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New York Times, Wednesday, December 20, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 5.19, Missing: { Q Z }, Scrabble score: 303 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 86, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,541

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Season of joy. : JUBILEE
8. Zanzibar native. : SWAHILI
15. Mythical animal. : UNICORN
16. Apollo's twin. : ARTEMIS
17. Swedish parliament. : RIKSDAG
18. Cotton and wool cloth. : DELAINE
19. Devoured. : ATE
20. Jacob's brother. : ESAU
22. Condiment manufacturer. : SALTER
23. Elizabethan poet. : LYLY
25. Plumed birds. : EGRETS
27. Military edifice. : ARSENAL
29. Equal: Fr. : EGAL
33. Dog in Sputnik II. : LAIKA
36. Trilby's mesmerizer. : SVENGALI
38. Arouses. : EXCITES
41. Descendant of 20 Across. : EDOMITE
42. Pope circa 90 A. D. : CLEMENTI
44. What "Mac" means. : SONOF
45. Greek goddess. : HERA
46. Panel members. : JURYMEN
49. Rainier's land. : MONACO
50. Finishing line. : TAPE
54. Michener novel. : HAWAII
58. Plod or toil. : SLOG
60. Federal aviation group. : FAA
61. Kentucky city. : ASHLAND
63. Charms. : ENAMORS
65. Moved, as a train. : STEAMED
66. Leafstalk. : PETIOLE
67. Outing of a sort. : HAYRIDE
68. Negotiated. : TREATED
Down
1. Pertaining to law. : JURAL
2. Harmony. : UNITY
3. He sang in "The Sound of Music." : BIKEL
4. Noun suffix. : ICS
5. Ore deposit. : LODE
6. Expunges. : ERASES
7. Pledge in marriage. : ENGAGE
8. Deplorable. : SAD
9. Performed, as on a type of TV show. : WRESTLED
10. Book of maps. : ATLAS
11. Remedy. : HEAL
12. Not genuine: Abbr. : IMIT
13. Border. : LINE
14. Czech river. : ISER
21. Vases. : URNS
24. Washington city. : YAKIMA
26. Roof part. : EAVE
28. Class. : RATE
29. Beethoven overture. : EGMONT
30. Profit. : GAIN
31. ___ saxophone. : ALTO
32. Just as ___ (just as gladly). : LIEF
33. River into the Danube. : LECH
34. Car part. : AXLE
35. Froster. : ICER
37. Proboscis. : NOSE
39. Prohibited. : ENJOINED
40. Stupefy. : STUN
43. Cleo's handmaiden. : IRAS
47. Named, old style. : YCLEPT
48. Dreamer. : MOONER
49. Resort city. : MIAMI
51. In progress. : AFOOT
52. Speak: Fr. : PARLE
53. Relaxed. : EASED
54. Diner fare. : HASH
55. TV dog. : ASTA
56. Miss Muffet's treat. : WHEY
57. Winged. : ALAR
59. Portal. : GATE
62. Gettysburg initials. : DDE
64. Italian pronoun. : MIA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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