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New York Times, Saturday, May 5, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 25, Avg Word Len: 5.88, Missing: { J K Q Y Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 94, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 685
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1. Aviators wear them. : GOGGLES
8. Barbarian. : SAVAGE
14. Just so-so. : AVERAGE
15. Deserved praise. : TRIBUTE
17. He represents Michigan in Washington's Upper House. : SENATORFERGUSON
19. Allowances for waste. : TRETS
20. Sicilian secret society. : MAFIA
21. Twitch. : TIC
22. Like a day in June. : RARE
23. Devours ravenously. : WOLFS
24. Argentine timber tree. : TALA
25. Eskimo. : ITA
26. Taut. : TENSE
27. Floors with brick, stone, etc. : PAVES
28. Baritones of the violin family. : CELLOS
30. Native of Viet Nam. : ANNAMESE
32. Dug coal. : MINED
34. Fine line of type. : SERIF
35. Adorned with glittering objects. : SPANGLED
38. Suburban homes. : VILLAS
41. Is solicitous. : CARES
42. ___ and penates. : LARES
44. Matterhorn. : ALP
45. Formerly. : ERST
46. Crowbar. : LEVER
47. Oriental musical instrument. : LUTE
48. Opposite of yeah. : NAH
49. The theatre, in "Broadwayese." : LEGIT
50. Live: German. : LEBEN
51. Creative thought. : IMAGINATIVENESS
54. Guilty individual. : CULPRIT
55. Part of a gearshift. : REVERSE
56. Famous square in London. : SLOANE
57. One who barely ekes out a living. : EXISTER
1. Pertaining to the stomach. : GASTRIC
2. Consumed too many calories. : OVERATE
3. "Architect of Victory": World War II. : GENERALMARSHALL
4. Place to build a fire. : GRATE
5. Coins of Riga. : LATS
6. Part of the psyche. : EGO
7. ___ on the Mount. : SERMON
8. Author and journalist; one of the "muckrackers." : STEFFENS
9. Sharp ridge, as between adjoining channels of a Doric column. : ARRIS
10. Heavy rafter used in Spanish colonial architecture. : VIGA
11. Arabic name. : ABU
12. He wrote "Madame Bovary." : GUSTAVEFLAUBERT
13. Stars: French. : ETOILES
16. Cover solidly. : ENCASE
18. False: Latin. : FALSA
23. Manufacturing city in the Rhineland. : WESEL
24. Hindu of southern India. : TAMIL
26. Chinese secret societies. : TONGS
27. SHAPE's H.Q. : PARIS
29. Heroine, in Arthurian legend. : LINET
31. When the twain shall meet. : NEVER
33. Member of a political convention. : DELEGATE
35. ___ railway. : SCENIC
36. New Jersey town, north of Passaic. : PARAMUS
37. Ship's crane. : DAVIT
39. Highness, as a French title of nobility. : ALTESSE
40. He wrote "The Fairie Queene." : SPENSER
43. Quit active service. : RETIRE
46. Vladimir Ilich Ulianov. : LENIN
47. Unaspirated consonants. : LENES
49. Italian money. : LIRA
50. Son of Jacob. : LEVI
52. Where Postmaster Goldman works. : GPO
53. Irritate. : VEX

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 15 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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