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New York Times, Saturday, October 21, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,481

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Blast or gale. : BLOW
5. Garments. : WRAPS
10. Flaps. : TABS
14. Italian beach resort. : LIDO
15. Exclamation of surprise. : HELLO
16. Fail to perform. : OMIT
17. Noble in Islam. : AMIR
18. Narcotic. : OPIUM
19. Unless, in law. : NISI
20. Exits in a certain way. : BACKSOUT
22. Guiding light. : BEACON
24. Levant or Orient. : EAST
25. Apportioning. : DEALING
26. Make a defensive stand. : HOLDTHEFORT
30. Mountain: Prefix. : OREO
31. Rises again. : RESURGES
36. Tedium. : ENNUI
38. Certain degrees. : BAS
39. French soldier. : POILU
40. Check. : RESTRAIN
42. Thor's stepson. : ULLR
43. Due to. : ONACCOUNTOF
47. Skins. : PARINGS
51. School: Abbr. : ACAD
52. Reluctant. : AVERSE
53. Protracts. : DRAWSOUT
57. Star in Cetus. : MIRA
58. ___-garous (werewolves): Fr. : LOUPS
60. Whether ___. : ORNO
61. Look sullen. : POUT
62. Have insight. : INSEE
63. Toss, as a coin. : FLIP
64. England's princess. : ANNE
65. Spiteful. : CATTY
66. Celebration. : FETE
Down
1. Let the cat out of the bag. : BLAB
2. Kind of bean. : LIMA
3. Of a poem. : ODIC
4. Solved. : WORKEDOUT
5. Exclamation of surprise. : WHOOSH
6. Fame. : REPUTE
7. Descended. : ALIT
8. More than one: Abbr. : PLU
9. Depresses. : SOMBERS
10. Of sound. : TONAL
11. Friends: Lat. : AMICI
12. Plains animal. : BISON
13. Pain keenly. : STING
21. Held a meeting. : SAT
23. Devour. : EATUP
25. Finishes. : DOES
26. Garden worker. : HOER
27. River of Normandy. : ORNE
28. Camera part. : LENS
29. European coin. : FRANC
32. Adds finishing touches. : ROUNDSOFF
33. Thin layer of gold. : GILT
34. Cockney's 15 Across. : ELLO
35. Breaking waves. : SURF
37. Golf clubs. : IRONS
38. Partiality. : BIAS
41. Heavenly. : ANGELIC
44. Wall-to-wall item. : CARPET
45. Irish dramatist. : OCASEY
46. Auto workers' union. : UAW
47. Treeless plain: Sp. : PAMPA
48. Plane at Orly. : AVION
49. TV item. : RERUN
50. Incensed. : IRATE
53. Gold ___. : DUST
54. Heraldic bearing. : ORLE
55. Single entity. : UNIT
56. European shark. : TOPE
59. ___ shoestring. : ONA

Answer summary: 5 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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