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New York Times, Thursday, May 3, 1951

Author: S. A. Kay
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K V X Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
S. A. Kay has 118 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 683
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1. Charles, for instance. : CHAMP
6. The beginning of an idea. : GERM
10. Any upright pole. : MAST
14. Capital of Viet Nam Government. : HANOI
15. The Bell Song from "Lakmé," for instance. : ARIA
16. Indian of ancient Peru. : INCA
17. Agave figer used in making cordage. : ISTLE
18. Fortress and seaport near the S tip of Spain. : GIBRALTAR
20. Vinson of the Armed Services and Doughton of the Ways and Means. : CHAIRMEN
22. Week-enders. : GUESTS
23. Corps. and sgts. : NCOS
24. Russian jets. : MIGS
25. Long piece of writing. : SCREED
28. M. Pleven's successor. : QUEUILLE
32. Be profitable to. : PAY
33. First appearance. : DEBUT
35. Ribbons of steel. : RAILS
36. Conjunctions. : ANDS
38. Brunnhilde's punishment. : SLEEP
40. Temple or shrine in ancient Greece. : NAOS
41. Source of porterhouse steaks. : STEER
43. Island in the Baltic Sea. : OESEL
45. Aneurin Bevan's nickname. : NYE
46. Britain's Foreign Secretary. : MORRISON
48. Stuffs again. : REPADS
50. Abstracted and pensive. : GLUM
51. Winnie's epithet. : POOH
52. Glossy fabric. : SATEEN
55. Dr. Flemming's and Dr. Graham's problem. : MANPOWER
59. Georgia Neese Clark. : TREASURER
61. Old. : ANILE
62. So be it. : AMEN
63. Crown of the head. : PATE
64. Equip with new furnishings. : REFIT
65. Ibsen's Peer. : GYNT
66. Hurried along. : SPED
67. Patou model. : DRESS
1. How hats should look. : CHIC
2. Reminiscent dish. : HASH
3. Theatrical group. : ANTA
4. City in Illinois. : MOLINE
5. Affected deeply. : PIERCED
6. Measures the capacity of: Var. : GAGES
7. Barry Fitzgerald's homeland. : ERIN
8. Main vein of a leaf. : RIB
9. A much-serenaded girl. : MARGIE
10. The first of the Celts in Ireland. : MILESIAN
11. Aardvark's favorite entree. : ANTS
12. Word to chase a feline. : SCAT
13. Old salts. : TARS
19. Predict events from natural signs. : AUGUR
21. Fashions. : MODES
24. Devices to soften the tones of musical instruments. : MUTES
25. Involuntary contraction of a muscle. : SPASM
26. Part of a long poem. : CANTO
27. Name of a famous golf cup. : RYDER
28. Popular mystery writer. : QUEEN
29. Climbing plant or vine. : LIANA
30. Famous name in marine insurance. : LLOYD
31. Letters. : ESSES
34. Rosy color on the cheek. : BLOOM
37. Police officer. : SERGEANT
39. La Prensa's foe. : PERON
42. Annoys: Colloq. : RILES
44. Big cat. : LEOPARD
47. Dawns. : SUNUPS
49. Man on the wire. : PHONER
51. Cut little by little. : PARED
52. "The ___ at bay." : STAG
53. Frank Pace's responsibility. : ARMY
54. Suffix for certain numbers. : TEEN
55. Distribute. : METE
56. Lady of the house. : WIFE
57. They lost the boat race to Cambridge. : ELIS
58. Soaks. : RETS
60. Knock on any door. : RAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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