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New York Times, Friday, August 31, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { F G J Q X Y }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 18
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 803
Across
1. Destroys the self-possession of. : ABASHES
8. Evian, for instance. : SPA
11. Compass point. : SSE
14. Member of the fox family: Fr. : RENARDE
15. Villain in "The Last Days of Pompeii." : ARBACES
17. Junior and Senior. : CLASSES
18. One given to black magic. : WARLOCK
19. School insignia. : TIES
20. The proper study of mankind. : MAN
22. "Samson" of the movies. : MATURE
23. Doctrine. : ISM
24. Widely known persons. : NAMES
26. Implement for preparing apples. : CORER
27. One of the Marx brothers. : CHICO
29. La Peron. : EVITA
31. Diminutive suffixes. : ETS
32. Central figure of "Die Meistersinger." : SACHS
33. Dodgers. : EVADERS
35. Man's name. : OTTO
38. Subject of King Feisal. : ARAB
39. Mr. Melchior. : LAURITZ
42. Leaf at the base of a flower. : BRACT
46. Divinity school: Abbr. : SEM
47. Strange. : ALIEN
49. Mazo de la ___, author of the Jalna books. : ROCHE
50. Having a certain sound. : TONED
52. Small aperture in a leaf. : STOMA
54. Cosmetic effect of the sun. : TAN
55. Racing chariots of ancient Greece. : APENAS
57. Mme. Pauker of Rumania. : ANA
58. Something worthless. : DIRT
59. He edited the S.E.P. for 37 years. : LORIMER
61. Girl's name. : ERMINIE
63. Legendary king of Britain. : ELIDURE
64. More frightening. : SCARIER
65. Degree on a dentist's diploma. : DDS
66. Cast down. : SAD
67. Donkey's claim to fame: 2 wds. : THEEARS
Down
1. Old-fashioned galoshes. : ARCTICS
2. British statesman, Hore-___. : BELISHA
3. Pale and spiritless. : ANAEMIC
4. Be impudent: Colloq. : SASS
5. Periods of time: Abbr. : HRS
6. Swelling of the tissues. : EDEMA
7. Magic door-opening word. : SESAME
8. Maxim. : SAW
9. Baby buggy. : PRAM
10. Mystical word for incantations. : ABRACADABRA
11. Household cleanser. : SCOURER
12. Things not to be revealed. : SECRETS
13. Glacial ridges. : ESKERS
16. Palo ___. : ALTO
21. Glacial snow. : NEVE
24. French astrologer and maker of prophesies. : NOSTRADAMUS
25. Member of the Hindu trinity. : SIVA
28. Premier of the Chinese Reds. : CHOU
30. Substance used on country roads. : TAR
34. Spanish river flowing into the Mediterranean. : EBRO
36. Indian sesame. : TIL
37. Cornelia Skinner's middle name. : OTIS
39. Baudouin's father. : LEOPOLD
40. The king's daughter in "Aida." : AMNERIS
41. Greek letter. : ZETA
43. A sea anemone or related animal. : ACTINIA
44. More careful. : CHARIER
45. Campers out. : TENTERS
46. Became dry and hardened. : STALED
48. It is not: Latin. : NONEST
51. Geraint's wife. : ENID
53. "Stars and Stripes Forever," for instance. : MARCH
56. Fluids used as antitoxins. : SERA
58. Drastic. : DIRE
60. Coach Blaik's nickname. : RED
62. Miss West. : MAE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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