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New York Times, Tuesday, February 7, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 37, Avg Word Len: 4.95, Missing: { F G J Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 281 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 64, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 8, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2
David Steinberg notes:

In the original 57-Down clue, "Caribbean" was spelled "Carribbean"; corrected spelling.

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,225
Across
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St. Anthony's cross. : TAU
4
"Unaccustomed as ___ . . . " : IAM
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Disconcert. : ABASH
12
Calumniate. : ASPERSE
14
Tropical hardwood trees. : EBONIES
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Important government worker. : POSTMAN
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French wine. : MOSELLE
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Last Italian queen. : ELENA
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Nun's robes. : HABIT
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___ MacDonald, owner of a variety of livestock. : OLD
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Routine, in Britain. : ROTA
23
Setting for current musical. : CAMELOT
25
Worked in the garden. : SPADED
27
Former country of NE Africa. : NUBIA
31
Ab ___ (from the egg): Lat. : OVO
34
Little ___. : ONES
35
Robin Goodfellow. : SPRITE
36
Midwestern capital. : MADISON
38
Trail blazer. : PIONEER
39
"___ Fideles." : ADESTE
40
Acreage. : LOTS
41
Old-time negative. : NAY
42
Sphere. : REALM
43
Coin of Spain. : PESETA
45
Pundits. : SAVANTS
47
The others. : REST
51
German pronoun. : ICH
54
Governmental body: Fr. : SENAT
55
Take a shower. : BATHE
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Abbreviate. : SHORTEN
58
Rowena's bridegroom. : IVANHOE
60
Jean Baptiste Poquelin. : MOLIERE
61
Wind of the Indian Ocean. : MONSOON
62
American polar explorer. : PEARY
63
Shoe leather. : ELK
64
Runyon hero Masterson. : SKY
Down
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Candle. : TAPER
2
Italian town where Duse is buried. : ASOLO
3
Surprise victory. : UPSET
4
Mlle. La Douce. : IRMA
5
___ rule. : ASA
6
Sea fish used for bait. : MENHADEN
7
Seething. : ABOIL
8
___ Road. : BOSTONPOST
9
Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
10
Fodder pit. : SILO
11
War. : HELL
13
Laboratory burners. : ETNAS
14
Fix firmly in a surrounding mass. : EMBED
15
But: Lat. : SED
20
Iowa university town. : AMES
23
Outrigger. : CANOE
24
Action or deed. : TURN
26
See 16 Across. : POSTMASTER
28
___ entendu (well understood): Fr. : BIEN
29
Willow shrub. : ITEA
30
Ethereal. : AERY
31
Caliph's name. : OMAR
32
Go: Lat. : VADE
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Music halls of ancient times. : ODEA
35
Building plots. : SITES
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Map maker's abbreviation. : ISLS
38
Start of a horse race. : POSTTIME
40
Heroine of Conrad's "Victory." : LENA
43
Velvetlike material. : PANNE
44
Island group in Galway Bay. : ARANS
46
American thrush. : VEERY
48
Character of a people. : ETHOS
49
Filled with strong emotion, à la Beatnik. : SHOOK
50
Undersized: Colloq. : TEENY
51
Ideology. : ISM
52
Wave motion. : CHOP
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Predicament: Colloq. : HOLE
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Counting house. : BANK
57
Caribbean inlet. : RIA
59
Tome: Abbr. : VOL

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

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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