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New York Times, Thursday, April 13, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 4.74, Missing: { J Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 288 (avg 1.56)
Open Squares: 62, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,290
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1. Botheration. : FUSS
5. Man in white. : CHEF
9. Piece of furniture. : SOFA
13. Urge on. : ABET
14. City near Mauna Loa. : HILO
15. Light color. : IVORY
17. Subject of an opera by Handel. : NERO
18. ___ cry (a long way). : AFAR
19. Comprehensive. : LARGE
20. End. : GRANDFINALE
23. ___-de-sac. : CUL
24. Center. : EYE
25. Excessively refined. : GENTEEL
27. Famous Chief Justice. : CHASE
30. Laundry aid. : BLEACH
32. Summer month in Paris. : AOUT
33. Through: Prefix. : DIA
34. Whinnies. : NEIGHS
38. Equally. : BOTH
39. Beautiful bird. : EGRET
41. Father of Japheth. : NOAH
42. Supplies. : STORES
44. Sticky stuff. : GOO
45. Bitter nut. : KOLA
46. Prayer. : ORISON
48. Bring to completion. : RIPEN
49. Shallow bay of E. England. : THEWASH
52. His: Fr. : SON
53. Poetic contraction. : OER
54. Decoy. : STOOLPIGEON
60. Western capital. : SALEM
62. Chill. : AGUE
63. Footprint or fingerprint. : CLUE
64. In ___ quo. : STATU
65. Easternmost river of Siberia. : LENA
66. Early name of Nisan. : ABIB
67. Colors. : HUES
68. Try to acquire. : SEEK
69. Coin of Cuba. : PESO
1. Bullying magistrate in "Oliver Twist." : FANG
2. Above: Ger. : UBER
3. Laboratory fluids. : SERA
4. Short distance. : STONESTHROW
5. Irk. : CHAFE
6. Companion of stereo. : HIFI
7. Enthusiasm. : ELAN
8. Search for provisions. : FORAGE
9. Library sign. : SILENCE
10. Eggs: Lat. : OVA
11. Moral strength. : FORCE
12. Discuss. : ARGUE
16. Stadium sound. : YELL
21. Henna. : DYE
22. Rough shelter. : LEANTO
26. Figuratively, a mood of reflection. : THINKINGCAP
27. Hansoms. : CABS
28. Bird sound. : HOOT
29. Bus: Colloq. : AUTO
30. Of importance. : BIG
31. Slow and stately, in music. : LARGO
33. Companion of cease. : DESIST
35. Gelett Burgess creature. : GOOP
36. "The Man Without a Country" author. : HALE
37. Member of a Mongoloid tribe. : SHAN
40. Time division. : EON
43. Dutch humanist. : ERASMUS
47. Schools of fish. : SHOALS
48. King: Fr. : ROI
49. Turn's partner. : TOSS
50. Moor. : HEATH
51. German name of Eger, Hungary. : ERLAU
52. Command to a dog. : SPEAK
55. Cyma recta or reversa. : OGEE
56. Crescent-shaped figure. : LUNE
57. Dresden's river. : ELBE
58. Affirmatives of a sort. : OUIS
59. Biblical mountain. : NEBO
61. See 32 Across. : ETE

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

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