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New York Times, Friday, December 8, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 25, Avg Word Len: 5.71, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 102, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 537
Across
1. Short-tailed rodent, used for laboratory tests. : HAMSTER
8. Scene seen through an aperture. : DIORAMA
15. To call away: Lat. : AVOCARE
16. Surround; encompass. : ENVIRON
17. A section of the United Nations. : GENERALASSEMBLY
19. Smiles. : GRINS
20. Arabian Prince. : EMEER
21. World-wide labor organization. : ILO
22. Tardy. : LATE
23. Manifest. : OVERT
24. Daze; benumb. : STUN
25. Freud wrote a book about it. : EGO
26. Movie hero. : GRANT
27. Not those. : THESE
28. Tito is their leader. : SERBIANS
30. Tricky card players. : SHARKS
31. Talk excitedly. : RANT
32. The Great Barrier of Australia, for instance. : REEF
33. Experiencing. : HAVING
36. Listens in sub rosa. : WIRETAPS
40. Pindar was one. : ODIST
41. Yankees' part-time outfielder. : MAPES
42. Man's nickname. : MEL
43. Symbol of feminine luxury. : MINK
44. Philippine machetes. : BOLOS
45. Dinner or supper in ancient Rome. : CENA
46. Qualified. : APT
47. Volcanic tuff. : TRASS
48. ___ and Mack, one-time vaudeville team. : MORAN
49. Quotation adapted from Psalm 103, used as title. : GONEWITHTHEWIND
52. Drug used in eyedrops. : ESERINE
53. Perfume. : ESSENCE
54. Tranquilized. : SERENED
55. Lionel ___, Hollywood villain. : STANDER
Down
1. Disputes over terms. : HAGGLES
2. Arithmetical mean. : AVERAGE
3. Captain Ericsson's ironclad. : MONITOR
4. Tantrum in public. : SCENE
5. Seafarers. : TARS
6. The Paleozoic ___. : ERA
7. Germane. : RELEVANT
8. Mojave or Gobi. : DESERT
9. Small map within a large one. : INSET
10. Once more. : OVER
11. Part of a wheel. : RIM
12. Third man in the ring. : ARBITER
13. Clam, oyster or mussel. : MOLLUSK
14. Belonging to no one in particular. : ANYONES
18. Expressions of assent. : AMENS
23. "Wild man of Borneo." : ORANG
24. Flagpole. : SHAFT
26. Stanky or Hartung. : GIANT
27. Biblical pronouns. : THEES
29. Lively. : BRISK
30. Withers. : SERES
32. Sharp retorts. : RIPOSTES
33. Marks of respect. : HOMAGES
34. Fatty. : ADIPOSE
35. Ribbentrop's early profession. : VINTNER
36. Teapot Dome prosecutor. : WALSH
37. Blackfoot, for instance. : AMERIND
38. Act of contrition. : PENANCE
39. "Ordeal by ___"—Lattimore. : SLANDER
41. Surrounded by a ditch. : MOATED
44. Pickle. : BRINE
45. Our Ambassador to the Philippines. : COWEN
47. ___ Cities, Minneapolis and St. Paul : TWIN
48. Flat-topped hill. : MESA
50. Until. : ERE
51. Initials in the headlines. : HST

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 16 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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