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New York Times, Saturday, December 23, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.31, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 6, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
PS notes: Original clue for 11-Down had "Mischevous"; corrected this to "Mischievous."
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,544
Across
1. Gorge. : CHASM
6. Put to ___ (surpass). : SHAME
11. Impressionable. : PLASTIC
13. Polishing in a certain way. : STONING
15. Leafy vegetable. : ROMAINE
16. "Flying Down to Rio" dance. : CARIOCA
17. Beast of burden. : ASS
18. Furnishers. : LENDERS
20. Relative, for short. : COZ
21. Saltpeter. : NITRE
23. Fan-___. : TAN
24. Soothing word, when repeated. : THERE
26. Crook in a tree branch. : KNEE
27. Bay of Luzon. : SUBIC
29. Little ___. : ONES
30. Chef's utensil. : GRATER
32. ___ suzette. : CREPES
34. Responsibility. : DUTY
35. Criterion. : RULE
36. Rise rapidly. : SHOTUP
38. Solicit. : ASKFOR
41. Poetic pronoun. : THOU
42. Fold of cloth. : PLAIT
44. Of a certain shape. : OVAL
46. Tracks. : HUNTS
48. Quite. : ALL
49. Curved mark over a short vowel. : BREVE
50. A direction. : ENE
51. Event in Chinatown. : TONGWAR
54. Piece of music. : RAG
55. Joking. : INSPORT
57. Reduce to a mean. : AVERAGE
59. Puts out (a baseball batter). : RETIRES
60. Tyrolean vocalist. : YODELER
61. Units of force. : DYNES
62. Barriers. : WALLS
Down
1. Farewell, as a performance. : CLOSING
2. Cute rodent. : HAMSTER
3. Happy ___ lark. : ASA
4. Upright piece in a frame. : STILE
5. Burrow. : MINE
6. Christmas symbol. : STAR
7. ___ Wessel Lied (Nazi song). : HORST
8. Cuckoo. : ANI
9. Division of the tertiary system. : MIOCENE
10. Repetitions. : ENCORES
11. Mischievous caper. : PRANK
12. Mexican floras. : CENTURYPLANTS
13. Amusement park specialty. : SCENICRAILWAY
14. Looks with eagerness. : GAZES
19. Flounder. : DAB
22. An electronic meter indication. : READOUT
25. Desire with expectation. : HOPEFOR
27. Prearrange. : SETUP
28. Part of a pie. : CRUST
31. Impatient exclamation. : TUT
33. Shoe leather. : ELK
36. Eschewed. : SHUNNED
37. Probity. : HONESTY
39. Including everything. : OVERALL
40. Devastates. : RAVAGES
41. Possessive adjective. : THEIR
43. Math subject: Abbr. : ALG
45. Light: Fr. : LEGER
47. Bodega. : STORE
49. Netherlands city. : BREDA
52. Assayer's concern. : ORES
53. Own. : AVOW
56. Flag staff on the links. : PIN
58. Kind of pronoun: Abbr. : REL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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