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New York Times, Monday, December 25, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 21
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 554
Across
1. Marked by festivity. : MERRY
6. Today. : XMAS
10. "And ___ through the house . . . " : ALL
13. First sign of the Zodiac. : ARIES
14. Pig talk. : OINK
15. Sweater makings. : WOOL
17. Scent. : AROMA
18. Mickey Rooney's role. : ANDYHARDY
20. Lasting; enduring. : STAYING
22. Albert Bigelow and Robert Treat. : PAINES
23. Summit of Mt. Pisgah, from which Moses saw the Promised Land. : NEBO
24. Fade. : WILT
25. Dispatch. : SEND
28. Minds with the capacity for higher forms of knowledge. : INTELLECTS
33. Garment. : WAIST
35. Type of protest by workers. : SLOWDOWN
36. Seniority. : AGE
37. Event on the Thames or the Hudson. : REGATTA
40. Inlet. : RIA
41. Giver's friend. : RECEIVER
43. Re-elected Senator from North Dakota. : YOUNG
45. Encroaches. : TRESPASSES
48. Author Ben ___ Williams. : AMES
49. Bridge: French. : PONT
50. Breathe quickly. : PANT
52. Title word for Gunther books. : INSIDE
55. Capital of the island of Ceylon. : COLOMBO
58. Downward trend in business. : RECESSION
60. Restraints for Donner, Dasher, etc. : REINS
62. Move with excited haste. : TEAR
63. Wooden-soled shoe for dancing. : CLOG
64. Today's hero. : SANTA
65. A. M. A. members. : DRS
66. If not. : ELSE
67. Small city in Iowa. : ELDON
Down
1. Animal's cry. : MAA
2. Makes a fumble. : ERRS
3. Vivid and confused view. : RIOT
4. Sends back. : REMANDS
5. Belgian violinist. : YSAYE
6. Primitive Greek wood carving. : XOANON
7. Chinese dynasty, 1368–1644. : MING
8. "Mamma in her kerchief ___ I in my cap . . . " : AND
9. Chaplain: Slang. : SKYPILOT
10. Expected. : AWAITED
11. Forsaken. : LORN
12. The Comstock ___, in Nevada. : LODE
16. River in France. : LYS
19. Foyer. : HALLWAY
21. There: Latin. : IBI
24. Covered cord sewed on a seam. : WELT
25. Of a dark complexion. : SWART
26. Describing tots on Xmas Eve. : EAGER
27. Elizabeth to the Duke of Windsor. : NIECE
29. Former rulers. : TSARS
30. General manager of Kentucky Derby. : CORUM
31. Cord. : TWINE
32. Unexpected obstacles. : SNAGS
34. Stands used by photographers. : TRIPODS
38. Disappear gradually. : EVANESCE
39. Exploit. : GEST
42. Discerners. : ESPIERS
44. Breakfast food. : OATMEAL
46. Thick spongy fabric. : EPONGE
47. Frivolous "gal." : SAL
51. Vikings. : NORSE
52. New York subway. : IRT
53. Require. : NEED
54. Isolated rock. : SCAR
55. Doves' calls. : COOS
56. Tie. : BIND
57. Preposition. : ONTO
59. Unfortunate. : ILL
61. ___ Diego. : SAN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 19 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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