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New York Times, Tuesday, February 21, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 300 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,239
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1. Type of Western hero. : HEMAN
6. Function. : ACT
9. Carrier of burdens. : BEAST
14. Marble. : AGATE
15. Very recently. : NOW
16. Acquiesce. : AGREE
17. Enjoyed. : LIKED
18. Wooden pegs. : TREENAILS
20. Canine pest. : FLEA
21. From stem to stern. : FOREANDAFT
22. Gaseous element in the air. : ARGON
24. Members of the board: Abbr. : TRS
25. Cooking abbreviation. : TBS
27. Shell fish. : MUSSEL
29. Nanny of the orient. : AMAH
33. Sagittarius. : ARCHER
35. Busybody. : PRY
36. Army missile. : NIKE
37. Fixed or fantastic notion. : BEEINONESBONNET
40. Ship's path. : LANE
41. ___ hall. : REC
42. Tristram's beloved. : ISEULT
43. Supplemented (with "out"). : EKED
44. Frauds. : FAKERS
46. Largest river of Scotland. : TAY
47. Persian title. : MIR
48. "A stitch in time . . . " : ADAGE
50. Self-centered ones. : INTROVERTS
55. Electrical units. : OHMS
58. Thackeray's middle name. : MAKEPEACE
59. Part of one's personality. : TRAIT
60. Golf clubs. : IRONS
61. Portuguese Mr. : SNR
62. Consequently. : HENCE
63. Savory. : TASTY
64. Essay. : TRY
65. Stranger. : ODDER
1. Incomplete. : HALF
2. William Tell of Norse myth. : EGIL
3. Have a tantrum in public. : MAKEASCENE
4. "The tribute of ___ is all I crave." : ATEAR
5. Man's nickname. : NED
6. Chekhov and others. : ANTONS
7. Newspaperman: Abbr. : CORR
8. Hi-fi appurtenances. : TWEETERS
9. Church proclamation. : BANNS
10. Minced oath. : EGAD
11. Song for Leontyne Price. : ARIA
12. One's own welfare or interest. : SELF
13. See 64 Across. : TEST
19. Opportunists in an adage. : EARLYBIRDS
21. Several. : FOURORFIVE
23. Government operators. : GMEN
25. Console. : TABLE
26. Hiatus. : BREAK
28. Small discoloration. : SPECK
29. Scott heroine. : ANNE
30. Part of a watch. : MINUTEHAND
31. Mowgli's friend, the wolf. : AKELA
32. Adam Bede's first love. : HETTY
34. Went in haste. : HIED
38. Part of Asia. : NEAREAST
39. Greek mountain. : OSSA
45. Diner. : EATERY
47. One of Peter Rabbit's sisters. : MOPSY
49. One type of skirt. : GORED
50. Copy: Abbr. : IMIT
51. Japanese city S. of Kyoto. : NARA
52. Pugilistic decisions. : TKOS
53. Budget item. : RENT
54. Canada's Naval Reserve: Abbr. : RCNR
56. Rodents of song fame. : MICE
57. Kind of silver: Abbr. : STER
59. Notwithstanding. : THO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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