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

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