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New York Times, Tuesday, March 21, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 66, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.73, Missing: { F H J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 244 (avg 1.29)
Open Squares: 85, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 2 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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1. Where the Blue Grotto is. : CAPRI
6. County on the English Channel. : DORSET
12. German yeast brand. : STOLLEN
14. Pertaining to part of the mouth. : UVULAR
15. Neatest. : TIDIEST
16. New member of the U. N. : NIGERIA
18. Enliven. : ANIMATE
19. Ascetics of the year one. : ESSENES
20. Mezza ___ (not loud): Mus. : VOCE
21. Protective power or shield. : EGIS
23. Article of clothing. : VEST
24. Name for a colleen. : ERIN
25. Learned men: Abbr. : DRS
26. "___ Fideles." : ADESTE
28. Mouth of the Mississippi. : DELTA
30. Material used for vases, urns, etc. : ALABASTER
32. Turned. : ROTATED
34. Authoritative example. : PRECEDENT
38. Brilliant success. : ECLAT
43. Sleep. : REPOSE
44. German article. : DER
46. Chinese poet, circa 750. : LIPO
47. "___ old cowhand . . . " : IMAN
48. South African fox. : ASSE
49. European mountains. : ALPS
50. Giving flavor to. : SAUCING
53. Lingers. : TARRIES
55. Citizens' army. : MILITIA
56. Simplest form of animal life. : AMOEBAE
57. ___ Antilles. : LESSER
58. Birds in the spring. : NESTERS
59. Pilfers. : STEALS
60. Appointment to meet. : TRYST
1. Addition to a will. : CODICIL
2. Food. : ALIMENT
3. Entreaty. : PLEA
4. Relaxed. : RESTED
5. Verb in current headlines. : INTEGRATE
6. Desert features. : DUNES
7. Sheep: Lat. : OVIS
8. Laprobes. : RUGS
9. Part of a coat. : SLEEVES
10. Deeply convinced. : EARNEST
11. Seaport on the Adriatic. : TRIESTE
12. Broke (in). : STAVED
13. Cassiterite. : TINORE
17. Michaelmas daisy. : ASTER
22. Jersey and Guernsey. : ISLANDS
26. Nancy Hanks' son. : ABE
27. Miami's county. : DADE
29. Symbol of war. : ARES
31. One who bears witness. : ATTESTANT
33. Lyric. : ODE
34. Geometric solid. : PRISM
35. Forwards. : REMAILS
36. Shoulder badge. : EPAULET
37. Terse. : CONCISE
39. Bordeaux wines. : CLARETS
40. Nickname of a little princess. : LILIBET
41. Come before the public. : APPEAR
42. Pitches. : TOSSES
45. Tool for enlarging holes. : REAMER
48. Seaweed substances. : AGARS
51. "___ boy!" : ITSA
52. Maréchal ___, yellow climbing rose. : NIEL
54. Blushing. : ROSY

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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