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New York Times, Wednesday, March 1, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 5.05, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 7
David Steinberg notes:

In the original 14-Across clue, "Bathsheba's" was spelled "Bath-sheba's"; corrected spelling.

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,247

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Across
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Heroic. : EPIC
5
Unite in a troop. : BAND
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Shape. : MOLD
13
A kind of scrimmage on campus. : RUSH
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Bathsheba's husband. : URIAH
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Opera tune. : ARIA
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Spanish dish. : OLLA
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Writer in a special field. : LIBRETTIST
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Dot. : SPECKLE
22
Light covered cart. : CARIOLE
23
Rose pseudocarps. : HIPS
24
Trucked. : VANNED
25
Lyric poet of Virgil's day. : HORACE
28
Pungent herb. : THYME
30
S. American country: Abbr. : URU
31
___ thing or two (be worldly-wise). : KNOWA
33
Corolla leaf. : PETAL
37
African tribe. : BANTU
39
Military man: Abbr. : GEN
40
River into the Missouri. : OSAGE
41
Lullaby word. : SLEEP
42
___ tender. : LEGAL
44
Girl's nickname. : NAN
45
Washed. : LAVED
47
A base hit: Slang. : BINGLE
49
Memorable silversmith. : REVERE
52
First-class. : AONE
53
In fashion. : ALAMODE
55
When Solomon Grundy was christened. : TUESDAY
59
Dover resident. : DELAWAREAN
61
Well-know name in Belgrade. : TITO
62
Bitters: Fr. : AMER
63
Give in. : YIELD
64
Done. : OVER
65
Hazard. : RISK
66
Former measures of length. : ELLS
67
Luxuriant. : RANK
Down
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Youngest of the Greek gods. : EROS
2
Juicy part of fruit. : PULP
3
Land body. : ISLE
4
Popular dance. : CHACHA
5
Ball park area. : BULLPEN
6
Zodiac sign. : ARIES
7
Pen point. : NIB
8
Jeanne ___. : DARC
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Certain performances. : MATINEES
10
Constellation near Taurus. : ORION
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Twisted thread. : LISLE
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Not current. : DATED
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Actor who plays the villain. : HEAVY
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Acrobat's status. : TRAMPOLINE
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Raise a fuss: Slang. : KICKUPAROW
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Centers of activity. : HUBS
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Spoken. : ORAL
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Finnish poem or canto. : RUNE
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Popular suiting. : TWEED
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Exhibit, as pictures. : HANG
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Make eyes (at). : OGLE
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Chinese dynasty. : TANG
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Bedouin head cord. : AGAL
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Smooth, in phonetics. : LENE
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Skiing term. : TELEMARK
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Is plentiful. : ABOUNDS
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May 8, 1945. : VEDAY
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Aged chieftain at siege of Troy. : NESTOR
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Pilot's instrument. : RADAR
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Resin used in varnishes. : ELEMI
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Dingles: Poet. : VALES
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In any way. : ATALL
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Indian. : ERIE
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Opera star. : DIVA
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Egyptian solar disk. : ATEN
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Largest county in England. : YORK
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Fish. : EEL

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 1 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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