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New York Times, Tuesday, May 16, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 4.72, Missing: { Q }, Scrabble score: 299 (avg 1.58)
Open Squares: 63, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 1, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,323
Across Down
1. Fast driver. : JEHU
5. Vilna dweller. : BALT
9. More secure. : SAFER
14. Bath's river. : AVON
15. Part of the eye. : UVEA
16. Infirm. : ANILE
17. Reverie of a sort. : PIPEDREAM
19. Reynard's mate. : VIXEN
20. Before noon. : ELEVEN
21. According to. : ALA
23. Banking abbreviation. : INT
24. Time period: Abbr. : CEN
25. Orchestral compositions having several movements. : SERENATAS
28. German highway. : BAHN
30. Large body of water: Abbr. : ATL
31. Tabard ___. : INN
32. Diminutive ending. : ULE
33. French institution. : ECOLE
35. ___ as butter. : ASFAT
39. Edifices on cloud nine. : CASTLESINTHEAIR
42. Members of the hawk family. : KITES
43. Blemishes. : SCARS
44. Wife of Athamas. : INO
45. Not active: Abbr. : RET
47. Period. : ERA
48. Wine designation, dry. : BRUT
49. "Nothing so bad but it might have ___." : BEENWORSE
53. Herb seasoning. : BAY
54. Pest in the Great Lakes. : EEL
55. Tool for mixing mortar. : HOE
56. Bird of the Everglades. : CURLEW
59. Take for ___. : ARIDE
61. A far cry from 17 Across. : NIGHTMARE
64. Machine for surfacing timbers. : SIZER
65. Familiar pen name. : ELIA
66. "Yo-ho-ho, ___ bottle of rum!" : ANDA
67. Twit. : TEASE
68. Meander. : WEND
69. Where Bismarck is: Abbr. : NDAK
1. Make fun of. : JAPE
2. Wrong. : EVIL
3. Symbol of a maiden's dream. : HOPECHEST
4. Lopsided. : UNEVEN
5. Singe. : BURN
6. Hail! : AVE
7. Grazing land. : LEA
8. David's daughter. : TAMAR
9. Treeless plains. : SAVANNAHS
10. Raven-colored bird. : ANI
11. Little Miss ___. : FIXIT
12. Former queen of Italy. : ELENA
13. Certain income. : RENTS
18. Home of a sort. : DEN
22. Wreath. : LEI
25. Side of a hill, in geology. : STOSS
26. South Pacific islands. : ELLICES
27. Handle: Fr. : ANSE
28. Dog hero of "Call of the Wild." : BUCK
29. Mountain range in Kirghiz. : ALAI
30. Top. : ACE
33. What "alibi" means. : ELSEWHERE
34. Lake SW of Petsamo. : ENARE
36. Children's paradise. : FAIRYLAND
37. Primitive Oriental. : AINU
38. Amble along. : TROT
40. Sea bird. : TERN
41. Musical syllable. : TRA
46. In addition. : TOO
48. Pub employe. : BARMAN
49. Barn occupant. : BEAST
50. Uncanny. : EERIE
51. Shaw character. : ELIZA
52. Start again. : RENEW
53. Conjunction. : BUT
56. African lake. : CHAD
57. Earth goddess in opera. : ERDA
58. Frail. : WEAK
60. From the: Fr. : DES
62. ___ de la Cité. : ILE
63. Card game, for short. : GIN

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 4 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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