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New York Times, Tuesday, April 11, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 4.90, Missing: { J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 284 (avg 1.49)
Open Squares: 68, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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1. Conditions of being below standard. : OFFS
5. Source of obsidian. : LAVA
9. Financial matters. : COSTS
14. Alluvium. : SILT
15. Of a certain verse form. : ODIC
16. Up to the time of. : UNTIL
17. Galileo, for one. : STARGAZER
19. Unhesitant. : READY
20. To the rear. : ASTERN
21. Means of access. : DOOR
23. Liquid measure: Abbr. : GAL
24. Urge persistently. : TEASE
26. Pleasing to the eye. : SHAPELY
28. Men of letters. : POETS
30. Tourist attraction in 52 Down. : CASINO
32. Pronoun. : OUR
33. Essential element. : PART
35. Kind of Indian Pontiac was. : OTTAWA
39. Functions. : USES
41. Senate house in ancient Rome. : CURIA
43. ___-sided (tall and slender). : SLAB
44. Very excited. : REDHOT
46. Electrified particles. : IONS
48. Refugee organization: Abbr. : IRO
49. "Kingdom" of Philip Barry play. : ANIMAL
51. Substance for grinding, polishing etc. : EMERY
53. Overlooked. : FORGAVE
56. Composer Copland. : AARON
58. Of all: Scot. : AVA
59. Origin. : GERM
61. Make a gift. : DONATE
64. Use a thurible. : CENSE
66. Arizona's Barry. : GOLDWATER
68. Bring upon oneself. : INCUR
69. Indian. : ERIE
70. Dinner, in ancient Rome. : CENA
71. Companion of sackcloth. : ASHES
72. Pronghorn. : DEER
73. Betting considerations. : ODDS
1. Peak near Pelion. : OSSA
2. Companion of starts. : FITS
3. Gratified the vanity of. : FLATTERED
4. J. M. Barrie's "Quality ___." : STREET
5. Gives temporary use of. : LOANS
6. Tool. : ADZ
7. Contended. : VIED
8. Through. : ACROSS
9. Berry. : CURRANT
10. Unity. : ONE
11. Period in development. : STAGE
12. Of periodic ebb and flow. : TIDAL
13. Surreptitiously. : SLYLY
18. Clutch. : GRASP
22. Native of Lima. : OHIOAN
25. Cream color. : ECRU
27. Lobster ___. : POTS
28. Rain heavily. : POUR
29. Sussex river. : OUSE
31. Courtyards of ancient Rome. : ATRIA
34. Operative. : ACTIVE
36. Made unfriendly. : ALIENATED
37. Baron De La ___, colonial governor of Virginia. : WARR
38. "Love is ___, by poets styl'd . . . " : ABOY
40. Chase after balls, in batting practice. : SHAG
42. Kansas town. : IOLA
45. Wild asses of Asia. : ONAGERS
47. Goat antelope of Asia. : SEROW
50. Lost identity through absorption. : MERGED
52. Principality on the Mediterranean. : MONACO
53. Name plate over the front of a shop. : FACIA
54. Bakery gear. : OVENS
55. Home on the range. : RANCH
57. Viper. : ADDER
60. In addition. : MORE
62. Care for. : TEND
63. Historian's concern. : ERAS
65. Girl in a song. : SUE
67. Relative of half-truth. : LIE

Answer summary: 3 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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