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New York Times, Thursday, October 12, 1950

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q V W X Z }, Scrabble score: 261 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1950, The New York TimesNo. 480

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Students & seniors
Across
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Function of Selective Service. : DRAFT
6
Away off. : AFAR
10
Agneau on the menu. : LAMB
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Agog. : EAGER
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Festive. : GALA
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Russian sea. : ARAL
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Go fishing. : ANGLE
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11:11 A. M., November 11. : ARMISTICE
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Pertaining to nostrils. : NARINE
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In Senora Peron's wardrobe. : MANTILLA
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Outer: Anat. : ECTAL
25
Swift attack. : ONSET
26
Unless: Law. : NISI
28
Periods of time. : SEASONS
32
Formerly: Poet. : ERST
33
King Peter's objective. : THRONE
34
Greek letter. : PHI
37
Red Chinese port menacing Formosa : AMOY
38
M. Zola of France. : EMILE
39
___ mit ihm! : RAUS
40
Sailor. : TAR
41
Brawl. : FRACAS
42
Water jar. : OLLA
43
Ship's tender. : PINNACE
44
Horny bill of a bird. : BEAK
45
"Flow gently, sweet ___." : AFTON
48
Island in New York harbor. : ELLIS
50
Unwarranted assumption. : PRETENSE
54
Issuing from a spring. : FONTAL
57
Victims of four-power treaty deadlock. : AUSTRIANS
59
Stage whisper. : ASIDE
60
Customary observance. : RITE
61
Girl's name. : LINA
62
Mister Roberts. : FONDA
63
Polaris. : STAR
64
Dutch cheese. : EDAM
65
Opening lead of a singleton, at bridge. : SNEAK
Down
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Senior of a body of men. : DEAN
2
Frog genus. : RANA
3
___ nation. : AGGRESSOR
4
State of being happy. : FELICITY
5
E. C. Bentley's detective. : TRENT
6
The ___ Khan. : AGA
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Governor Dewey's retreat. : FARM
8
___ Mater. : ALMA
9
Result of cloud seeding. : RAIN
10
Speakers of Romance languages. : LATINS
11
Seed coverings. : ARILS
12
Twin crystal. : MACLE
13
Sheep's cry. : BLEAT
19
Diamond. : STONE
21
Russian-held part of Germany. : EASTERN
24
Candidate for the Senate. : LEHMAN
26
Trim. : NEAT
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Marie Wilson's role. : IRMA
29
Seaport, in N Chile. : ARICA
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Consolation. : SOLACE
31
Pronoun. : ONESELF
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Republic of Israel. : PALESTINE
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Hawaiian dance. : HULA
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___ Dinesen, author of "Seven Gothic Tales." : ISAK
39
"Sugar" or "Jackie." : ROBINSON
41
Clearer. : FINER
43
Dutch animal painter (1625–54). : POTTER
45
Armadillos. : APARS
46
Popular dessert. : FRUIT
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Coat of a seed. : TESTA
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Dawdles. : LOAFS
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Longest river in Africa. : NILE
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Port ___, on the Suez. : SAID
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Town in Sicily. : ENNA
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Egyptian skink. : ADDA
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Drip from the faucet. : LEAK
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Mr. Rayburn of Texas. : SAM

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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