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New York Times, Wednesday, December 27, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 39, Avg Word Len: 5.17, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 267 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 60, Cheaters: 12, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,548
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1. Ishmael's mother. : HAGAR
6. Recompense. : WAGES
11. Measure of a bomb blast. : MEGATON
13. Flower clusters. : RACEMES
15. Small chapel. : ORATORY
16. Component part. : ELEMENT
17. Faced. : MET
18. Buckingham and others. : PALACES
20. French king. : ROI
21. Ocean: Poet. : MAIN
23. Delights in. : LOVES
24. Travel: Poet. : FARE
25. Money in New Delhi. : ANNAS
27. Stephen Foster's "Old Uncle ___." : NED
28. Ruby spinel. : BALAS
29. Districts in France: Abbr. : DEPTS
31. Collectors' items. : RECORDS
33. Bah! : POOH
35. Dickens character. : DORA
36. Hits, in baseball. : TRIPLES
39. More recent. : NEWER
42. Great care or effort. : PAINS
43. Ignited. : LIT
45. Old-fashioned. : DATED
47. Common heather. : LING
48. Spring flower. : LILAC
50. Shade of blue. : YALE
51. High school subject: Abbr. : ALG
52. Rocky Mountain rodent. : PACKRAT
54. Colloid. : GEL
55. TNT ingredient. : TOLUENE
57. Balkan language. : SLOVENE
59. Pigtails or ponytails. : TRESSES
60. Makes known. : IMPARTS
61. Proofreaders' directions. : STETS
62. Locations. : SITES
1. ___ there. : HEREAND
2. Like quartz. : AGATINE
3. Narrow ship channel. : GAT
4. At the very peak. : ATOP
5. Dewy: Rare. : RORAL
6. Where Mount Snowdon is. : WALES
7. Holes in one. : ACES
8. Pearl. : GEM
9. Shade of green. : EMERALD
10. Spanish ladies. : SENORAS
11. Member of the family. : MOMMA
12. Modern fabric. : NYLON
13. Ebbed. : RECEDED
14. Pens. : STIES
19. State. : AVER
22. Off one's guard. : NAPPING
24. Remote. : FARAWAY
26. Tuned sets of organ pipes. : STOPS
28. "Chairman of the ___," by Edward Streeter. : BORED
30. Coin of Peru. : SOL
32. Peruse. : CON
34. Spirals. : HELICES
36. Savile Row gentry. : TAILORS
37. Curl. : RINGLET
38. Surah or samite. : SILK
40. Whatnot. : ETAGERE
41. Becomes milder. : RELENTS
42. National Park in Oklahoma. : PLATT
44. Ankle bones. : TARSI
46. See 61 Across. : DELES
48. Highway strips. : LANES
49. Pacifies. : CALMS
52. Nuisance. : PEST
53. Pith helmet. : TOPI
56. Worth. : USE
58. Caldron. : VAT

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

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