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New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1950

Author:
Jack Luzzatto
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 549
Across
1. For a sailor's duffel. : SEABAG
7. Nebraska's river. : PLATTE
13. Sothern's Julia. : MARLOWE
14. Costume jewelry fad. : EARRING
16. Slurring over of a vowel. : ELISION
17. With a side glance. : ASKANCE
18. Hold session. : SIT
19. Winter invaders of Franconia Notch. : SKIERS
21. Tibetan sheep. : SHAS
22. Like an autumn leaf. : SERE
24. Gnaws away. : EATS
25. Representative of Marley or Banquo. : GHOST
26. War party. : ENEMY
28. Tibet's threatened city. : LHASA
30. Arikara. : REE
31. ___ Mater, a hymn of Mary. : STABAT
33. It blows no one any good. : ILLWIND
35. Native of Asiatic Turkey. : ANATOLIAN
37. Bacchus of the Last Chance Saloon. : BARKEEP
39. Tom Thumb. : MIDGET
43. Half a mo'. : SEC
44. Lancelot wore her scarf. : ELAIN
46. Paavo ___, The Flying Finn. : NURMI
47. Relinquish a right. : WAIVE
49. Female deer: Scot. : DAES
51. A month: Abbr. : SEPT
52. Wavy: Heraldry. : ONDE
53. Target of the Damon Runyon fund. : CANCER
55. Have being. : ARE
56. What the Supreme Court hands down. : OPINION
58. He picks up the check. : TREATER
60. Washington's river. : POTOMAC
61. Time-defying. : AGELESS
62. University in Philadelphia. : TEMPLE
63. Alludes. : REFERS
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1. Prominent; conspicuous. : SALIENT
2. Colony that Italy lost. : ERITREA
3. Jolson and Smith. : ALS
4. A wood: Fr. : BOIS
5. Quit sleep. : AWOKE
6. Cheerful. : GENIAL
7. Logan ___ Smith, witty essayist. : PEARSALL
8. Girl. : LASS
9. Refuge in time of flood. : ARK
10. Not to be thrown in the street. : TRASH
11. La Guardia's epithet for a gambler. : TINHORN
12. Enwrapped. : ENCASED
13. Eating places for soldiers. : MESSES
15. "Beau ___," novel and movie by Percival Wren. : GESTE
20. Subject of Haile Selassie. : ETHIOPIAN
23. Block up. : EMBAR
25. Knight of the Round Table. : GAWAIN
27. Perennial pennant-winner. : YANKEE
29. Lissome. : SLIM
32. Chinese money of account. : TAEL
34. One of three great rivers of India. : INDUS
36. A thé dansant. : TEADANCE
37. Boston cooking utensil. : BEANPOT
38. Rock rich in silica. : ACIDITE
40. More important. : GREATER
41. Title of Nagako of Japan. : EMPRESS
42. Chemical concentrations in solutions. : TITERS
43. Pounce like a hawk. : SWOOP
45. Drink for washing down ambrosia. : NECTAR
48. Pure spite. : VENOM
50. Maestro Koussevitsky. : SERGE
53. Product of Pennsylvania. : COAL
54. Norman's Woe, for instance. : REEF
57. Junior-sized trouble. : IMP
59. Brew. : ALE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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