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New York Times, Thursday, May 4, 1961

Author:
Unknown
Editor:
Margaret Farrar
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 34, Avg Word Len: 5.16, Missing: { J K W X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 271 (avg 1.42)
Open Squares: 74, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 5, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 5
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© 1961, The New York TimesNo. 4,311
Across
1. Raspberry or blackberry. : BRAMBLE
8. Suits. : BECOMES
15. Entertains. : REGALES
16. Promote. : ELEVATE
17. Unity. : ONENESS
18. Swindler. : FLEECER
19. Piece of earthenware. : STEIN
20. Within: Comb. form. : ESO
22. Those that are left. : REST
23. School for army officers: Abbr. : OCS
25. Angel in "Paradise Lost." : URIEL
28. Acts the miser. : PINCHESPENNIES
34. Medieval shields. : ECUS
35. Letter. : TEE
36. Faint lights. : GLEAMS
38. Board member: Abbr. : DIR
39. Trappers. : SNARERS
41. Four-in-hand. : TIE
42. Lodger of a sort. : INMATE
44. Equal: Comb. form. : ISO
45. Wing: Fr. : AILE
46. Treats without clemency. : GIVESNOQUARTER
49. Genus of geese. : ANSER
50. ___ off (delay). : PUT
51. Mark. : SCAR
54. Recipe measure. : TSP
56. Kitchen device. : TIMER
60. Abode. : HABITAT
63. Baffling. : ELUSIVE
65. Food expert. : EPICURE
66. Derived from Latin. : ROMANIC
67. Saturated. : STEEPED
68. Subways. : TUNNELS
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1. Business abbreviation. : BROS
2. Part of the overhead. : RENT
3. Pulitzer prize novelist. : AGEE
4. Cassava plants. : MANIOCS
5. Quail. : BLENCH
6. French article. : LES
7. Latin "to be." : ESSE
8. Ahead. : BEFORE
9. Building wing. : ELL
10. Letter. : CEE
11. Cover. : OVERLIE
12. Staff. : MACE
13. Vous ___. : ETES
14. Spanish muralist. : SERT
21. Persons of higher rank. : SUPERIORS
24. Immovability. : SETNESS
26. Social unit with community of interests. : INGROUP
27. Joins up: Abbr. : ENLS
28. Foot: Comb. form. : PEDI
29. Frosting. : ICING
30. Famous Finnish track star. : NURMI
31. Home of Proteus. : SEA
32. ___ up (consume something completely). : EATIT
33. Look pleasant. : SMILE
37. Nostradamus. : SEER
39. Narrow: Comb. form. : STEN
40. English title: Abbr. : ESQ
43. Cupidity. : AVARICE
45. Mechanic. : ARTISAN
47. Gained. : NETTED
48. Season. : AUTUMN
51. "The Liner ___ a lady . . . " : SHES
52. Navy man: Abbr. : CAPT
53. Anne Nichols hero. : ABIE
55. Forward. : PERT
57. Eldorado. : MINE
58. ___ eye. : EVIL
59. Platters, for short. : RECS
61. Ram. : TUP
62. Common verb. : ARE
64. Mrs. Herbert Hoover. : LOU

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 3 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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