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New York Times, Saturday, December 30, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.25, Missing: { J V }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 9, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,551
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1. Medical group. : AMA
4. Slav. : RUSS
8. Decks of cards. : PACKS
13. Defeat. : ROUT
15. Over again. : ANEW
16. City on the Missouri. : OMAHA
17. Have irons ___. : INTHEFIRE
19. Moroccan city. : RABAT
20. Salinger character. : ZOOEY
21. Dispute. : QUESTION
23. Victorious. : TRIUMPHANT
25. Get under ___. : THEWIRE
28. Lamprey. : EEL
29. Research room. : LAB
32. More comfortable. : HOMIER
33. Domain of Otho I: Abbr. : HRE
34. Puppet. : DOLL
35. Ages. : ERAS
36. That is: Lat. : IDEST
38. Inactive. : IDLE
39. Dearth. : WANT
40. LBJ's state. : TEX
41. Rocket thrusts. : STAGES
43. Galilee, for one. : SEA
44. To a ___. : MAN
45. Unruly mob. : RIOTERS
46. "It Takes ___." : TWOTOTANGO
49. Describing some foods. : DIETETIC
50. As a friend: Fr. : ENAMI
54. Humorously odd. : DROLL
55. Alike. : IDENTICAL
57. Think: Fr. : PENSE
58. Famous person. : NAME
59. Shrewd: Colloq. : CAGY
60. ___-washy. : WISHY
61. Delight. : GLEE
62. Aunt: Sp. : TIA
1. Sunset State: Abbr. : ARIZ
2. One: Prefix. : MONO
3. Prefix used with graph, mat, etc. : AUTO
4. W. W. II group. : RAF
5. Matchless. : UNIQUE
6. Vaccine. : SERUM
7. Vacuums. : SWEEPERS
8. Stadium entrance. : PORTAL
9. At full speed. : AMAIN
10. 1960 campaign name. : CABOTLODGE
11. Asian title. : KHAN
12. Met. : SAT
14. Current craze. : THETWIST
18. High nest: Var. : EYRIE
22. Be three ___ the wind. : SHEETSIN
24. Vex. : IRRITATE
25. Muscles. : THEWS
26. Book of Hours. : HORAE
27. Effluences. : EMANATIONS
30. To go: Fr. : ALLER
31. Consecrate. : BLESS
33. Bewitch: Colloq. : HEX
34. Relative of chromatic. : DIATONIC
37. Showing. : DENOTING
42. Play hard ___. : TOGET
44. Of many colors. : MOTLEY
45. Inflorescence. : RACEME
47. People of Swansea. : WELSH
48. ___ wave. : TIDAL
49. Three: Ger. : DREI
51. Room to swing ___. : ACAT
52. Wise men. : MAGI
53. There is: Fr. : ILYA
54. Division of municipal government: Abbr. : DPW
56. Born. : NEE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 10 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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