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New York Times, Friday, October 20, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { H J M Q X }, Scrabble score: 273 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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1. Songbird. : TANAGER
8. Ladder-like. : SCALAR
14. Certain to succeed. : SUREFIRE
15. Place of amusement. : CASINO
16. Thrilling. : ELECTRIC
17. African antelopes. : ORIBIS
18. Common solecism. : AINT
19. Makes public. : DELATE
21. Cathedral city of England. : ELY
22. Early U. N. assembly president. : SPAAK
24. Overcoat. : ULSTER
26. Feast. : REPAST
29. Hunters' prey. : STAGS
32. Adjuvant. : AID
35. Morning receptions. : LEVEES
37. Being: Fr. : ETRE
38. Tower. : STEEPLE
40. Extirpates. : RIPSOUT
42. German philosopher. : KANT
43. Fix (prices): Colloq. : FREEZE
45. Baseball player's record. : RBI
46. Catapult. : SLING
48. Trees. : ALDERS
50. Repair shop. : GARAGE
52. Old playing card. : TAROT
56. Golf term. : PAR
58. Polar phenomenon. : ICECAP
61. City on the Brazos. : WACO
62. Small kite. : ELANET
64. Fish spears. : TRIDENTS
66. Inborn. : NATIVE
67. Broadens. : ENLARGES
68. Oozed. : SEEPED
69. Descriptive of some eyes. : DEEPSET
1. Spring flower. : TULIP
2. Sports place. : ARENA
3. Ambrosia. : NECTAR
4. Time of day: Abbr. : AFT
5. Encircle. : GIRD
6. Iroquoian. : ERIE
7. Solitary. : RECLUSE
8. Clansmen. : SCOTS
9. Marks used by proofreaders : CARETS
10. "Unaccustomed ___ am . . . " : ASI
11. Epithet for Simon Bolivar. : LIBERATOR
12. Indigo. : ANIL
13. Optimistic. : ROSY
14. Heavy waves. : SEAS
20. Modified. : ALTERED
23. Source of iodine. : KELP
25. Vous ___ (you are): Fr. : ETES
27. Wealth of a sort. : PELF
28. Medial sum. : AVERAGE
30. Dig. : GRUB
31. Ancient Egyptian king. : SETI
32. Invites. : ASKS
33. Resident of Ravenna: Abbr. : ITAL
34. Blacken the name of. : DENIGRATE
36. Colossal or jumbo. : SIZE
39. Spirit lamp. : ETNA
41. Sprightly. : PERT
44. Picked out. : ELECTED
47. Afflict. : GRIEVE
49. Wood workers. : SAWERS
51. Played. : ACTED
53. Area for livestock. : RANGE
54. Musical composition. : OCTET
55. Buffet. : TOSS
56. Writes. : PENS
57. Wings. : ALAE
59. "Rule Britannia" composer. : ARNE
60. Heavy timber. : PILE
63. Stinging cold. : NIP
65. Skip, as a stone on the surface of water. : DAP

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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