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New York Times, Friday, December 29, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { B K X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
David Steinberg notes:

Original 18-Across clue had "L'Infant"; changed to "L'Enfant."

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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 558

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Across
1
Exercise the franchise. : VOTE
5
Contain. : HAVE
9
Nineteenth century British novelist. : READE
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Entezam's country. : IRAN
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Mr. Guinness of the British cinema. : ALEC
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Prevalent crime. : ARSON
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Barnum's headline singer. : LIND
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Pierre L'Enfant was its architect. : WASHINGTON
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Forfeitures. : LOSSES
22
Carol. : SONG
23
Where Salem is: Abbr. : ORE
24
Errol Flynn's role in "Kim." : ALI
25
Hand-to-hand fights. : MELEES
27
Brainless beauty of radio and movies. : IRMA
28
Legendary saviors of Rome, 390 B. C. : GEESE
30
Missing from Second and Sixth Avenues. : ELS
31
Snooped. : PRIED
32
Perfumes. : ESSENCES
34
Scours. : CLEANS
35
Month in the Jewish calendar. : ADAR
36
Do nothing. : LOAF
37
Island borough of N. Y. C. : STATEN
40
English dramatist of the Restoration. : FARQUHAR
44
___ Services. : ARMED
45
Uproar. : DIN
46
Doctors of Moslem religion. : ULEMA
47
Tear. : REND
48
Nominate again. : RENAME
50
Knave of clubs in loo. : PAM
51
Soul: Fr. : AME
52
Mountain range from the Rhine to the Rhone. : JURA
53
Landed property. : ESTATE
55
Overwhelming homesickness. : NOSTOMANIA
58
American patriot. : OTIS
59
Assumed name. : ALIAS
60
Religious image. : ICON
61
Vouchsafe. : GIVE
62
Reefers. : COATS
63
Monocle. : LENS
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Winning cards. : ACES
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New York's Bohemia. : VILLAGE
2
Baltimore baseball players. : ORIOLES
3
Common weeds. : TANSIES
4
Limits. : ENDS
5
Part of ship's bow. : HAWSE
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Ambassador from Iran. : ALA
7
Ships. : VESSELS
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Parrots. : ECHOES
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Emitted a bell-like sound. : RANG
10
Unit of work. : ERG
11
Part of Queens. : ASTORIA
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Park Avenue aristocracy. : DOORMEN
13
Groups of nine. : ENNEADS
19
Members of successful political party. : INS
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Corrected. : EMENDED
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Sly glance. : LEER
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Choleric. : IREFUL
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Placed. : SEATED
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Commemorative tablets. : PLAQUES
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Tin. : CAN
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The heart: Anat. : COR
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Miss Turner. : LANA
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Name of three lakes in the Adirondacks. : SARANAC
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Vibrating effect in the voice. : TREMOLO
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Loss of memory. : AMNESIA
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Business of the Stock Exchange. : FINANCE
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Liver-colored. : HEPATIC
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Loving. : AMATIVE
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Famous Pharaoh. : RAMESES
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Go off the tracks. : DERAIL
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Product of Cuba. : RUM
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Ways and ___ Committee. : MEANS
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___ stick, burned by the Chinese as incense. : JOSS
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Worn by J. Caesar. : TOGA
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Make lace with a shuttle. : TAT
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Electrically charged molecule. : ION

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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