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CENTENNIAL

New York Times, Sunday, April 9, 1961

Author:
Diana Sessions
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 21, Columns: 21, Words: 142, Blocks: 72, Avg Word Len: 5.20, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 544 (avg 1.47)
Open Squares: 105, Cheaters: 8, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Spans: 4, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13
Diana R. Sessions has 69 pre-Shortz puzzles in our database.
David Steinberg notes:

Solution to this puzzle had ILED for 24-Across but should have had ILES (and OVIS for 3-Down instead of OVID). Corrected this grid mistake.

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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,286
Across
1. Borodin's prince. : IGOR
5. Gaze. : STARE
10. Measure. : GAUGE
15. Airplane. : JET
18. Historic spot in Virginia. : SEVENPINES
20. Address for Scarlett O'Hara. : ATLANTAGA
22. The ___, combatants of 1862. : MONITORANDTHEMERRIMAC
24. Seine islands. : ILES
25. Confident. : SURE
26. Nimbi. : HALOS
27. Concerning. : ANENT
28. Presidential monogram. : FDR
29. Size of type. : PICA
30. Pronoun. : HERS
31. Neon. : GAS
32. Principal attraction. : FEATURE
34. Importance. : NOTE
35. Angel food. : CAKE
38. Unit of work. : ERG
41. Tennis stroke. : LOB
42. Simple. : MERE
43. Make less. : PARE
44. Thin, piping note. : TWEE
45. Miss Millay. : EDNA
47. Displayed. : SHOWN
49. Supremely desirable goal. : MECCA
50. Midianite king. : REBA
51. Railway: Colloq. : ROAD
52. Relative of a tempest in a teapot. : TODO
53. Birthplace of Goliath. : GATH
54. Scolder. : RAILER
56. Insect. : ANT
57. Master of Arlington. : ROBERTELEE
59. Short period. : SPELL
60. Bondage. : CHAINS
62. Of silver. : LUNAR
63. Reserved for future use. : LAIDBY
64. River into the Garonne. : BAISE
65. Scene of Pickett's charge. : GETTYSBURG
67. Fabric. : REP
69. Insectivorous plant. : SUNDEW
70. Bad blood. : HATE
71. Noisy blow. : BANG
72. Jetty. : MOLE
73. Wife of Hercules. : HEBE
74. Concurring. : ATONE
76. Staff. : SUITE
77. Night birds. : OWLS
78. Landon et al. : ALFS
79. Damage. : LOSS
80. Nature. : SORT
81. White Hart. : INN
82. Where undelivered mail goes: Abbr. : DLO
83. Absolute. : FLAT
84. Eating: Comb. form. : PHAG
85. Approaches. : ACCOSTS
89. Fish dish. : ROE
91. Chirp. : PEEP
92. Conversational phrase. : ISEE
93. Refrain syllable. : TRA
94. When Fort Sumter fell, 1861. : APRIL
96. River in Mississippi. : PEARL
98. Fictional canine. : ASTA
99. Oil. : FUEL
100. Man of the hour, 1869. : PRESIDENTULYSSESGRANT
104. Victor at Iuka. : ROSECRANS
105. Commander at Bull Run, 1861. : BEAUREGARD
106. Tending. : APT
107. Piece of prose. : ESSAY
108. Thralls. : ESNES
109. Grooves. : RUTS
Down
1. Wagner role. : ISOLDE
2. He got there "fustest with the mostest." : GENERALNATHANBFORREST
3. Sheep: Lat. : OVIS
4. Not active: Abbr. : RET
5. Evergreen. : SPRUCE
6. Coronet. : TIARA
7. One of the Brontës. : ANNE
8. ___ Cloud, Sioux chief. : RED
9. Dilettante. : ESTHETE
10. Highlanders. : GAELS
11. Vapor: Comb. form. : ATMO
12. Diminutive suffixes. : ULES
13. Group established in 1866. : GAR
14. Madden. : ENRAGE
15. Famous cavalry officer. : JAMESEWELLBROWNSTUART
16. Alaska's Governor. : EGAN
17. Savoir-faire. : TACT
19. Definite denial. : NOSIR
21. Girl's nickname. : TINA
22. Offend: Slang. : MIFF
23. Jack rabbit. : HARE
29. Tavern. : PUB
30. Bugle. : HORN
33. Amphibian. : TOAD
34. Farragut captured it, 1862. : NEWORLEANS
35. Hiding place. : CACHE
36. Quadrant. : ARC
37. Corvette that sank the Alabama. : KEARSARGE
39. Battle cry of 1861. : REBELYELL
40. Harness. : GEAR
42. Fashion. : MODE
43. City near Five Forks. : PETERSBURG
44. Faithful. : TRIED
45. Age. : ERA
46. Union general at Shiloh. : DONCBUELL
47. Nickname started by General Bee. : STONEWALL
48. Quoits pegs. : HOBS
49. Indonesian. : MALAY
53. People: Ital. : GENTE
55. "___ in a poke." : APIG
57. Slope. : RISE
58. "Cosi Fan ___." : TUTTE
61. A. D. C.'s. : AIDES
63. Veteran actor. : LUNT
65. Character in "Hamlet." : GHOST
66. Enticement. : BAIT
68. Foot: Lat. : PES
69. Fish. : SHAD
72. Single: Comb. form. : MONO
75. ___ degree. : TOA
76. Castile. : SOAP
80. "___ comin' round the mountain . . . " : SHELLBE
81. Dessert. : ICE
83. Girl's name. : FELICE
84. Where Lima is. : PERU
85. Dahlia's cousins. : ASTERS
86. Discontinue. : CEASE
87. Directions. : TRENDS
88. Seasoning. : SALT
90. Picardy river. : OISE
91. One of the Kellys. : PATSY
92. Exit. : ISSUE
94. Port of Guam. : APRA
95. Bolster. : PROP
96. Vegetable. : PEAS
97. Sicilian city. : ENNA
98. Wise ___ owl. : ASAN
99. Wife: Ger. : FRAU
101. A. M. A. members. : DRS
102. Moreover. : YES
103. Twelve gross: Abbr. : GGR

Answer summary: 6 unique to this puzzle, 7 debuted here and reused later, 7 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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