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New York Times, Thursday, April 6, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 70, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.46, Missing: { B J K Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.37)
Open Squares: 70, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,283
Across Down
1. At ___ (puzzled). : ALOSS
6. Colorado Springs cadets. : FLIERS
12. Escape. : GETAWAY
14. Opening. : OUTLET
15. Of annual duration. : ALLYEAR
16. Members of the Iroquois Confederacy. : ONEIDAS
18. Alkaline solution. : LYE
19. Vagrant. : DRIFTER
21. Ignited. : LIT
22. "___ can you see . . . " : OSAY
24. Work for. : EARN
25. Irish variant of John. : SHANE
27. Mexican dollars. : PESOS
29. Innovationists. : NEOS
31. Once more. : ANEW
32. Arrangements. : SETUPS
34. Pressure cookers. : STEAMERS
36. Part of the clutter in an ashtray. : MATCHENDS
38. Small sweet cake. : MACAROON
41. Unwanted: Fr. : DETROP
45. ___ Petrosky Skivar. : IVAN
46. Troubles. : WOES
48. Shad-fishing gear. : SEINE
49. Diminutive of a girl's name. : TESSA
51. World War II craft. : LSTS
53. Sweetbrier. : ROSE
54. Suffix in chemistry. : ENE
55. Phenomena at eventide. : SUNSETS
58. Saw (wood) along the grain. : RIP
59. Conjecture. : SURMISE
61. Nautical term. : LEETIDE
63. Musical exercises. : ETUDES
64. Type of train. : LIMITED
65. Creator of Lord Peter Wimsey. : SAYERS
66. Soul: Lat. : ANIMA
1. To a certain degree. : ATLEAST
2. Nonprofessional. : LAY
3. Was beholden to. : OWED
4. Baltic island of Estonia. : SAARE
5. Levantine. : SYRIAN
6. Terminal comment. : FOOTNOTE
7. Clair de ___ (moonlight): Fr. : LUNE
8. Roman roads. : ITERS
9. Inventor Whitney. : ELI
10. Esophagus: Colloq. : REDLANE
11. Coloring specialist. : STAINER
12. Lively French dances. : GALOPS
13. Palace of French Presidents. : ELYSEE
17. Hodgepodges. : STEWS
20. Invigorating quality. : FRESHNESS
23. Composer of "Tea for Two." : YOUMANS
26. Ratlike animal with cheek pouches. : HAMSTER
28. Box. : SPAR
30. Enable to attend. : SEND
33. Pack. : STOW
35. Fruit drinks, for short. : ADES
37. Composure. : COOLNESS
38. Tiny creatures. : MITES
39. Ways of approach. : AVENUES
40. City near Naples. : CASERTA
42. Early musical on film. : RIORITA
43. In position for play, in football, hockey, etc. : ONSIDE
44. Took a hasty look. : PEEPED
47. Lady of Swift's "Journal." : STELLA
50. Away. : ASIDE
52. Toby's relative. : STEIN
56. Employer. : USER
57. Not fully: Prefix. : SEMI
60. Very: Span. : MUY
62. Young Cratchit. : TIM

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 3 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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