIM
63. Very small quantity. : IOTA
65. Key West vacationer. : HST
67. Money in Japan. : YEN

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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