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New York Times, Wednesday, December 6, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { J Q Z }, Scrabble score: 287 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 12
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,527
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1. Hooplike handle of a bucket. : BAIL
5. Scale markings: Abbr. : LBS
8. Salamanders. : NEWTS
13. Vedic fire god. : AGNI
14. Paintings. : OILS
16. French spa. : EVIAN
17. Try: Colloq. : HAVEAGOAT
19. "Monna ___," drama by Maeterlinck. : VANNA
20. Being three in one. : TRIUNE
21. Chantilly. : LACE
23. Focal point: Abbr. : CTR
24. School for 4 Down: Abbr. : OTS
25. Farm implement. : ROTARYHOE
27. Army men: Abbr. : CPLS
29. Penitence. : REMORSE
30. Pray: Lat. : ORA
31. Noun suffixes. : IANS
32. Watchtower. : BEACON
36. "It Takes Two ___." : TOTANGO
38. Vicious circle: Colloq. : RATRACE
39. Not liable to. : EXEMPT
40. Beetles. : DORS
41. Top British admiral: Abbr. : LHA
42. Syncope. : ELISION
44. Hoofbeat sound. : CLOP
45. Goes berserk. : RUNSAMUCK
48. Hostile force. : FOE
49. Ceremonious assent. : IDO
50. Document: Abbr. : CERT
51. Ill will. : GRUDGE
54. From then on. : SINCE
56. Succeed. : MAKEAGOOF
58. January in Spain. : ENERO
59. Source of energy. : ATOM
60. Relative. : AUNT
61. ___ china, silverware, etc. : SETOF
62. Goddess of dawn. : EOS
63. Turnpikes: Abbr. : RTES
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1. Thai coin. : BAHT
2. Culture medium. : AGAR
3. Unimpaired. : INVIOLATE
4. Army men: Abbr. : LIEUTS
5. Theatre box. : LOGE
6. Life: Prefix. : BIO
7. Ski races. : SLALOMS
8. "The sun ___ on their dominions." : NEVERSETS
9. Stowe character. : EVA
10. Hoisting device. : WINCH
11. Too much: It. : TANTO
12. Kind of drum. : SNARE
15. Fixed: Prefix. : STATO
18. Reply: Abbr. : ANS
22. Last trolley stop. : CARBARN
25. Washoe County seat. : RENO
26. Fiscal period. : YEAR
27. Place for pigeons. : COTE
28. Next month: Abbr. : PROX
29. Precursor of jazz. : RAGTIME
31. For. : INPLACEOF
33. Summoned. : CALLEDOUT
34. Eight in Spain. : OCHO
35. Wagon tongue. : NEAP
37. Ben ___ Williams. : AMES
38. Chess piece. : ROOK
40. Lay down the law. : DICTATE
43. River in India. : SURMA
44. Panther. : COUGAR
45. Advances. : RISES
46. City NE of Venice. : UDINE
47. Musical piece for nine performers. : NONET
48. ___ Diavolo. : FRA
51. Pearls. : GEMS
52. Off the scene. : GONE
53. Salamanders. : EFTS
55. ___-Magnon. : CRO
57. Chinese diplomat. : KOO

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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