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New York Times, Wednesday, November 28, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 260 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 892
Across
1. A statue in Rockefeller Center. : ATLAS
6. Anti-aircraft fire. : FLAK
10. Thick slice. : SLAB
14. Measurement of a boxer's arm. : REACH
15. Girl's name meaning maiden. : CORA
16. Weed among the wheat. : TARE
17. Mr. Truex to his friends. : ERNIE
18. Picturesque lake in Italy. : COMO
19. It erupted recently. : ETNA
20. Poetic word for a wreath. : ANADEM
22. Receiving fixed regular pay. : SALARIED
24. Judith Anderson, Uta Hagen, etc. : TRAGEDIENNES
26. Payment for a poker hand. : ANTE
29. Harvard's president. : CONANT
30. The drinks are often on them. : COASTERS
32. Egyptian woman in "Genesis." : HAGAR
37. Quality of a woven fabric. : TEXTURE
38. Middling. : AVERAGE
40. Inclining, as a ship. : ALIST
41. Something to whet the appetite before a meal. : APERITIF
42. Ornament on a mortarboard. : TASSEL
45. Took a photo. : SHOT
46. Much-anthologized French writer (1850–93). : DEMAUPASSANT
51. Extra working hours. : OVERTIME
52. Took lodging. : ROOMED
56. Type of flooring. : TILE
57. It has a "ravell'd sleave." : CARE
59. Emporium. : STORE
60. School Eden and Jebb attended. : ETON
61. Seven are "lively." : ARTS
62. The prim Miss Dinsmore. : ELSIE
63. Filmland's Mr. Andrews. : DANA
64. Block in the form of a foot, used by shoemakers. : LAST
65. Put up obstacles. : DETER
Down
1. Sphere. : AREA
2. Sea bird with a black cap. : TERN
3. Idaho's gift to Hollywood. : LANA
4. Severe or decisive trials: 2 wds. : ACIDTESTS
5. Adjective for nylons. : SHEER
6. Government agency in charge of broadcast authorizations. : FCC
7. Frees. : LOOSENS
8. Big loser in 1588. : ARMADA
9. Very pure white clay used for porcelain. : KAOLIN
10. Sports announcer Bill ___. : STERN
11. Paris' ___ Quarter. : LATIN
12. Wild buffalo of India. : ARNEE
13. Wampum. : BEADS
21. Scottish court officer. : MACER
23. Upper regions of space: Var. : AETHER
25. Triangular piece of material. : GORE
26. Minutes of a meeting. : ACTA
27. Christmas card word. : NOEL
28. Run along the ground in an airplane. : TAXI
31. Mild reproof. : TUTTUT
33. Plato's famous pupil. : ARISTOTLE
34. Birthplace of the giant Goliath. : GATH
35. Allowance for the difference in value of two currencies. : AGIO
36. Deprived of: Poetic. : REFT
38. Anthropologist Hooton's subject. : APES
39. Of the soft palate. : VELAR
41. Declares firmly. : ASSERTS
43. At the summit. : APICAL
44. Tributary of the Volga. : SAMARA
46. Loved not wisely but too well. : DOTED
47. Spanish girl's name. : EVITA
48. Casaba. : MELON
49. Sports structure. : ARENA
50. Nuzzled. : NOSED
53. Greatest amount. : MOST
54. City famed for electrical appliances. : ERIE
55. Felix Salten's characters. : DEER
58. Superlative suffix. : EST

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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