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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
1. Function of Selective Service. : DRAFT
6. Away off. : AFAR
10. Agneau on the menu. : LAMB
14. Agog. : EAGER
15. Festive. : GALA
16. Russian sea. : ARAL
17. Go fishing. : ANGLE
18. 11:11 A. M., November 11. : ARMISTICE
20. Pertaining to nostrils. : NARINE
22. In Senora Peron's wardrobe. : MANTILLA
23. 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
1. 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
7. 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
27. Marie Wilson's role. : IRMA
29. Seaport, in N Chile. : ARICA
30. Consolation. : SOLACE
31. Pronoun. : ONESELF
34. Republic of Israel. : PALESTINE
35. Hawaiian dance. : HULA
36. ___ 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
47. Coat of a seed. : TESTA
49. Dawdles. : LOAFS
51. Longest river in Africa. : NILE
52. Port ___, on the Suez. : SAID
53. Town in Sicily. : ENNA
55. Egyptian skink. : ADDA
56. Drip from the faucet. : LEAK
58. Mr. Rayburn of Texas. : SAM

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

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