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New York Times, Monday, November 6, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 68, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.47, Missing: { J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.39)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 14, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,497
Across
1. King with the golden touch. : MIDAS
6. Greek letters. : BETAS
11. Luzon port. : MANILA
12. Egyptian deity. : SERAPIS
14. Set upon violently. : ASSAIL
15. Talked like a tot. : PRATTLED
17. Dross on top of molten metals. : SCUM
18. Negotiates. : TREATS
20. Once ___ blue moon. : INA
21. Bull: Sp. : TORO
22. Member of a mixed quartet. : ALTO
23. Go away! : SCAT
24. Feeler. : TENTACLE
27. Flash flood. : SPATE
28. Short swords. : DIRKS
29. Wayfarer. : VIATOR
30. Slogans stamped on mail. : CACHETS
33. Devotees of the Twist. : DANCERS
34. Strangers. : ALIENS
35. Give utterance. : VOICE
36. Bones. : ULNAS
37. Small generators. : MAGNETOS
40. Grain of wheat. : SEED
41. Twenty-minute walk. : MILE
42. Haystack. : RICK
44. Personality. : EGO
45. Oppose. : RESIST
47. Chester ___ Arthur. : ALAN
48. Thin woolen fabrics. : DELAINES
50. American patriot. : REVERE
52. Substance that burns brightly, used in flares. : REDFIRE
53. Punish by fine. : AMERCE
54. Saint-___, French composer. : SAENS
55. Vitality. : PULSE
Down
1. Good luck symbol. : MASCOT
2. Make certain. : INSURE
3. Landmark on approach to Honolulu. : DIAMONDHEAD
4. Moslem name. : ALI
5. Condiment. : SALT
6. Rebuke severely. : BERATE
7. Muse of poetry. : ERATO
8. Makes lace. : TATS
9. Relevant. : APT
10. Derivative of a certain acid. : SILICATE
11. Spar. : MAST
12. Incantations. : SPELLS
13. Moss or Hart. : SENATOR
16. P.O. implements. : DATERS
19. Frames for hanging clothes. : RACKS
23. Phenomenon of the 1960's. : SPACETRAVEL
25. Indeed!: Fr. : TIENS
26. Esthete's concern. : ARTS
27. Subsequently to. : SINCE
29. Futile. : VAIN
30. Brought about. : CAUSED
31. One asserting without proof. : ALLEGER
32. Certain terpene ethers. : CINEOLES
33. Venetian officials. : DOGES
35. Piece of luggage. : VALISE
37. Tightwads. : MISERS
38. Engineers' assistants. : OILERS
39. Not abundant. : SCARCE
41. "___ White." : MENIN
43. Joint. : KNEE
45. Prevalent. : RIFE
46. Take by stratagem. : TRAP
49. Oklahoma city. : ADA
51. Flightless bird. : EMU

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