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New York Times, Thursday, August 23, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { F J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 268 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 795

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Students & seniors
Across
1. One of Churchill's middle names. : SPENCER
8. Marshall's middle name. : CATLETT
15. Pie or beef ___. : ALAMODE
16. Mrs. R.'s middle name. : ELEANOR
17. Objects of psychical research. : MEDIUMS
18. A trap. : SPRINGE
19. ___ de Calais. : PAS
20. Fixed course of life. : RUT
21. Noted English novel. : SHE
22. Inquire. : ASK
23. New detergents don't require this. : RINSE
25. Girl's name. : OSA
27. Made mule noises. : BRAYED
30. Large black and red butterflies. : MONARCHS
35. Measure of capacity. : LITER
36. Cronies. : PALS
37. Coagulate. : CLOT
38. Easy Esperanto. : IDO
39. Zippy beverages. : STINGOS
42. Exist. : ARE
43. Part of the handwriting on the wall. : MENE
45. Mild alternative to tequila. : AGUA
46. Not prolix. : TERSE
48. Sham. : PRETENSE
50. Gen. Ridgway's middle name. : BUNKER
51. Expurgated. : CUT
52. Enriches with pork. : LARDS
54. Norse goddess. : HEL
57. The Delaware, near Stroudsburg. : GAP
59. Poet Masters' middle name. : LEE
60. I love: Latin. : AMO
63. Truman's troubleshooter's middle name. : AVERELL
65. Kinder. : GENTLER
67. The government's income. : REVENUE
68. Of the summer. : ESTIVAL
69. Most hackneyed. : TRITEST
70. Put another way. : RESTATE
Down
1. Hominy. : SAMP
2. Entreaty. : PLEA
3. Noted bridge builder. : EADS
4. Lacking a middle name: Army abbr. : NMI
5. Spies who carry messages or films. : COURIERS
6. Dewey's middle name. : EDMUND
7. Musical signs. : RESTS
8. Luck, usually bad. : CESS
9. Bob Taft's middle name. : ALPHONSO
10. Current Italo-American movie. : TERESA
11. Medieval poem. : LAI
12. City in Sicily. : ENNA
13. Clothes. : TOGS
14. Travel by ox wagon. : TREK
23. Suburb in Westchester. : RYE
24. Al Smith's middle name. : EMANUEL
26. It'd drawn with a compass. : ARC
27. Mr. Low's Colonel. : BLIMP
28. Middle name of author of 21 Across. : RIDER
29. Make up for. : ATONE
31. Mme. Baclanova. : OLGA
32. Hoover's middle name. : CLARK
33. "Tony Draws a ___." : HORSE
34. Stock yards candidate. : STEER
36. Ellis Parker Butler's middle name. : PIGS
40. His punishment was a tease. : TANTALUS
41. University men. : STUDENTS
44. &c. : ETC
47. Naval officer: Abbr. : ENS
49. City in Oregon. : EUGENE
50. One of Samuel Morse's middle names. : BREESE
53. Non-bridge Horatio. : ALGER
54. Tom Benton's middle name. : HART
55. Semper. : EVER
56. Football's Mr. Jackson. : LEVI
58. A kind of whip. : PLET
60. Edison's middle name. : ALVA
61. Shaw didn't eat it. : MEAT
62. Heraldic bearing. : ORLE
64. Soak. : RET
66. Small bird. : TIT

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 11 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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