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New York Times, Monday, December 11, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 301 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Students & seniors
Across
1. G. I. home overseas. : BASE
5. Make a botch of. : FLUB
9. Hit hard. : SWAT
13. Military acronym. : AWOL
14. Santa ___. : CLARA
15. USAF missile. : THOR
16. Garden favorite. : WALLFLOWER
18. Japanese native. : AINU
19. Lixivium. : LYE
20. Water bird. : LOON
21. Tenant. : RENTEE
23. Vendetta. : FEUD
24. Frenchman's world. : MONDE
25. Hallowed. : SACRED
28. Storage place. : WOODSHED
31. Shoelace tag. : AGLET
32. Cronies. : CHUMS
33. Cheer for Escamillo. : OLE
34. Cargo. : LOAD
35. Fertile soil. : LOESS
36. Clubs or spades. : SUIT
37. Miscalculate. : ERR
38. Young mare. : FILLY
39. Post-___. : HASTE
40. Allow extra space. : MAKEROOM
42. Homemaking is one. : CAREER
43. Candidate for orbit shot. : GLENN
44. Bed of a stream, usually dry. : WADI
45. Nuances. : SHADES
47. Greatest number. : MOST
48. G. I. : PFC
51. Ear part. : LOBE
52. Type of salesman. : DOORTODOOR
55. Sharp tools. : AWLS
56. Rub off. : ERASE
57. Parcel of land. : ACRE
58. Assemble. : MEET
59. Demisemiquaver. : NOTE
60. Slant or Twist. : SKEW
Down
1. Shout. : BAWL
2. Not at home. : AWAY
3. Food fish. : SOLE
4. House addition. : ELL
5. Rising tide. : FLOOD
6. Sight in suburbia. : LAWN
7. Act: Suffix. : URE
8. Pubs. : BARROOMS
9. Small tables. : STANDS
10. James Hoban's design. : WHITEHOUSE
11. Tops. : AONE
12. Reliable. : TRUE
14. Thunderhead. : CLOUD
17. Argosy. : FLEET
22. Partner of odds. : ENDS
23. One of the Allens. : FRED
24. Quiet; shy. : MOUSY
25. Western capital. : SALEM
26. Ancient assembly place. : AGORA
27. Memorable star. : CLARKGABLE
28. Engulf. : WHELM
29. Upper crust. : ELITE
30. Discourage. : DETER
32. Punctuation mark. : COLON
35. Place of peril in Biblical tale. : LIONSDEN
36. Ranee's garb. : SARI
38. "Born ___." : FREE
39. Was forced. : HADTO
41. First-born. : ELDEST
42. Brahman or Sudra. : CASTE
44. Less fitting. : WORSE
45. Door sound. : SLAM
46. American inventor. : HOWE
47. Ditch. : MOAT
48. Skin blemish. : POCK
49. Golfer's call. : FORE
50. College sport. : CREW
53. Coronado's quest. : ORO
54. "___ Rheingold." : DAS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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