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New York Times, Tuesday, December 25, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 919
Across
1. Where Pernambuco is. : BRAZIL
7. Beginning of time, so to speak: 2 wds. : YEARONE
14. Probable new Ambassador from the Philippines. : ROMULO
15. A nun devoted to educational work. : URSULINE
17. Unaccented. : ATONIC
18. Inclinations. : LEANINGS
19. Diverse: Comb. form. : VARI
20. Heartfelt conclusion. : AMEN
22. Turn inside out. : EVERT
23. Greek letter. : ETA
24. Zigzag ski race against time. : SLALOM
26. Greenland point of departure for explorers. : ETAH
27. Girl's name. : DELIA
29. Native of Dubuque. : IOWAN
31. Christmas ___. : EVE
32. Emulating Ananias. : LYING
34. Convene again. : REMEET
36. Caldwell, chronicler of Georgia. : ERSKINE
39. Car necessity. : LICENSE
40. Where Pyramid Lake is. : NEVADA
41. Clement Moore and Thomas Moore. : POETS
42. Brown beverage. : ALE
43. Towerlike structures on farms. : SILOS
45. Awash; spilling over. : ASLOP
49. He sings "White Christmas." : BING
51. Bitter resentment. : RANCOR
53. Within: Comb. form. : ESO
54. Broadway term for the theatre. : LEGIT
56. Indian's conversational grunts. : UGHS
57. Miss Hutton. : BABS
58. Appraise. : EVALUATE
60. Vassals. : LIEGES
62. Top French general in Indo-China. : DELATTRE
63. Make safe. : ENSURE
64. Imitations of Lord Fauntleroy. : SISSIES
65. Fixes over. : RESETS
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1. Ventured. : BRAVED
2. Take turns. : ROTATE
3. Undisturbed by conscience. : AMORAL
4. Indian tribe associated with the Hopi. : ZUNI
5. Sinkiang River, 800 mi. to Lake Balkhash. : ILI
6. Of the neighborhood. : LOCAL
7. Symbol of Christmas cheer. : YULELOG
8. Before this time. : ERENOW
9. Man's name, meaning healer. : ASA
10. Magic; mystery. : RUNE
11. Spain's most important fruit. : OLIVE
12. The amendment that gave women the vote. : NINETEEN
13. Carves. : ENGRAVES
16. Person sensitive to beauty. : ESTHETE
21. Where many Christmas trees come from. : MAINE
24. Princes, among the Moslems. : SAYIDS
25. One of Queen Juliana's names. : MARIE
28. Miss Chase. : ILKA
30. Delicious beverage. : NECTAR
33. "The bombs bursting ___." : INAIR
35. Military meal. : MESS
36. Made possible. : ENABLED
37. Frees from anxiety. : RELIEVES
38. Trouble for Trilby. : SVENGALI
39. Tilly ___, dancer. : LOSCH
41. Silks for summer dresses. : PONGEES
44. The other: French. : LAUTRE
46. Confederacy. : LEAGUE
47. Edith Sitwell's brother. : OSBERT
48. Pursuers of bad men in Westerns. : POSSES
50. Large lizards of the southwestern deserts. : GILAS
52. Famous Canadian physician. : OSLER
55. Belittling exclamations. : TUTS
57. She is spending Christmas in Independence. : BESS
59. Tribe or clan, in New Zealand. : ATI
61. Common suffix. : INE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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