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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
Across
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Ishmael's mother. : HAGAR
6
Recompense. : WAGES
11
Measure of a bomb blast. : MEGATON
13
Flower clusters. : RACEMES
15
Small chapel. : ORATORY
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Component part. : ELEMENT
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Faced. : MET
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Buckingham and others. : PALACES
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French king. : ROI
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Ocean: Poet. : MAIN
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Delights in. : LOVES
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Travel: Poet. : FARE
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Money in New Delhi. : ANNAS
27
Stephen Foster's "Old Uncle ___." : NED
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Ruby spinel. : BALAS
29
Districts in France: Abbr. : DEPTS
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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
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Locations. : SITES
Down
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___ 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
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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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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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