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New York Times, Thursday, December 13, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q V W X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 14
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 907
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1. Iranian oil center. : ABADAN
7. Greek letter. : PHI
10. "Their Finest ___." : HOUR
14. Valuable food fish, also called the snook. : ROBALO
15. Daughter of Loki. : HEL
16. First name of Lovett's assistant. : ANNA
17. Digressive. : TANGENTIAL
19. Frees. : RIDS
20. Forward part of a ship. : STEM
21. Ethel Barrymore ___. : COLT
22. Former bane of babyhood. : CROUP
23. William Allen White made this newspaper famous. : GAZETTE
25. Ropes. : LINES
26. Well-known Irish county. : CLARE
28. Ennui. : TEDIUM
30. An islet in a river or lake. : AIT
31. Member of the House of Lords. : PEER
33. The fiber of wool, cotton, etc. : STAPLE
37. Unheralded movie that becomes a hit. : SLEEPER
39. Five-cent pieces: Slang. : JITNEYS
40. City on the Fulda River. : KASSEL
41. Princess Margaret ___. : ROSE
42. Man's nickname. : RON
43. Where Belfast is. : ULSTER
45. Arles' river. : RHONE
47. Father: Comb. form. : PATRI
50. He wrote "The spacious firmament on high . . . " : ADDISON
52. Killed. : SLAIN
53. The middle point. : MEAN
54. Prevalent. : RIFE
57. Qualified. : ABLE
58. Sanctions again. : REENDORSES
60. Lacking in richness. : LEAN
61. Limb. : ARM
62. Combines. : UNITES
63. Soften in feeling. : MELT
64. Contents of an editor's briefcase. : MSS
65. Composed. : SEDATE
1. College subjects. : ARTS
2. Gig. : BOAT
3. Renounces. : ABNEGATES
4. Television's blond star. : DAGMAR
5. Beverage. : ALE
6. Present. : NONCE
7. Potion of trouble for Tristan and Isolde. : PHILTER
8. Angry. : HEATED
9. Senator Douglas' state: Abbr. : ILL
10. Director of the Mutual Security Agency. : HARRIMAN
11. Soup ingredient. : ONION
12. Excessive. : UNDUE
13. Grates. : RASPS
18. Audrey ___ of Hollywood. : TOTTER
22. Throws into disorder. : CLUTTERS
24. Inventor of an airship, 1900. : ZEPPELIN
26. Hogshead. : CASK
27. Girl's name. : LILA
29. Egyptian goddess. : ISIS
32. Smooth-skinned fishes. : EELS
34. Political partisan of Argentina. : PERONISTA
35. Mary ___, founder of Mount Holyoke College. : LYON
36. Domestic slave, in early England. : ESNE
38. Greedy. : ESURIENT
39. Middle East country whose king was assassinated. : JORDAN
41. Atones for. : REDEEMS
44. Clyde Beatty and others. : TAMERS
46. One phase of the little girl with the curl. : HORRID
47. Sacred song. : PSALM
48. Big name in vaudeville. : ALBEE
49. New ruler of 39 Down. : TALAL
51. River of Tibet, Kashmir and Pakistan. : INDUS
55. Metrical units in verse. : FEET
56. To be: Latin. : ESSE
58. Part of a piledriver. : RAM
59. Single. : ONE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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