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New York Times, Thursday, March 2, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,248
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1. Asiatic country. : ASSAM
6. Army staff officer: Abbr. : ADJT
10. Cries of surprise. : OHOS
14. Something regrettable. : SHAME
15. Town in N. France. : LOOS
16. Wine. : PORT
17. Blind bargain. : PIGINAPOKE
19. Piece of music. : TRIO
20. ___ continuum. : SPACETIME
21. Kind of hit in baseball. : LINER
22. Esau's father-in-law. : ELON
23. Trip. : STUMBLE
25. Goof's cousin. : OAF
28. Not genuine: Abbr. : IMIT
30. Indigo. : ANIL
31. City square. : BLOCK
33. "___ of sixpence . . . " : SINGASONG
37. Water: Span. : AGUA
38. Liquid-heating cups. : ETNAS
39. Thin piping note. : TWEE
40. Close together, as eyes. : NARROWSET
42. River into the Rhone. : ISERE
43. Inactive. : IDLE
44. Endorse. : SIGN
46. Wand. : ROD
47. Marine eels. : CONGERS
50. Large containers. : VATS
52. Derisive utterances. : HAHAS
53. Make a crackling noise. : CREPITATE
58. Composer Kachaturian. : ARAM
59. Jenny Wren was one. : DRESSMAKER
60. Well: Ital. : BENE
61. Japanese aborigine. : AINO
62. Greek from of Hebrew name. : ELIAS
63. Advantage. : ODDS
64. Foretoken. : OMEN
65. Feeling. : SENSE
1. Serpents. : ASPS
2. Santa Maria, for one. : SHIP
3. Poetic narrative. : SAGA
4. Hooded, fur-lined tippet. : AMICE
5. Emperor of Ethiopia, 1889–1913. : MENELIK
6. Certain mountain climbers. : ALPINISTS
7. Judgment. : DOOM
8. Quips. : JOKES
9. Part of a Chinese name. : TSE
10. Owners of rose-colored glasses. : OPTIMISTS
11. Gallant captain of fiction : HORNBLOWER
12. Projection window. : ORIEL
13. Accumulation. : STORE
18. Particle. : ATOM
21. Moon goddess. : LUNA
24. Touches a player, in a game. : TAGS
25. Old Japanese coin. : OBAN
26. Rockweed or sea moss. : ALGA
27. Kind of necktie. : FOURINHAND
29. Prongs. : TINES
32. Five hundred and twenty-one. : CARDGAMES
34. Political phenomenon. : NATIVESON
35. Character in "Quo Vadis." : NERO
36. Turned to the right, as horses. : GEED
38. Kind of jug. : EWER
41. Palm leaves: Var. : OLES
42. Close friends: Fr. : INTIMES
45. Breaches. : GAPS
47. Gypsy boy. : CHABO
48. Fitted for rowing. : OARED
49. Fabric akin to theatrical gauze. : SCRIM
51. Tasteless. : STALE
54. M. Coty of France. : RENE
55. Related. : AKIN
56. Five-o'clock affairs. : TEAS
57. Gaelic. : ERSE
59. Philippine tree. : DAO

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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