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New York Times, Friday, December 22, 1950

Author: Charles Cross
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 270 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
Charles Cross has 25 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
PS notes: Original 41-Across clue had "Cleremont"; changed to "Clermont."
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 551
Across Down
1. Long and unbroken wave. : SWELL
6. Pennsylvania's Governor-elect. : FINE
10. Pennsylvania's Senator-elect. : DUFF
14. In popular song, she was a lady. : EADIE
15. Mining products. : ORES
16. Deteriorate by use. : WEAR
17. Garden spots. : EDENS
18. Arthur Godfrey's favorite musicmakers. : UKES
19. Russian girl's name. : OLGA
20. Illinois' Senator-elect. : DIRKSEN
22. Dispirit. : DEPRESS
24. Round cake: Spanish. : TORTA
26. ___ Moines. : DES
27. Mlle. Simon, French actress. : SIMONE
30. Florida Senator, replacing Claude Pepper. : SMATHERS
35. Star with Paul Kelly in "The Country Girl." : UTA
36. Excavation in a mine. : STOPE
38. South Sea island group where Pago Pago is. : SAMOA
39. Flying mammals. : BATS
41. Power used by "The Clermont," Aug. 11, 1807. : STEAM
43. Immanuel ___, German philosopher. : KANT
44. The twenty-four books by Homer. : ILIAD
46. Religious fraternity. : ORDER
48. Fresh-water food fish. : IDE
49. The 82d Congress does, on Jan. 3. : CONVENES
51. Ready for the laundry. : SOILED
53. Malt drink. : ALE
54. Walter Prichard ___, dramatic critic and teacher. : EATON
56. Senator from Illinois. : DOUGLAS
60. Rhode Island's Senator-elect. : PASTORE
64. Card game donation. : ANTE
65. Stratagem. : RUSE
67. Symbol of defeat in boxing. : TOWEL
68. Lachrymal drop. : TEAR
69. He wrote "A Dissertation on Roast Pig." : ELIA
70. Man's name. : ENEAS
71. Very pale. : ASHY
72. Lame ___. : DUCK
73. Compact. : DENSE
1. Grain of wheat. : SEED
2. In North Africa, a dry river bed. : WADI
3. German river. : EDER
4. Tie up with: 2 wds. : LINKTO
5. Homework. : LESSONS
6. Source of anything. : FOUNT
7. Annoy. : IRK
8. Requirement. : NEED
9. Chariot of ancient Britons. : ESSEDA
10. Idaho's Senator-elect. : DWORSHAK
11. 700-mile river in Belgian Congo. : UELE
12. Tires. : FAGS
13. Monastic brothers. : FRAS
21. Palestine: in Jewish use. : ERETS
23. Cats and dogs. : PETS
25. Blacken one's reputation. : ASPERSE
27. Bay off Luzon Island. : SUBIC
28. A European country: Comb form. : ITALO
29. Morning: French. : MATIN
31. Former Senator from New York. : MEAD
32. Enamel: French. : EMAIL
33. Printing script: round hand. : RONDE
34. Full to repletion. : SATED
37. Indian living in Oklahoma. : OTOE
40. Barbarity. : SAVAGERY
42. Minister Perle. : MESTA
45. Where the farmer lives. : DELL
47. Perched. : ROOSTED
50. Came close. : NEARED
52. Vocalize. : INTONE
55. In a vertical line: Naut. : APEAK
56. The facts. : DATA
57. Single things. : ONES
58. Senator-elect Bennett's state. : UTAH
59. Moro tribesman. : SULU
61. Senator Brewster of Maine. : OWEN
62. Herbs used as turmeric. : REAS
63. Otherwise. : ELSE
66. Thus: Latin. : SIC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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