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New York Times, Thursday, May 25, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 78, Blocks: 38, Avg Word Len: 4.79, Missing: { J K Q W X Z }, Scrabble score: 262 (avg 1.40)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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Students & seniors
Across
1. Israel's first king. : SAUL
5. Jewelry item. : STUD
9. Promising one: Slang. : COMER
14. Bone. : ULNA
15. Edible root. : TARO
16. Get ___ on. : AMOVE
17. Young woman. : MAID
18. Ladder part. : RUNG
19. Kind of tropical palm tree. : BETEL
20. "___, amas, I love a lass . . . " : AMO
21. Small drinks. : SIPS
22. What Angola is to Portugal. : COLONY
23. Own. : CONCEDE
25. Baptism, for example. : RITE
26. Prayer. : AVE
27. Fly-catching warbler. : REDSTART
31. Delivery boy of a sort. : MESSENGER
35. Fifty-two. : LII
36. Phenomenon in diplomacy. : ENTENTECORDIALE
40. Part of a deck. : ACE
41. Garden flowers. : TUBEROSES
42. Radio tube. : DETECTOR
46. Opportune. : PAT
47. City of northern France. : LAON
48. Plant used as a cover crop. : ALFALFA
52. Gaseous hydrocarbon. : BUTANE
55. Worry. : FRET
56. Under par. : ILL
57. On the other hand. : AGAIN
58. Second century date. : CLIV
59. Insect. : GNAT
60. Arles' river. : RHONE
61. Senor's affirmative answer. : SISI
62. Money exchange premium. : AGIO
63. Letters. : ESSES
64. Not settled or decided. : OPEN
65. Uncle of Lancelot. : BORS
Down
1. Common shrub. : SUMAC
2. Where Bowie fell. : ALAMO
3. Guild. : UNION
4. Youngster. : LAD
5. Grating. : STRIDENT
6. Dark brownish-gray. : TAUPE
7. Receptacles. : URNS
8. Canis Major. : DOG
9. English explorer duo. : CABOTS
10. Short order dish. : OMELET
11. Fictional sleuth. : MOTO
12. Exact. : EVEN
13. Depend (on). : RELY
21. Mystic number. : SEVEN
22. Part of Scotland Yard. : CID
24. Noted New Jerseyite. : CASE
25. Commit a second depredation. : REROB
27. Happen over. : RECUR
28. Woeful word. : ALAS
29. Vex: Colloq. : RILE
30. Oxfords. : TIES
31. Ancient beverage of fermented honey. : MEAD
32. Noun suffix. : ENCE
33. Let it stand: Printing. : STET
34. Succeed. : GETON
37. Legal writ. : REPLEVIN
38. Bank paper. : DRAFT
39. Tiny bit. : IOTA
43. Arthurian lady. : ELAINE
44. Riviera resort. : CANNES
45. Heel's partner. : TOE
48. Get ___ out of. : ARISE
49. Vernacular. : LINGO
50. Aptitude. : FLAIR
51. Choir group. : ALTOS
52. Simple. : BARE
53. Exclamations of horror. : UGHS
54. New Mexican art colony. : TAOS
55. Saucy. : FLIP
58. Initials of a staff member. : CSO
59. Chatter: Colloq. : GAB

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 2 debuted here and reused later, 6 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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