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New York Times, Thursday, April 5, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 655
Across
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The Bear. : RUSSIA
7
Queen of the gods. : JUNO
11
Independent communism. : TITOISM
12
Weapons of psychological warfare. : IDEAS
14
Feeler. : TENTACLE
15
Mr. Washington. : BOOKER
17
Make different. : ALTER
18
The Ram. : ARIES
20
Scottish Arctic explorer (1813–93). : RAE
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Free from bias, dishonesty or injustice. : FAIR
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Faulty. : AMISS
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John Stuart ___, English economist. : MILL
24
Half a score. : TEN
25
Baby Snooks. : BRICE
26
Miss Thompson of "Rain." : SADIE
27
What the Kon-Tiki raft was made of. : BALSA
28
Important seaport in French Indo-China. : SAIGON
29
A little bone. : OSSELET
32
"No ___"; politician's retort. : COMMENT
33
Former Prime Minister of France. : PLEVEN
34
D'état et de grâce. : COUPS
35
Juliet is his betrothed. : PARIS
36
Mails. : POSTS
37
Spelling match. : BEE
40
Baking place. : OVEN
41
Two blocks west of Times Square. : NINTH
42
Security exchange on Trinity Place, N. Y. : CURB
43
Small Japanese coin. : SEN
44
In the future. : HENCE
45
Composition by Handel. : LARGO
46
Heretofore. : ERENOW
48
Hydrogen bomb site in South Carolina. : ELLENTON
50
Great Belgian violinist (1858–1931). : YSAYE
51
A lieutenant's command. : PLATOON
52
Rip. : TEAR
53
Long Island military post. : TOTTEN
Down
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Part of the name of a movie dog star. : RINTIN
2
Say. : UTTER
3
Fly high. : SOAR
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Thus. : SIC
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One of the Moslem faith. : ISLAMIST
6
Hymn by Samuel Francis Smith. : AMERICA
7
Harmonizes: Colloq. : JIBES
8
Herbs eaten by the Japanese. : UDOS
9
Modernist. : NEO
10
Center of atomic research in Tennessee. : OAKRIDGE
11
Membranes: Anat. : TELAE
13
Large eared seal of the Pacific Coast. : SEALION
14
Charles Phelps ___. : TAFT
16
Ease up. : RELENT
19
Bay of Japan. : ISE
22
Composer of "Stormy Weather." : ARLEN
23
Cripples. : MAIMS
25
500-pound units of cotton. : BALES
26
Hominy dishes. : SAMPS
27
Predecessor of Herbert Morrison. : BEVIN
28
Below the Mason-Dixon line. : SOUTH
29
Resist. : OPPOSE
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"Up From ___," by 15 Across. : SLAVERY
31
Most placid. : SERENEST
32
Premier of O'Kelly's country. : COSTELLO
34
Idea. : CONCEPT
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Brooch. : PIN
37
Supreme Court Justice from Ohio. : BURTON
38
Measure of work. : ERGON
39
Black. : EBON
41
More modern. : NEWER
42
Hiawatha's transportation. : CANOE
44
Any athlete of Georgetown U. : HOYA
45
Native of Riga. : LETT
47
A lassie's negative. : NAE
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Buddhist pillar. : LAT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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