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New York Times, Thursday, December 28, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { C Q }, Scrabble score: 307 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 557
Across
1. California's recent woe. : FLOOD
6. Curly maple. : WOOD
10. Battleship still in mothballs. : IOWA
14. Book: French. : LIVRE
15. Shaft connecting wheels. : AXLE
16. Silver coin of Morocco. : RIAL
17. Giant who became a constellation. : ORION
18. Harassing warfarer. : GUERRILLA
20. For better or for worse. : WED
21. Is indebted to. : OWES
23. Tammany politicos. : BOSSES
24. Perfumery oil: Var. : ATAR
25. Agate, brevier, pica, etc. : TYPE
26. Battleship out of the mothball fleet. : NEWJERSEY
30. Prevent. : ESTOP
34. Mountain nymphs. : OREADS
35. Crushed underfoot. : TROD
37. Pray: Latin. : ORA
38. Lion's hiding place. : LAIR
39. Friend of Porthos and Aramis. : ATHOS
41. Smoker for men. : STAG
42. Longear. : ASS
43. Piping note of a small bird. : TWEE
44. Use the skyway. : AVIATE
46. Nidatory. : NESTY
48. Selective Service prospects. : ELIGIBLES
50. Loggers' houseboats. : ARKS
52. Scottish monster's lake. : NESS
53. Rose of ___. : SHARON
56. Trumpless hand in bridge. : BUST
57. Riotous assembly. : MOB
60. Charles Wilson's role. : MOBILIZER
62. On the qui vive. : AWARE
64. Tall tree of Java. : UPAS
65. Golfer's word of warning. : FORE
66. Former White House press secretary. : EARLY
67. Dorothy or Lillian. : GISH
68. Geological times. : EONS
69. Philadelphia Athletics' new manager. : DYKES
Down
1. Inundate. : FLOW
2. Money in Bari. : LIRE
3. Roman poet. : OVID
4. Gold: Spanish. : ORO
5. Identified by a visible sign. : DENOTED
6. Bets. : WAGERS
7. Fabulous river, 1,400 miles, flowing into Lake Aral. : OXUS
8. Norse name. : OLE
9. Churchill Downs classic. : DERBY
10. Colored portions of the eyes. : IRISES
11. Lubricates. : OILS
12. Heavy twill in fabrics. : WALE
13. Hamlet's exclamation. : ALAS
19. Lassoed. : ROPED
22. President Bierut's capital. : WARSAW
24. Not in harmony. : AJAR
25. Beginner. : TYRO
26. The Man Without a Country. : NOLAN
27. Eliminate. : ERASE
28. Magician Houdini's real name. : WEISS
29. Miss Waters. : ETHEL
31. Not divided. : TOTAL
32. Talk loftily. : ORATE
33. Congressional messengers. : PAGES
36. Oklahoma Indians. : OSAGES
40. Letters of the alphabet. : TEES
41. Relatives. : SIBS
43. Innsbruck is its capital. : TYROL
45. Having a view. : VISTAED
47. Weedlike. : TARISH
49. Accustoms. : INURES
51. Machete. : KNIFE
53. Affectedly prim. : SMUG
54. Pueblo Indian. : HOPI
55. Down with: French. : ABAS
56. Capital of Switzerland. : BERN
57. General Clark. : MARK
58. Fillet on a heraldic shield. : ORLE
59. Turkish governors. : BEYS
61. 63d Street gathering place. : ZOO
63. Means for attaining an end. : WAY

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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