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New York Times, Saturday, January 14, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.59, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 304 (avg 1.60)
Open Squares: 82, Cheaters: 10, FITB: 1, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,201
Across
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Actress Normand of silent films. : MABEL
6
Groups of helpers. : STAFFS
12
Taste. : PALATE
13
Storm. : CYCLONE
15
Girl's name. : EDITHA
16
Polygons. : OCTAGONS
18
Busyness. : RUSH
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Extinguished. : PUTOUT
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Compass point. : WSW
22
City on the Hudson. : TROY
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Penpoints. : NIBS
24
Smoke passageway. : FLUE
25
Baker Street vehicle. : HANSOMCAB
28
Largest river in Franch. : LOIRE
29
Entreaties. : PLEAS
30
Wind instrument. : CORNET
31
Nut trees. : CASHEWS
34
Inhabitant of a borough. : BURGESS
35
Trees. : ASPENS
36
___ nationale. : GARDE
37
Brief. : SHORT
38
Covered wagon. : CONESTOGA
42
The "shrew." : KATE
43
Authoritative sanction. : FIAT
44
Biblical kingdom on the Dead Sea. : MOAB
45
A rule: Abbr. : EMP
46
Faith, hope, or charity. : VIRTUE
48
College in North Carolina. : ELON
49
Afternoon affair. : TEADANCE
51
Decrepit. : SENILE
53
Decrease. : DWINDLE
54
User of poetic references. : QUOTER
55
Headlands. : NESSES
56
Combining form used with first-, second-, etc. : RATER
Down
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Island NE of Java. : MADURA
2
Young wife in Chaucer tale. : ALISON
3
Diving bell. : BATHYSPHERE
4
Suffix on ordinal numbers. : ETH
5
Entrechat, in ballet. : LEAP
6
Concave moldings. : SCOTIAS
7
Old-time batting champion. : TYCOBB
8
A thing done: Latin. : ACTUS
9
Insipid. : FLAT
10
Ground cloud. : FOG
11
9,000 ft. in the Alps. : SNOWLINE
12
City of central Scotland. : PERTH
14
Makes certain. : ENSURES
17
Desserts. : SWEETS
20
The last of the Mohicans. : UNCAS
24
State flower of Alaska. : FORGETMENOT
26
Fragrant. : OLENT
27
Converted stables. : MEWS
28
Noblemen. : LORDS
30
Heal. : CURE
31
Jewel box. : CASKET
32
Abashed by guilt. : ASHAMED
33
Marked chess piece. : SPOTPAWN
34
African tribe. : BANTU
36
Beards. : GOATEES
38
Coterie. : CIRCLE
39
Grainy limestone. : OOLITE
40
Prison keeper. : GAOLER
41
Commander of King Saul's army. : ABNER
43
Discovers. : FINDS
46
Trucks. : VANS
47
Courtesy title: Abbr. : ESQR
50
Printing block. : DIE
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U. S. A.: Fr. : EUA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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