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New York Times, Wednesday, February 8, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 274 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 4
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Across Down
1. Slow down, in skiing. : STEM
5. Masque by Milton. : COMUS
10. Mark of healing. : SCAR
14. ___ rule. : HOME
15. Originate. : ARISE
16. Held up in use. : WORE
17. Algerian seaport. : ORAN
18. Source of the Mississippi. : LAKEITASCA
20. Explosive. : DYNAMITE
22. Gained as profit. : NETTED
23. Open-mouthed. : AGAPE
24. Groups of five. : PENTADS
25. Gas obtained from acetone. : KETENE
27. Billiard shot. : MASSE
28. Actor Wallach. : ELI
29. Garden spot. : ARBOR
31. Euterpe's sister. : ERATO
35. Breathe heavily. : PANT
37. Wise men. : SAGES
39. The makings of a certain man. : SNOW
40. Metal casting. : INGOT
42. Attracted. : LURED
44. Hint. : CUE
45. Pattern. : MODEL
47. Alludes (to). : REFERS
49. Presiding officer of lawmaking body. : SPEAKER
52. Ellipses. : OVALS
53. Device in a car. : HEATER
54. Lively. : SPIRITED
57. Pertaining to an important science. : AERONAUTIC
59. Pennsylvania port. : ERIE
60. Run away. : FLEE
61. Lacking sense. : INANE
62. Hard to get. : RARE
63. Spreads, as hay. : TEDS
64. Roman household gods. : LARES
65. Conveyance. : SLED
1. Booted. : SHOD
2. Conservative. : TORY
3. Proceeding from a source. : EMANATING
4. Household. : MENAGE
5. Measuring instrument. : CALIPERS
6. Make a major address. : ORATE
7. M. C.'s instrument. : MIKE
8. Custom. : USE
9. Fish nets. : SEINES
10. Devices for hitting flies. : SWATTERS
11. ___ Rica. : COSTA
12. Forming a curved line. : ARCED
13. Interprets. : READS
19. High-strung. : TENSE
21. "Give a ___ horse he can ride . . . " : MANA
24. Kitchen gadget. : PARER
25. French military cap. : KEPI
26. Gallic ardor. : ELAN
27. Powerful or important person. : MOGUL
30. Pressing machine for packaging. : BALER
32. Hereditary. : ANCESTRAL
33. Vacation project. : TOUR
34. Is under obligation to. : OWES
36. Vegetables. : TOMATOES
38. Benefits. : SERVICES
41. Memento. : TOKEN
43. Salutation on a letter. : DEAR
46. Run off the track. : DERAIL
48. Trains, buses, etc. on fast schedules. : FLIERS
49. Monument. : SHAFT
50. 16th century English dramatist. : PEELE
51. Having handles. : EARED
52. Hold an opinion. : OPINE
54. Pentacle. : STAR
55. Island republic. : EIRE
56. Legal document. : DEED
58. Spenser heroine. : UNA

Answer summary: 4 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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