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New York Times, Wednesday, April 18, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 263 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 668

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Students & seniors
Across
1. U. N. Representative Sheikh Asad Al-Faqih, for instance. : ARAB
5. Force of armed police. : POSSE
10. ___ Benedict. : EGGS
14. Bill of fare. : MENU
15. Former Russian labor guild. : ARTEL
16. Bird's crop. : CRAW
17. New Yorkers living near U. N. building. : EASTSIDERS
19. That: French. : CELA
20. On which circus aerialists perform. : SLACKROPE
21. Eighth Army's General Van ___. : FLEET
22. Sibilant noise. : HISS
23. Legal claim. : LIEN
24. F. D. R.'s Secretary of the Interior. : ICKES
27. Prized school memento. : CLASSPIN
31. Soothsayer. : SEER
32. Subject of a parable in Matthew XXV. : TALENT
34. The same. : ONE
35. Lenten bakery specialties. : BUNS
36. Better-class mib. : AGATE
37. Pith of a matter. : GIST
38. Lawyer: Abbr. : ATT
39. Praying female figures. : ORANTS
40. Old word for dill. : ANET
41. Last name of Sheldon's "Salvation Nell." : SAUNDERS
43. Facetious. : WITTY
44. English letters. : CEES
45. Choir boy's collar. : ETON
47. Fists: Slang. : DUKES
49. New York City's scenic Drive. : RIVERSIDE
54. City in Oklahoma. : ENID
55. Word for Merkle's play when he failed to touch second. : BONEHEADED
56. And others: Latin Abbr. : ETAL
57. Miss MacMahon. : ALINE
58. Bring forth young, as a sheep. : YEAN
59. Finished. : DONE
60. Roofing slab. : SLATE
61. Girl's name meaning princess. : SARA
Down
1. Site of Iowa State College. : AMES
2. Genuine. : REAL
3. Projecting part of Saturn's rings. : ANSA
4. Men of distinction, these days. : BUTCHERS
5. Not very good poker hands. : PAIRS
6. Desert region of Inner Mongolia. : ORDOS
7. Small distance. : STEP
8. Withered. : SERE
9. Railways on pillars. : ELS
10. Book of the Old Testament: Abbr. : ECCLES
11. Spot in Brooklyn near Newtown Creek. : GREENPOINT
12. Noisy outburst: Colloq. : GALE
13. Ruth's Sultanate. : SWAT
18. Snow runners. : SKIS
21. Charles' moneymaker. : FIST
23. Steamship routes. : LANES
24. Russian log huts. : ISBAS
25. Moroccan seaport opposite Gibraltar. : CEUTA
26. Alben V. Barkley is one. : KENTUCKIAN
27. Celtic groups. : CLANS
28. Latvian. : LETT
29. Coffee container of a percolator. : INSET
30. Diminutive of a girl's name. : NETTY
32. Biblical weeds. : TARES
33. Bacteria-growing media. : AGAR
37. Contradicts. : GAINSAYS
39. Poems. : ODES
42. Cleopatra's is in Central Park. : NEEDLE
43. "She ___ a yellow ribbon." : WORE
45. Contest on a sports program. : EVENT
46. Tittering laugh. : TEHEE
47. Boy Scout's daily doing. : DEED
48. Poetic preposition. : UNTO
49. Sound of a drum rapidly beaten. : ROLL
50. Genus of cetaceans. : INIA
51. Notion. : IDEA
52. Term of affection. : DEAR
53. ___ Wallace Hopper. : EDNA
55. Bottom bet at roulette. : BAS

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 8 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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