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New York Times, Thursday, March 30, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.57)
Open Squares: 79, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,276
Across
1. Chesterfield. : SOFA
5. Loud sound of hard impact. : WHAM
9. Picture puzzle. : REBUS
14. Impersonator. : APER
15. Projecting lugs, handles, etc. : EARS
16. Item on a sports program. : EVENT
17. "Music Man" of Broadway. : BERTPARKS
19. ___ Novo, capital of Dahomey. : PORTO
20. Finis. : END
21. Provokes. : IRKS
22. In a pout. : SULLEN
23. ___ fatuus. : IGNIS
25. Describing the moon. : SILVERY
26. Refer to. : DENOTE
28. Fred Astaire's dancing partner. : CHASE
29. White. : ALABASTRINE
31. Stocky pony. : COB
34. Stylish: Slang. : TONY
35. Cold ___. : WAR
36. Choir member. : ALTO
37. Befriend. : AID
38. Marshal Dillon's deputy. : CHESTERGOOD
42. Leads for Ellery Queen. : CLUES
43. Coarse cloth, old style. : LINSEY
44. Ranch employe. : COWHAND
47. Aladdin's servant. : GENIE
48. Member of an orchestra. : OBOIST
49. Symbol of comedy. : SOCK
50. Office worker: Abbr. : CLK
53. Musical finales. : CODAS
54. Petty officer in the merchant marine. : BOATSWAIN
56. Coeur d'___, Idaho. : ALENE
57. Scientist: Abbr. : ASTR
58. "Winnie ___ Pu," Latin version of Milne tale. : ILLE
59. Schubert's forte. : SONGS
60. Dickens' Miss Dartle. : ROSA
61. Warmth of color. : GLOW
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1. Know: Span. : SABE
2. Free from frost. : OPEN
3. Fabled bull. : FERDINAND
4. Paintings. : ART
5. Becomes fatigued. : WEARIES
6. ___ back (reverts). : HARKS
7. Big, awkward boats. : ARKS
8. Certain library treasures: Abbr. : MSS
9. Beat back. : REPULSE
10. Take shape. : EVOLVE
11. Television star. : BERLE
12. German preposition. : UNTER
13. Unfeeling. : STONY
18. Ship of 1492. : PINTA
22. Chinese metropolis on the Yellow River. : SIAN
24. Pass. : GOBY
25. Haberdashery item. : SHIRT
26. Things unknown. : DATA
27. Patron saint of artists and smiths. : ELOI
28. Obtuse. : CRASS
30. Suiting material. : TWEED
31. Narrow escape. : CLOSECALL
32. Sioux. : OTOE
33. Substance. : BODY
36. Two-faced Vedic god. : AGNI
38. School periods. : CLASSES
39. Track down. : HUNT
40. Theme of O'Neill trilogy. : ELECTRA
41. Hockey arenas. : RINKS
42. Formosa chief. : CHIANG
44. Tropical shrubs. : COCAS
45. Italian name for old coin. : OBOLO
46. Supreme Teutonic deity. : WODEN
47. Cud-chewing mammals. : GOATS
49. Mediocre. : SOSO
51. French comedienne. : LILO
52. Recognized. : KNEW
54. Anything that hinders. : BAR
55. Peruke. : WIG

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 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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