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New York Times, Friday, January 27, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { none — this is a pangram }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,214
Across
1. ___ California, peninsula in Mexico. : BAJA
5. Was concerned. : CARED
10. Dregs. : SILT
14. "Three men in ___ . . . " : ATUB
15. Declaim. : ORATE
16. Imagine: Archaic. : TROW
17. Ivy-clad. : VINY
18. Less than. : MINUS
19. Chide. : RATE
20. "Can-Can" tune sung by French star Lilo. : CESTMAGNIFIQUE
23. River into the North Sea. : MEUSE
24. Poet. : ODIST
25. Barley water. : PTISAN
28. 1865 signature. : RELEE
31. Spanish article. : LOS
32. Rest. : SIESTA
34. Part of a bottle. : NECK
38. In secret: Slang. : ONTHEQT
40. Tyro. : AMATEUR
42. Coin of Cuba. : PESO
43. Joined. : UNITED
45. Garland. : LEI
46. Old-time dagger of Scotland and Ireland. : SKEAN
48. Insurance name. : LLOYDS
50. Great artery. : AORTA
53. Chalice. : CALIX
55. Famous liner. : QUEENELIZABETH
60. Single. : UNAL
61. Small bird. : PIPIT
62. Stringed toy. : YOYO
64. Entr'___. : ACTE
65. Suppose, old style. : OPINE
66. Girl's name. : ERMA
67. Wither. : SEAR
68. Satisfied. : SATED
69. Submerge. : SINK
Down
1. Where Munich is: Abbr. : BAV
2. Suffix meaning "of." : ATIC
3. Baccalaureate time. : JUNE
4. Depths: Poet. : ABYSMS
5. Official bulletin. : COMMUNIQUE
6. Operatic offerings. : ARIAS
7. Forest wardens. : RANGERS
8. Vingt-___. : ETUN
9. TV name. : DESI
10. Grating. : STRIDENT
11. Baghdad native. : IRAQI
12. Tropical water lily. : LOTUS
13. Bird sound. : TWEET
21. Harass. : TEASE
22. Enemy. : FOE
25. Sound of a flat dive. : PLOP
26. Vocal sound. : TONE
27. Adherents of: Suffix. : ISTS
29. Coup d'___. : ETAT
30. Having scales or layers. : LAMELLATED
33. Heating lamp. : ETNA
35. Slithery. : EELY
36. Prompted. : CUED
37. Malay dagger. : KRIS
39. Old-time innkeeper. : HOSTELER
41. Extemporize: Colloq. : ADLIB
44. A beginning: Lat. : INCIPIT
47. Where Topeka is: Abbr. : KAN
49. Daisies. : OXEYES
50. Sea greens. : AQUAS
51. Unit of weight. : OUNCE
52. Rope: Span. : REATA
54. Kind of dye. : AZINE
56. Series of epic events. : EPOS
57. Fat, in medicine. : LIPA
58. Convex moldings. : TORI
59. Song of praise. : HYMN
63. Wood for flooring. : OAK

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 10 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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