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New York Times, Tuesday, February 14, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { H J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 245 (avg 1.30)
Open Squares: 76, Cheaters: 6, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,232
Across Down
1. College on the Hudson. : VASSAR
7. Girl's name meaning "heaven." : SELINA
13. Planet. : NEPTUNE
14. Blessing. : BENISON
15. Turns toward the East. : ORIENTS
16. Unsophisticated. : ARTLESS
17. Rulers. : TSARS
18. Slight coloration. : TINGE
20. Hurricane center. : EYE
21. First-rate. : AONE
22. Office supplies. : FOLDERS
24. Bowling scores. : SPARES
26. Samplings of public opinion. : POLLS
30. Reverence. : AWE
33. American Indians. : UTES
34. City of the Seine. : ROUEN
35. Pollen scatterer. : RAGWEED
37. Thicket or grove, in Britain. : SPINNEY
39. Strong emotion. : ANGER
40. Mineral springs. : SPAS
41. Canine sounds. : GRS
42. Harass. : BESET
43. Shore bird. : CURLEW
45. North Star. : POLARIS
47. Leave out. : OMIT
51. Corroded. : ATE
54. Split. : RIVEN
55. Originated. : AROSE
56. Crisp cracker. : SALTINE
58. Capable of being stretched. : TENSILE
60. Abrasives. : PUMICES
61. Did a bookkeeping job. : ENTERED
62. Plant runner. : STOLON
63. Queens: Fr. : REINES
1. Left-hand page. : VERSO
2. Pertaining to bees. : APIAN
3. Cubic meters. : STERES
4. Basks. : SUNS
5. Symbol of industry. : ANT
6. Made restitution. : RESTORED
7. Worsted fabric. : SERGE
8. U. S. aircraft carrier. : ENTERPRISE
9. Small: Dial. : LIL
10. "Change and decay in all around ___ . . . " : ISEE
11. Minding other people's business. : NOSY
12. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
13. ___ bene. : NOTA
14. Marching musicians. : BANDS
19. French islands. : ILES
22. Destiny. : FATE
23. Presently. : SOON
25. Neighbor of the Virgin Islands. : PUERTORICO
27. Skin diver's gear. : LUNG
28. Sly look. : LEER
29. Curves of a ship's planks. : SNYS
30. Bedouin. : ARAB
31. Decrease. : WANE
32. ___ Benedict. : EGGS
36. Lament. : WEEP
37. Track athlete. : SPRINTER
38. Companions. : PALS
40. Reliable. : SURE
43. Where stalactites are found. : CAVES
44. Deteriorate. : WORSEN
46. Napery. : LINEN
48. Watered silk. : MOIRE
49. British ___. : ISLES
50. ___ up, in golf. : TEED
51. Egyptian cobras. : ASPS
52. Not slack. : TAUT
53. Patron saint of sailors. : ELMO
55. Opposed. : ANTI
57. Sesame. : TIL
59. Direction. : ENE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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