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New York Times, Monday, February 27, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J X Z }, Scrabble score: 295 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 69, 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. 4,245
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1. Far-reaching. : VAST
5. Abbreviations in math book. : QEDS
9. 19 cen. novelist. : DUMAS
14. Oriental name. : ABOU
15. Part of the iris. : UVEA
16. Pointless. : INANE
17. Tough position at a stadium. : LEFTFIELD
19. Inasmuch as. : SINCE
20. Lunch. : EAT
21. Conrad heroine. : LENA
22. Japanese name for Korea. : CHOSEN
23. Theatrical routine. : TRYOUT
25. Be deeply moved. : YEARN
27. Biblical measure. : OMER
29. ___ all (in the smallest degree). : LEASTOF
33. Sport. : HORSERACING
37. Pray: Lat. : ORA
38. Send forth. : EMIT
39. Figuratively, slander. : MUD
40. River in Hungary. : EGER
41. Fond du ___, Wisconsin. : LAC
42. Lottery of a sort. : NUMBERSGAME
46. Distribute proportionately. : PRORATE
48. Statistician's need. : DATA
49. Affirms. : AVERS
51. Small object, relatively useless. : GADGET
55. Plains of Argentina. : PAMPAS
58. Apteryx. : KIWI
60. Narrow inlet, in geography. : RIA
61. To have: Fr. : AVOIR
62. Certain motoring routes. : SIDEROADS
64. Observer. : NOTER
65. Nautical term. : ALEE
66. Prayers. : AVES
67. Pledged. : SWORE
68. Attired. : CLAD
69. Rank beginner. : TYRO
1. Personal attendant. : VALET
2. "If it were ___, it would bite you." : ABEAR
3. Sentimental one. : SOFTY
4. Pshaw! : TUT
5. Calmer. : QUIETER
6. Tied. : EVEN
7. Procrastinate. : DELAY
8. Deplorable. : SAD
9. Symbol of limpness. : DISHRAG
10. Relatives of guilds. : UNIONS
11. Provides a crew. : MANS
12. Noun suffix. : ANCE
13. Witnessed. : SEEN
18. Gorge in the Franconia Mts. : FLUME
22. City of Normandy. : CAEN
24. 17th century Flemish painter. : OOST
26. Slurred over. : ELIDED
28. Battering device. : RAMMER
30. Aedile's garb. : TOGA
31. Town near Utah Lake. : OREM
32. Passenger. : FARE
33. Promote. : HELP
34. Caliph's name. : OMAR
35. Puerto ___. : RICO
36. Kind of scout. : CUB
40. Archaic oath. : EGAD
42. Region in N Spain. : NAVARRE
43. American Indians. : UTES
44. Plant with tattered leaves. : RAGWEED
45. Companionway. : STAIR
47. Duellist's weapon. : RAPIER
50. Technical proficiency. : SKILL
52. Sauce. : GRAVY
53. Variety of duck. : EIDER
54. Italian epic poet. : TASSO
55. Criticizes adversely: Colloq. : PANS
56. Testify. : AVOW
57. Fictional detective. : MOTO
59. Notion. : IDEA
62. One of the major Air Commands: Abbr. : SAC
63. Something to sow. : OAT

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

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