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New York Times, Tuesday, December 19, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J K Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 258 (avg 1.36)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,540
Across
1. Diatribe. : SCREED
7. Doctors: Colloq. : MEDICS
13. Variety. : CHANGE
14. Canadian region. : ACADIA
15. Priest of Apollo. : LAOCOON
16. Prominent punster. : DURANTE
18. Deutschland uber ___. : ALLES
19. Propel a boat. : OAR
21. "___ Finest Hour." : THEIR
22. Card play. : MELD
23. African region. : SUDAN
25. Poet of quatrains. : OMAR
26. Library collection. : ANA
27. Mediterranean land. : TUNISIA
29. Consumed. : ATE
30. Confine. : RESTRICT
32. Rumpled. : MUSSED
34. Abhor. : HATE
35. Water bird. : ERNE
36. Ornamentation style. : ROCOCO
39. English dialect. : SCOTTISH
43. Money in Macao. : AVO
44. Stands. : TRIPODS
46. ___ Paulo, Brazil. : SAO
47. American inventor. : BELL
49. Studies carefully. : SCANS
50. New: Prefix. : NOVO
51. "Green Hat" author. : ARLEN
53. Witness' words. : IDO
54. Spanish rooms. : SALAS
55. Arachnid harmful to a tropical plant. : TEAMITE
57. Anchoring place. : MOORAGE
59. ___ wit's ends. : ATONES
60. Compose. : INDITE
61. Apartment dweller. : TENANT
62. Desists. : CEASES
Down
1. Type of triangle. : SCALENE
2. Mexican cacti. : CHOLLAS
3. Went hurry-scurry. : RACED
4. Recent space traveler. : ENOS
5. Conceit. : EGO
6. Inveigh against publicly. : DENOUNCE
7. City of India. : MADRAS
8. Small shield. : ECU
9. Quick movement. : DART
10. ___ potato. : IDAHO
11. Hitchcock products. : CINEMAS
12. Surfeit. : SATIATE
15. Truman's birthplace, in Missouri. : LAMAR
17. Fluffed. : ERRED
20. Mining term. : ADIT
23. Penelope's problems. : SUITORS
24. Hunters. : NIMRODS
27. Pamphlet. : TRACT
28. Relatives. : AUNTS
31. However. : THO
33. Affix. : SET
35. Profitable. : ECONOMIC
36. Moroccan port. : RABAT
37. Emulate a trencherman. : OVEREAT
38. Compare critically. : COLLATE
39. Miner's nail. : SPAD
40. Sequester. : ISOLATE
41. Primitive ones. : SAVAGES
42. Scottish abode. : HOOSE
45. Most aloof. : ICIEST
48. Juicy fruit. : LEMON
50. Nostril. : NARIS
52. Noel Coward song. : NINA
54. Beverage. : SODA
56. Number. : TEN
58. ___ World. : ONE

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

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