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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 Down
1. 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
19. Extinguished. : PUTOUT
21. Compass point. : WSW
22. City on the Hudson. : TROY
23. 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
1. 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
52. 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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