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New York Times, Wednesday, December 26, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 282 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
David Steinberg notes:

Original 3-Down clue had "1 1-3"; changed to "1 1/3."

1
P
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A
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L
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C
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V
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K
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R
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B
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N
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L
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L
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D
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D
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P
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R
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A
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H
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H
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M
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G
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D
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 920
Across
1
The Elysee in Paris. : PALACE
7
Isolated Himalayan kingdom. : NEPAL
12
Texas gift to London. : PELICANS
14
Home of Juliet and Romeo. : VERONA
15
The A in N. A. T. O. : ATLANTIC
16
Uses with an effort. : EXERTS
17
Old woman. : CRONE
18
Sidetrack. : SHUNT
20
Twitch. : TIC
21
Head of the committee investigating tax frauds. : KING
22
Senator Anderson to his friends. : CLINT
23
Dear: Italian. : CARA
24
Upward curve of a plank. : SNY
25
Writer of popular verse. : GUEST
26
Walkie-talkie O. K. : ROGER
27
Part of a fire. : EMBER
29
Clocked, as a racer. : MINUTED
31
Highland miss. : LASS
33
Place for pigeons. : LOFT
34
Senator Dirksen from Illinois. : EVERETT
37
Pairs. : DUADS
40
Looks ahead. : PLANS
41
Hampton ___, Va. : ROADS
43
Greenland Eskimo. : ITA
45
Jazz Age cartoonist. : HELD
46
Alben's chief. : HARRY
47
Precipitous rock. : SCAR
48
Turkish title. : AGA
49
Dispenser of the keys of the city. : MAYOR
50
___ Casazza, former impressario at the Met. : GATTI
51
Stylish shoe. : SANDAL
53
Finland's beloved composer. : SIBELIUS
55
Bravos call for it. : ENCORE
56
At all times. : EVERMORE
57
Parts of goblets. : STEMS
58
Fur animals. : ERMINE
Down
1
Characteristic of a certain apostle. : PETRINE
2
The name of another person assumed by the author of a work. : ALLONYM
3
1 1/3 ozs. in China. : LIANG
4
Skin affliction. : ACNE
5
"Rhubarb." : CAT
6
Place in a detached position. : ENISLE
7
Closest. : NEXT
8
Before. : ERE
9
Cost of carriage. : PORTAGE
10
Status of a non-Communist. : ANTIRED
11
East Indian sailor. : LASCAR
12
Bundles to be carried on the back. : PACKS
13
Division of a group into two discordant groups. : SCHISM
14
Chimney flue. : VENT
19
Up to the time of. : UNTIL
22
Invocation of evil. : CURSE
23
Terra ___. : COTTA
25
They're operated by a clutch. : GEARS
26
Winston Churchill's pet poodle. : RUFUS
28
Shade imperceptibly into each other. : BLEND
30
Featherbrain. : NODDY
32
Homeless wanderer. : STRAY
34
Beautiful in form, color or design. : ELEGANT
35
Hanging drapery for bed, window, etc. : VALANCE
36
Bulging, as with muscles. : TOROSE
38
At which Laurence Olivier shines. : DICTION
39
Natural height. : STATURE
40
The recurring stages of the moon. : PHASES
42
Come about. : ARRIVE
44
Mount up. : ARISE
46
He gave his life for his country. : HALE
47
Ragout of roasted game stewed in wine. : SALMI
49
First stop for the rocket ship. : MARS
50
A beginning. : GERM
52
One of the DiMaggios. : DOM
54
East and West Zone city: Abbr. : BER

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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