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New York Times, Tuesday, November 14, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 309 (avg 1.62)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,505
Across
1. Arab ship. : DHOW
5. Grandma's favorite fur piece. : MUFF
9. Hands: Colloq. : FISTS
14. Girl Hercules took captive. : IOLE
15. Ridges, in geology. : OSAR
16. Work ___. : OFART
17. State: Abbr. : ALAS
18. Occupation. : LINE
19. Hoosier poet. : RILEY
20. Political group. : LEFTWINGERS
23. Parchment: Abbr. : VEL
24. Sudden pain. : PANG
25. Garden flower. : TEAROSE
27. In front. : BEFORE
30. Rail bird. : CRAKE
31. Glaringly vivid. : LURID
32. Channel of information. : GRAPEVINE
36. Where Abadan is. : IRAN
37. Damsels. : MAIDS
38. Periods of time. : ERAS
39. With great speed. : POSTHASTE
41. Hook or buckle. : CLASP
42. Western marshal and family. : EARPS
43. Gaudy. : FLASHY
44. Loch in "Lady of the Lake." : KATRINE
47. ___ accompli. : FAIT
48. Alcott heroine. : AMY
49. Theatrical lists. : REPERTOIRES
54. Magnate. : BARON
56. Inter ___. : ALIA
57. Seepage. : OOZE
58. Fresh air. : OZONE
59. Small stream. : RILL
60. "Doll" of drama. : NORA
61. Surround. : BESET
62. Hardy cabbage. : KALE
63. Regulus. : STAR
Down
1. ___ tone. : DIAL
2. Links place. : HOLE
3. King of Norway. : OLAF
4. Cadet. : WESTPOINTER
5. City on the Mississippi. : MOLINE
6. Expending. : USING
7. Tusk. : FANG
8. Type of commerce. : FREETRADE
9. Give up. : FORSAKE
10. "___ Were King." : IFI
11. Gun salute. : SALVO
12. Redwoods. : TREES
13. Variety. : STYLE
21. City section. : WARD
22. Harvests. : REAPS
26. Disclosures. : REVELATIONS
27. Radar signal. : BLIP
28. Prefix for a continent. : EURO
29. Brothers. : FRAS
30. Pieces of writing: Abbr. : CRITS
32. Tourist site in Quebec. : GASPEPARK
33. Cleo's maid. : IRAS
34. "Free Wheeling" author. : NASH
35. Detect. : ESPY
37. River into the Seine. : MARNE
40. Coiffure item. : HAIRNET
41. Muse of history. : CLIO
43. Femme ___. : FATALE
44. Cook (meat) on a skewer. : KABOB
45. Bewilder. : AMAZE
46. Amateurs. : TYROS
47. Ruffle. : FRILL
50. Director Kazan. : ELIA
51. Plant part. : ROOT
52. Philanthropist Cornell. : EZRA
53. Harden. : SEAR
55. "___ Man's Meat." : ONE

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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