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New York Times, Tuesday, March 6, 1951

Author:
S. A. Kay
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B J Q W Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 625
Across
1. The "Independence," for instance. : SHIP
5. Weathercocks. : VANES
10. Bind with a rope. : LASH
14. Congressional messenger. : PAGE
15. Greek market place. : AGORA
16. Canadian province: Abbr. : ALTA
17. Household tool. : IRON
18. U. S. heavy cruiser, recently out of the mothball fleet. : LOSANGELES
20. Brazil's new President. : VARGAS
22. To be: Latin. : ESSE
23. Grain. : OAT
24. Consumers. : USERS
26. Marjorie Main's movie role, Ma ___. : KETTLE
28. Lady's long cloak. : PELISSE
31. Gaelic. : ERSE
32. Parrotlike: Ornithology. : ARINE
33. Not a Fair Dealer. : DIXIECRAT
38. U. N. personality. : LIE
39. Animal like a civet. : GENET
40. Exclamation of surprise. : OHO
41. Senator from Arizona, majority leader. : MCFARLAND
44. U. S. Ambassador to Israel. : DAVIS
46. ___ as a cucumber. : COOL
47. Alarm clocks, for instance. : ROUSERS
49. Brig. Gen. Graham, for instance. : DOCTOR
52. Finishing lines in races. : TAPES
53. Finial of a roof. : EPI
54. Sound of weariness. : SIGH
56. Adroit strategist. : ELUDER
60. What the British beefeater is turning into. : VEGETARIAN
63. Stabilizer DiSalle, to his friends. : MIKE
64. Kind of examination. : ORAL
65. John ___ Garner. : NANCE
66. Tie score. : EVEN
67. Stool pigeon: Slang. : NARK
68. Choler. : ANGER
69. Pointed weapon. : DART
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1. Black marketeer, in British slang. : SPIV
2. ___-kiri. : HARA
3. Borodin's "Prince ___." : IGOR
4. Tuxedoed bird. : PENGUIN
5. Concert pieces. : VALSES
6. Gone by. : AGO
7. Sniffs. : NOSES
8. Periods of time. : ERAS
9. Ancient language of the Hindus. : SANSKRIT
10. New Guinea port of World War II. : LAE
11. Parcel out. : ALLOT
12. Plagiarize. : STEAL
13. Speed. : HASTE
19. Flying honkers. : GEESE
21. Large African antelope. : ASSE
25. Distribute over again. : REDEAL
27. Sleuth: Slang. : TEC
28. Victor's reward of honor. : PALM
29. Mr. Johnston. : ERIC
30. Willingly. : LIEF
31. An out-of-door bench, nearly semicircular, with high solid back. : EXEDRA
34. Wayside ___. : INN
35. Wander. : ROVE
36. Dairymen's caste in India. : AHIR
37. Throw a coin to decide something. : TOSS
39. Spenser's name for Queen Elizabeth. : GLORIANA
42. What thespians do. : ACT
43. Perch. : ROOST
44. The Burr-Hamilton affair. : DUEL
45. Fictional. : ASSUMED
48. Housewife's kitchen aid. : OPENER
49. County in SW England. : DEVON
50. Deems Taylor's ___ quiz. : OPERA
51. Churchill's constant companion. : CIGAR
52. Mystery in a popular song. : THING
55. Father's mother. : GRAN
57. Mary Garden, for instance. : DIVA
58. One who stretches the budget. : EKER
59. Part of the budget. : RENT
61. Member of B.P.O.E. : ELK
62. King topper. : ACE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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