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New York Times, Monday, December 18, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.50)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,539
Across Down
1. Glide along. : SKIM
5. Fictional animal. : BAMBI
10. Meal in the foc's'le. : MESS
14. Of aircraft: Prefix. : AERO
15. Bermuda plant. : ONION
16. Con. : ANTI
17. Actor. : LEADINGMAN
19. Old English coin. : RYAL
20. Musical group. : ENSEMBLE
21. Completely. : INTOTO
23. Fish dish. : ROE
24. In other times. : ONCE
25. Reporters. : LEGMEN
29. Hercules or Orpheus. : ARGONAUT
33. Jot. : ATOM
34. Game. : CHESS
35. Greek letter. : RHO
36. Ponder (over). : PORE
37. Cool ___ cucumber. : ASA
38. Certain paints. : OILS
39. Prior to. : ERE
40. Fainthearted. : TIMID
42. Army group, 1942. : WAAC
43. Masons, Eagles, etc. : LODGEMEN
45. Background for Strauss music. : VIENNA
47. Early Chinese poet. : LIPO
48. Foundation. : BED
49. Fleet animal of the veldt. : IMPALA
52. Alpine primrose. : AURICULA
57. Ruth's husband. : BOAZ
58. Buttered up. : SOFTSOAPED
60. Jersey or Guernsey. : ISLE
61. Shade of blue. : SLATE
62. Ship's prow. : STEM
63. Embryo plant. : SEED
64. Equipped with handles. : EARED
65. Bronco: Dial. : HOSS
1. White ___. : SALE
2. Enthusiastic. : KEEN
3. Cleopatra's maid. : IRAS
4. Current fashion. : MODE
5. Sweetmeat. : BONBON
6. Sharp corner. : ANGLE
7. Entertainer. : MIME
8. Neckpiece. : BOA
9. Baseball nine. : INNINGS
10. American sable. : MARTEN
11. Greek war goddess. : ENYO
12. Law: Abbr. : STAT
13. Farm structure. : SILO
18. Nagy of Hungary. : IMRE
22. Army men: Abbr. : NCOS
24. Mountain sprite. : OREAD
25. Coat feature. : LAPEL
26. Kurile island. : ETORO
27. Pierced. : GORED
28. Relative of M. : MME
29. Bret Harte's "Heathen Chinee." : AHSIN
30. Noun suffix. : ARIAN
31. Cavalryman. : UHLAN
32. Opera role. : TOSCA
34. Gem. : CAMEO
38. Be obliged (to). : OWE
40. Lime tree. : TEIL
41. Blind alley. : IMPASSE
44. Describing some pottery. : GLAZED
45. Skilled (in). : VERSED
46. Personal: Prefix. : IDIO
48. City in Montana. : BUTTE
49. Sacred bird. : IBIS
50. Man's nickname. : MOSE
51. Faded. : PALE
52. Remote. : AFAR
53. Currency. : CASH
54. Doing: Colloq. : UPTO
55. Virginia family. : LEES
56. Nautical titles: Abbr. : ADMS
59. Palmyra leaf. : OLA

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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