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New York Times, Wednesday, December 13, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,534
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1. Opposite of feast. : FAST
5. Old card game. : OMBER
10. To ___ (besides). : BOOT
14. Voice. : ALTO
15. Adriatic port. : FIUME
16. Shade of red. : RUBY
17. Family symbol. : COATOFARMS
19. Conversational phrase. : ISEE
20. Yellowstone's neighbors. : TETONS
21. Washes. : LAUNDERS
23. Compass point. : SSE
24. Poetic contraction. : EEN
26. Industry's haze. : SMOG
27. Riled. : HETUP
29. Nymph who made laws. : EGERIA
33. Cornered. : ATBAY
36. Accepted: Abbr. : RECD
38. Dangle : HANG
39. Bailiff. : REEVE
40. Sault ___ Marie. : STE
41. December symbol. : SANTA
42. December symbol. : TREE
43. Origin. : SEED
44. Witch of ___. : ENDOR
45. Transported. : ENRAPT
47. Competed. : RACED
49. One side of a coin. : HEAD
51. Greek letter. : RHO
52. 12th cen. date. : MCI
55. Bright. : CHEERFUL
59. Bids. : OFFERS
61. Olympus dweller. : HERA
62. Flaw in an idol. : FEETOFCLAY
64. Cupid. : AMOR
65. Heaters. : ETNAS
66. French cleric. : ABBE
67. Region: Abbr. : DIST
68. Pixilated. : DOTTY
69. All the yesterdays. : PAST
1. Data. : FACTS
2. Bitter drug. : ALOES
3. Put into words. : STATE
4. In ___. : TOTO
5. Printing process. : OFFSET
6. My: Ital. : MIA
7. Singer Ives. : BURL
8. Flaubert and Austen heroines. : EMMAS
9. Began again. : RESUMED
10. Quarter deck. : BRIDGEHAND
11. Yorkshire river. : OUSE
12. Upper: Ger. : OBER
13. Nautical chains. : TYES
18. What the spade jack has. : ONEEYE
22. Creamy drink. : NOG
25. Important worker. : NURSE
27. Be merciful: Slang. : HAVEAHEART
28. Mr. Minuit. : PETER
30. African region. : RAND
31. Come ___ (inherit). : INTO
32. Culture base. : AGAR
33. Commedia dell'___. : ARTE
34. Sea bird. : TERN
35. Stout. : BEER
37. Tree. : CEDAR
41. Accompany to train, plane, etc. : SEEOFF
43. Provided with aides. : STAFFED
46. For each. : PER
48. Fussy. : CHOOSY
50. Caused by. : DUETO
52. Kind of toast. : MELBA
53. Sea food. : CRABS
54. "The best ___ to be." : ISYET
55. African lake. : CHAD
56. Half: Prefix. : HEMI
57. Cupid. : EROS
58. Imparted. : LENT
60. Large writing paper: Abbr. : FCAP
63. Make lace. : TAT

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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