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New York Times, Tuesday, December 4, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 898
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1. Astir; in progress. : AFOOT
6. Beyond the reach of. : PAST
10. The Confederate ___. : FLAG
14. Tributary of the Danube. : PRUTH
15. His latest book is about Moses. : ASCH
16. Far advanced in time. : LATE
17. ___ Melba, on a French menu. : PECHE
18. Tower aloft. : REAR
19. Stake. : ANTE
20. A nonfiction best seller. : THESEAAROUNDUS
23. 20 quires. : REAM
24. Parry. : FEND
25. Burns up. : CONSUMES
29. Rest hour. : SIESTA
33. A good king of Judah. : ASA
34. Denominations. : SECTS
36. Part of an automobile tire. : TREAD
37. Cooler. : ICER
39. Sitting Bull was one. : SIOUX
41. Short-billed crake. : SORA
42. The N. in U. S. N. A. : NAVAL
44. Old Turkish coin. : ASPER
46. Dan Kimball's responsibility. : USN
47. Capital of the Armenian Republic. : ERIVAN
49. Harem. : SERAGLIO
51. Cupid. : EROS
53. Little Marina. : RENA
54. A nonfiction best seller. : ASOLDIERSSTORY
60. A tourist mecca east of Java. : BALI
61. Oldtime knife. : SNEE
62. A long narrative. : ILIAD
64. John McCormack's land. : ERIN
65. City in Oklahoma. : ENID
66. Pola of the silent films. : NEGRI
67. Pealed. : RANG
68. Member of the Rigsdag. : DANE
69. ___ Coulee. : GRAND
1. Appendix: Abbr. : APP
2. Ridge on a mandolin fingerboard. : FRET
3. Exclamation after hitting one's finger with a hammer. : OUCH
4. Different ones. : OTHERS
5. He slew the Minotaur. : THESEUS
6. Microscopic denizens of fresh water. : PARAMECIA
7. On the briny. : ASEA
8. Popular Christmas gift. : SCARF
9. Paroxysms. : THROES
10. A Vermonter in Washington. : FLANDERS
11. Come ashore. : LAND
12. Outer tip of the Aleutians. : ATTU
13. Turns to the right. : GEES
21. A once famed soprano. : EAMES
22. Specified amount used as a measure. : UNIT
25. Scene of Herman Wouk's novel. : CAINE
26. Mr. Ewing. : OSCAR
27. Moles, in medical parlance. : NAEVI
28. Facing the direction whence a glacier moves: Geol. : STOSS
30. Keijo. : SEOUL
31. Ankle bones. : TARSI
32. Fictional city that wanted a bell. : ADANO
35. Succeed to the position of. : SUPERSEDE
38. Thread from a fabric. : RAVELING
40. Former name of Jerez, Spanish city noted for sherry wine. : XERES
43. Shortening. : LARD
45. Talking wildly. : RANTING
48. Spread the rumor. : NOISED
50. Official at Newgate. : GAOLER
52. Plant used as a drug. : SENNA
54. But: German. : ABER
55. Girl's name meaning princess. : SARA
56. Rep. Teague of Texas. : OLIN
57. Kin of the martingale. : REIN
58. Gulf of the Baltic Sea. : RIGA
59. Story made up as one goes along. : YARN
63. Accomplished. : DID

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

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