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New York Times, Monday, November 20, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 0, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Across Down
1. Elflike creature. : PERI
5. Baldpate site. : SCALP
10. Fragrant ointment. : NARD
14. Oil-rich country. : IRAN
15. Gazelle. : ARIEL
16. Indian. : ERIE
17. Ancient Egyptian. : COPT
18. Woman in white. : NURSE
19. Italian coin. : LIRA
20. Avers. : ASSERTS
22. Pastry. : STRUDEL
24. Lariat: Sp. : REATA
26. Meat. : HAM
27. Cuts of meat. : TBONES
30. Wind instrument. : TROMBONE
35. Turn away. : REPEL
36. Buzzing sound. : WHIR
37. Units. : ONES
38. Period. : AGE
39. Gentleman's companion. : SCHOLAR
42. Academic titles. : DRS
43. Monceau, for one. : PARC
45. Fruit. : LIME
46. Fruit. : OLIVE
48. Daydream. : STARGAZE
50. Wind instruments. : FLUTES
51. Row. : OAR
52. Term of endearment. : SWEET
54. Tuneful. : MELODIC
58. Exciting laughter. : RISIBLE
62. Presage. : OMEN
63. High C's. : NOTES
65. Large waves. : SEAS
66. Without: Lat. : SINE
67. Official decree. : EDICT
68. Pound down. : TAMP
69. Pentacle. : STAR
70. Dowdy: Colloq. : TACKY
71. Prop. : STAY
1. Type size. : PICA
2. Cupid. : EROS
3. Knocks. : RAPS
4. Man in white. : INTERNE
5. Men in red. : SANTAS
6. Pie shell. : CRUST
7. Main melody. : AIR
8. Not so great. : LESS
9. Overabundance. : PLETHORA
10. Water lily : NELUMBO
11. Dry. : ARID
12. To laugh: Fr. : RIRE
13. Fir or pine wood. : DEAL
21. Lively dances. : REELS
23. Constellation Aries. : RAM
25. Parties. : ATHOMES
27. Drums, cymbals, bells, etc. : TRAPS
28. Much-repeated Biblical word. : BEGAT
29. Performing art. : OPERA
31. Irritate: Colloq. : RILE
32. They say: Fr. : ONDIT
33. Courage. : NERVE
34. Letters. : ESSES
36. See 36 Across. : WHIZ
40. Wind instrument. : CLARINET
41. Ingenue, heavy, etc. : ROLES
44. Singer of a sort. : CROONER
47. Musicians. : LUTISTS
49. Wander idly. : GAD
50. Frisky and cocky: Dial. : FEISTY
53. Dismantle. : WRECK
54. Velvety plant. : MOSS
55. Throw off. : EMIT
56. River of Siberia. : LENA
57. Musical finale. : CODA
59. Unit of musical rhythm. : BEAT
60. Priest of Asia. : LAMA
61. Catch sight of. : ESPY
64. Twitch. : TIC

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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