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New York Times, Monday, April 3, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.51, Missing: { F J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 241 (avg 1.25)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 4, XRef: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
David Steinberg notes:

Original clue for 47-Down had "Indian"; changed it to "India."

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,280
Across
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Throw down. : CAST
5
Time ___ half. : ANDA
9
Dear me! : ALAS
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Yucca's relative. : ALOE
14
Whitetail. : DEER
15
Lissome. : AGILE
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Heroine of "Green Mansions." : RIMA
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Memorable British liner. : MAURETANIA
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Contemporary of Samuel Johnson. : STERNE
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Having feelings. : SENTIENT
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Absolute. : TOTAL
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German industrialist of W. W. I. : STINNES
25
Swift bird dogs. : IRISHSETTERS
28
Noted person. : NAME
29
One: Span. : UNO
30
Narrate again. : RETELL
34
Dead heat. : TIE
35
Ascots. : CRAVATS
37
McGrew's girl. : LOU
38
Retailer's sign. : ONSALE
40
Zeta's follower. : ETA
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Turnover or flan. : TART
42
California product. : DOMESTICWINE
45
Lowers. : DEBASES
48
Combination. : UNION
49
Hydrogen, uranium, etc. : ELEMENTS
51
Forty-niners. : MINERS
54
Shake! : PUTITTHERE
56
Give out. : EMIT
57
"Golden Boy" playwright. : ODETS
58
Innisfail. : ERIN
59
Nevada shrubbery. : SAGE
60
Part of TV. : TELE
61
Engrossed. : RAPT
62
Method: Abbr. : SYST
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Freight from Flint. : CARS
2
Came down. : ALIT
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On various occasions. : SOMETIMES
4
Bride or Bon Silène. : TEAROSE
5
Size. : ADMEASUREMENT
6
Teachers' group. : NEA
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___ ex machina. : DEUS
8
Check. : ARREST
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Con. : AGAINST
10
Dress goods. : LINEN
11
Stage designer Bernstein. : ALINE
12
Two on the aisle. : SEATS
15
Dresses. : ATTIRES
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Specialty of 31 Down. : ENTERTAINMENT
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To the ___ degree. : NTH
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River in Yakut. : LENA
25
Look ___ (examine). : INTO
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Drama, often revived. : RAIN
27
"Slithy" creatures. : TOVES
31
One of a Broadway pair. : ELAINEMAY
32
Bereft. : LORN
33
Guitar's predecessor. : LUTE
35
Cupboards. : CLOSETS
36
Aleutian base. : ATTU
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Any human being. : ADAMITE
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Duality. : TWONESS
43
Book of the Bible. : ESTHER
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Year in Trajan's reign. : CII
45
Bus station. : DEPOT
46
Baffle. : ELUDE
47
Nut chewed in India. : BETEL
50
An evening in Roma. : SERA
52
Prepares for use. : RIGS
53
Editor's note. : STET
55
Catskill sleeper. : RIP

Answer summary: 4 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 2 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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