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New York Times, Thursday, February 16, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.97, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 290 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 73, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,234
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1. Quantity of paper. : REAM
5. Operatic role. : TOSCA
10. Small three-masted ship. : BARK
14. Pacific coast campus: Abbr. : UCLA
15. Right ___. : OFWAY
16. Augury. : OMEN
17. Play by Brendan Behan. : THEHOSTAGE
19. Tibia. : BONE
20. Tribute. : HOMAGE
21. Accept what one has fought against. : EATCROW
23. Step. : TREAD
26. Verily. : YEA
27. Responsibility for wrongdoing. : BLAME
30. Magnet. : LODESTONE
35. ___ avis. : RARA
36. Most logical. : SANEST
37. Zodiac sign. : RAM
38. Possessive. : OUR
39. British frigate captured by John Paul Jones, 1779. : SERAPIS
40. Edge. : LIP
41. Ca ___ (it will go on): Fr. : IRA
42. Newspaper VIP. : EDITOR
43. Ditch. : MOAT
44. New Mexican town on the Rio Grande. : LASCRUCES
46. Famous miler. : LANDY
47. Here: Lat. : HIC
48. Postpone. : DEFER
50. Relic. : MEMENTO
54. Burmese terminus of Burma Road. : LASHIO
58. Bouquet. : ODOR
59. Device on an old coin. : INDIANHEAD
62. Andean republic. : PERU
63. 2/3 mile, in Russia. : VERST
64. Mythical ship. : ARGO
65. High-hat one. : SNOB
66. Letters. : ESSES
67. The art of weaving. : LOOM
1. Baseball immortal. : RUTH
2. Lovelorn nymph. : ECHO
3. Ottoman flag. : ALEM
4. Wise man of India. : MAHATMA
5. "I've got ___ a man about a dog." : TOSEE
6. Frequent: Poet. : OFT
7. Part of Africa: Abbr. : SWA
8. The basket, in basketball. : CAGE
9. Seaman's reply. : AYEAYESIR
10. Fierce feline. : BOBCAT
11. Cupid, in art. : AMOR
12. Officer in Custer's command. : RENO
13. Understood clearly. : KNEW
18. Folklore being. : OGRE
22. Activities at Cape Canaveral. : TESTS
24. Visigothic King. : ALARIC
25. Subscribed to a cause. : DONATED
27. Cook. : BROIL
28. Inspiration for many of Petrarch's poems. : LAURA
29. Tapestry. : ARRAS
31. Remove from office. : DEPOSE
32. Modern fabric. : ORLON
33. Water sprite. : NAIAD
34. Insincere. : EMPTY
36. Alluring. : SEDUCTIVE
39. Small green finch. : SERIN
43. Military officer. : MARSHAL
45. Little angel. : CHERUB
46. Thin. : LEAN
49. Pieces of scenery. : FLATS
50. Deck swabs. : MOPS
51. Macmillan's predecessor. : EDEN
52. Sulu Moslem. : MORO
53. People. : ONES
55. Protagonist. : HERO
56. Shakespearean role. : IAGO
57. Famous round-the-world flier. : ODOM
60. Men with degrees: Abbr. : DRS
61. Honshu bay. : ISE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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