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New York Times, Monday, October 16, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J K X }, Scrabble score: 298 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,476
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1. Useful abbreviation. : ABBR
5. Rock formation. : CRAG
9. Bachelor of ___. : ARTS
13. Explorer Amundsen. : ROALD
15. Island of Polynesian charm. : OAHU
16. Julienne. : SOUP
17. H. S. T. : MISSOURIAN
19. Game fish. : TUNA
20. Chemical suffix. : OSE
21. Small warbler. : WREN
22. V. P., 1933–41. : GARNER
24. World Series team. : REDLEGS
26. Greens. : SALAD
27. Diminutive suffix. : OLE
28. Sweet-smelling. : REDOLENT
31. Cargo: Abbr. : SHPT
34. Detective Arsene. : LUPIN
35. Deep in pitch. : LOW
36. Unwelcome one. : PERSONANONGRATA
40. Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
41. Obscure. : FOGGY
42. Certain votes. : AYES
43. Turns aside (from). : DEVIATES
45. Son of Noah. : HAM
47. Hot temper. : ANGER
48. Type of car. : COMPACT
52. Type of chair. : SWIVEL
54. European. : SERB
55. In defense of. : FOR
56. Refrain syllables. : LALA
57. Evenness of temper. : EQUANIMITY
60. Cooled. : ICED
61. Pays court. : SUES
62. Biblical weeds. : TARES
63. Way of doing. : MODE
64. True state of affairs: Colloq. : SIZE
65. Outdo. : BEST
1. Equipment for a hoplite. : ARMOR
2. Western capital. : BOISE
3. Established. : BASED
4. Creator of John Silver. : RLS
5. Nuclei. : CORES
6. Shower. : RAIN
7. Exclamation. : AHA
8. Popular "Barrack-Room" ballad. : GUNGADIN
9. Stellar. : ASTRAL
10. Short, lively rural strain. : ROUNDELAY
11. Air. : TUNE
12. Wrangle. : SPAR
14. Peg of pin. : DOWEL
18. Exhort. : URGE
23. In a line. : ALONG
25. Feast of ___ (Purim). : LOTS
26. Soldier of the Indian Mutiny. : SEPOY
28. Rounds in a chair. : RUNGS
29. Signify. : NOTE
30. Poetic contraction. : TWAS
31. Miner's nail. : SPAD
32. Goddess of youth. : HEBE
33. Held sway. : PREVAILED
34. Brew of a kind. : LAGER
37. Not a minor. : OFAGE
38. Unmarked. : NOTELESS
39. Sloping away. : RAMP
44. Storm in. : INVADE
45. Cornucopia. : HORN
46. Circumference. : AMBIT
48. Leave off. : CEASE
49. Blazing. : AFIRE
50. Sheepfolds. : COTES
51. Meeting. : TRYST
52. Spare. : SLIM
53. Texas city. : WACO
54. Egyptian port. : SUEZ
58. Who: Fr. : QUI
59. Queen in Shakespeare. : MAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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