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New York Times, Thursday, March 9, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 72, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 5.28, Missing: { F J Q W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 286 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 90, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,255
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1. Nobel prize winner Libby. : CHEMIST
8. Tonics. : BRACERS
15. Income. : REVENUE
16. Small stream. : RIVULET
17. Language of Biblical times. : ARAMAIC
18. Surplus goods. : OVERAGE
19. Pro ___ publico. : BONO
20. Scottish barons. : THANES
22. Invalid fare. : PAP
23. Impressive. : BIG
24. Brazil ___. : NUTS
25. Partake of a meal. : SUP
26. Compass point. : ENE
27. Long flower cluster. : SPIKE
29. Belgian city. : LIEGE
31. Oracular. : DELPHIC
33. Popular prizes. : PURSES
34. Streamlets. : RUNS
35. Hit on the head: Slang. : CONK
36. Descendant of a son of Noah. : HAMITE
39. Eskimo's neighbor. : ALASKAN
43. Words of wisdom. : ADAGE
44. Pibroch player. : PIPER
46. Dessert. : ICE
47. On the contrary. : BUT
48. Ill-mannered one. : BOOR
49. Profit. : NET
50. ___ de France. : ILE
51. Tropical tree, source of senna. : CASSIA
53. Riga resident. : LETT
54. Silvery game fish. : TARPONS
56. Excellent. : CAPITAL
58. Saint ___, French city. : ETIENNE
59. Hermit. : EREMITE
60. Epistolary salutation. : DEAREST
61. Meetings with mediums. : SEANCES
1. Peevish. : CRABBED
2. Novel character. : HEROINE
3. Good news. : EVANGEL
4. Reminder. : MEMO
5. ___ nutshell. : INA
6. Basic wardrobe item. : SUIT
7. Study of the practical arts. : TECHNICS
8. English novelist. : BRONTE
9. Splits apart. : RIVES
10. Supplications. : AVES
11. Canine of a sort. : CUR
12. Slips away. : ELAPSES
13. Estimate anew. : REGAUGE
14. Relatives of prairies. : STEPPES
21. Diving bird of the north. : AUK
27. Novelist Nevil. : SHUTE
28. Valuable wood. : PINE
29. Of a satellite. : LUNAR
30. Exacerbates. : IRKS
32. Punctilious person. : PRIG
33. Native of Lodz. : POLE
35. Whimsies. : CAPRICES
36. Dressed. : HABITED
37. Praise too highly. : ADULATE
38. ___ medica. : MATERIA
40. Of motion. : KINETIC
41. Synthetic fabric. : ACETATE
42. Vexes. : NETTLES
44. Hot mixture of milk with ale, wine, etc. : POSSET
45. Cyclades island. : IOS
48. Wedding proclamation. : BANNS
51. Part of a rocket. : CONE
52. Swiss river. : AARE
53. Delineate. : LIMN
55. For each. : PER
57. Sweet ___. : PEA

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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