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New York Times, Wednesday, March 21, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 640
Across
1. Hoover, Shasta, etc. : DAMS
5. Nickname for Mrs. Zaharias, golf champion. : BABE
9. Old Black Joe's master. : MASSA
14. Skip. : OMIT
15. Historic river. : AVON
16. Moreover. : AGAIN
17. Colonel ___ P. May, head of the Wafs. : GERALDINE
19. Milkman's rounds. : ROUTE
20. Entangle. : SNARE
21. Resign. : DEMIT
23. Where England's famous botanical gardens are. : KEW
24. British medal for gallant seamen. : CGM
26. Eastern Aramaic dialect. : SYRIAC
28. Mr. DiSalle. : MICHAEL
32. Native of mountainous region. : ANDEAN
35. Period. : ERA
36. Pesky person. : TEASE
39. Bring to naught. : UNDO
40. Well-known defense worker. : ROSIETHERIVETER
44. Within. : INTO
45. Queen: Spanish. : REINA
46. Turmeric. : REA
47. Seesaw motion. : TEETER
50. Tammany chiefs. : SACHEMS
52. Neglect: Law. : LACHES
55. Lawyer's daughter. : SUE
56. Loki's daughter. : HEL
58. Swiss cheese adornments. : HOLES
60. Mountain crest. : ARETE
64. Farm land in southern U. S. : ARADO
66. Site of the world's largest telescope. : MTPALOMAR
68. Open a package. : UNTIE
69. British prep school. : ETON
70. Small troublemakers. : IMPS
71. Yorkshire city, center of British cloth industry. : LEEDS
72. List of names. : ROTA
73. Junior Senator from South Dakota. : CASE
Down
1. Boxers, borzois, etc. : DOGS
2. Word of assent. : AMEN
3. Star in Constellation Cetus. : MIRA
4. Strength and activity: Slang. : STARCH
5. Worthless. : BAD
6. Keenly eager. : AVID
7. Endman of a minstrel show. : BONES
8. "An ___ of the People." : ENEMY
9. Mary who plays Nellie Forbush. : MARTIN
10. In past time. : AGO
11. Birthplace of Sinclair Lewis. : SAUKCENTRE
12. Local position. : SITE
13. Over again. : ANEW
18. Papal ambassador. : LEGATE
22. One of the Gershwins. : IRA
25. Assembling of huntsmen. : MEET
27. Together: Musical direction. : ADUE
28. Order of ___. : MERIT
29. Violet-scented ketone. : IRONE
30. Build with battlements. : CASTELLATE
31. Merrymaker Bert. : LAHR
33. Revoke, as a legacy. : ADEEM
34. Ibsen and Hammett heroines. : NORAS
37. Meet and converse with. : SEE
38. She threw the apple of discord. : ERIS
41. Smallest letter of the Greek alphabet. : IOTA
42. Girls named after Miss Claire. : INAS
43. Pertaining to an empty space. : VACUAL
48. Repeated words. : ECHOES
49. Greek letter. : RHO
51. Larger than life. : HEROIC
53. Sinclair Lewis' Gantry. : ELMER
54. Fight: Colloq. : SETTO
56. Strong pull. : HAUL
57. Sea bird. : ERNE
59. What X marks. : SPOT
61. Madame Bovary. : EMMA
62. Bugle call. : TAPS
63. Celtic. : ERSE
65. Accomplished. : DID
67. ___ Pauker of Rumania. : ANA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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