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New York Times, Saturday, April 15, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J Q V Z }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.51)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,292
Across
1. Metrical foot. : IAMB
5. Citizens of a group of new republics: Abbr. : AFRS
9. Unexpected defeat. : UPSET
14. Nail: Fr. : CLOU
15. Patient and mild. : MEEK
16. City in Bombay. : POONA
17. Perennially popular pair. : AMOSNANDY
19. Dog-tired. : ALLIN
20. Machine tools. : LATHES
21. New World. : WEST
23. Insecticide. : DDT
24. Symbol of restraint. : LEASH
26. Commendation. : PRAISE
28. Tricked. : DUPED
31. Had compassion for. : PITIED
33. Race with a baton. : RELAY
34. Amends. : ATONEMENT
38. Shake ___ (hurry up). : ALEG
39. One of the Astaires. : ADELE
40. S. African iris. : IXIA
41. Paragon. : BEAUIDEAL
43. Gear for a cook-out. : GRILL
44. Turkish name for Adrianople. : EDIRNE
45. Burrowing animal. : RATEL
46. Sacred plant of India. : BOTREE
49. Why babies need bibs. : DROOL
51. Pray: Lat. : ORA
52. Unfeeling. : NUMB
54. Money spent. : OUTLAY
58. Bodice. : WAIST
60. Celebrations of famous athletic contests. : OLYMPIADS
62. Boredom. : ENNUI
63. Small cube, as of sugar. : LUMP
64. Man's name. : ESME
65. Phlegmatic one. : STOIC
66. Engineer's school, for short. : TECH
67. Commotion. : STIR
Down
1. Adjective suffix. : ICAL
2. Girl's name meaning "bountiful." : ALMA
3. Debatable. : MOOT
4. Baseball player of sorts. : BUSHLEAGUER
5. Absalom's army captain. : AMASA
6. Marsh. : FEN
7. Cause for three cheers. : REDWHITEANDBLUE
8. Terrier. : SKYE
9. Cornered. : UPATREE
10. Baltic land: Abbr. : POL
11. Copper coins of Italy. : SOLDI
12. Namesakes of Camelot lady. : ENIDS
13. Owner of "la plume." : TANTE
18. Poor. : NEEDY
22. Back of a bound book. : SPINE
25. Land tiller. : SPADER
27. Islands near New Guinea. : ADMIRALTIES
28. Uninteresting. : DRAB
29. River of the Belgian Congo. : UELE
30. Entreaty. : PLEA
32. Bell ringer. : TOLLER
35. Parkway sign. : EXIT
36. Memphis' river. : NILE
37. Of stature. : TALL
39. Parting word. : ADIEU
42. Same in wording, form, etc. : IDENTIC
43. Aggregation. : GROUP
46. Major of radio fame. : BOWES
47. Praying figure. : ORANT
48. Aboriginal Indian of the West Indies. : TAINO
50. Vim and vigor: Slang. : OOMPH
53. Shed skin. : MOLT
55. Endure. : LAST
56. African gazelle. : ADMI
57. River into the North Sea. : YSER
59. ___ generis. : SUI
61. ___. A. : YMC

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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