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New York Times, Saturday, December 23, 1950

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 25, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J K Q Y }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 552
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1. Earnest requests. : APPEALS
8. New Year's Eve celebrator. : REVELER
15. Breastwork; rampart. : PARAPET
16. Inspect carefully. : EXAMINE
17. Vivian's brother. : PRESIDENTTRUMAN
19. Edge of a roof. : EAVES
20. Flows forth. : POURS
21. ___-Saud. : IBN
22. In "Great Expectations," Mr. Wemmick's father. : AGED
23. Wu Hsiu-chuan's country. : CHINA
24. Tamarisk salt tree. : ATLE
25. A disciple. : SON
26. Plural pronoun. : THESE
27. Blanche of the silent films. : SWEET
28. Crown. : ENTHRONE
30. Oscars. : AWARDS
31. Spikes of corn. : EARS
32. Restrain. : REIN
33. Light loose shirt or tunic. : CAMISE
36. English engineer, originated steelmaking process. : BESSEMER
40. Irish islands in Galway Bay. : ARANS
41. ___ lazuli, rich blue stone. : LAPIS
42. First lady. : EVE
43. German physicist. : LENZ
44. Containing threads. : FILAR
45. Get ready for college. : PREP
46. Greek island. : IOS
47. Dispossesses. : OUSTS
48. France's longest river, 625 miles. : LOIRE
49. Commissioner Murphy recently returned them to uniform. : PLAINCLOTHESMEN
52. Otalgia. : EARACHE
53. Simplest. : EASIEST
54. Quality of one end of the spectrum. : REDNESS
55. Double trios. : SESTETS
1. Conciliate. : APPEASE
2. A model or pattern. : PARAGON
3. Hamper. : PREVENT
4. Assuaged. : EASED
5. Egypt's sacred bull. : APIS
6. Commanded. : LED
7. Jeff Davis' vice president in the Confederacy. : STEPHENS
8. Adjust a piano again. : RETUNE
9. A special edition. : EXTRA
10. Variants: Abbr. : VARS
11. The bird from "down under." : EMU
12. Rationer. : LIMITER
13. Empowered. : ENABLED
14. Substances used in making cheese. : RENNETS
18. This is measured in decibels. : NOISE
23. Hard task. : CHORE
24. Abating; lessening. : AWANE
26. Rock composed of pumice. : TRASS
27. Nationality of Nobel Prize winner, Dr. Tadeus Reichstein. : SWISS
29. The 57 Varieties man. : HEINZ
30. Chief gods of the Teutonic pantheon. : AESIR
32. Glues again. : REPASTES
33. Measuring instrument with two curved legs. : CALIPER
34. Interstices in veins of leaves. : AREOLAE
35. Curb roof with dormer windows. : MANSARD
36. Baltic: Comb. form. : BALTO
37. He wrote the novel "Carmen." : MERIMEE
38. 29,141 ft. high. : EVEREST
39. Feels compunction. : REPENTS
41. Sox of twisted cotton thread. : LISLES
44. British atomic scientist convicted of espionage. : FUCHS
45. Declare as beyond doubt. : POSIT
47. Formerly. : ONCE
48. Minus. : LESS
50. Scotsman's name. : IAN
51. Have: Scot. : HAE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 18 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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