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New York Times, Saturday, March 4, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { F J Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 291 (avg 1.54)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 3, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,250
Across
1. Disguise. : MASK
5. Originate (from). : STEM
9. One of the Allens. : ETHAN
14. Mine: Fr. : AMOI
15. Veteran actor. : MUNI
16. Polynesian. : MAORI
17. Wintertime problem. : COLDHANDS
19. Enter a port. : PUTIN
20. Information, from the Spanish. : AVISO
21. Adjective ending. : EST
22. Greening. : APPLE
23. Espouse. : WED
24. Father of Abner. : NER
26. Lumbermen's contest. : ROLEO
28. Trim by removing branches, twigs, etc. : LOP
29. Holder for paste, paint, etc. : TUBE
30. Strike lightly. : TAP
33. Slam hand: Colloq. : POWERHOUSE
37. With 49 Across, a Massachusetts feature. : CAPE
38. Occupation. : TRADE
39. Large tank. : VAT
40. Fabric. : SATIN
41. Spanish seaport. : ADRA
42. Remarkable events. : SENSATIONS
44. Edge. : HEM
45. Pronoun. : OURS
46. Pale. : WAN
47. Dress for an equestrienne. : HABIT
49. See 37 Across. : ANN
50. Pooh! : BAH
53. Harbor features. : PIERS
55. Prepare. : ARM
57. Weeping mother of myth. : NIOBE
59. "There is nothing like ___ . . . " : ADAME
60. White House occupants, 1923–29. : COOLIDGES
62. Crop goddess. : CERES
63. Hartebeest. : TORA
64. One, in Germany. : EINS
65. Miss Hardcastle and namesakes. : KATES
66. Progressive measure. : STEP
67. Ancient Asian. : MEDE
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1. Colorful bird. : MACAW
2. Get ___ on. : AMOVE
3. Sound. : SOLID
4. Members of the family. : KIDS
5. Little: Scot. : SMA
6. Part of a radio. : TUNER
7. Book ___. : ENDS
8. Suspects. : MISTRUSTS
9. Transfix: Var. : EMPALE
10. Color. : TAUPE
11. Figuratively, something hard to handle. : HOTPOTATO
12. Seed covering. : ARIL
13. Time for school. : NINE
18. M. de Balzac. : HONORE
25. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : EPH
27. British honor: Abbr. : OBE
28. Wife of Tyndareus. : LEDA
29. Gentlemen, in Malaya. : TUANS
31. Neat as ___. : APIN
32. Writes. : PENS
33. Chief god of Memphis. : PTAH
34. Gen. Wingate. : ORDE
35. Proverbial evidence from 17 Across. : WARMHEART
36. Manifestations of evil intent, in law. : OVERTACTS
37. Raise ___ (make a commotion): Slang. : CAIN
40. Tin: Slang. : STANNI
42. ___ generis. : SUI
43. Barley beard. : AWN
45. Haunt. : OBSESS
48. Military force: Fr. : ARMEE
49. Con ___ (tenderly). : AMORE
50. Bugbear. : BOGIE
51. Evening: Ger. : ABEND
52. Where Darmstadt is. : HESSE
53. Parcel. : PACK
54. Impression. : IDEA
56. Origin. : ROOT
58. The same. : IDEM
61. Comfortable place. : LAP

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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