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Margaret P. Farrar
Margaret P. Farrar

New York Times, Saturday, September 16, 1950

Author:
Margaret P. Farrar
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { F H Q Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 15
Margaret P. Farrar has 4 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

In original 24-Down clue, "But" appears on a new line; inserted slash to indicate that.

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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 454

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Across
1. Nouns, verbs, adjectives, etc. : WORDS
6. Distribute. : ALLOT
11. Velvet-like fabrics. : VELURES
13. Level treeless tract of land. : PRAIRIE
15. Article belonging to a broken or incomplete set. : ODDMENT
16. Conquerer of the Forty Thieves. : ALIBABA
17. Dentist's degree. : DDS
18. Firmly twisted yarn. : WORSTED
20. Sheep in its second year. : TEG
21. Sets of tools. : KITS
23. Ceremonies. : RITES
24. Memo. : NOTE
25. Concerning. : ANENT
27. Covered vehicle. : VAN
28. Perceived by hearing. : AURAL
29. Enlarge; increase. : GREATEN
31. Skill. : ART
32. Peninsula of Canada, Halifax its capital: Abbr. : NS
33. The gift of finding valuable or agreeable things not sought for. : SERENDIPITY
36. College degree, Master of Science. : SM
38. Author Stout or Actor Harrison. : REX
39. Red giant star of first magnitude in Scorpio. : ANTARES
41. Narrow strips of cloth. : TAPES
43. One of N. Y.'s subways. : BRT
44. Common Turkish name. : SELIM
46. Open, as a door. : AJAR
47. Poser for an artist. : MODEL
49. Miss Cinders. : ELLA
50. Device for cleaning floors. : MOP
51. Large whitish edible root. : PARSNIP
53. Egg: Comb. form. : OVI
54. Church dignitary; bishop. : PRELATE
56. Scattered; sprinkled. : STREWED
58. Device for smoothing roads. : SCRAPER
59. Blackboard cleaners. : ERASERS
60. Analyze a metal. : ASSAY
61. Corundum used for grinding and polishing. : EMERY
Down
1. Marriage. : WEDDING
2. Persons getting along in years. : OLDSTERS
3. Spirit distilled from molasses. : RUM
4. Sketched. : DREW
5. Spanish gentleman. : SENOR
6. City on the Rhone River, France. : ARLES
7. Placed; located. : LAID
8. Where books are kept: Abbr. : LIB
9. Eloquent speaker. : ORATOR
10. Native of the land of lamas and yaks. : TIBETAN
11. Russian distilled liquor, from word meaning water. : VODKA
12. Tried hard. : STRIVEN
13. Plate used in churches. : PATEN
14. Jean ___, Miss Sadie Thompson of "Rain." : EAGELS
19. Accepted rules or models. : STANDARDS
22. One who shows contempt. : SNEERER
24. " . . . nothing would it bear/But a silver nutmeg and a golden pear." : NUTTREE
26. Biblical weeds. : TARES
28. Operatic solos. : ARIAS
30. ___ and Jinx. : TEX
31. Likely. : APT
34. High-strung. : INTENSE
35. More jaundiced. : YELLOWER
36. What philatelists collect. : STAMPS
37. Spanish island in Mediterranean, largest of the Balearic Islands. : MAJORCA
40. "By the light of the ___ moon." : SILVERY
42. Documents. : PAPERS
43. Insect that burrows in trees, fruits, etc. : BORER
45. Household servants. : MAIDS
47. British version of chum. : MATEY
48. Metric unit of capacity, 1.0567 qts.: British sp. : LITRE
51. Father. : PAPA
52. Baby carriage. : PRAM
55. ___ Vegas. : LAS
57. Compass point. : ESE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 13 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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