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New York Times, Monday, December 3, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J Q V X Y }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 897
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1. Army Chief of Staff. : COLLINS
8. Powerful Premier of Portugal. : SALAZAR
15. Of the high seas. : OCEANIC
16. Revealing character sketch. : PROFILE
17. Voyage across the sea. : PASSAGE
18. Channel entrance to N. Y. Harbor, at Sandy Hook. : AMBROSE
19. Baltic native. : ESTH
20. Related on the mother's side. : ENATE
22. Chemistry suffix. : INOL
23. Wight, Pines, etc. : ISLES
25. Mail: India. : DAK
27. Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. : STONE
30. Drink through a straw. : SIP
32. Valetta is its capital. : MALTA
36. Wild animal of the cat family. : COUGAR
38. The aoudad, wild sheep of North Africa. : ARUI
40. Lay doggo. : HID
41. Timely. : APT
42. Chiang's stronghold. : FORMOSA
44. Swedish name for Finnish port of Turku. : ABO
45. J. Bracken ___, Governor of Utah. : LEE
46. To me: French. : AMOI
47. Self-humbler. : ABASER
49. A President, recently re-elected. : PERON
51. German news agency. : DNB
53. Find out about. : LEARN
54. Monogram for American ships. : USS
56. Where caravans have rested. : OASES
58. Babe Ruth's sultanate. : SWAT
61. Shipload. : CARGO
63. Ancient Greek wine pitcher. : OLPE
67. Deceive. : MISLEAD
69. Shorter and shorter. : DUMPIER
71. Miss Winwood, actress. : ESTELLE
72. Trial sessions in England. : ASSIZES
73. Most advanced U. S. poet of his day. : WHITMAN
74. The soprano part. : DESCANT
1. Deal with. : COPE
2. South American vegetables. : OCAS
3. For fear that. : LEST
4. Fastening with rope. : LASHING
5. "___ Little Spanish Town." : INA
6. Mr. Bruce, otherwise, Dr. Watson. : NIGEL
7. Public showings of private dramas. : SCENES
8. Petty dispute. : SPAT
9. Ready for battle. : ARMED
10. Toss. : LOB
11. Rommel's ___ Korps. : AFRIKA
12. Israel. : ZION
13. Moreover. : ALSO
14. Country dance. : REEL
21. Peninsula between the Black and the Mediterranean Seas. : ASIAMINOR
24. Marine animals that grow in a certain shape. : SEAFANS
26. Friendly. : AMIABLE
27. Overcharge for tickets. : SCALP
28. Sun helmet. : TOPEE
29. ___ darkness. : OUTER
31. Chips-are-down player. : PRO
33. The Forbidden City. : LHASA
34. 244-mi. river in Italy. : TIBER
35. Deck with fancy. : ADORN
37. Book of the New Testament: Abbr. : ROM
39. Monogram for 1 Across. : USA
43. 5½ yds. : ROD
48. Pertaining to the great fabulist. : AESOPIC
50. Way of release. : OUTLET
52. Iraqi capital, on the Tigris. : BAGDAD
55. Musical center of Italy. : SCALA
57. Pig's feet steeped in pickle. : SOUSE
58. Small saw-billed duck. : SMEW
59. Horse for a beggar. : WISH
60. Italian wine city. : ASTI
62. Neighbor of Yemen. : ADEN
64. Diminutive of a girl's name. : LIZA
65. Sharp end of the head of a hammer. : PEEN
66. Formerly. : ERST
68. Shade tree. : ELM
70. Author's papers. : MSS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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