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New York Times, Saturday, January 21, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 61, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Spans: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,208
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1. Family member. : MAMA
5. ___ thing. : THE
8. Improvise, in music. : VAMP
12. Make superficially attractive. : SUGARCOAT
14. Division of the calyx. : SEPAL
15. Officious share in some action. : AFINGERINTHEPIE
17. To the smallest consideration. : ATLEAST
18. Exclamation of surprise. : AHA
19. Lawyer's degree. : LLD
20. Extend. : LIE
21. Damsel. : LASS
23. Scottish Gaelic. : ERSE
25. Needlefish. : GAR
26. Kitchen container. : COOKYJAR
30. Point in the moon's orbit. : APSIS
33. Time. : HOUR
34. Degree of action. : RATE
35. Sheer cotton fabric. : LAWN
36. Urgency. : HURRY
37. Frosted. : ICED
38. Where Salem is: Abbr. : OREG
39. Times. : AGES
40. ___ Alaska. : BAKED
41. Participant in a certain contest. : PIEEATER
43. Vandal. : HUN
44. Pitfall. : TRAP
45. Compass points. : SSES
47. Observe. : SEE
50. Limb. : ARM
52. Disencumber. : RID
54. Pertaining to a satellite's path. : ORBITAL
56. Former TV series. : THEHONEYMOONERS
59. American writer of exotic tales. : HEARN
60. Christmas goody. : CANDYCANE
61. A great many. : LOTS
62. Jack Horner's last words. : AMI
63. Musical offerings: Abbr. : SELS
1. Citizen's dress. : MUFTI
2. Deftly nimble. : AGILE
3. Horse hair. : MANE
4. African storks. : ARGALAS
5. Legal matters. : TORTS
6. "Bali ___," song in "South Pacific." : HAI
7. Volcano in Sicily. : ETNA
8. Letter. : VEE
9. Brandy. : APPLEJACK
10. Letters. : MAIL
11. Made entreaty. : PLED
12. Hall: Ger. : SAAL
13. Mr. Romero. : CESAR
14. Brilliant person: Slang. : SHARK
16. General principle. : THEORY
22. Winning contestants. : SCORERS
24. Native of Damascus. : SYRIAN
25. Spice. : GINGER
27. Pronoun. : OURS
28. To ___ (precisely). : ATEE
29. Make tidy (with "up"). : REDD
30. Leaning to one side. : ALOP
31. Equal: Comb. form. : PARI
32. Confection. : SWEETMEAT
33. Brobdingnagian. : HUGE
36. Milliner's necessity. : HATPIN
40. Waiters' assistants. : BUSBOYS
42. Hebrew high priest. : AARON
43. King of Judea. : HEROD
46. Sleep: Comb. form. : SOMNI
47. Purloin. : STEAL
48. Deserves. : EARNS
49. Otherwise. : ELSE
50. Sports: Abbr. : ATHL
51. Current: Comb. form. : RHEO
53. Ten: Prefix. : DECA
55. Name in early movies. : INCE
57. Periods of time: Abbr. : HRS
58. Edible root. : YAM

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

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