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New York Times, Wednesday, May 31, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 32, Avg Word Len: 5.22, Missing: { J Q V X Z }, Scrabble score: 319 (avg 1.65)
Open Squares: 81, Cheaters: 0, FITB: 4, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 13 Grid has both 90- and 180-degree symmetry.
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,338
Across
1. Lincoln's garb. : SHAWL
6. Bench or pew: Fr. : BANC
10. Unfreeze. : THAW
14. Prophet of 8th century B.C. : HOSEA
15. Twelfth month in Jewish calendar. : ELUL
16. Putting-green feature. : HOLE
17. Girl in an old song. : SWEETALICE
19. Biblical patriarch. : ENOS
20. Part of an Arab's garb. : HEADCLOTH
21. Reconnoiter. : SCOUT
22. Nobel prize winner in literature, 1925. : SHAW
23. Agreements. : ACCORDS
25. Factor of the highest degree, in algebra: Abbr. : GCF
28. Purposes. : ENDS
30. Fifty minutes, perhaaps. : HOUR
31. Perch. : ROOST
33. Ample space. : ELBOWROOM
37. ___ for one's money (powerful competition). : ARUN
38. Deep bucket of a steam shovel. : SCOOP
39. Swing about. : SLUE
40. Premonitory sign. : FORETOKEN
42. Beautiful: Ital. : BELLA
43. Ending on Japanese ship names. : MARU
44. Long story. : SAGA
46. Source of light. : SUN
47. Relatives of saltcellars. : SHAKERS
50. Tropical fruit: Span. : PINA
52. Not in order. : MESSY
53. Type of guiding mark. : CHALKLINE
58. Singer. : ALTO
59. ___ word. : FOURLETTER
60. Character in music. : CLEF
61. Mixture for glass making. : FRIT
62. Kind of "Kavalier," in opera. : ROSEN
63. Ax notch in wood. : KERF
64. Garden party. : FETE
65. Delusion's partner. : SNARE
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1. Curtain-going-up sounds. : SHSH
2. Sewing machine inventor. : HOWE
3. On the briny. : ASEA
4. Does a gardener's job. : WEEDS
5. Strap for fastening an old-time sandal. : LATCHET
6. Down the companionway. : BELOWDECK
7. Came down. : ALIT
8. Nape of the neck, in anatomy. : NUCHA
9. Diminutive suffix. : CLE
10. "___ of true love . . . " : THECOURSE
11. Lists of outstanding students. : HONORROLLS
12. Above a whisper. : ALOUD
13. Rebecca and others. : WESTS
18. First name in space. : ALAN
21. Lighter. : SCOW
24. Cut of meat. : CHOP
25. German title. : GRAF
26. Chorus or choir in Italy. : CORO
27. Ship. : FOURMASTER
29. Wild plums. : SLOES
32. Slinks away. : SNEAKSOFF
34. Historic name in Corsica. : BONAPARTE
35. Seaport of Finland. : OULU
36. Cantankerous. : MEAN
38. Off-key: Colloq. : SOUR
41. It beats the deuce. : TREY
42. Important men of business. : BANKERS
45. Liquid measure. : GILL
47. Slight taste. : SMACK
48. She rode on the ram with the golden fleece. : HELLE
49. Twenty. : SCORE
51. City in Illinois, on the Mississippi. : ALTON
54. Eight, in France. : HUIT
55. "___ lovely day today . . . " : ITSA
56. Poetic contraction. : NEER
57. White-tailed eagle. : ERNE
59. Direction to the performer, in music. : FFF

Answer summary: 7 unique to this puzzle, 6 debuted here and reused later, 4 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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