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New York Times, Friday, March 24, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { J K Q W Y }, Scrabble score: 297 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,270

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Students & seniors
Across
1. Outstrip. : BEST
5. Ornery fellow. : CUSS
9. Member of the Hindu trinity. : SIVA
13. Hors d'oeuvre. : ANTIPASTO
15. Adult. : OFAGE
17. Unhearing. : STONEDEAF
18. The bear, in Kipling tales. : BALOO
19. Misplay. : ERR
20. Word in street names. : TERRACE
22. Once ___ lifetime. : INA
23. Ant: Archaic. : EMMET
25. Latent. : HIDDEN
27. Brownish yellow. : AMBER
28. Leave untenanted. : VACATE
31. Humble worker. : PEON
32. Headdress. : MITER
33. Roil. : STIR
37. Suffix used with gyro and thermo. : STAT
38. Dignify. : EXALT
39. White-tailed bird. : ERNE
40. Native of Tallinn. : ESTH
41. Dingles. : DELLS
42. Potato ___. : RACE
43. Judges, old style. : OPINES
45. ___ roses. : BEDOF
46. Pungent plant. : GARLIC
49. Biblical juniper. : RETEM
50. Pray: Lat. : ORA
51. Dice wager. : SIDEBET
55. Snout of an animal. : NEB
57. Opera composer. : BIZET
59. Declare blameless. : EXONERATE
61. Alamogordo's county. : OTERO
62. Trader of a sort. : MIDDLEMAN
63. Sheol. : HELL
64. Vous ___. : ETES
65. Kind of book. : TEXT
Down
1. Found. : BASE
2. Side dish. : ENTREMETS
3. Landing craft. : STORMBOAT
4. Stannum. : TIN
5. West Pointer. : CADET
6. Consumer. : USER
7. White spot on the forehead of a horse. : STAR
8. Davenport. : SOFA
9. Amen. : SOBEIT
10. "___ body meet a body . . . " : IFA
11. Having legal force. : VALID
12. Past: Archaic. : AGONE
14. Dwindle (with "out"). : PETER
16. Of the dawn. : EOAN
21. Skipper's concern. : CHARTS
24. Cigarette ingredient. : MENTHOL
26. Mormon state, 1849. : DESERET
27. Area near the chancel. : APSE
28. She-fox. : VIXEN
29. "It is ___ told by an idiot . . . " : ATALE
30. Cubicles. : CELLS
32. Noted Tuscan family. : MEDICI
34. Brand. : TRADENAME
35. April annual form. : INCOMETAX
36. Part of a sail. : REEF
44. Falstaff's ensign. : PISTOL
45. Areca nut. : BETEL
46. Dark stripe to shield camera lens from lights. : GOBO
47. School subject: Abbr. : ARITH
48. Remove the upper deck (of a ship). : RAZEE
49. Rips. : RENDS
52. Greek township. : DEME
53. Way out. : EXIT
54. Prophesy. : BODE
56. Propensity. : BENT
58. "Der ___ könig." : ERL
60. Not active: Abbr. : RET

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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