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New York Times, Saturday, December 2, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.48)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,523
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1. Part of a clock. : FACE
5. Subject. : TOPIC
10. Honorable. : GOOD
14. Ailments. : ILLS
15. City near Osaka. : IKEDA
16. Aware of: Slang. : ONTO
17. Coagulate. : CLOT
18. Solicitous one. : CARER
19. Alaskan isle. : ATTU
20. Noyes poem (with "The"). : HIGHWAYMAN
22. Thunder god. : THOR
23. Opens. : UNSEALS
24. Sword. : EPEE
26. Club officers: Abbr. : TRS
27. C'est ___. : LAGUERRE
31. Smithy's occupation. : SHOER
34. ___ lazuli. : LAPIS
35. Grain. : OAT
36. ___ Vegas. : LAS
37. Crossroads, with 27 Down. : AVENUES
39. ___ Khan. : AGA
40. At variance. : OUT
41. Fields of granular snow. : NEVES
42. Warble. : YODEL
44. Orestes' sister and others. : ELECTRAS
46. Military decorations. : VCS
47. Eject. : OUST
48. Ushers. : SEATERS
52. Droops. : LOPS
54. Situation of affluence. : EASYSTREET
57. At the drop of ___. : AHAT
58. Utter impulsively (with "out"). : BLURT
59. Dies ___, Latin hymn. : IRAE
60. Little one. : MITE
61. Shrub yielding a fiber. : RAMIE
62. Killing: Suffix. : CIDE
63. Danish physicist. : BOHR
64. Handles: Lat. : ANSAE
65. Dickens character. : HEEP
1. Three-cornered kerchief. : FICHU
2. Tired out: Slang. : ALLIN
3. Plugs up. : CLOGS
4. Lover of beauty. : ESTHETE
5. Money in Siam. : TICALS
6. Approves: Slang. : OKAYS
7. Beauty shop item, for short. : PERM
8. Thought. : IDEA
9. ___ Hall. : CARNEGIE
10. Pointed beard. : GOATEE
11. Kerouac novel. : ONTHEROAD
12. Eight, in Italy. : OTTO
13. Stern: Scot. : DOUR
21. Guarantees. : WARRANTS
25. Owl's companion. : PUSSYCAT
27. Crossroads, with 37 Across. : LANES
28. Southern constellation. : APUS
29. Storm. : RAGE
30. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
31. Wild plum. : SLOE
32. Drag. : HAUL
33. Kind of doctor. : OSTEOPATH
34. Money in Sofia. : LEVA
38. Part of the spine. : VERTEBRA
43. Bird. : OSTRICH
45. American general. : CUSTER
46. Garment of a sort. : VESTEE
48. Levantine land. : SYRIA
49. Weird. : EERIE
50. Well-named novelist. : READE
51. Soak, as tea laves. : STEEP
52. Innocent one. : LAMB
53. State. : OHIO
55. Author Paton. : ALAN
56. School problems. : SUMS

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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