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New York Times, Wednesday, October 25, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.87, Missing: { J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 305 (avg 1.61)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 11
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,485
Across Down
1. Hushing sounds. : SHS
4. Become tiresome. : PALL
8. Made bubbles. : FOAMED
14. Trouble. : WOE
15. Jai ___. : ALAI
16. Bohemian Girl. : ARLINE
17. Moth larva. : INCHWORM
19. Place famed for a Rose. : TRALEE
20. Matador's foe. : TORO
21. Type of talk, locker-room style. : PEP
22. Rent. : HIRE
23. Eights. : CREWS
25. The populace. : DEMOS
27. Pronoun. : HIM
30. Independence man. : HST
31. For the time being. : PROTEM
33. Rover's friend. : FIDO
34. World labor group. : ILO
35. Edges on yard goods. : SELVAGES
37. It gets a 5 yd. penalty. : OFFSIDE
41. Holds class. : TEACHES
42. Altar draperies. : FRONTALS
44. Compass point. : SSE
45. Disputed. : MOOT
46. Most delicate. : NICEST
48. Addendum to sand or hedge. : HOG
51. Still. : YET
52. I am present: Lat. : ADSUM
53. Dog in William Inge play. : SHEBA
55. Two. : PAIR
57. Edge. : LIP
59. Made a service point. : ACED
60. Strawberry: Fr. : PRAISE
62. Where the swings are. : PLAYYARD
64. Puzzling question. : RIDDLE
65. Prong. : TINE
66. Tip. : TOE
67. Hat ornament. : TASSEL
68. Weakens. : SAGS
69. Close out. : END
1. Tress of false hair. : SWITCH
2. Scholastic awards. : HONORS
3. Hidden. : SECRET
4. Foot. : PAW
5. Askew. : ALOP
6. Rio Grande city. : LAREDO
7. Clinging gastropods. : LIMPETS
8. Incomprehensible. : FATHOMLESS
9. Perfume root. : ORRIS
10. Winged. : ALAR
11. Lofty. : MILEHIGH
12. Chemical suffix. : ENE
13. Miller's river. : DEE
18. By what means. : HOW
24. 7 and 10 pins standing. : SPLIT
26. Penn Relays, for one. : MEET
28. ___ fixe. : IDEE
29. Small green plant. : MOSS
32. Angler's symbols. : RODANDREEL
33. Countenance. : FACE
34. Negative contraction. : ISNT
36. Great spaces. : VASTS
37. "Girl ___ Dreams." : OFMY
38. Cleaving tool. : FROE
39. Highwaymen. : FOOTPADS
40. Yale team. : ELIS
43. Carves. : SCULPTS
47. Iago's wife. : EMILIA
48. Queen of the witches. : HECATE
49. King of the fairies. : OBERON
50. Traveled about. : GADDED
52. Passageway. : AISLE
54. He served Lincoln and T. R. : HAY
56. Helps. : AIDS
58. Throe. : PANG
60. Cargo: Abbr. : PRT
61. Estuary: Sp. : RIA
63. Give assent to. : YES

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 9 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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