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New York Times, Wednesday, December 5, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 899
Across Down
1. Settings at La Scala, Milan. : SCENAS
7. Whiten the laundry. : BLEACH
13. Tenor Nino. : MARTINI
14. Redo the kitchen wall. : RETILE
15. Bottom of the Grand Canyon. : RIVERBED
16. Idolized. : ADORED
17. Mohammedan fiat. : IRADE
18. Capital of Hejaz, in Arabia. : MECCA
20. Dog in the Army. : WAG
21. His cartoons are in "Ladies & Gentlemen." : ARNO
22. Loop edging on ribbon. : PICOT
23. Own. : HAVE
24. Mr. Chaney. : LON
25. Auto road to Fairbanks. : ALCAN
26. Hen or cake. : LAYER
27. Injury or mental shock. : TRAUMA
29. Nettles. : RILES
31. City in Wisconsin. : OSHKOSH
33. Concomitant of hunting and fishing. : CAMPING
37. Fortified. : ARMED
39. Sea southeast of Australia. named after Dutch discoverer. : TASMAN
40. One of the series of changes of the moon. : PHASE
43. Admiral or football coach. : LEAHY
45. Moms and marms. : PTA
46. Box seat at the movies. : LOGE
47. Famous county in Eire. : CLARE
48. Area: Abbr. : TERR
49. Spirit: French. : AME
50. Storage places on the farm. : SHEDS
51. Leon ___, former comedian. : ERROL
52. Popular member of the aster family. : ZINNIA
54. Refers. : PERTAINS
56. Men named after Dvorak. : ANTONS
57. Egregious liar. : ANANIAS
58. The opposite of chaos. : SYSTEM
59. New Zealand's wartime governor general. : NEWALL
1. Georgia river, site of H-bomb plant. : SAVANNAH
2. Something to live by. : CREDO
3. Existence: Fr. : ETRE
4. Working end of a pen. : NIB
5. Without vigor. : ANEMIC
6. Attachment to a motorcycle. : SIDECAR
7. Leaf at the base of a flower. : BRACT
8. Mother of Clytemnestra. : LEDA
9. Ike's whereabouts, 1945. : ETO
10. Route with fields, beacons, radio beams, etc. : AIRWAY
11. Cling. : CLEAVE
12. Equivocal one. : HEDGER
13. Effective items in interior decoration. : MIRRORS
15. Theatre district of New York City. : RIALTO
19. Shaped like a peak. : CONIC
22. Something formed or molded: Comb. form. : PLASM
23. Lid fasteners. : HASPS
25. Con ___ (tenderly): Ital. : AMORE
26. Boss of the bombardiers. : LEMAY
28. Any official proclamation. : UKASE
30. Equipment for metal turning. : LATHE
32. The girl who drowned in the Hellespont. : HELLE
34. Fruitful valley in California desert. : IMPERIAL
35. Sodium carbonates. : NATRONS
36. Knots in wood. : GNARLS
38. The comedy of Buster Keaton, for instance. : DEADPAN
40. Public squares. : PLAZAS
41. Breakfast food. : HOMINY
42. Ten-percenters. : AGENTS
44. Fictional rogue, M. Lupin. : ARSENE
47. Ausable ___. : CHASM
48. Shadow. : TRAIL
50. Mathematic item. : SINE
51. Mountain with eruptive tendencies. : ETNA
53. "Do ___ disturb." : NOT
55. Bleak, as the weather. : RAW

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

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