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New York Times, Monday, December 25, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { F Q Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 9
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,546
Across
1
Signal. : CALL
5
School subject. : MATH
9
Australian marsupial. : KOALA
14
Melville novel. : OMOO
15
Greek theatres. : ODEA
16
Young bird. : OWLET
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Time of day. : NOON
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Pretty child. : DOLL
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Complicate. : SNARL
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Yuletide song. : JINGLEBELLS
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Extinct bird. : MOA
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"And they were ___ afraid." : SORE
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French writer. : MAUROIS
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Pattern. : DESIGN
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"___ Parisienne," Offenbach ballet. : GAITE
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River of Italy. : ADIGE
32
Santa's site. : NORTHPOLE
36
On the side of. : WITH
37
Unsteady: Brit. slang. : WONKY
38
Finials. : EPIS
39
Relatives of squabs. : NESTLINGS
41
Hamper, as one's style. : CRAMP
42
Roof edges. : EAVES
43
China: Poet. : CATHAY
44
Farmers. : LANDMEN
47
Tolerable. : SOSO
48
Hero of "Exodus." : ARI
49
Opinions. : ESTIMATIONS
54
One of Santa's flying eight. : VIXEN
56
Adored one. : IDOL
57
Wading bird. : RAIL
58
On a slant. : ATILT
59
Accept. : TAKE
60
"___, Brute!" : ETTU
61
Hangars. : SHEDS
62
Belgian river. : YSER
63
Coarse tobacco. : SHAG
Down
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Part of speech: Abbr. : CONJ
2
Mine: Fr. : AMOI
3
Water bird. : LOON
4
Farseeing. : LONGSIGHTED
5
Present-day. : MODERN
6
Clay structure. : ADOBE
7
Far: Prefix. : TELE
8
Symbols of high quality. : HALLMARKS
9
Hungarian hero of 1848. : KOSSUTH
10
Admit. : OWN
11
Cottonwood. : ALAMO
12
"Vive ___!" : LEROI
13
Titan. : ATLAS
21
Mezzanine section in a theatre. : LOGE
22
Parishioners, for instance. : LAITY
26
Stock company's programs. : REPERTOIRES
27
Grow light. : DAWN
28
Girl's nickname. : EDIE
29
Poses. : SITS
30
Temple sounds. : GONGS
32
Something of little consequence. : NONENTITY
33
Colorful fish. : OPAH
34
Kind of bean. : LIMA
35
Catch sight of. : ESPY
37
Helpmeets. : WIVES
40
Regrets deeply. : LAMENTS
41
Fling. : CAST
43
Cargo ship of a sort. : COALER
44
Molten rocks. : LAVAS
45
See 5 Across. : ARITH
46
Water sprite. : NIXIE
47
Dark gray. : SMOKE
50
Greek hero. : IDAS
51
Solemn promise. : OATH
52
Spanish girl's name. : NITA
53
Small mollusk. : SLUG
55
Old times: Poet. : ELD

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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