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New York Times, Monday, February 12, 1951

Author:
Helen H. Chapman
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { J Q U V X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 603
Across
1. Wave. : PERM
5. An unspecified number. : SOME
9. Active participant in "The Great Debate." : TAFT
13. Operatic selection. : ARIA
14. Stuff. : CRAM
15. French city on the Rhone. : ARLES
17. U. S. boundary river. : RIOGRANDE
19. Girl's name. : LEONA
20. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
21. Epithet for Rome. : ETERNAL
23. Electrical reluctance unit. : REL
24. Relatives of the Barrymores. : DREWS
26. Lays turf. : SODS
27. Author of "The Counterfeiters." : GIDE
28. Weird. : EERIE
29. Forty winks. : NAP
30. Another name for Esau. : EDOM
31. Tore down. : RASED
32. Lessen. : BATE
33. Back talk. : SASS
34. Appellation. : NAME
36. Formerly. : ERST
38. Paris flower girl in "La Boheme." : MIMI
41. Chooses. : OPTS
43. What 1 Down does and when. : MARCH
47. ___ fixe. : IDEE
48. Fifth sign of the Zodiac. : LEO
49. Saturday afternoon treat. : OPERA
50. Cape. : NESS
51. Piece of pastry. : TART
53. Cryptographer. : CODER
54. Laughing ___. : GAS
55. Deserted. : FORSOOK
57. Mr. Husing. : TED
58. South American ruminant. : LLAMA
60. Extensive view. : LANDSCAPE
62. City in Illinois. : ELGIN
63. Irritable. : EDGY
64. National ___ Golf Tournament. : OPEN
65. Safe-cracker. : YEGG
66. Do business. : DEAL
67. Weights of India. : SERS
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1. An Irishman on St. Patrick's Day. : PARADER
2. Italy's lost African colony. : ERITREA
3. Brawlers. : RIOTERS
4. Chatterbox: Colloq. : MAG
5. Shoo! : SCAT
6. Village near Verdun. : ORNES
7. Evergreen tree of Pacific Coast having red berries. : MADRONA
8. Corrects a text. : EMENDATES
9. High. : TALL
10. Exist. : ARE
11. Tallahassee is its capital. : FLORIDA
12. Turkish island in the Aegean. : TENEDOS
16. Cities in Massachusetts and Oregon. : SALEMS
18. Grayish green. : RESEDA
22. Old Turkish coin. : ASPER
25. Hot dogs. : WIENIES
27. Nazi police. : GESTAPO
32. Sprinkled with beads or drops. : BEPEARLED
35. Much; very: Music. : MOLTO
37. Protective garments. : SMOCKS
38. Associate in company. : MINGLE
39. Perfectly. : IDEALLY
40. Truman's speech to Congress. : MESSAGE
42. An ornamental twist. : TORSADE
44. Excessive attention to routine in official doings. : REDTAPE
45. Clinging vine. : CREEPER
46. Sets. : HARDENS
52. The Friendly Islands. : TONGA
55. Sharp tooth. : FANG
56. Hypothetical force. : ODYL
59. Russian jet plane. : MIG
61. Dodecanese island. : COS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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