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New York Times, Saturday, December 15, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 909
Across Down
1. Nickname for a well-known author, artist, etc. : WINNIE
7. Device for raising an anchor. : CAPSTAN
14. The wife of Theseus. : ARIADNE
16. M. France. : ANATOLE
17. Hung and swung. : DANGLED
18. Gang robbery in India and Burma: Var. : DAKOITY
19. Miss Claire. : INA
20. Kin of the ostrich. : EMEU
22. Bit of information. : TIP
23. Hawthorne's Hester. : PRYNNE
25. Bridge of ___, over the Truckee in Reno. : SIGHS
29. Affirms. : AVERS
32. A tall screw pine. : TENTTREE
34. Leningrad's river. : NEVA
35. Cinders from a volcano. : SCORIA
37. River in England. : ALN
38. Speech or writing in accordance with standard usage. : GRAMMAR
40. Lights. : IGNITES
42. Omega. : END
43. Rudimentary seeds. : OVULES
45. Mr. Kelly of "An American in Paris." : GENE
46. Describing a wallflower's plight. : LONESOME
48. He shifted from negotiating to fighting in Korea. : HODES
49. Unique things: Slang. : ONERS
50. Beaumarchais' Figaro. : BARBER
53. Surface of a carpet. : NAP
55. British dessert, stewed fruit with cream. : FOOL
56. Mountain pass. : GAP
59. The Twenties and Thirties. : DECADES
63. Examine for differences. : COMPARE
65. Mangles. : IRONERS
66. Pestiferous insect: Colloq. : SKEETER
67. Treasured piece of furniture. : ANTIQUE
68. Move rapidly. : STREAK
1. Watercourse in North Africa. : WADI
2. Country of 39 Down. : IRAN
3. Heroine of "Strange Interlude." : NINA
4. Old gray mare. : NAG
5. Do-nothings. : IDLERS
6. Opponent. : ENEMY
7. No gentleman. : CAD
8. Structure of an animal: Abbr. : ANAT
9. Karachi is its capital. : PAKISTAN
10. Mother's plaint to junior. : STOPIT
11. Thou: French. : TOI
12. High: Comb. form. : ALT
13. Napoleon's marshal, shot for treason, 1815. : NEY
15. Speaker to the U. N. in Paris. : EDEN
21. Poetic preposition. : UNTO
23. Princess Anne's equipage. : PRAM
24. Uncanny. : EERIE
26. Caused irritation. : GRATED
27. Girl's name. : HELENE
28. Sight, smell, taste, etc. : SENSES
29. Lord in "Measure for Measure." : ANGELO
30. A famous Castle. : VERNON
31. Girl's name. : EVADNE
33. Dresses stone with a hammer. : NIGS
35. Jimmy the comedian. : SAVO
36. Small portion of anything. : CRUMB
39. One way of spelling a famous Premier. : MOSSADEQ
41. Borodin's unfinished opera, "Prince ___." : IGOR
44. Creator of Ferdinand. : LEAF
47. Bandit hero of a Verdi opera. : ERNANI
48. Headgear for Kaz. : HELMET
51. High fliers of Arabian myth. : ROCS
52. For which Par Lagerkvist won the Nobel Prize. : BOOKS
54. Where Callao is. : PERU
56. Money for admissions. : GATE
57. Sector. : AREA
58. Filter through, as coffee. : PERK
59. Day: Spanish. : DIA
60. Eagle. : ERN
61. Collapsible bed. : COT
62. Compass point. : SSE
64. Through. : PER

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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