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New York Times, Thursday, December 20, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Min Word Len: 4, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 80, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 914
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1. Kin of the flounder. : SOLE
5. White with age. : HOAR
9. Seaport of Palestine. : JAFFA
14. Stratford's river. : AVON
15. Dresden's river. : ELBE
16. Man's name. : ALOIS
17. Sir Despard Murgatroyd's castle. : RUDDIGORE
19. Amazes. : STUNS
20. Seaport in Spain on the Strait of Gibraltar. : ALGECIRAS
21. In itself: Latin. : PERSE
22. One who pays attention. : HEEDER
23. Postpones. : DEFERS
25. Man. : MALE
27. Betel nuts. : ARECAS
30. Turkeys' rivals as Christmas fare. : GEESE
34. J. Lawton Collins' outfit. : ARMY
36. Vanished. : GONE
37. Girls named after Miss Judge. : ARLINES
39. Convoys. : ESCORTS
41. Delineate. : LIMN
42. Doctrines. : ISMS
44. Those for whom things are done: Law. : USEES
45. Rustic smoke. : SEEGAR
47. Where the star of Bethlehem rose. : EAST
49. Appraisers. : RATERS
51. "Hark! the ___ angels sing." : HERALD
56. The mute Marx brother. : HARPO
58. Clause in labor-management contracts. : ESCALATOR
60. Most conspicuous constellation. : ORION
61. Stage name of Herbert Blythe's family. : BARRYMORE
62. Mother of pearl. : NACRE
63. Expletive. : EGAD
64. Bone of the forearm. : ULNA
65. Metallic braces used in building. : KNEES
66. Runs. : LEGS
67. Join by stitching. : SEAM
1. Churchill's daughter. : SARAH
2. Small egg. : OVULE
3. Eisenhower-for-President booster. : LODGE
4. Over. : ENDED
5. Mohammed's flight from Mecca. : HEGIRA
6. Genus of swans. : OLOR
7. Grater. : ABRADER
8. Captain of the Bums. : REESE
9. Manhattan College athlete. : JASPER
10. Inseparable friends. : ALTEREGOS
11. First word of a famous address. : FOURSCORE
12. Crossed fingers, in a child's game. : FINS
13. Nearly extinct antelope of Africa. : ASSE
18. Vendors of refrigerants. : ICEMEN
24. Fairies. : FAYS
26. Girl. : LASS
28. Before: Prefix. : ANTE
29. Meeting: Abbr. : SESS
30. Fuel measures: Abbr. : GALS
31. Sandusky's lake. : ERIE
32. He wrote "Street Scene." : ELMERRICE
33. Seaport and naval base in Asia. : SINGAPORE
35. Plateau in New Mexico. : MESA
38. John Costello's country. : EIRE
40. In a clever manner. : CUTELY
43. Official communication from the President to Congress. : MESSAGE
46. Expiates. : ATONES
48. Pottery fragments. : SHARDS
50. Jeff Davis, to the North. : REBEL
52. Branch of a nerve. : RAMUS
53. Mexican porridge. : ATOLE
54. John Ridd's girl. : LORNA
55. Flight of fancy. : DREAM
56. Traffic noise. : HONK
57. Island group in Galway Bay. : ARAN
59. Rocky pinnacle. : CRAG

Answer summary: 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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