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New York Times, Wednesday, September 12, 1951

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { F J Q X }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 0, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 17
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 815
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1. N. Y.-born sculptor in London. : EPSTEIN
8. New York's new Fire Commissioner. : GRUMET
14. Dance form used by Chopin. : MAZURKA
15. Virginia river of Civil War fame. : RAPIDAN
17. Fetcher. : BRINGER
18. West Point. : ACADEMY
19. Emotional storms. : RAGES
20. Enthusiastic reviews. : RAVES
22. Nothing. : NIL
23. Bowed with years. : AGED
24. Ladies of high degree. : DAMES
25. Island of the armless lady. : MILO
26. Army bed. : COT
27. Go by car. : MOTOR
28. Interrupt a dance to take the partner: 2 wds. : CUTIN
29. Atomic island proving ground. : ENIWETOK
31. Indians in the halls of Montezuma. : AZTECS
32. River along the German-Polish border. : ODER
33. Bed rail. : SLAT
34. Its fashionable boulevard is the Prado. : MADRID
37. Least elegant. : COARSEST
41. Sometimes grand, sometimes bouffe. : OPERA
42. French North African capital. : TUNIS
43. Parental-school group: Abbr. : PTA
44. Carriage with a hood: Colloq. : SHAY
45. Native of Oriente. : CUBAN
46. Wharf. : PIER
47. Coolidge the Silent. : CAL
48. German man's name. : ERNST
49. Rags-to-riches chronicler. : ALGER
50. Planted with willows. : OSIERED
52. Holy Land pioneer. : ISRAELI
54. More garrulous. : WINDIER
55. Chosen one for the party ticket. : NOMINEE
56. Business before the house. : AGENDA
57. Moderators. : ABATERS
1. Accept willingly. : EMBRACE
2. Faultless character. : PARAGON
3. Hungarian violinist in U. S. : SZIGETI
4. Put in harmony. : TUNED
5. Units of work. : ERGS
6. G. I. hero. : IKE
7. Yarn spinner. : NARRATOR
8. More serious. : GRAVER
9. Rapid currents of water. : RACES
10. Poison tree of Java. : UPAS
11. Among. : MID
12. Light-colored mineral. : EDENITE
13. Dravidian, native of Ceylon. : TAMILIC
16. Sheer necessities of the wardrobe. : NYLONS
21. State of frenzy. : AMOK
24. Was overfond. : DOTED
25. Undistinguished dogs. : MUTTS
27. Means of advertising. : MEDIA
28. Lewis, Petrillo, etc. : CZARS
30. Gray hair dye. : WORRY
31. Modern French philosopher and essayist. : ALAIN
33. Short piece of music. : SONATINA
34. City of the Red Square. : MOSCOW
35. Loss of speech. : APHASIA
36. Doing business. : DEALING
37. Phil Cavarretta's men. : CUBS
38. Produced at the surface of the earth. : EPIGENE
39. Smith who makes edged tools. : STEELER
40. Lingers. : TARRIES
42. Treeless plain of Arctic regions. : TUNDRA
45. A man's faith. : CREED
46. Braid. : PLAIT
48. England's vacationland. : ERIN
49. First word of the "Aeneid." : ARMA
51. British Home Secretary. : EDE
53. Cry. : SOB

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 14 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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