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New York Times, Friday, December 14, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 29, Avg Word Len: 5.44, Missing: { Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.55)
Open Squares: 84, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 19
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 908

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Students & seniors
Across
1. British election figure. : ATTLEE
7. Bitter complainers. : GRIPERS
14. Young chickens. : FRIERS
15. Excise, customs, income taxes, etc. : REVENUES
17. Group of 21 islands between Great Britain and Iceland, independent since 1946. : FAROES
18. Citizen under Mustafa Nahas Pasha. : EGYPTIAN
19. Impetuous ardor. : ELAN
20. Vedic god of fire. : AGNI
22. Coherent meaning. : SENSE
23. In the middle: Abbr. : CEN
24. Oppressor. : TYRANT
26. Cape at the S. E. extremity of Newfoundland. : RACE
27. Impart knowledge. : TEACH
29. Where Shoshone Falls is. : IDAHO
31. Jolly Jack ___. : TAR
32. Hair brightener. : HENNA
34. Great stake in the "cold war." : EUROPE
36. Lauded. : PRAISED
39. Made certain. : ASSURED
40. Sell to the public. : RETAIL
41. Attack. : ONSET
42. Eggs. : OVA
43. Lacking in activity. : SLACK
45. The Dalai Lama's capital. : LHASA
49. Brtiain's U. N. man. : JEBB
51. Blue-water pleasure craft. : YACHTS
53. Any minute particle: Abbr. : MOL
54. Put forth fruiting spikes. : EARED
56. Luxuriant. : LUSH
57. Cover up. : HIDE
58. Pertaining to treatment of patients. : CLINICAL
60. Like Adam's garden. : EDENIC
62. Human hive. : TENEMENT
63. "King of Egypt and the Sudan." : FAROUK
64. Sows again. : RESEEDS
65. British units of heat. : THERMS
Down
1. Produce a change in. : AFFECT
2. "The Rose of ___," Irish song. : TRALEE
3. Albanian capital. : TIRANA
4. Ponce de ___. : LEON
5. Sooner than. : ERE
6. Try. : ESSAY
7. A Windward Island, capital, St. George's. : GRENADA
8. Saskatchewan capital visited by royalty. : REGINA
9. Plant symbolizing college. : IVY
10. Invigorates: Slang. : PEPS
11. Gain admission. : ENTER
12. Destroyer: Rare. : RUINATOR
13. A Winslow Homer, for instance. : SEASCAPE
16. Mocked. : SNEERED
21. Hard-studying student. : GRIND
24. Composition for a baccalaureate. : THESIS
25. First or second Epistle of Paul: Abbr. : THESS
28. Sage herb of Mexico. : CHIA
30. European thrushes. : OUSELS
33. Nickname for Eleanor. : NELLY
35. "Dear ___," a wartime play. : RUTH
36. Housing ___. : PROJECT
37. Discloser. : REVEALER
38. Tablet used against malaria. : ATABRINE
39. Tau crosses, used as symbols in Egyptian art. : ANKHS
41. Mysterious sciences such as alchemy, necromancy, etc. : OCCULTS
44. Finnish island group in Gulf of Bothnia. : AALAND
46. Key of Schumann's Piano Concerto, Opus 54. : AMINOR
47. Constituent of salt. : SODIUM
48. Smart ___ (wise guys). : ALECKS
50. Martyred Czech statesman. : BENES
52. A filching. : THEFT
55. Phone toll. : DIME
57. Where the gang is. : HERE
59. Passing mark. : CEE
61. Burmese knife. : DAH

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 17 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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