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New York Times, Tuesday, November 21, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,512

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Zodiac sign. : PISCES
7. Meat shop item. : TRIPE
12. Cultural interests. : FINEARTS
14. Biblical book. : ROMANS
16. Domestic. : INTERNAL
17. Unwholesome. : IMPURE
18. Approaches. : NEARS
19. Does farm work. : REAPS
21. Mauna ___. : LOA
22. Curves. : ARCS
23. Imperfections. : FLAWS
24. Particle of soot. : SMUT
25. Batch. : LOT
26. Bailiff. : REEVE
27. Novelist Nevil. : SHUTE
28. Please: Ger. : BITTE
29. Offended. : PAINED
30. Winds. : GALES
31. New Zealand tribesman. : MAORI
32. Brings about. : CAUSES
34. French river. : MARNE
35. Write of many boys' books. : HENTY
36. Attractive girl: Slang. : CUTIE
37. Literary works. : MSS
40. Gaelic. : ERSE
41. Groundwork. : BASIS
42. Rind. : PEEL
43. The piper's son. : TOM
44. Morning song: Poet. : MATIN
45. Fat. : PURSY
46. Habitations. : ABODES
48. Meteorite. : AEROLITE
50. Lovers of long walks. : HIKERS
51. Province of Ireland. : LEINSTER
52. Musical instrument. : CELLO
53. Most wise. : SAGEST
Down
1. English dramatist. : PINERO
2. Untouched. : INTACT
3. Crystal gazers. : SEERS
4. Parking problems. : CARS
5. Water bird. : ERN
6. Hollywood comers. : STARLETS
7. Vacation projects. : TRIPS
8. Gypsies. : ROMS
9. Little mischief-maker. : IMP
10. Veteran actor. : PAULMUNI
11. Travel term. : ENROUTE
12. Ultimate. : FINAL
13. Floss silk. : SLEAVE
15. At table. : SEATED
20. Impress deeply. : AWE
23. Entertainments. : FETES
24. English county. : SHIRE
26. Life of ___. : RILEY
27. River into the Rhone. : SAONE
28. Sew. : BASTE
29. Historic city. : PARIS
30. Popular TV program. : GUNSMOKE
31. Certain performances. : MATINEES
32. Spotted feline: Var. : CHETAH
33. Living only in oxygen, like some microbes. : AEROBIC
34. St. Louis slugger. : MUSIAL
36. Maltese. : CAT
37. Earns. : MERITS
38. Part of a sonnet. : SESTET
39. More foxy. : SLYER
41. Opera singer. : BASSO
42. Rhythmic beat. : PULSE
44. European blackbird. : MERL
45. Ping-___. : PONG
47. State: Abbr. : DEL
49. River mouth: Sp. : RIA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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