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New York Times, Thursday, February 23, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 43, Avg Word Len: 5.06, Missing: { J K Q }, Scrabble score: 296 (avg 1.63)
Open Squares: 52, Cheaters: 16, FITB: 2, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,241
Across
1. Canal Zone city. : COLON
6. Pythagoras, for example. : SAGE
10. Printed cotton cloths. : CALICOS
12. This year. : MCMLXI
14. "Old MacDonald ___ . . . " : HADAFARM
15. Cultural center. : MUSEUM
16. Item in 33 Across. : EVENT
17. Imitated. : MIMED
19. High peak. : ALP
20. Opinion. : MIND
21. Part of the United Kingdom. : WALES
22. Poker payment. : ANTE
23. La ___, city in Bolivia. : PAZ
24. Decorated with tegulae. : TILED
25. Wicker basket. : CREEL
26. Fanatical. : RABID
28. Relative of the standpatter. : DIEHARD
30. United. : ONED
32. Jewish month. : ADAR
33. Course of action. : PROGRAM
36. Metric weights. : GRAMS
39. Fireplace. : GRATE
40. Meadow mice. : VOLES
42. Make a choice. : OPT
44. Pained expression. : OUCH
45. Tricks: Colloq. : DIDOS
46. Be up and about. : STIR
47. Poetic work. : ODE
48. College in Lewiston, Maine. : BATES
49. Heading. : TITLE
50. Relative of a wattle. : DEWLAP
52. Osceola's tribe. : SEMINOLE
54. Mollusks. : SNAILS
55. Walks wearily. : TRUDGES
56. Gothic, for example. : TYPE
57. Pintail ducks. : SMEES
Down
1. Musical flourish. : CADENZA
2. Baltic island SE of Sweden. : OLAND
3. A helping upward. : LIFT
4. Tuber plant. : OCA
5. Standard. : NORMAL
6. Move swiftly. : SCUD
7. Mornings. : AMS
8. Harvest field worker. : GLEANER
9. Gloried. : EXULTED
10. Sterlet delicacy. : CAVIAR
11. Looked happy. : SMILED
12. Titles of address: Abbr. : MMES
13. Urge forward. : IMPEL
14. What sacking is made of. : HEMP
18. Madison Avenue's concern. : MEDIA
21. More extensive. : WIDER
22. Macaw. : ARARA
24. Coloring. : TINGE
25. Carbonizes. : CHARS
27. Compartment in a restaurant. : BOOTH
29. Sharpens. : EDGES
31. Hoisting crane on a ship's side. : DAVIT
33. Circumspect. : PRUDENT
34. Narrow channel for water. : RACEWAY
35. Unassuming. : MODEST
37. "Excelsior," "Eureka," etc. : MOTTOES
38. Pours over. : SPILLS
39. Movable personal property. : GOODS
41. Underdogs. : LOSERS
43. Mahogany or sandalwood. : TREE
45. Skips, as a stone over water. : DAPS
46. Slight burn. : SINGE
48. Package of goods. : BALE
49. Surge. : TIDE
51. Edge of anything. : LIP
53. Tongue-tied. : MUM

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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