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New York Times, Friday, March 31, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.03, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 72, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 2, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,277
Across Down
1. Year when Dante was 35. : MCCC
5. Pet sounds. : MEOWS
10. Oriental nurse. : AMAH
14. Humorous slang suffix. : EROO
15. Storage spot. : ATTIC
16. Asiatic desert. : GOBI
17. Important region of Europe. : SAAR
18. Zero Mostel vehicle. : RHINOCEROS
20. A seaboard. : ATLANTIC
22. Came to an end. : RANOUT
23. Secular. : LAIC
24. Zone. : BELT
25. Vaunt. : BOAST
28. Moderates. : SLACKSOFF
33. To be sure. : INDEED
35. Slayer of Castor. : IDAS
36. College in Cedar Rapids. : COE
37. Arizona river. : GILA
38. Lazy one. : IDLER
40. Rodent of South America. : PACA
41. Where Panjim is. : GOA
42. Eurasian border river. : URAL
43. Polk's Vice President. : DALLAS
45. Giggled. : SNICKERED
48. Began a new hand. : DEALT
49. Coach for hire. : HACK
50. Former P. M., M. P. : EDEN
52. Box score item. : ASSIST
55. Fastidiously. : DAINTILY
59. Best seller by Lampedusa. : THELEOPARD
61. Hipbones. : ILIA
62. Invalid. : NULL
63. Ballet by Agnes de Mille. : RODEO
64. Esau's father-in-law. : ELON
65. But. : ONLY
66. Threescore and ten, perhaps. : YEARS
67. Subsided. : SANK
1. Picturesque tableland. : MESA
2. Suffix used with auto, demo, etc. : CRAT
3. Bituminous ___. : COAL
4. Arm of the Pacific, E. of Australia. : CORALSEA
5. Cuban poet and patriot (1853–95). : MARTI
6. Subject in philosophy. : ETHICS
7. Connected with the ear. : OTIC
8. Acquire. : WIN
9. Yankee Stadium item. : SCORECARD
10. Certain business men. : AGENTS
11. Filipino. : MORO
12. Eastern name. : ABOU
13. Listen! : HIST
19. Uses oakum. : CALKS
21. Man's nickname. : NATE
24. Commanded. : BADE
25. Noted English-American organist. : BIGGS
26. Flavoring in soubise sauce. : ONION
27. U. N. name. : ADLAI
29. French textile city. : LILLE
30. Florida citrus city. : OCALA
31. Kind of point. : FOCAL
32. Famine's antithesis. : FEAST
34. Book with numbers of numbers. : DIRECTORY
39. New Giant skipper. : DARK
40. Supplies in abundance. : PLENTIES
42. Decree. : UKASE
44. Part of Arabia. : ADEN
46. A bit cool. : CHILLY
47. More esteemed. : DEARER
51. Pranks: Colloq. : DIDOS
52. Hydrogen's is 1: Abbr. : ATNO
53. Avoid consistently. : SHUN
54. Persuade: Colloq. : SELL
55. Tot's word. : DADA
56. "Dies irae, dies ___ . . . " : ILLA
57. Winged animal of Venice. : LION
58. Nickname for a G. I. : YANK
60. He wrote "Israfel." : POE

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 2 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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