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New York Times, Wednesday, February 15, 1961

43-Down : Part of an airfield.

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 31, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { V X Z }, Scrabble score: 308 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,233
Across
1
Feet of a sort. : PAWS
5
"A miss ___ good ... " : ISAS
9
Swiss city on the Rhine. : BASEL
14
Liliaceous plant. : ALOE
15
Severe mentor: Colloq. : DUTCHUNCLE
17
Characterized by little activity. : SLOW
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Devotee. : ENTHUSIAST
19
Forty winks. : SIESTA
21
Bank on. : RELY
22
Favorite. : PET
23
Invest. : ENDUE
24
Housewife. : MAMA
25
Kitten's vocal sound. : MEW
26
Buckingham, for example. : PALACE
28
Companion of main. : MIGHT
30
Bird call. : CAW
33
Haven. : PORT
34
Dugouts. : CANOES
35
"So sorry," for example. : APOLOGY
37
Fanfare. : TANTARA
38
Goblin or elf. : SPRITE
39
Piece of sculpture. : BUST
40
Land: Abbr. : TER
41
Appropriates. : TAKES
42
Slice of bacon. : RASHER
44
Measure of length. : ROD
45
Woof. : BARK
46
Anything whatever. : AUGHT
50
Clumsy fellow. : OAF
51
Chinese: Comb. form. : SINO
52
City in Alaska. : JUNEAU
53
Imposing. : STATUESQUE
56
"___ Side Story." : WEST
57
Certainly: Colloq. : SUREENOUGH
58
In re. : ASTO
59
Fall flower. : ASTER
60
Another version of 25 Across. : MEOU
61
Part of a decade. : YEAR
Down
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Old-fashioned. : PASSE
2
___ all (considering everything). : ALLIN
3
Courted. : WOOED
4
Monopolizes: Colloq. : SEWSUP
5
Brain child. : IDEA
6
Phoebus. : SUN
7
Draw. : ATTRACT
8
Intrigue. : SCHEME
9
At work. : BUSY
10
Cuckoo. : ANI
11
Fall guy. : SCAPEGOAT
12
Some other place. : ELSEWHERE
13
Baltic native. : LETT
16
Kind of dance. : HULA
20
Restaurant equipment. : TEAPOTS
24
Contrary girl. : MARY
25
Large amount. : MINT
27
Theatre section. : LOGE
28
Woman's cloak. : MANTEAU
29
Autocrat. : TSAR
30
Players. : CAST
31
Complex device or machine. : APPARATUS
32
Museum piece. : WORKOFART
34
Money. : CASH
36
Song: Ger. : LIED
37
Elephant feature. : TUSK
39
Rococo. : BAROQUE
42
Redeem. : RANSOM
43
Part of an airfield. : RUNWAY
45
Tres ___. : BIEN
47
Wild fowl. : GEESE
48
___ la vista. : HASTA
49
Coach. : TUTOR
50
Bones: Lat. : OSSA
51
Litigant. : SUER
52
Speed demon. : JEHU
54
Letter. : TEE
55
Hugh in Italy. : UGO

Answer summary: 6 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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