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New York Times, Saturday, March 31, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 30, Avg Word Len: 5.57, Missing: { H J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 650
Across
1. Floating airport. : FLATTOP
8. D'Oyly Carte character. : MIKADO
14. Where Monte Carlo is. : RIVIERA
15. Harbor dwellers. : PORTMEN
16. He wrote billets-doux to Héloïse. : ABELARD
17. Terrifying. : AWESOME
18. Stag goers. : MEN
19. Conundrums. : RIDDLES
21. Kidney: Latin. : REN
22. C.G.S. units. : ERGS
24. More dissembling. : SLIER
25. Any cold wind. : BISE
26. Legislatures of Sweden, Finland, etc. : DIETS
28. Consume. : EAT
29. Notice of wedding bells. : BANNS
30. Hindu lamp-waving rite. : ARATI
32. They take affidavits. : NOTARIES
34. Target of Kefauver's committee. : RACKETEER
36. Capable of feeling. : SENTIENT
39. Bird like the loon. : GREBE
42. What Garbo is no longer. : ALIEN
43. German word for 31 Down. : EIS
45. Head of Federal Council of Churches, 1948–50. : STAMM
47. Describing a former Broadway "Ruth." : DEAR
48. Won by Judy and José. : OSCAR
50. Musical threesome. : TRIO
51. ___ Harbor, Long Island. : SAG
52. Handy things for sneezers. : TISSUES
54. Cry: French. : CRI
55. M. France of France. : ANATOLE
57. Language spoken in Valencia. : CATALAN
59. The Prince of Wales may wear one. : CORONET
60. Train. : EDUCATE
61. U. S. tennis champ, 1946–47. : KRAMER
62. The effects of weeping. : REDEYES
Down
1. Trumped up a charge: Slang. : FRAMED
2. President Tubman's country. : LIBERIA
3. Navy torpedo bomber. : AVENGER
4. Sesame. : TIL
5. Briny drop. : TEAR
6. Upholstery trimming. : ORRIS
7. Row gently. : PADDLE
8. Grass cutter. : MOWER
9. Makes choleric. : IRES
10. Jumping chessmen: Abbr. : KTS
11. Infant cupids. : AMORINI
12. Realm or province. : DEMESNE
13. Unity. : ONENESS
15. An overcoat. : PALETOT
20. L. Ron Hubbard's subject. : DIANETICS
23. Race track official. : STARTER
25. Governor of Wyoming. : BARRETT
27. Discolor. : STAIN
29. Max and Buddy of boxing. : BAERS
31. On which the Red Wings reign. : ICE
33. Sheep in its second year. : TEG
35. Israel's Parliament. : KNESSET
36. Geo. Baker's cartoon G.I. : SADSACK
37. The Met's Miss Steber. : ELEANOR
38. River joining Lakes Erie and Ontario. : NIAGARA
40. A Street in lower Manhattan. : BARCLAY
41. Where an Arabian chief rules. : EMIRATE
44. Sky hook. : SAUCER
46. Des ___. : MOINES
48. Tanker. : OILER
49. He wrote "It's Never Too Late To Mend," 1856. : READE
52. Stage and screen star. : TONE
53. Hold-card poker. : STUD
56. Nursery pork-thief. : TOM
58. Good card for 53 Down. : ACE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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