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New York Times, Friday, May 18, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { F H J Q Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 16
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 698
Across Down
1. An impromptu team. : SCRUB
6. Nanook of the North. : ESKIMO
12. Noah's ocean. : DELUGE
13. Russian ballerina (1885–1931). : PAVLOVA
15. Fine-wooled sheep. : MERINOS
16. Forced to stop. : STALLED
17. Great poems. : EPICS
18. Three: Fr. : TROIS
20. Spanish gold. : ORO
21. Spill over. : LEAK
22. City on the road to Rangoon. : PROME
23. Blunt penpoint. : STUB
24. Bank payments: Abbr. : INT
25. Former Governor of Connecticut. : CROSS
26. Mythical mother of rhymes. : GOOSE
27. University city, capital of So. Australia. : ADELAIDE
29. Digs. : DELVES
30. Peronista. : ARGENTINE
32. Inquiries into corruption. : PROBES
35. Borscht. : BEETSOUP
39. Automaton. : ROBOT
40. Coppers. : CENTS
41. Favoring. : PRO
42. Roman road. : ITER
43. City divisions. : WARDS
44. Mountain near Lake Lucerne. : RIGI
45. Imperfect: Prefix. : MAL
46. Sad song. : DIRGE
47. White wear. : LINEN
48. Make use of. : UTILIZE
50. Cause of a reaction. : REAGENT
52. Words for Ali Baba. : SESAMES
53. Force payments. : EXTORT
54. Irish daggers. : SKEENS
55. Men of action. : DOERS
1. In sequence. : SERIATE
2. An instant success: Slang. : CLICK
3. Figures on the score board. : RUNS
4. Hugh in Italy. : UGO
5. Straddled. : BESTRODE
6. Salts and Downs. : EPSOMS
7. Eccentric French composer, Erik ___. : SATIE
8. Russian beer: Var. : KVAS
9. Useless kind of wind. : ILL
10. Possible successor to Stalin. : MOLOTOV
11. Hackneyed repetition. : OVERUSE
12. Rely. : DEPEND
14. Houses of sun-dried bricks. : ADOBES
15. Aphetic form of a girl's name. : MELIA
19. Anna the dynamic. : ROSENBERG
22. Complacent characters. : PRIGS
23. Cobbles. : SOLES
25. Mark to insert. : CARET
26. Men: Slang. : GENTS
28. Secretary Tobin's province. : LABOR
29. Legislatures of Denmark, Sweden, Japan, etc. : DIETS
31. Offered. : TENDERED
32. Portable stove used by Arctic explorers. : PRIMUS
33. Spins. : ROTATES
34. Cleopatra's needle. : OBELISK
36. Thinkers out loud. : OPINERS
37. Essential now. : URGENT
38. West ___. : POINT
40. Gesture of affection. : CARESS
43. Shrivel. : WIZEN
44. Harshness. : RIGOR
46. Subway fare. : DIME
47. Dilatory. : LATE
49. New Guinea port. : LAE
51. Out: Prefix. : EXO

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

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