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New York Times, Thursday, December 21, 1950

Author: Leonard Goldberg
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 27, Avg Word Len: 5.50, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 293 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 550
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1. He presides over the Senate. : BARKLEY
8. Language not spoken in Brazil. : SPANISH
15. Demolish; destroy. : RUINATE
16. French protectorate in Africa. : MOROCCO
17. Huge fleets. : ARMADAS
18. Son of Agamemnon. : ORESTES
19. Sirens of the Twenties. : VAMPS
20. Makes dainty: Dial. : NICES
22. A common suffix. : ENT
23. Summers: Fr. : ETES
24. Short swinging blows, in boxing. : HOOKS
25. Seed covering. : ARIL
26. But: Latin. : SED
27. Drops dry ice into clouds. : SEEDS
28. A moment. : TRICE
29. To love: Latin. : AMARE
30. The palm of the hand: Anat. : THENAR
31. Cranky old men. : CODGERS
34. Places of worship. : CHAPELS
35. Cannot be made without breaking eggs. : OMELET
36. "World's Champions" catcher. : BERRA
37. Parts of the nose. : NARES
38. Natives of Copenhagen. : DANES
39. ___ Pinafore. : HMS
42. Where the Hindus cremate their dead. : GHAT
43. Location of Montana State School of Mines. : BUTTE
44. Upper deck on a vessel. : POOP
45. Man's nickname. : RON
46. Pithy; concise. : TERSE
47. Arthur Murray's specialty. : DANCE
48. Devour. : ENGORGE
50. Virginia naval station. : ROANOKE
52. Indian sand partridges. : SEESEES
53. Matriculated. : ENTERED
54. Organizations. : SYSTEMS
55. Card players. : DEALERS
1. Mr. Southworth's tribe. : BRAVES
2. A salt of auric acid. : AURATE
3. Edged. : RIMMED
4. Snaps suddenly: Dial. : KNAPS
5. Youths. : LADS
6. Greek letter. : ETA
7. Those who take both sides of a question. : YESNOERS
8. Garments worn by artists, gardeners, etc. : SMOCKS
9. Reads with profound attention. : PORES
10. Greek god of war. : ARES
11. Our: French. : NOS
12. Yellowish, like the oriole. : ICTERINE
13. Dramatic; theatrical. : SCENICAL
14. Grooms. : HOSTLERS
21. Common antiseptic: Fr. : IODE
24. Symbol of affection. : HEART
25. Griddlecake: Sp. Am. : AREPA
27. Pintail ducks. : SMEES
28. "___ gold in them thar hills." : THARS
29. Tag of a shoelace. : AGLET
30. "My ___ Years in Moscow," by Bedell Smith. : THREE
31. The 82d ___. : CONGRESS
32. Senator from Wyoming. : OMAHONEY
33. Maddens. : DERANGES
34. Concentrated. : CENTERED
36. Used by baseball players. : BATS
38. Undue pressure. : DURESS
39. M. de Balzac. : HONORE
40. Derider. : MOCKER
41. Accelerates. : SPEEDS
43. Adorn with jewels. : BEGEM
44. List for selecting jurors. : PANEL
46. Sir Herbert Beerbohm ___. : TREE
47. Information. : DATA
49. East: Ger. : OST
51. Pronoun. : ONE

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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