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New York Times, Saturday, January 7, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 276 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,194

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Error: Colloq. : MISCUE
7. Bright star in Virgo. : SPICA
12. Painting, sculpture, etc. : FINEARTS
14. Brownie. : KOBOLD
16. Diabolic. : INFERNAL
17. Greek god. : APOLLO
18. Ananias and Sapphira. : LIARS
19. Thin films of moisture. : MISTS
21. German "etc." : USW
22. Spaces of time. : EONS
23. Very small gnat. : MIDGE
24. Hebrew prophet. : AMOS
25. Explosive. : TNT
26. French landscapist. : MONET
27. Old card game of Spanish origin. : OMBRE
28. Mountain gaps. : GATES
29. Unalaskans. : ALEUTS
30. Cigars. : CLAROS
32. What "nisi" means. : UNLESS
33. Iracundity. : CHOLER
34. Composer of "Pomp and Circumstance." : ELGAR
35. Apian dwellings. : HIVES
36. Frenchmen. : GAULS
37. River of Wales and England. : USK
40. Sobeit. : AMEN
41. TV name. : BERLE
42. Noun suffix. : ANCE
43. Honey, in pharmacy. : MEL
44. 19th century party boss. : HANNA
45. French statesman. : DEBRE
46. Nucleus of an atom. : PROTON
48. Celestial. : ETHEREAL
50. Garment of a sort. : SARONG
51. Business transactions. : DEALINGS
52. Stumbling blocks. : SNAGS
53. Candy. : SWEETS
Down
1. 7-point type. : MINION
2. A minor. : INFANT
3. Haruspices. : SEERS
4. Parking problems. : CARS
5. Samovar. : URN
6. Dress fabrics. : ETAMINES
7. Ray. : SKATE
8. Light explosive sounds. : POPS
9. Tribesman of Nigeria. : IBO
10. Italian navigator. : COLUMBUS
11. "___ and conditions of men." : ALLSORTS
12. ___ mignon. : FILET
13. Playground gear. : SLIDES
15. Uses a divining rod. : DOWSES
20. Companion of Maj. : SGT
23. Car. : MOTOR
24. Mohammedan noble. : AMEER
26. Equines. : MARES
27. Wide-mouthed jars. : OLLAS
28. Physician of old. : GALEN
29. Quoin. : ANGLE
30. Foolish fancies. : CHIMERAS
31. Forsaken. : LOVELORN
32. Howls. : ULULATES
33. Bites noisily. : CHAMPS
34. Merited. : EARNED
36. Army man: Abbr. : GEN
37. Became more genial. : UNBENT
38. Scrawny ones. : SCRAGS
39. Carinae. : KEELS
41. Type of hairdo. : BANGS
42. High retreat. : AERIE
44. Chinese warehouse. : HONG
45. Remove, as from a galley. : DELE
47. ___ degree (somewhat). : TOA
49. Command to a horse. : HAW

Answer summary: 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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