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New York Times, Thursday, April 27, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { Q X }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.52)
Open Squares: 75, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 5, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,304
Across Down
1. Meditative person. : MUSER
6. Bird sounds. : COOS
10. Horace's "alas!" : EHEU
14. Tarsus. : ANKLE
15. Turning white. : ALBESCENT
17. Indo-European. : ARYAN
18. Airman's name for jet plane. : BLOWTORCH
19. Large inland sea: Abbr. : MEDIT
20. Device for packaging. : BALER
21. Smeltery material. : ORE
22. In excellent manner. : FINELY
24. Featured article of trade. : LEADER
26. Costume for a flunky. : LIVERY
27. The Hoosier poet. : RILEY
29. Single: Comb. form. : UNI
30. The common gannet. : SOLAN
32. Book of the Apocrypha. : TOBIT
36. Nomad's abode. : TENT
38. Provinces of modern Greece. : NOMES
40. Wine casks. : TUNS
41. Rims. : EDGES
43. Turkish soldier. : NIZAM
45. Abbreviation for 42 Down. : STA
46. The boards. : STAGE
48. Somewhat. : RATHER
50. Small but pugnacious person. : BANTAM
53. Modern wall decorations. : PINUPS
54. Al Jolson's real name. : ASA
55. Role in "I Pagliacci." : TONIO
58. Writer Loos. : ANITA
60. Winter sport. : SKIJORING
62. Mr. Wegg of "Our Mutual Friend." : SILAS
63. ___ pay. : SEVERANCE
64. Key's middle name. : SCOTT
65. Was in debt. : OWED
66. Dregs. : LEES
67. China ___. : ASTER
1. Correct way to address Queen Elizabeth. : MAAM
2. Not cultivated. : UNREFINED
3. Aerial sport. : SKYDIVING
4. One of a well-known comedy duo. : ELAINE
5. Tenants. : RENTERS
6. Hackman. : CABBY
7. Spanish jar. : OLLA
8. Old Greek coin. : OBOL
9. Author of "Black Beauty." : SEWELL
10. College course, for short. : ECO
11. Ruler in the year one. : HEROD
12. Ink: Fr. : ENCRE
13. Father of King Arthur. : UTHER
16. Peachtree, for one. : STREET
23. French city. : LYON
25. ___ St. Lawrence, Shaw's home. : AYOT
26. Stringed instrument. : LUTE
27. Bast fibre. : RAMIE
28. Character in "L'Africaine." : INEZ
31. Far-reaching. : LONG
33. Airman of the hinterlands. : BUSHPILOT
34. Not disposed of by will. : INTESTATE
35. Romanov ruler. : TSAR
37. Put to proof. : TEST
39. Oriental garment. : SARI
42. Opposite of rotor. : STATOR
44. Jack Dempsey's birthplace. : MANASSA
47. Not concerned with ethical standards. : AMORAL
49. Belted blouses. : TUNICS
50. ___ profundo. : BASSO
51. Awry. : ASKEW
52. Unsophisticated. : NAIVE
53. Stoke ___, scene of Gray's "Elegy." : POGES
56. Highest card in a Yarborough. : NINE
57. Name in early movies. : INCE
59. A science: Abbr. : ASTR
61. Man's nickname. : JED

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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