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New York Times, Monday, May 22, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 80, Blocks: 35, Avg Word Len: 4.75, Missing: { J Q X }, Scrabble score: 312 (avg 1.64)
Open Squares: 66, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 7, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 8
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,329
Across
1. Small coin of India. : PICE
5. Yugoslav port on the Adriatic. : ZARA
9. Light gust of air. : WHIFF
14. North Atlantic republic: Abbr. : ICEL
15. Black: Poet. : EBON
16. Companion of love and obey. : HONOR
17. One term for a spaceman. : COSMONAUT
19. Ad ___ (to the stars): Lat. : ASTRA
20. Forcefully: Poet. : AMAIN
21. Symbol of slowness. : SNAIL
23. Farmer's crop. : HAY
24. Having a toothed edge. : SERRATED
26. Same: Fr. : MEME
28. Suffix in chemistry. : ANE
29. Diamond man. : UMP
31. Diplomats: Abbr. : AMBS
34. Occurred. : WAS
37. Fruit like the apricot, plum, etc. : DRUPE
39. Darkness. : GLOOM
40. Annoying. : IRKSOME
42. Pacific seafood. : ABALONE
44. Glossy fabric. : RAYON
45. ___ ride (allow something to continue undisturbed). : LETIT
47. Unused. : NEW
48. Discern. : ESPY
49. Boat: Abbr. : VES
50. French article. : LES
52. Roumanian city, also called Jassy. : IASA
54. ___ to the marines. : TELLTHAT
59. Loki's daughter. : HEL
61. Ordeal. : TRIAL
63. Poet's muse. : ERATO
64. Bellowing. : AROAR
66. Copernicus, for example. : STARGAZER
68. Knock ___ cocked hat (defeat completely). : INTOA
69. Greek letter. : BETA
70. Book of the Bible: Abbr. : DEUT
71. Pioneer movie producer. : LASKY
72. Gray. : ASHY
73. Dolomites. : ALPS
Down
1. Printers' measures. : PICAS
2. Final words of "Just As I am." : ICOME
3. Composer Franck. : CESAR
4. Where Samuel Clemens' summer home was. : ELMIRA
5. Form of Buddhism. : ZEN
6. Humble. : ABASE
7. Cowboys' activity. : ROUNDUP
8. Theatrical group. : ANTA
9. Finback. : WHALE
10. Old Testament book: Abbr. : HOS
11. The man ___. : INTHEMOON
12. ___ song (cheaply). : FORA
13. Noisy quarrel. : FRAY
18. Without cessation. : ONANDON
22. Young mischiefmaker. : IMP
25. Time period. : TERM
27. Shaded walk. : MALL
30. Food. : MEAT
32. Kind of china. : BONE
33. Merganser. : SMEW
34. Fence material. : WIRE
35. Macaws. : ARAS
36. Chaplains: Slang. : SKYPILOTS
38. River of the Congo. : UELE
39. Kind of table. : GATELEG
41. Bean. : SOYA
43. Theatre program. : BILL
46. Possessions. : ESTATES
49. Man: Lat. : VAR
51. Road, in Italy. : STRADA
53. Wander. : STRAY
55. Port on Gulf of Aqaba. : ELATH
56. Reddish brown. : HAZEL
57. Cleaned one's plate. : ATEUP
58. Wrongful acts, in law. : TORTS
59. Salute. : HAIL
60. Singer Berger. : ERNA
62. Log hut of the steppes. : ISBA
65. Comdr. Shepard's dictum on his flight. : AOK
67. Cosmic ___. : RAY

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

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