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New York Times, Friday, December 21, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.39, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 306 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 915
Across Down
1. Port Said to Capetown. : AFRICA
7. Suit for a dreamer. : PAJAMAS
14. Luise of Hollywood. : RAINER
15. Sarcastic. : IRONICAL
17. Old time "boss" of New York. : CROKER
18. British voter. : LABORITE
19. Heats: British. : HOTS
20. Jezebel's husband. : AHAB
22. Magazines, newspapers, etc. : MEDIA
23. Murmansk to Gibraltar: Abbr. : EUR
24. Smooth and glossy. : SATINY
26. Label. : TAG
27. Like the blue empyrean: Poetic. : SKYEY
30. Swain with flowers. : BEAU
31. Philippine isle E. of Negros. : CEBU
32. Cup in Australian hands. : DAVIS
34. Rumple. : TOUSLE
36. Shoulder ornament for uniforms. : EPAULET
39. Instigated. : STARTED
40. Flying mystery. : SAUCER
41. Where Port-au-Prince is: Var. : HAYTI
42. Attractive, as a child. : CUTE
43. Feat. : DEED
45. Jalopies. : HEAPS
49. Overseas address for soldiers. : APO
50. A flick or flourish. : FILLIP
52. Lamb's lament. : BAA
53. Ride a bicycle. : PEDAL
55. Copycat. : APER
56. ___ Arthur. : PORT
57. Shoot forth rays. : ERADIATE
59. By word of mouth. : ORALLY
61. Fighter against invasion. : DEFENDER
62. Britain's new Chancellor of the Exchequer. : BUTLER
63. Fender benders. : DENTERS
64. "Friendship" and "Compensation." by Emerson. : ESSAYS
1. Triumphal structures. : ARCHES
2. Egypt's king. : FAROUK
3. Civl turmoil in the streets. : RIOTRY
4. School-desk items. : INKS
5. School-card mark. : CEE
6. Wall hanging. : ARRAS
7. Of Pontius, the procurator of Judea. : PILATES
8. Neighbor to Egypt. : ARABIA
9. Personification of poverty and patience. : JOB
10. An unprecedented thing; a miracle. : ANOMY
11. Sludge. : MIRE
12. Final analysis. : ACIDTEST
13. Capable of being satisfied. : SATIABLE
16. Federated. : LEAGUED
21. Behavior pattern. : HABIT
25. Describing a fruit cake. : NUTTY
28. Elicit. : EDUCE
29. Frank Merriwell's alma mater. : YALE
31. Madame Radium. : CURIE
33. Famous composer (1813–1901). : VERDI
35. Loyalty ___. : OATH
36. Got away. : ESCAPED
37. Reduced to poverty. : PAUPERED
38. Execution of a heretic, in the Spanish Inquisition. : AUTODAFE
39. Central character in "Rain." : SADIE
41. Assistants. : HELPERS
44. Cause of high spirits. : ELATER
46. Roman cloak. : ABOLLA
47. Truce talk. : PARLEY
48. Silenus and his followers. : SATYRS
50. Automotive city in Michigan. : FLINT
51. Investigation. : PROBE
54. Gulf opening from the Red Sea. : ADEN
56. Casual accolades. : PATS
58. Fruit drink. : ADE
60. From the White Sea to the Black: Abbr. : RUS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 12 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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