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New York Times, Friday, November 23, 1951

Author:
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Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.33, Missing: { F G J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 285 (avg 1.48)
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 887

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Nanki-poo's father. : MIKADO
7. Deserves. : MERITS
13. Captivate. : ENAMOR
14. Performer in "Two on the Nile." : OLIVIER
16. Draw in and hold condensed gas, in chemistry. : ADSORB
17. Untwisted. : RAVELLED
19. County prosecutors: Abbr. : DAS
20. Houdini feat. : ESCAPE
22. Head: French. : TETE
23. Paunchy. : OBESE
25. Rolls of names. : LISTS
27. "Rhubarb." : CAT
28. Sharecroppers' street. : WALL
29. Sharpen on a whetstone. : HONE
30. Pretty miss: Slang. : CUTIE
32. Speak with declamation. : ORATE
34. Juries. : PANELS
35. Foot troubles of horses. : SPAVINS
38. Most fermented. : SOUREST
39. Mission. : ERRAND
40. Zoo spectacle. : HIPPO
41. Rakes into a heap. : RUCKS
42. Strewn with small figures, as stars or flowers. : SEME
43. Girl. : LASS
47. Adjective suffix. : ISH
48. Miss Merman. : ETHEL
50. Ambassador to Yugoslavia. : ALLEN
51. ___ Minor. : ASIA
53. Devices detecting by sound echo. : RADARS
55. Ambassador to Norway. : BAY
56. High-voltage business man. : LIVEWIRE
58. Within reach: 2 words. : ATHAND
60. Gas infuser. : AERATOR
61. Step proudly. : PRANCE
62. Glamour girls. : SIRENS
63. Secretary of Commerce. : SAWYER
Down
1. Green field. : MEADOW
2. Big conference among South African natives. : INDABA
3. Manufacturing city in 36 Down. : KASSEL
4. I love: Latin. : AMO
5. Food fish, also called John Dory. : DOREE
6. Spherical bodies. : ORBS
7. Earth and stones of glacial deposit. : MORAINE
8. Pass, as time. : ELAPSE
9. Firm fastening. : RIVET
10. "___ Got Rhythm." : IVE
11. Joust. : TILT
12. Draftee. : SELECTEE
15. Tells again and again. : RETAILS
18. Abhor. : DETEST
21. Coagulates. : CLOTS
24. Czech co-countryman. : SLOVAK
26. Relative of the canvasback. : SCAUP
29. Four inches. : HAND
31. Spread out a bolt. : UNROLL
33. Shampoo finale. : RINSE
34. Maker of Cardinals. : POPE
35. Magazine story. : SERIAL
36. Country of the Junkers. : PRUSSIA
37. Official records. : ARCHIVES
38. India's summer capital. : SIMLA
40. The careful ones. : HEEDERS
42. City in Pennsylvania. : SHARON
44. Dewey's working place. : ALBANY
45. Session with poltergeists invited. : SEANCE
46. Alexander Hamilton's current counterpart. : SNYDER
49. Unoriginal. : TRITE
50. Ad ___ per aspera: Motto of Kansas. : ASTRA
52. Air: Comb. form. : AERI
54. Noises expected at 45 Down. : RAPS
57. Sometimes hot, sometimes cold. : WAR
59. Exclamation expressing hesitation. : HAW

Answer summary: 12 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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