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New York Times, Tuesday, October 30, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { B Q Z }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.69)
Open Squares: 65, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 863

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Conversation of a comedian. : JOSH
5. Milady's hand warmers. : MUFFS
10. "Behold the Lord High Executioner." : KOKO
14. ___ date. : UPTO
15. Harvard's famous president, 1869 to 1909. : ELIOT
16. Yellow bugle plants. : IVAS
17. Midway between extremities. : MEAN
18. That famous ragtime band. : ALEXANDERS
20. Traveling regularly between two points. : PLYING
22. Erato plays one. : LYRE
23. King: French. : ROI
24. Fagged out. : TIRED
26. Pause again. : RESTOP
28. Ace Gabreski's rank. : COLONEL
31. Grant's Secretary of State. : FISH
32. Without an escort. : ALONE
33. Conferee, as at San Francisco and Ottawa. : PARLEYERS
38. Creator of John Silver. : RLS
39. Warily shy of being deceived. : CAGEY
40. Sean: French. : VUE
41. Our Ambassador to Switzerland. : PATTERSON
44. Cut of meat for roasting. : JOINT
46. Cheaper than butter. : OLEO
47. He was dethroned by Joe Walcott. : CHARLES
49. Poet's home. : GARRET
52. Jostle. : SHOVE
53. Continue. : ARE
54. Meteorologic phenomenon. : MIST
56. The rectangular, white-light pattern seen when you first turn on your TV set. : RASTER
60. Uncle Sam himself. : MRWHISKERS
63. Senator from Minnesota. : THYE
64. Disable. : MAIM
65. "My Friend Irma" Wilson. : MARIE
66. Army's football coach Blaik. : EARL
67. Dvorak, Sothern, Sheridan. : ANNS
68. Stages in a process. : STEPS
69. Fluctuate. : SWAY
Down
1. Parachuter's business. : JUMP
2. Popular make of car in Germany. : OPEL
3. Temporary residence. : STAY
4. Bobbin lace from England. : HONITON
5. Lacking richness. : MEAGRE
6. Norse god skillful with the bow and skis. : ULL
7. The competitors in a race, hunt, etc. : FIELD
8. Descriptive of reynard. : FOXY
9. In sparkling fashion. : STARRILY
10. Pugilistic nickname. : KID
11. Not concealed. : OVERT
12. Tableland of South Africa. : KAROO
13. Well-known pianist Gabrilowitsch. : OSSIP
19. Name on our paper money. : NEESE
21. Pip card. : NINE
25. City in Texas on the Rio Grande. : ELPASO
27. Diffident. : SHY
28. Find fault without good reason. : CARP
29. Spanish water jar. : OLLA
30. Perplexed. : LOST
31. People of many Cabinet crises. : FRENCH
34. In past time. : AGO
35. What the three monkeys shun. : EVIL
36. Letter of an old alphabet. : RUNE
37. Television ___. : SETS
39. Falsehoods, so called after an ancient people. : CRETISMS
42. Rocky peak. : TOR
43. Fragrant oleoresin used in making varnishes. : ELEMI
44. Coffee from the Dutch East Indies. : JAVA
45. Brother of Electra. : ORESTES
48. Performance at Maryland's Pimlico. : HORSES
49. Third Greek letter. : GAMMA
50. Island off the west coast of Scotland. : ARRAN
51. Be successful again. : REWIN
52. Unit of the metric system. : STERE
55. Three-hand card game. : SKAT
57. Become more genial in manner. : THAW
58. Wild cat of South America. : EYRA
59. Lean upon. : RELY
61. "___ Pinafore." : HMS
62. Well-known Catskill Mts. snoozer. : RIP

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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