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New York Times, Monday, December 4, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J K Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,525
Across Down
1. Vitriolic. : ACID
5. Gambling game. : FARO
9. Badinage. : CHAFF
14. Booth or stall. : LOGE
15. Sigh of remorse. : ALAS
16. Asian capital. : HANOI
17. Atmosphere for romance. : MOONLIGHT
19. City in Texas. : ENNIS
20. More agile. : SPRIER
21. Vegetable order. : SIDEDISH
23. Within: Prefix. : ENDO
25. River isles. : AITS
26. Kitchen appliances. : TOASTERS
30. African tree. : BAOBAB
34. Labor group. : AFL
35. Sodium chloride and others. : SALTS
37. Christmas shopper's watchword. : HURRY
38. Child: Prefix. : PAED
40. Nocturnal lemur. : LORIS
42. Clothes. : TOGS
43. Concur. : AGREE
45. Whimpers. : PULES
47. Trouble enough. : WOE
48. Begins. : SETSIN
50. California peak. : MTSHASTA
52. Poems almost passé : ODES
54. Prow. : STEM
55. Enshrined. : HALLOWED
59. Steel for building. : IBEAMS
63. Perfect. : IDEAL
64. "___ is fair play." : TURNABOUT
66. ___ be tied. : FITTO
67. Murrow's agency. : USIA
68. Opposed. : ANTI
69. Henrik of Norway. : IBSEN
70. Fixes, as prices. : PEGS
71. Person with ESP. : SEER
1. Gifts of a sort. : ALMS
2. Type of apartment, for short. : COOP
3. Borodin's prince. : IGOR
4. Disavows. : DENIES
5. Political slogan. : FAIRDEAL
6. School subject: Abbr. : ALG
7. Sounds of rooters. : RAHS
8. Rome's ancient port. : OSTIA
9. Spotted cat. : CHEETAH
10. Distributes. : HANDSOUT
11. Years: Lat. : ANNI
12. Time: Fr. : FOIS
13. Guppies. : FISH
18. Periods of penance. : LENTS
22. Cast bait lightly. : DIB
24. Lowest deck. : ORLOP
26. Cloths from mulberry bark. : TAPAS
27. Old enough, legally. : OFAGE
28. On the qui vive. : ALERT
29. Play the mandolin. : STRUM
31. Foreheads. : BROWS
32. Lingo. : ARGOT
33. "And two if ___ . . . " : BYSEA
36. Delta deposits. : SILTS
39. Woebegone. : DESOLATE
41. Poems. : SESTINAS
44. Apparition. : EIDOLON
46. Queen of ___. : SHEBA
49. Fresh. : NEW
51. One-celled animals. : AMEBAS
53. Establish. : SETUP
55. Woofing and tweeting. : HIFI
56. Star in Draco. : ADIB
57. Permits. : LETS
58. Great stage name. : DUSE
60. First class. : AONE
61. Silent. : MUTE
62. Agitate. : STIR
65. Horse and buggy. : RIG

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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