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New York Times, Saturday, December 16, 1950

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { Q W X }, Scrabble score: 314 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 6, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 20
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 545
Across Down
1. Largest of the Greater Antilles. : CUBA
5. First part of Kipling's mongoose's name. : RIKKI
10. Nicholas II was the last. : CZAR
14. College founded by Henry VI. : ETON
15. Russian soldiers. : IVANS
16. Streaked. : LINY
17. Gold-mining district in South Africa (with The). : RAND
18. Creator of Robinson Crusoe. : DEFOE
19. College in New Rochelle. : IONA
20. Secretary of Agriculture. : CHARLESFBRANNAN
23. Audience. : EAR
24. First President of Germany, 1919–25. : EBERT
25. Swift. : RAPID
28. Turkish governor. : BEY
29. Bellows. : ROARS
33. Number of feet above sea level: Abbr. : ELEV
34. Durable wood. : OAK
35. Writing implement. : PENCIL
36. Chiang Kai-shek's men. : NATIONALISTARMY
39. Isolate, as on Saint Helena. : ENISLE
40. Insect. : ANT
41. Patricia ___, star of "The Breaking Point." : NEAL
42. Natives of a Baltic state. : ESTHS
43. Copper coins: Abbr. : CTS
44. In an eccentric manner. : ODDLY
45. Greek letters. : IOTAS
47. Hail: Latin. : AVE
48. Cactus Jack. : JOHNNANCEGARNER
55. Swift-running birds. : EMUS
56. The "Yankee Doodle Boy." : COHAN
57. Practice thrift. : SAVE
58. Illegal pitching motion in baseball. : BALK
59. Georgia ___ Clarke, on your dollar bills. : NEESE
60. Genus of sheep. : OVIS
61. Donkey's serenade. : BRAY
62. Beasts of burden. : ASSES
63. Russian veto word. : NYET
1. Tail: Comb. form. : CERC
2. Governor Lee's state. : UTAH
3. ___ fide. : BONA
4. Soviet Foreign Minister. : ANDREIVISHINSKY
5. Additional clause on a legislative bill. : RIDER
6. Folk singer Burl. : IVES
7. Informal German coffee-drinking gatherings. : KAFFEEKLATSCHES
8. Covered with protuberances. : KNOBBY
9. River in France. : ISERE
10. U. S. Senator from New Mexico. : CLINTONANDERSON
11. Mount in Palestine. : ZION
12. Mrs. Rosenberg. : ANNA
13. Thomas Fortune ___, American financier. : RYAN
21. Stripling. : LAD
22. Louisiana court decree. : ARRET
25. French girl's name. : RENEE
26. Ladd and Valentine. : ALANS
27. Small: French. : PETIT
28. Bleat. : BAA
30. Possessing landed property. : ACRED
31. Apertured: Biol. : RIMAL
32. In the manner of Reynard. : SLYLY
34. Identical. : ONE
35. Signal for silence. : PST
37. Common Swedish surname. : OLSON
38. Politicians in power. : INS
43. Campers' boats. : CANOES
44. Eggs: Latin. : OVA
46. ___-Arica Controversy, between Chile and Peru. : TACNA
47. Miss Moorehead of the movies. : AGNES
48. Sir Gladwyn of Great Britain. : JEBB
49. General Bradley. : OMAR
50. Popular dance in Waikiki. : HULA
51. Facility. : EASE
52. It has a new mechanical brain. : NAVY
53. Little Evelyn. : EVIE
54. Siesta. : REST

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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