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New York Times, Sunday, December 24, 1950

Author: Alice Cook
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 144, Blocks: 67, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 574 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 128, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 24
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 553
Across Down
1. Nasrollah ___, President of UN General Assembly. : ENTEZAM
8. Seoul's airport. : KIMPO
13. Deep gorges. : CHASMS
19. Obsequious. : SERVILE
20. "Cocktail Party" author. : ELIOT
21. Airstrips. : RUNWAYS
23. Produced. : CREATED
24. Pinkish cream color. : FLESH
25. Resident doctor in a hospital. : INTERNE
26. Girl's name. : AVA
27. Betel palm. : ARECA
29. Requirements. : NEEDS
31. Join with others in a cause. : ALIGN
32. Places. : PUTS
34. Ankle bone. : TALUS
36. Cornice strips to throw off rainwater. : DRIPS
38. Escapes: Slang. : LAMS
39. Builds. : ERECTS
41. Senator from New York. : IVES
43. Small bits. : SNIPS
45. No: Scot. : NAE
46. Colloquial name for an Irish city. : DERRY
47. Started. : OPENED
49. Senator from California. : KNOWLAND
51. Type of poem. : EPIC
53. Gypsy. : ROMANY
55. Small cube. : DIE
56. Came to full bloom. : FLOWERED
60. Girl's name. : RITA
61. Mountain in Georgia, well-known name in sports. : KENESAW
65. Part of a cheer. : RAH
66. City 100 miles SW of Denver. : SALIDA
68. Internal: Comb. form. : ENDO
70. Large diving bird. : GREBE
71. Gen. Bradley. : OMAR
73. Joint in a stem. : NODE
74. Tilt. : CANT
76. A rapid drive. : SPIN
77. Name meaning princess. : SARAH
79. Related. : TOLD
81. The Duke of Windsor, to his family. : BERTIE
83. Put two and two together. : ADD
84. Indian transport device of trailing poles. : TRAVOIS
86. Unit of academic credit. : HOUR
88. Famous name in puzzles. : KINGSLEY
90. Peroration. : END
91. James Mason's favorite pet. : KITTEN
93. "Ol' Man River" composer. : KERN
94. Library of Oxford University. : BODLEIAN
98. Aspirant for statehood. : HAWAII
100. Merits. : EARNS
104. One: French. : UNE
105. Put bottoms on shoes. : SOLED
107. Blood: Comb. form. : HEMO
108. Broadway. : STREET
109. "___ to catch the wind." : NETS
111. Doorkeeper of a secret society. : TILER
113. Free from moisture again. : REDRY
115. The French conquered here, June, 1944. : ELBA
116. The best part of anything. : CREAM
118. The Veep. : ALBEN
120. City of Yorkshire. : LEEDS
122. In society. : OUT
123. Stinging insects. : HORNETS
125. Villify. : ABUSE
127. ___ France. : ANATOLE
129. ___ Anderson, Ambassador. : EUGENIE
130. Br'er Rabbit character. : REMUS
131. Act of resting. : REPOSAL
132. Immunizing fluids. : SERUMS
133. Grand or little scores. : SLAMS
134. Popular book. : MYSTERY
1. Slipped away. : ESCAPED
2. Vein. : NERVURE
3. He picks up the check. : TREATER
4. Miss St. Clare. : EVA
5. Last Empress of Austria. : ZITA
6. Air raid warnings. : ALERTS
7. Recent Broadway success. : MEDEA
8. Senator from Tennessee. : KEFAUVER
9. Evil. : ILL
10. Manner. : MIEN
11. Sat. : POSED
12. Additional ones. : OTHERS
13. Shoemaker's Saint. : CRISPIN
14. Barbarian. : HUN
15. Helen Hayes' theatrical group. : ANTA
16. Elegant: Sl. : SWELL
17. Girl's name. : MARIANA
18. Dr. Rhee. : SYNGMAN
22. Became aware of. : SENSED
28. Curtail. : CLIP
30. Small locomotive. : DINKY
33. Propeller. : SCREW
35. Evita Peron's title. : SENORA
37. Famous British potter (1754–1827). : SPODE
40. Kinds. : TYPES
42. Partly: Prefix. : SEMI
44. Dean of radio news analysts. : SWING
47. Wildcats. : OCELOTS
48. International ___ line. : DATE
50. Insulting looks. : LEERS
52. Where Tabriz is. : IRAN
54. Garner's middle name. : NANCE
56. He wrotes "Birches." : FROST
57. Truman's birthplace. : LAMAR
58. Composer of "K-K-K-Katy." : OHARA
59. Queen Elissa. : DIDO
61. Heyerdahl's best seller. : KONTIKI
62. Leaf of a calyx. : SEPAL
63. Continue. : ABIDE
64. Miss Darling. : WENDY
67. Nehru's headquarters. : DELHI
69. Alvin of the Giants. : DARK
72. French composer (1875–1937). : RAVEL
75. Prong. : TINE
78. Whetstones. : HONES
80. "How ___ the busy little bee . . . " : DOTH
81. Matthew Vassar's calling. : BREWER
82. Plume. : EGRET
85. Senseless person. : IDIOT
87. Where Bennett defeated Thomas. : UTAH
89. Entangle. : SNARE
91. Mournful sound. : KNELL
92. Unknown. : NAMELESS
94. Latest Nobel Peace Prize winner. : BUNCHE
95. Burdensome. : ONEROUS
96. Cleanse. : DETERGE
97. Assumed names. : ALIASES
99. Antiseptic: Fr. : IODE
101. Set free again. : RELOOSE
102. ___ hypothesis of Laplace. : NEBULAR
103. Majestic. : STATELY
106. Excludes. : DEBARS
108. Capital of New South Wales. : SYDNEY
110. More reasonable. : SANER
112. American soldier, 1775–83. : REBEL
114. What America is forced to do. : REARM
117. Turkey and mince pie. : MENU
119. Legendary king of Rome. : NUMA
121. Dopes. : SAPS
124. He said, "God bless us every one!" : TIM
126. Aggregate. : SUM
128. Little child. : TOT

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 20 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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