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New York Times, Saturday, May 27, 1961

Author: Unknown
Editor: Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 76, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.08, Missing: { Q X Z }, Scrabble score: 280 (avg 1.45)
Open Squares: 77, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 6, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 6
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,334
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1. Puppet's cousin. : CATSPAW
8. Souvanna Phouma, for one. : LAOTIAN
15. Neophyte. : AMATEUR
16. Tragedy of 1604. : OTHELLO
17. ___ good. : SOFARSO
18. Lerner-Loewe hit. : CAMELOT
19. Pretentious. : ARTY
20. Material used in microscopy. : STAIN
22. Record. : TAPE
23. Orate: Slang. : SPIEL
25. Rod used in a game. : CUE
27. Chatterbox. : MAGPIE
30. Indian potentate. : MAHARAJA
35. Once in ___ moon. : ABLUE
36. Small drum. : TABOR
37. Negative prefix. : NON
38. Proper. : MEET
39. Bolivian or Chilean: Abbr. : SAMER
40. Embankment. : DIKE
41. According to: Fr. : ALA
42. Facing the pitcher. : ATBAT
43. Church plate. : PATEN
44. Distributes. : SENDSOUT
46. Firecracker. : PETARD
47. ___ cord. : RIP
48. Raise the spirits. : ELATE
50. French friend. : AMIE
53. Legendary giants. : OGRES
55. Its source is magma. : LAVA
59. Mussel. : BIVALVE
61. Occasionally. : ATTIMES
63. Adversaries. : ENEMIES
64. Telegraphic word, requiring action now. : SOONEST
65. Apple pie. : DESSERT
66. Spaniard's name. : ERNESTO
1. Calle dwelling. : CASA
2. Latin love. : AMOR
3. His memorial is a carillon. : TAFT
4. Remains permanently. : STAYSPUT
5. Through. : PER
6. Man from down under. : AUSSIE
7. Penned. : WROTE
8. Places. : LOCI
9. Like a ship in harbor. : ATANCHOR
10. Electric unit. : OHM
11. Seesaw. : TEETER
12. Latin pronoun. : ILLA
13. Hanging unevenly. : ALOP
14. Eminence. : NOTE
21. Famous Columbia University statue. : ALMAMATER
24. Baked dish. : PIE
26. Initials on the international scene. : UAR
27. Family members. : MAMAS
28. White poplar. : ABELE
29. Collect bit by bit, as facts. : GLEAN
31. Sanction. : ABET
32. Santa ___. : ANITA
33. Part of a new deck. : JOKER
34. Put ___ to (finish). : ANEND
36. Forbidden. : TABU
39. Visit. : STOPOVER
40. Where Sunday becomes Monday. : DATELINE
42. "___ was saying . . . " : ASI
43. Term of endearment. : PET
45. "Air castles." : DREAMS
46. Shepherd. : PASTOR
49. Let. : LEASE
50. Not up. : ABED
51. Great source of supply. : MINE
52. American composer. : IVES
54. Exploit. : GEST
56. Iowa town. : AMES
57. Clothe. : VEST
58. Concerning. : ASTO
60. Golfer's concern. : LIE
62. Weight measure. : TON

Answer summary: 1 unique to this puzzle, 5 debuted here and reused later, 1 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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