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New York Times, Saturday, April 8, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 33, Avg Word Len: 4.92, Missing: { F J K Q X }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.46)
Open Squares: 78, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 8, XRef: 2, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,285
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1. "My Fair Lady" hit, with 8 Across. : THERAIN
8. See 1 Across. : INSPAIN
15. "Rhinoceros" author. : IONESCO
16. VIP. : NOTABLE
17. Violent whirling wind. : TWISTER
18. An account of journeys. : TRAVELS
19. Companion of wiser. : OLDER
20. Reward: Poet. : MEED
22. Formerly, formerly. : ERST
23. Wooden pin or block. : NOG
25. Device for dispersing light. : PRISM
27. Film. : MIST
30. "Where ___?" : AMI
32. Foils. : CHEATS
36. Devoured. : ATE
37. Candied; frozen. : GLACE
39. Fjord. : INLET
40. Hero or villain in a Western. : RANCHER
42. "Now is ___ . . . " : THETIME
44. Love, in Hawaii. : ALOHA
45. Way-worn. : TIRED
47. Finial. : EPI
48. Periander, for one. : TYRANT
50. Hebrew letter. : MEM
51. Straightway. : ANON
52. Zoroastrian. : PARSI
54. ___ de deux. : PAS
56. Single. : LONE
59. Deeds, in Latin. : ACTA
61. "They ___ not pass." : SHALL
65. Samuel F. Smith hymn. : AMERICA
67. Part of the theatre week. : MATINEE
69. Took forty winks. : SNOOZED
70. Turned, as a barrel. : UPENDED
71. Unshriven ones. : SINNERS
72. "And what is so ___ . . . ?" : RAREASA
1. Belgrade name. : TITO
2. Ululate. : HOWL
3. Tennyson character. : ENID
4. Take offense. : RESENT
5. Of a star: Comb. form. : ASTRO
6. Sludge. : ICE
7. Standard. : NORM
8. Together: Comb. form. : INTER
9. Scandinavian. : NORDIC
10. Fixed: Abbr. : STA
11. Hard surface. : PAVEMENT
12. Again: Ger. : ABER
13. Troubles. : ILLS
14. Retreat. : NEST
21. Of great proportions. : EPIC
24. Outburst, as of laughter. : GALE
26. Flung. : SHIED
27. Corday's victim. : MARAT
28. Birthplace of the Renaissance. : ITALY
29. Masculine title. : SENOR
31. Shopping center. : MART
33. Stranger. : ALIEN
34. Rate of activity. : TEMPO
35. Mug. : STEIN
37. Nkrumah's land. : GHANA
38. Raison d'___. : ETRE
41. Duenna. : CHAPERON
43. Tall Asiatic plant. : HEMP
46. Not real: Abbr. : IMIT
49. Instrument for copying designs. : TRACER
51. Take ___ to (come to like): Slang. : ASHINE
53. Lots and lots. : SCADS
55. Composite flower. : ASTER
56. Maiden. : LASS
57. Everywhere: Comb. form. : OMNI
58. Element 10. : NEON
60. Siberian river. : AMUR
62. A year ___ day. : ANDA
63. Noted Virginians. : LEES
64. Castor's mother. : LEDA
66. Become: Verbal suffix. : IZE
68. South American river. : APA

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

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