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New York Times, Saturday, December 9, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 278 (avg 1.44)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,530
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1. Household necessity. : DUSTPAN
8. City on Lake Washington. : SEATTLE
15. City on the Columbia River. : ASTORIA
16. The loser. : ALSORAN
17. Briefly. : INAWORD
18. Harmony. : RAPPORT
19. Heroic accounts. : SAGAS
20. Wine city of Italy. : ASTI
22. ___ Park. : HYDE
23. Mutineer, for short. : REB
25. Curt dismissal. : CONGE
27. Minstrel. : BARD
30. Sound in a bowl. : RAH
32. Mistake remover. : ERASER
36. Product of 27 Across. : ODE
37. Edible pine seed. : PINON
39. Small egg. : OVULE
40. Familiar finale of rhyme. : WHATAGOODBOYAMI
43. Tropical flower. : LOTUS
44. Alert to peril. : ALARM
45. Archdeacon's title: Abbr. : VEN
46. Meager. : SCANTY
48. Before Jack. : IKE
49. ___ Marquette. : PERE
50. Keep an ___ (watch). : EYEON
52. Kern song title. : WHO
54. Garment. : SARI
57. Fabulous ship. : ARGO
59. The opposition. : ANTIS
63. Limonite. : IRONORE
65. Shower down. : CASCADE
67. Willa Cather heroine. : ANTONIA
68. Oberon's lady. : TITANIA
69. "The ___ Sixpence." : MOONAND
70. Zeus as an avenging deity. : ALASTOR
1. Platform. : DAIS
2. Annapolis. : USNA
3. Kind of party. : STAG
4. Facing. : TOWARD
5. Everyday language. : PROSE
6. Breeze. : AIR
7. Nothing: Sp. : NADA
8. Painter Andrea del ___. : SARTO
9. Galahad's mother. : ELAINE
10. Viper. : ASP
11. Lacking in stability. : TOPHEAVY
12. Hector's home. : TROY
13. Shortening. : LARD
14. Heraldic bearing. : ENTE
21. Education. : SCHOOLING
24. Two-master. : BRIG
26. Best man's friend. : GROOM
27. Lawn game. : BOWLS
28. For this case only: Lat. : ADHOC
29. Lariat: Sp. : REATA
31. Forest ox. : ANOA
33. Urbane. : SUAVE
34. Gantry. : ELMER
35. Queen: Fr. : REINE
37. Meat pie. : PASTY
38. Where Fargo is: Abbr. : NDAK
41. Turn the dial. : TUNEINON
42. Type of beverage. : BREW
47. ___, year out. : YEARIN
49. Minnesota Indians. : PONCAS
51. Mountain nymph. : OREAD
53. Until: Sp. : HASTA
54. Anna's land. : SIAM
55. Tuscan river. : ARNO
56. Newspaper section. : ROTO
58. Eight: Prefix. : OCTA
60. So much: Fr. : TANT
61. Personal: Prefix. : IDIO
62. Dry up. : SEAR
64. Off ___ tangent. : ONA
66. Feel below par. : AIL

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

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