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New York Times, Monday, January 2, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.82, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 269 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 58, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
David Steinberg notes:

In the original 6-Down clue, "Stratagem" was spelled "Strategem"; corrected spelling.

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,189
Across
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More's island. : UTOPIA
7
Arthurian land. : AVALON
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Butler's land. : EREWHON
14
Arthurian city. : CAMELOT
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Exasperating. : GALLING
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Loud metallic noise. : CLANGOR
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Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
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Female in Paradise. : LILITH
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Sits on a sundeck. : TANS
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Eggy beverages. : NOGS
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Roman copper. : AES
25
Darwin subject. : APE
27
Mental perception. : KEN
29
Plato's mythical island. : ATLANTIS
34
Petty officier on shipboard. : BOSUN
37
___ means. : BYALL
38
Choler. : IRE
39
Pastoral paradise. : ARCADIA
41
Islamic feast. : RAMADAN
43
Meadowland. : LEA
44
Relief organization. : UNRRA
46
Occasion. : EVENT
47
Imaginary country. : ELDORADO
49
Calendar abbreviation. : FRI
50
Month: Abbr. : DEC
51
Extinct relative of the ostrich. : MOA
53
Before-mentioned. : SAME
57
French friend. : AMIE
60
Land Gulliver visited. : LAPUTA
63
Land of ___. : NOD
64
Participates in an auction. : BIDSFOR
66
___-La. : SHANGRI
68
Place of perfect happiness. : ELYSIUM
69
Downpour. : TORRENT
70
Large antelopes. : ELANDS
71
Vilifies. : SMEARS
Down
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Word element for heaven. : URANO
2
Type of message: Abbr. : TELEG
3
Lucubrator. : OWL
4
Loving: Comb. form. : PHIL
5
Sea of Italy and Greece. : IONIAN
6
Stratagem: Slang. : ANGLE
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Financial record: Abbr. : ACCT
8
Place of immortality. : VALHALLA
9
Doctors' group. : AMA
10
Pre-Easter. : LENTEN
11
Baclanova. : OLGA
12
Twelve. : NOON
13
Alaskan Governor. : EGAN
15
Financial aides: Abbr. : TRS
20
Britisher's phrase. : ISAY
23
Large brown sea bird. : SKUA
26
Top pro golfer. : PALMER
28
Last. : ENDURE
30
Historic village in Ireland. : TARA
31
Noted non-waiter. : TIDE
32
Land of a new Crown Prince. : IRAN
33
Conveyed. : SENT
34
Bundle. : BALE
35
City on the Oka. : OREL
36
Mackerel-like fish. : SCAD
37
Ancient Celtic poet. : BARD
40
"And they ascended up to heaven ___." : INACLOUD
42
Rara ___. : AVIS
45
Boisterous frolic. : ROMP
48
Black Sea city. : ODESSA
49
Probe the depths. : FATHOM
52
Expels. : OUSTS
54
Quality of young English writers. : ANGER
55
Poetic times. : MORNS
56
Supervise writing. : EDIT
57
HEW Sec'y Ribicoff. : ABE
58
Twenty-minute walk. : MILE
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Arthurian-type poem. : IDYL
61
"___ and the Man." : ARMS
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Swiss river. : AARE
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Obsolescent car decoration. : FIN
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Gen. Johnson's assignment, 1933-34. : NRA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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