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New York Times, Friday, September 29, 1950

Author: Elizabeth Patterson
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 302 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 11, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
Elizabeth Patterson has 23 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 467
Across Down
1. Subject of Ibn Saud. : ARAB
5. Prominent Republican. : TAFT
9. Beast of burden. : CAMEL
14. Important food. : RICE
15. Seaport of Hawaii. : HILO
16. Italian violinmaker. : AMATI
17. Make too florid. : OVERCOLOR
19. Ice cream flavor, butter ___. : PECAN
20. Charlie's aunt. : MARGARET
21. Condition dependent on hope, confidence, etc. : MORALE
22. Kentucky's ___ Barkley. : ALBEN
23. Poetic name for the sun. : DAYSTAR
25. Man's nickname. : NAT
27. Attain. : GET
28. Proceeding. : STEP
31. Caroline island, site of U. S. cable station. : YAP
34. Transparent. : SHEER
36. Carol's son. : MIHAI
37. Put on the "qui vive." : ALERTED
39. Song title, tenor's favorite. : BECAUSE
41. Scene of 1950 fighting. : KOREA
42. Racy speech. : SLANG
44. "The ___ Shoes." : RED
45. Half: Prefix. : SEMI
46. Spelling ___. : BEE
47. Performed. : DID
49. Los ___. : ANGELES
52. Suitable place in life. : NICHE
56. Playshoe. : SANDAL
58. Vine called tree on Broadway. : WISTARIA
60. Afghanistan prince. : AMEER
61. Symbol of a political party. : PACHYDERM
62. 1949 home run champion. : KINER
63. Killer whale. : ORCA
64. Fencing sword. : EPEE
65. Vestibule. : ENTRY
66. Dutch pressed cheese. : EDAM
67. Botch. : MESS
1. Essence. : AROMA
2. Bob Acres or Captain Absolute. : RIVAL
3. Harsh-tasting. : ACERB
4. Famous Edgar. : BERGEN
5. Norse thunder god. : THOR
6. Was indisposed. : AILED
7. Buoyant matter. : FLOTAGE
8. Anderson play, "High ___." : TOR
9. Winner of 1949 Preakness. : CAPOT
10. Philip Jaffe's former magazine. : AMERASIA
11. Colorful general. : MACARTHUR
12. And others. : ETAL
13. Furrow : LINE
18. Popular card game. : CANASTA
21. Denver's time. : MST
24. Herb used in making tea. : YERBA
26. Article. : THE
29. Mitigate. : EASE
30. ___ Piper. : PIED
31. Communist fighter planes. : YAKS
32. Lilylike plant. : ALOE
33. Enduring—for about six months. : PERMANENT
35. Late son of Henry Ford. : EDSEL
36. "Down went ___ to the bottom of the sea." : MCGINTY
38. Rudolph, the Red-Nosed ___. : REINDEER
40. Culmination. : END
43. Antigua is one of the ___ Islands. : LEEWARD
46. Babylonian god. : BEL
48. Regal power. : DIADEM
50. ___ Davis, first citizen of the world. : GARRY
51. Newly coined rupee. : SICCA
53. Kind of paper. : CREPE
54. Charters. : HIRES
55. Former Met soprano. : EAMES
56. Japanese rice beer. : SAKE
57. Ammonia derivative. : AMIN
59. Counterfeit. : SHAM
61. He wrote many "chillers." : POE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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