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New York Times, Friday, December 15, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.34, Missing: { F J Q W X Y }, Scrabble score: 279 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,536
Across
1. Intrepid. : BRAVE
6. Debussy's "___ de Lune." : CLAIR
11. Resort. : SEASIDE
13. Plaited. : BRAIDED
15. Annie and others. : ORPHANS
16. Christmas symbol. : REDROSE
17. Scrooge's word. : BAH
18. See 7 Down. : LASSIES
20. "Sweetest ___ feller . . . " : LIL
21. Greek letters. : ETAS
23. Calyx division. : SEPAL
24. Factory. : MILL
25. Is odoriferous. : REEKS
27. Girls' nickname. : NAN
28. Atmospheric conditions. : HAZES
29. After-dieting look. : SLIMMER
31. Ranch guests. : DUDES
32. Certain tenure of property. : LEASEHOLD
34. Bird sounds. : CALLS
36. Parts of a billiard table. : POCKETS
39. Fur. : CIVET
40. Witch's escort. : BAT
41. Photos. : SNAPS
43. Tea or coffee, sometimes. : ICED
44. Restrains. : CURBS
46. Office copy, for short. : STAT
47. Ganoid fish. : GAR
48. Summer shades. : PASTELS
50. Singing syllable. : TRA
51. Obdurate. : ADAMANT
53. Artist of a sort. : DOODLER
55. Menu items. : RAGOUTS
56. Flattest. : STALEST
57. Christmas ___. : SEALS
58. Drindl. : SKIRT
Down
1. Reproves. : BERATES
2. Great painter. : RAPHAEL
3. Timber tree. : ASH
4. Small container. : VIAL
5. Millay and others. : EDNAS
6. Gift for a fisherman. : CREEL
7. Youngsters. : LADS
8. One kind of waves. : AIR
9. Put on a pedestal. : IDOLIZE
10. Bounces back. : RESILES
11. Unsmiling. : SOBER
12. Preservers of Dead Sea Scrolls. : ESSENES
13. Celtic man's name. : BRIAN
14. Valleys. : DELLS
19. Garage purchase. : SPAREPART
22. Capable. : SKILLED
24. Infuriates. : MADDENS
26. Food fish. : SMELT
28. Clumsy vessels. : HULKS
30. More: Sp. : MAS
31. One of the Seven Dwarfs. : DOC
33. Gardener's concern. : HOTBEDS
34. Locusts. : CICADAS
35. Ordinary. : AVERAGE
37. Telltale. : TATTLER
38. Leanest. : SPAREST
39. Corona, for one. : CIGAR
40. Hall of Fame exhibits. : BUSTS
42. Set going. : START
44. Bevels. : CANTS
45. Deer tracks. : SLOTS
48. Epistle writer. : PAUL
49. Saturate. : SOAK
52. Extinct bird. : MOA
54. 6th cen. date. : DLI

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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