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New York Times, Wednesday, January 25, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.38)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,212
Across
1. Hoax: Slang. : SPOOF
6. Steep slope. : ESCARP
12. Better groomed. : SLEEKER
14. Type of window. : LOUVER
15. Blast of a trumpet. : TANTARA
16. Whole number. : INTEGER
18. Stratagems. : RUSES
19. ___ operandi. : MODUS
21. High peak in Nepal. : API
22. Counterpart of Cupid. : EROS
23. Tendrils. : BINES
24. Mollusk. : CLAM
25. Outward appearance. : AIR
26. Indulges in tirades. : RANTS
27. Jacques, for one. : FRERE
28. Florida island. : KEYLARGO
30. Came to an end. : CEASED
31. Personalities. : EGOS
32. Superlative of much. : MOST
33. Divided. : CLOVEN
36. Exemplars. : PATTERNS
40. Takes on hands. : HIRES
41. Harmonies. : TUNES
42. River island. : AIT
43. Unique person: Slang. : ONER
44. Subtle emanations. : AURAS
45. Give a "for instance." : CITE
46. These: Fr. : CES
47. French city with Roman ruins. : ARLES
48. Helpful one. : AIDER
49. Congo's neighbor. : KATANGA
51. Argent: Archaic. : SILVERN
53. Segment of a lobster's tail. : TELSON
54. Antagonistic. : ADVERSE
55. Property. : ESTATE
56. Banquettes, for example. : SEATS
Down
1. Pertaining to perceptiveness. : SENSORY
2. For ___ sake! : PETES
3. Turkish units of weight. : OKAS
4. Poetic contraction. : OER
5. Skeletal constructions. : FRAMINGS
6. Omits in pronouncing. : ELIDES
7. Sound: Lat. : SONUS
8. Plates engraved for printing. : CUTS
9. Greeting. : AVE
10. Entertains as with a feast. : REGALES
11. Fit out. : PREPARE
12. Vein. : STREAK
13. Character in "Little Women." : LAURIE
17. Coated with frost. : RIMED
20. Upon. : ONTO
23. European title. : BARON
24. Container. : CRATE
26. Furies. : RAGES
27. Festive gatherings: Slang. : FESTS
29. Crowbar. : LEVER
30. Shelters for birds. : COTES
32. Town near Bull Run. : MANASSAS
33. Wedge under a wheel to prevent motion. : CHOCK
34. Marked with lines. : LINEATE
35. Mythical prince pursued by the Furies. : ORESTES
36. Faultless. : PURE
37. Guerrillas. : RAIDERS
38. Crystalline salts. : NITERS
39. Contemporary of Horace Walpole. : STERNE
41. Southern university. : TULANE
44. Underworld slang. : ARGOT
45. Catlike animal. : CIVET
47. Handle: Lat. : ANSA
48. Thomas ___ Edison. : ALVA
50. High: Music. : ALT
52. Suffix in chemistry. : IDE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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