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New York Times, Thursday, August 9, 1951

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 10
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© 1951, The New York TimesNo. 781

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Our Ambassador to Saudi Arabia. : HARE
5. Stories of heroic exploits. : SAGAS
10. Col. Mary Jo Shelly is their leader. : WAFS
14. Leave undone. : OMIT
15. Traffic stopper. : TRUCK
16. Region. : AREA
17. Descriptive of Tibet's governmental status. : SUZERAINTY
19. Be emotionally affected by. : FEEL
20. Senora: Abbr. : SRA
21. Red man. : UTE
22. Hero of Moliere's "Le Misanthrope." : ALCESTE
24. Bestow good upon. : BLESS
26. Swiss river. : AAR
27. Is very fond of. : ADORES
30. In shreds. : TORN
32. Go: Scot. : GAE
35. Symbols of peace. : DOVES
36. Tennis and baseball necessities. : BACKSTOPS
38. Famous nom de plume. : ELIA
39. Tapestry, named after French city. : ARRAS
40. Amo, ___, amat. : AMAS
41. Hosts at the Festival. : LONDONERS
43. One of the four "musts" for a reporter. : WHERE
44. Before. : ERE
45. Commanded. : BADE
46. Lex Barker's role. : TARZAN
47. Dodgers' Hodges. : GIL
48. Something to wear. : DRESS
50. Phil Rizzuto. : SCOOTER
54. 900-mile river in China. : HAN
55. Frantic. : MAD
58. Knight of the road. : HOBO
59. Poetically, where the swallows come back to. : CAPISTRANO
62. Times. : ERAS
63. Threefold. : TRINE
64. G. B. S. lived here. : AYOT
65. Elizabeth's daughter. : ANNE
66. Fills to repletion. : SATES
67. Departed. : GONE
Down
1. Cowboy's steed. : HOSS
2. River in Siberia. : AMUR
3. Shah Mohammed ___ Pahlevi. : RIZA
4. Summer: Fr. : ETE
5. Cotton, Sunset, Empire, etc. : STATES
6. Spring sign of the zodiac. : ARIES
7. Long Tom. : GUN
8. Things done: Latin. : ACTA
9. Frolics boisterously. : SKYLARKS
10. Thin cake. : WAFER
11. Mars. : ARES
12. The four young Oysters hadn't any. : FEET
13. One way of getting rid of white elephants. : SALE
18. One of the standing committees of Congress. : RULES
23. Occupants of the pantry shelf. : CANS
24. Subject of a recent strike in N. Y. : BREAD
25. Played the chief role. : STARRED
27. Role in "Die Fledermaus." : ADELE
28. Sadness. : DOLOR
29. Sheeplike. : OVINE
31. South American vegetables like potatoes. : OCAS
32. President of Colombia. : GOMEZ
33. Armadillo. : APARA
34. German city in the Western Zone. : ESSEN
36. Reared. : BRED
37. Beardless wild goats of Asia. : TAHRS
39. Seleted passages from the writings of an author. : ANALECTS
42. Notice of decease. : OBIT
43. "The little man who ___ there." : WASNT
46. Plagues. : TEASES
47. Farm bird. : GOOSE
49. Strategic defense line in Europe. : RHINE
50. Frank of the Yankees. : SHEA
51. Iowa's pride. : CORN
52. Seaport in Scotland. : OBAN
53. ___ avis. : RARA
55. Well-known county in Eire. : MAYO
56. Shakespeare's "soon." : ANON
57. Love to distraction. : DOTE
60. Popular game, vintage of "Authors." : PIT
61. ___ doll. : RAG

Answer summary: 10 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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