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New York Times, Monday, March 20, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { F J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 272 (avg 1.43)
Open Squares: 88, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
PS notes: Original clue for 66-Across had A with a superscript 1. Could not do this in Across Lite, so made it A'.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,266

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Boom-lowerer of song. : CLANCY
7. "___ Story." : WESTSIDE
15. Go to bed. : RETIRE
16. Not applicable. : IMPROPER
17. Shore bird. : AVOCET
18. Gets worse. : RELAPSES
19. Rubs dry. : WIPES
20. Eat. : DINE
21. Now. : HERE
22. Motorist of a sort. : SPEEDER
25. Little ones. : TADS
29. Beast of burden. : ASS
30. Drink of the gods. : NECTAR
35. Blule. : ANIL
36. Baby-___. : SITS
38. Cunning. : GUILE
39. Examines again. : RETESTS
41. Mail necessity. : POSTAGE
43. Made of grain. : OATEN
44. De ___. : TROP
46. Asian country: Var. : IRAK
47. Cancer or Capricorn. : TROPIC
49. Add something missing to (with "out"). : EKE
50. Glasgow negatives. : NAES
51. Give, as formally. : PRESENT
54. Roll of fiber twisted slightly for spinning. : SLUB
58. Original home of man. : EDEN
59. Biblical patriarch. : ABRAM
64. Clarence or victoria. : CARRIAGE
66. Mathematics term, A'. : APRIME
67. Deposed. : UNSEATED
68. Churchman. : DEACON
69. Dry-eyed. : TEARLESS
70. One of several English kings. : EDWARD
Down
1. Bird's crop. : CRAW
2. Son of Leah. : LEVI
3. Sleep like ___. : ATOP
4. Mediterranean resort. : NICE
5. Salad green. : CRESS
6. Still. : YET
7. Most lean and sinewy. : WIRIEST
8. Correct. : EMEND
9. Malice. : SPLEEN
10. Musical syllable. : TRA
11. Campus man, for short. : SOPH
12. ___ dixit. : IPSE
13. Pronghorn. : DEER
14. Gaelic. : ERSE
20. Cease. : DESIST
23. ___ master. : PAST
24. Rules: Abbr. : REGS
25. Old-time playing card. : TAROT
26. Close: Poet. : ANEAR
27. As before. : DITTO
28. Lullaby word. : SLEEP
31. Take the prerogative of the stage line. : CUTIN
32. Headpiece. : TIARA
33. Seaweeds. : ALGAE
34. Smells strongly. : REEKS
37. Oral. : SPOKEN
40. Cut. : SNIP
42. Ready for business. : OPEN
45. Does a gardener's job. : RESEEDS
48. Bring about. : CREATE
52. Borders. : EDGES
53. Recorded. : TAPED
54. Rabbit's tail. : SCUT
55. Bypath. : LANE
56. ___ Minor. : URSA
57. Fox or Rabbit. : BRER
60. Excellent: Scot. : BRAW
61. Costa ___. : RICA
62. Love, in Spain. : AMOR
63. What its never too late to do. : MEND
65. Adjective suffix. : IAL
66. American humorist. : ADE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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