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New York Times, Friday, April 21, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.85, Missing: { J Q W X }, Scrabble score: 289 (avg 1.53)
Open Squares: 67, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 1
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1. Variegated. : PIED
5. Hair ornaments. : COMBS
10. First word in the "Aeneid." : ARMA
14. Verge. : EDGE
15. Vestment. : ORALE
16. Gig. : BOAT
17. Garlands. : LEIS
18. Daughter of Lear. : REGAN
19. ___ Centre, Minnesota. : SAUK
20. Permanent. : LASTING
22. Its capital is Lagos. : NIGERIA
24. Eggs of a sort. : ROE
25. Bedeck. : ADORN
26. That which one depends on for help. : RESOURCE
30. JFK's favorite chair. : ROCKER
34. Helper. : ALLY
35. Basset's special features. : EARS
37. Harmony. : PEACE
38. Part of Central Park. : ZOO
39. Progress. : ADVANCE
41. Adversary. : FOE
42. Great works. : EPICS
44. And others: Abbr. : ETAL
45. Drawer for money. : TILL
46. Subtract. : DEDUCT
48. Gastronomes. : EPICURES
50. "Three Blind Mice." : ROUND
52. Young seal. : PUP
53. Turkish coin. : PIASTRE
56. Attaches. : APPENDS
60. Headdress of a sort. : HALO
61. River into the Mediterranean. : RHONE
63. Wife of Jacob. : LEAH
64. Operatic role. : IGOR
65. Oversight. : ERROR
66. Numerical prefix. : OCTO
67. Sluggish: Colloq. : LOGY
68. Masculine titles in Malaya. : TUANS
69. Card game. : SKAT
1. New Senator from Rhode Island. : PELL
2. Thought. : IDEA
3. Protecting influence. : EGIS
4. Wipe out. : DESTROY
5. In a difficult situation. : CORNERED
6. Where Salem is: Abbr. : OREG
7. A publication, for short. : MAG
8. Agreeable. : BLAND
9. Of higher rank. : SENIOR
10. Being away. : ABSENCE
11. Confused clamor. : ROAR
12. "Valley Island" of the Hawaiian group. : MAUI
13. Aleutian island. : ATKA
21. Debtor's note. : IOU
23. Search uncertainly. : GROPE
25. Charged with gas, usually carbon dioxide. : AERATED
26. Demolished. : RAZED
27. Run away. : ELOPE
28. Swedish system of manual training. : SLOID
29. Bear's home. : CAVE
31. South African Bantu: Var. : KAFIR
32. French schoolhouse. : ECOLE
33. Dances. : REELS
36. Break suddenly. : SNAP
39. June race week in England. : ASCOT
40. Historic sailing vessels. : CLIPPERS
43. Hasty. : CURSORY
45. Black gum trees. : TUPELOS
47. Castle structure. : TURRET
49. Half a pint. : CUP
51. India's first P. M. : NEHRU
53. Loving: Comb. form. : PHIL
54. Shakespearean villain. : IAGO
55. Sleep like ___. : ALOG
56. Presently. : ANON
57. Part of a bottle. : NECK
58. Things known. : DATA
59. Shell's companion. : SHOT
62. ___ et labora. : ORA

Answer summary: 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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