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New York Times, Friday, April 28, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { J K Q X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 250 (avg 1.34)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
David Steinberg notes:

In the original, the last Across clue should have been numbered 59 but was 69; fixed this.

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,305
Across
1
Part song. : GLEE
5
Mascagni heroine. : LOLA
9
"Stars and ___," C. S. A. flag. : BARS
13
Drum or cannon sound. : ROLL
14
Become prevalent. : SETIN
15
Eurasian range. : URAL
16
First of Lincoln's four sons. : ROBERTTODD
18
Bye-bye. : TATA
19
C. S. A. Vice President. : STEPHENS
20
Poster verb in 1861. : ENLIST
22
Heroine of Greek legend. : HERO
23
Indian of Canada. : CREE
24
Babble. : PRATE
26
Rendered innocuous. : DISARMED
30
Victor at Petersburg. : GRANT
31
___ Bowl at Jacksonville. : GATOR
32
Poetic contraction. : EER
33
Common solecism. : AINT
34
Third word of Gettysburg Address. : SEVEN
35
Roman's adieu. : VALE
36
Landing boat. : LCI
37
Settled and steady. : STAID
38
Moisten. : BEDEW
39
Group of 66 in 1860. : SENATORS
41
Mr. Minuit. : PETER
42
Seato concern. : LAOS
43
Part of N. B. : BENE
44
Sec'y of State in 1861. : SEWARD
47
Longstreet, Sheridan, etc. : GENERALS
51
Incense or spice. : ODOR
52
Northerner in 1861. : FREESTATER
54
Same: Lat. : IDEM
55
Any small amount. : OUNCE
56
Historic caravel. : NINA
57
Damsel. : LASS
58
Hebrew letter. : RESH
59
Health resorts. : SPAS
Down
1
Kennel sound effects. : GRRS
2
Sack. : LOOT
3
Dresden's river. : ELBE
4
Political symbol for ninety years. : ELEPHANT
5
"And when I ope my lips, ___ dog bark." : LETNO
6
Oklahoma Indians. : OTOS
7
Cover. : LID
8
Defender of Fort Sumter. : ANDERSON
9
Last name of 17 Down. : BUTLER
10
Greek goddesses of destruction. : ARAI
11
Hamelin's problem. : RATS
12
Strip of wood. : SLAT
14
Cubic meter. : STERE
17
"G. W. T. W." character. : RHETT
21
Akin. : NEAR
23
Mentioned for military honors. : CITED
24
C. S. A. general. : PRICE
25
Arrested: Slang. : RANIN
26
C. S. A. President. : DAVIS
27
Union general at Gettysburg. : MEADE
28
Moray catcher. : EELER
29
Pulled aside or together. : DREW
30
Gas station abbreviation. : GALS
31
Wheels of a sort. : GEARS
34
Represented. : STOODFOR
35
Members of G. A. R. and U. C. V. : VETERANS
37
Symbol on the Confederate flag. : STAR
38
"John Brown's Body" poet. : BENET
40
Tocsins. : ALARMS
41
Think: Fr. : PENSE
43
Tree with three-cornered nuts. : BEECH
44
Free ___ Party of 1854–56. : SOIL
45
Icelandic tale. : EDDA
46
Sorrows. : WOES
47
Clan, in ancient Rome. : GENS
48
Relative of agog. : ATIP
49
Asian river. : LENA
50
Ladies of Spain: Abbr. : SRAS
53
Symbolic herb. : RUE

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 4 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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