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New York Times, Tuesday, December 19, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 548
Across
1. Bistros. : CAFES
6. Chapeaux. : HATS
10. He wrote "The Lady's Not for Burning." : FRY
13. Glorify. : EXALT
14. Pass over. : OMIT
15. Clamorous. : LOUD
17. Foxier. : SLIER
18. Fertile Alaskan valley, settled in 1930's. : MATANUSKA
20. Bard of the Yukon. : SERVICE
22. Florid speech. : ORATION
23. "The ___ Wife," Raimu film. : BAKERS
25. Dr. Renner's capital. : VIENNA
26. Alaska may become one of them. : STATES
28. Mr. Schram and Mr. Ludwig. : EMILS
30. Sea eagles. : ERNES
31. They draw Lohengrin's boat. : SWANS
32. Wheat: French. : BLE
35. Northern sea birds. : AUKS
36. 1 1/3 ounce in China. : LIANG
37. Science which treats of the earth: Abbr. : GEOL
38. Man's nickname. : LES
39. Margaret's father. : HARRY
40. Regular and imposing arrangement. : ARRAY
41. Sharpened. : HONED
42. Priests of ancient Britain. : DRUIDS
43. Unctuously. : OILILY
46. Part of a flower. : STAMEN
48. Town near Juneau; see 3 Down. : DOUGLAS
50. Retaliates. : AVENGES
53. Important army post and airport in Alaska. : ANCHORAGE
55. Hebrew April. : NISAN
56. Take pleasure in. : LIKE
57. Pull slowly along. : DRAG
58. Caribbean Indian. : INERI
59. Seaport in Scotland. : AYR
60. Elephant Boy of the movies. : SABU
61. Breathless. : AGASP
Down
1. "Bad ___ to him." : CESS
2. Important part of a car. : AXLE
3. Terminus of Alaska Highway. : FAIRBANKS
4. Raises. : ELEVATES
5. They were made in the Yukon. : STRIKES
6. Nonstop circuit. : HOMER
7. Medical group. : AMA
8. Head man in Yugoslavia. : TITO
9. Suffering from hunger. : STARVING
10. Wind instruments. : FLUTES
11. Varnish ingredient. : ROSIN
12. Alaska's chief river. : YUKON
16. Lawyer who wrote "Two Years Before the Mast." : DANA
19. Claws. : NAILS
21. These: Fr. : CES
24. Alaska was called "___ Folly." : SEWARDS
26. Denizen of Alaskan waters. : SEAL
27. Faithful. : TRUE
29. Myriad. : MANY
31. Father: Poetic. : SIRE
32. Waters west of Alaska. : BERINGSEA
33. Cargo. : LOAD
34. Whose Bridge has been well known since 1929? : ELYS
36. Nautical ropes. : LANYARDS
37. Governor of Alaska. : GRUENING
39. Cry to incite dogs to the chase. : HOLLO
40. One of the Soviet republics. : ARMENIA
41. Loftier. : HIGHER
42. Man's name: Abbr. : DAV
43. Heritable land, in early Norse law. : ODAL
44. Part of ancient Greece. : IONIA
45. Luciano's nickname. : LUCKY
47. City in South Korea. : TAEGU
49. FDR's mother. : SARA
51. Dumbo's were huge. : EARS
52. A little cut. : SNIP
54. Prate. : GAB

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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