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New York Times, Thursday, December 14, 1950

Author:
Elizabeth Patterson
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 275 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 92, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
Elizabeth Patterson has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 543

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Across
1
A character from Dickens. : SCROOGE
8
Radio's favorite 1 Across. : LIONEL
14
England's prince. : CHARLES
15
Ringlike marking. : ANNULUS
17
French author of "Men of Good Will." : ROMAINS
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French post-impressionist painter. : MATISSE
19
Where the Brownings lived, in Italy. : ASOLO
20
Egyptian solar disk. : ATEN
22
Small reddish or grayish monkey. : TITI
23
Sarazen or Tunney. : GENE
24
New Governor of South Carolina. : BYRNES
26
Nose: French. : NEZ
27
Snow: Scot. : SNA
28
Harvard's president from 1869 to 1909. : ELIOT
29
Victor ___ who played Alexander Throttlebottom. : MOORE
31
Explosion. : BLAST
32
Contented cat. : PURRER
33
Describing a clear night. : STARLIT
36
Hammerstein's partner. : RODGERS
37
Instrument for ramming down paving stones. : PAVIOR
38
Covered with makeup. : ROUGY
39
Eastern prince. : AMEER
40
Swiss city on the Rhine. : BASLE
41
Center: Abbr. : CTR
44
Smart style in hats. : TAM
45
Self-lover. : EGOIST
47
Cleaving tool. : FROE
48
Russian mountain range. : URAL
50
Vessel for making coffee: Fr. : URNE
51
Froths. : FOAMS
52
City in Wyoming. : LARAMIE
54
Cause of annoyance. : TROUBLE
56
Needlelike spine or bristle. : ACICULA
57
Author of "A Study of History." : TOYNBEE
58
German city on the Fulda. : KASSEL
59
As a substitute. : INSTEAD
Down
1
Scrawny animals. : SCRAGS
2
Dr. Rhee's country, to the Japanese. : CHOSEN
3
Helen Hunt Jackson's popular heroine. : RAMONA
4
Papal veil. : ORALE
5
Hodgepodge. : OLIO
6
Army rank: Abbr. : GEN
7
Writer of short pieces. : ESSAYIST
8
Express sorrow. : LAMENT
9
Pointless. : INANE
10
Canadian province: Abbr. : ONT
11
Night, in Paris. : NUIT
12
Scene of "Hamlet." : ELSINORE
13
Worker who puts the gloss on textiles. : LUSTERER
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Captors. : SEIZERS
21
Horse's gait. : TROT
24
The Trumans' house. : BLAIR
25
Smoky fire, used to protect fruit from frost. : SMUDGE
28
City in India north of Madras. : ELLORE
30
Bibulous revelry. : ORGY
31
Kind of soft cheese. : BRIE
32
Young turkey. : POULT
33
Pancake-flipper. : SPATULA
34
American larch. : TAMARACK
35
Schubert's beautiful composition. : AVEMARIA
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He wrote "The Blessed Damozel." : ROSSETTI
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Cloudburst. : RAIN
40
Pertaining to the north wind. : BOREAL
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Buster who played Tarzan. : CRABBE
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Full name of author of "The Brave Bulls." : TOMLEA
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Plant over again. : RESEED
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Insidious cunning. : GUILE
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Spring of water. : FOUNT
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Resinous substances secreted by insects. : LACS
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Eddie and his family of entertainers. : FOYS
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Genus, including mice. : MUS
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Mr. Hubbard of "Dianetics." : RON

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 22 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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