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New York Times, Saturday, December 16, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J V Z }, Scrabble score: 326 (avg 1.70)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,537
Across
1. Young oyster. : SPAT
5. Try: Colloq. : STAB
9. ___ fro. : TOAND
14. Seaweed. : ALGA
15. Sussex river. : OUSE
16. Proportion. : RATIO
17. Sign of spring. : KEEPOFFTHEGRASS
20. Sink. : EBB
21. Married woman. : MATRON
22. Position of a golf ball. : LIE
23. Short jacket. : REEFER
25. City in Syria. : ALEPPO
28. Strike out. : FAN
29. Four-poster. : BED
30. German poet and novelist. : HESSE
33. ___ my word. : UPON
35. Sine ___ non. : QUA
36. Name in show business. : DORSEY
37. Advanced. : MARCHED
39. Evergreen. : CONIFER
40. Daughter of Atlas. : PLEIAD
41. Wooden pin. : NOG
42. Aroused. : WOKE
43. City in Utah. : HEBER
44. Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
45. See 39 Across. : FIR
46. Before: Poet. : ERENOW
48. Home of the brave. : WIGWAM
51. Asia Minor peak. : IDA
53. City on the Delaware. : EASTON
55. Wartime agency. : OPA
56. Certain expedients. : COUNTERMEASURES
60. Rubinstein. : ARTUR
61. Ship or mail. : SEND
62. State: Abbr. : SDAK
63. Philippine island. : LEYTE
64. Linemen. : ENDS
65. Queries. : ASKS
Down
1. Old World falcon. : SAKER
2. U. S. N. A. freshman. : PLEBE
3. Mot apropos precedence. : AGEBEFOREBEAUTY
4. On ___. : TAP
5. Until now. : SOFAR
6. Tassel. : TUFT
7. Goddess of justice. : ASTRAEA
8. Look at. : BEHOLD
9. Instruction: Abbr. : TRG
10. Sweep. : OAR
11. Speechless. : ATALOSSFORWORDS
12. Decree ___. : NISI
13. Tonic amount. : DOSE
18. Sign. : OMEN
19. Compass point. : ENE
24. More whimsical. : FANCIER
26. Sound: Prefix. : PHON
27. Peruke. : PERIWIG
29. Rose to be. : BUD
31. Ask for. : SEEK
32. Judges' circuit. : EYRE
33. Sound of doubt. : UMPH
34. Faint. : PALE
35. Useful Latin abbreviation. : QED
36. Retriever. : DOG
38. Rodent. : HARE
39. Democratic candidate, 1920. : COX
41. Reporters. : NEWSMEN
44. Raucous. : HOARSE
45. Airfoils. : FINS
47. Born. : NEE
48. Blue dye plants. : WOADS
49. Almost vertical: Naut. : APEAK
50. Disguises. : MASKS
51. Compound suffix. : ICAL
52. French artist. : DORE
54. Watch over. : TEND
57. Kernel. : NUT
58. Three: It. : TRE
59. America. : USA

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 8 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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