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New York Times, Sunday, March 5, 1950

Author: Thomas Meekin
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 138, Blocks: 71, Avg Word Len: 5.36, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 541 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 148, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 10, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 34
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 421
Across Down
1. Section of a football team. : BACKS
6. Tributary of the Hudson. : MOHAWK
12. Take the tenth part of. : DECIMATE
20. Tapuyan Indian. : ACROA
21. Parasitic W. I. tree. : ARALIE
22. Of the nature of a summary. : EPITOMIC
23. Timid. : SCARY
24. Four kings and the nine of trumps: Pinochle. : NINETY
25. Fighting. : MILITANT
26. Sea birds. : ERNES
27. Dramatic complication. : NODE
28. Barracuda. : SPET
30. Dividing walls. : SEPTA
31. Yakutsk's river. : LENA
32. Betray. : SELL
33. Cheers. : RAHS
35. South African Dutch. : TAAL
36. Paraguayan city. : ITA
37. Bouts with John Barleycorn. : SPREES
39. Doctrines. : TENETS
41. Nullifies. : NEGATES
43. ___ sous le Vent: French Oceania. : ILES
45. Negotiated. : TREATED
50. Paradisaic. : EDENIC
51. Most cautious. : WARIEST
54. Stranger. : EERIER
55. Primitive social group life. : TRIBALISM
57. A race of cherries. : AMARELLE
59. Beyond the ___. : PALE
62. Part of a hunter's cap. : EARLAP
63. Cherry stone. : CLAM
64. Unsettles. : SAPS
65. Product of a glory hole. : ORE
66. Ku Klux unit. : KLAN
67. Oil center on the Caspian. : BAKU
68. Knockouts. : KOS
69. Opera cloak. : WRAP
71. Snake charmer's clarinet. : BEEN
72. ___ Blandish, Enid Bagnold's heroine. : SERENA
74. Native servant in India. : MATY
75. Water measurers in irrigating ditches. : DIVISORS
77. Where Botany Bay is. : AUSTRALIA
79. Leveler. : EVENER
80. Medieval silk fabrics. : SAMITES
82. Without aim. : ADRIFT
86. Persistent: Bot. : RESTANT
88. Formal act. : RITE
89. ___ New York. : GREATER
90. Shooting star. : LEONID
92. Flower. : DAHLIA
95. ___ Whitney. : ELI
96. ___ Alto. : PALO
100. Once called a shawm. : OBOE
101. Secular. : LAIC
102. Reputed discoverer of America. : ERIC
103. Marketplace. : AGORA
105. The caama. : ASSE
107. Hawk. : VEND
108. Dexterity. : KNACK
109. Niagara Falls. : CATARACT
111. Command to the Light Brigade. : CHARGE
113. Till. : UNTIL
114. Title of honor. : EMINENCE
115. ___ Prynne. : HESTER
116. Undressed kid. : SUEDE
117. Charlie Chaplin's famous role. : DICTATOR
118. Nymphs. : OREADS
119. Export of Argentina. : HIDES
1. Side of a diamond. : BASELINE
2. Grown together. : ACCRETED
3. Measured catch of herrings. : CRANNAGE
4. Where Seoul is. : KOREA
5. Recites. : SAYS
6. Ways of acting. : MANNERS
7. Baltimore player. : ORIOLE
8. Deal with. : HANDLE
9. Not aweather. : ALEE
10. Acumen. : WIT
11. Fashioned by Gabriel Varden, in "Barnaby Rudge." : KEYS
12. Lower. : DEMEAN
13. Significant appellation. : EPITHET
14. Eyelash: Rare. : CIL
15. A disease: Suffix. : ITIS
16. Choral composition. : MOTET
17. Mexican timber tree. : AMAPA
18. Red wine of Madeira. : TINTA
19. Exterior: Anat. : ECTAL
29. Throng. : PRESS
32. Hard cash. : SPECIE
34. Current. : STREAM
37. Hubbub. : STIR
38. Resembling the Dog Star. : SIRIAN
39. Pour out. : TEEM
40. Clairvoyant. : SEER
42. Pay one's part. : ANTE
44. Speech defect. : LISP
46. Mars. : ARES
47. Red spot worn on forehead by Hindus. : TILAKA
48. Fish trap. : EELPOT
49. Word befitting Beau Brummell. : DRESSY
51. Peaceful. : WARLESS
52. Haggard's Quatermain. : ALLAN
53. Nuisances at movie. : TALKERS
56. Sobriquet of Louis XVI. : BAKER
58. ___ Loa, Hawaiian volcano. : MAUNA
59. Dust. : POWDER
60. Come in. : ARRIVE
61. Goes out. : LEAVES
63. ___ blanche. : CARTE
67. Outstripped. : BESTED
70. Four gills. : PINT
71. Home of Barnum's wild man. : BORNEO
72. Satisfy. : SUIT
73. Gothic king. : ALARIC
74. Name claimed by Naomi. : MARA
76. Validate. : SEAL
77. Surrounded by. : AMID
78. Impression. : IDEA
81. Zodiacal ram. : ARIES
83. Repeated. : ITERATED
84. Killing of a cat. : FELICIDE
85. Drips. : TRICKLES
87. Brought to England by Sir Francis Drake. : TOBACCO
89. Planes. : GLIDERS
91. Pater ___. : NOSTER
93. Password: Sp. : ALERTA
94. Executed by Jack Ketch. : HANGED
96. Walked. : PACED
97. Trumpeter bird. : AGAMI
98. Living in rapidly moving currents, as plants. : LOTIC
99. Figure in the catacombs. : ORANT
102. Boredom. : ENNUI
104. Region. : AREA
106. Voice of a nymph. : ECHO
107. Flower holder. : VASE
108. Ancient country in Nile Valley. : KUSH
110. Symbol of industry. : ANT
112. Pronoun. : HER

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 27 debuted here and reused later, 8 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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